Iraklis Apartments in the resort Gouves, Crete. Greece

Exclusive to Solos again for summer 2020, the Iraklis Apartments - Solos firm favourite, in the resort of Gouves is great for exploring yet still remains charming and traditionally Greek. Once you leave, you will feel like you are a part of the family.

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And relax

Based on the northern shores of the island of Crete, Gouves is one of those places where you can kick back and relax along the sandy beach, stroll along the promenade at sunset or even work up an appetite with one of the land or water sports available. Pop into one of the souvenir shops or boutiques before taking in some delectable homemade sweets with tsikoudia.

Away from the rat race

The Iraklis family’s great sense of hospitality shines through during the week, helping us make the most of our stay. It is easy to see why many guests return year after year. Being exclusive to Solos, the complex is just the right size for us to get away from it all yet still enjoy good company. During the day the pool may call to flop next to, dip in or snooze around while the evenings are spent taking in wonderful cuisine prepared by head chef Mr Iraklis at the on-site taverna or heading into town to sample the local delights.

Out & about

If your appetite for sea and sand is tempted by a curiosity for all things ancient or cultural, then grab your chance to step back in time with the fascinating sights on offer. With its excellent location, there is a frequent bus service along the coast which heads into Heraklion and its archaeological sites or to the tourist town of Malia. Alternatively, take the opportunity to discover traditional Cretan life with our unique optional tours. Explore the Bronze Age site of Knossos or head across to the captivating island of Spinalonga: one of the last leper colonies in Europe and its Venetian fort.

More To Explore*

  • Visit Palace of Knossos
  • Take in the intriguing history of Spinalonga
  • Explore the local market in Gouves

*Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability.

Iraklis Apartments

Run by the warm and welcoming family, our base is just 1km from the resort of Gouves and a 3 minute walk from the blue flag sandy beach.

Facilities include

Relax around the swimming pool under an umbrella or sip a cool drink at the bar before a game of pool. Mr Iraklis runs the on-site traditional taverna serving delicious Greek and international dishes.

Rooms Include 

The air-conditioned apartments are made up of studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments built in Mediterranean style. Further facilities include a small kitchenette with fridge, toaster, kettle, iron, coffee maker and hob. A TV, safe and hairdryer are also provided.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C, Apr 14°C, May 19°C, Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C, Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C, Nov, Dec 13°C

What's included:

  • Return flights London Gatwick/Heraklion & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Pool towels
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 3 on-site tavern dinners each week

What's extra:

  • Accommodation Tax – €0.50 per night, payable locally
  • Air Conditioning €6 per day, payable locally
  • Insurance - see here

Please note:

  • Iraklis Apartments does not have a lift and is therefore not ideal for people with walking difficulties.

 

Useful Information

Transfer Time
Transfer time from Heraklion airport to the Iraklis Apartments is approximately 15-20 minutes.

Optional or Pre-Bookable Excursions 
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting. The prices quoted, are a guideline only, as these can vary, depending on numbers etc. All tours should be paid for in euros or sterling. Credit cards are not accepted. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

  • Spinalonga BBQ - all day, €48.00  per person (includes boat)
  • Samaria Gorge, €48 per person (for boat and gorge)
  • Cretan Night, €38 per person (dinner and wine included)
  • Knossos and Lassithi, £46 per person (+€15.00 entrance fee €6 entrance fee for caves and €3 - Kera)
  • Heraklion Market and Heraklion, €20.00 per person

Currency
Euro

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.

Dress Code
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear – particularly in May and June when you may experience some spring thunderstorms followed by scorching days!

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What's included:

  • Return flights London Gatwick/Heraklion & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Pool towels
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 3 on-site tavern dinners each week

What's extra:

  • Accommodation Tax – €0.50 per night, payable locally
  • Air Conditioning €6 per day, payable locally
  • Insurance - see here

Please note:

  • Iraklis Apartments does not have a lift and is therefore not ideal for people with walking difficulties.

 

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