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3.30 Hour Flight GMT +2 Mediterranean

What to expect

Uncrowded Setting

Property & pool exclusive to Solos guests

Traditional Location

Blue Flag awarded beach nearby

Sole Occupancy Room

Your own studio with no single supplement

Optional Excursions

Explore Spinalonga, Malia & Heraklion

About the trip

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.

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  • Insurance see here
  • Climate Crisis Resilience Tax  – €1.50 per night, payable locally
  • Air Conditioning €7 per day, payable locally
  • Apartment supplement £70 per week

What's Included

  • Return flights
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Studio Room for Single Use (Apartments available at a supplement)
  • Solos Board; Breakfast daily & 3 on-site taverna dinners each week
  • Welcome drink & Information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Crete Solos Exclusive

What our customers say

  • “Just back from a week at the Iraklis Apartments . What a fabulous week we have had. This was my third visit so I knew I would have a lovely time but the whole group made the holiday for me. We had lots of fun and laughter from start to finish. Made many new friends that I will stay in touch with.” – Sonia
  • “I did my first Solos holiday to Crete two weeks ago and had an amazing two weeks! I was a bit apprehensive but have to say the holiday completely exceeded my expectations. Met some lovely like-minded people and had an absolute blast! I can’t wait to book my next Solos holiday! ” – Diane
  • “Just returned from a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday at the Iraklis Apartments in Crete. I met a lovely group of people and to have the accommodation/facilities for our exclusive use was a definite bonus. I would highly recommend this trip” – Emma

The resort of Gouves

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.

Uncrowded Setting

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.

Out & About

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.

More to Explore*

  • Visit the 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.


Highlights of this hotel include

  • Exclusive to Solos
  • Spacious pool area
  • Close to the beach

Iraklis Apartments

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.

Facilities Include

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.

Room Includes

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, and hob. A TV, safe and hairdryer are also provided. *extra charges apply.

Apartments supplement £70 per week.



Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 16 °C 8 °C
March 17 °C 10 °C
April 20 °C 12 °C
May 24 °C 15 °C
June 28 °C 18 °C
July - August 29 °C 21 °C
September 27 °C 19 °C
October 24 °C 16 °C
November 21 °C 13 °C
December 17 °C 10 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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