Heraklion taxi provides private transfers from Heraklion airport to Gouves.
The area of Gouves offers a wide variety of shops, traditional restaurants and bars. Villa Creta is an ideal villa for visitors who intend to relax, see the sights of this historic island either by renting a car, or by bus as it is centrally situated on the northern part of Crete.
- Heraklion 20km
- Airport 18km
- Port 19km
HISTORY ABOUT CRETE
This island's fertile soil and towering peaks witnessed the development of one of the most important civilizations on Earth, the Minoan (2800 - 1150 B.C.). In successive phase, the Minoans built palace-states - the famous palatial centers of Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros (1700 - 1450 B.C.). Their painters and ceramists show us the limits the refinement of art can reach. Their frescoes bring us close to the soul of that world, peace-loving, light-hearted, but also powerful. They bring us close to the sea and its wealth. A geological catastrophe - the eruption of the volcano of Santorini in 1450 B.C. - halted the Minoan civilization at its height. But life did not cease. TODAY IN CRETE This island with its clear, warm sea, boundless beaches lined with tamarisks, splendid plateaus and mild starry nights has more to offer than its past, its gorges, unskilled peaks and climate. Today it continues to live fully and to develop, its cities particularly changing in appearance from one day to the next, in contrast to the many unchanging villages where life goes on in the same rhythm it has for centuries. There are hundreds of cafes where one can sit in the shade of a spreading plane, oak or mulberry tree and sip a "sweat" or "medium" coffee, or a glass of "tsikoudia" (raki) while playing a game of cards or "tavli" (backgammon).