The popular and friendly Solos Exclusive Iraklis Apartments offers accommodation ideal for singles, perfect for relaxing and socialising. The experience of Iraklis hospitality will have you feeling like part of the family early on. Located in the resort of Gouves, the area is excellent for exploring and remains charmingly Greek, with an abundance of traditional touches.
Based on the northern shores of the island of Crete, Gouves is one of those places 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 a glass of tsikoudia.
The Iraklis family’s great sense of hospitality shines through during the week, helping you make the most out of your stay. It’s easy to see why many guests return year after year. This exclusive and uncrowded complex is perfect for singles who want to relax and unwind whilst also enjoying good company.
If you’re drawn to the sea, sand, and cultural exploration, journey into the past with captivating sights. Conveniently located, enjoy frequent coastal bus service to Heraklion’s archaeological sites or Malia. Dive into Cretan life with optional tours exploring Knossos or Spinalonga, a historic leper colony with a Venetian fort.
*Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability.
Run by the warm and welcoming Iraklis family, our base is just 1km from the resort of Gouves and a three minute walk from the Blue Flag awarded sandy beach.
Relax around the swimming pool under an umbrella or sip a cool drink at the bar before a game of pool. The family runs the on-site traditional taverna serving delicious Greek and international dishes.
The air-conditioned units* are made up of studios with double beds. Larger apartments with twin beds are available at a supplement. Facilities include a small kitchenette with fridge, toaster, kettle, iron, coffee maker and hob. A TV, safe and hairdryer are also provided. *extra charges apply.
Apartments supplement £70 per week.
The transfer time from Heraklion airport to the Iraklis Apartments is approximately 15-20 minutes.
Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK.
To enter Greece mainland or the Greek Islands your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:
Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period. Please note that stays in other EU countries counts towards this 90 day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Greece Foreign Advice
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. 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.
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 €25.00 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.
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!
Please note that whilst the apartments and pool area are exclusive for our groups, the outside bar and taverna at the front of the property are open to the public.
|January - February
|July - August
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