AVAILABLE MAY TO OCTOBER - The Despo Hotel is 600 metres from Gouves sandy beach. Gouves is a smaller and quieter resort, and a popular choice for holidays in Crete, with a pretty old town and a sandy beach. The seafront area has a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants and the town, small boutiques and souvenir shops. The nightlife in the resort is low key and relaxed.
Distance from Airport:
22 miles - Heraklion
All have - balcony/terrace - bathroom/shower - WC - air conditioning with extra charge
Please note: Some facilities payable locally
Location and Resort:
The hotel is about two miles from the centre of Gouves village, and built in a traditional rustic style. The hotel has mature well kept gardens with the Dikti Mountains as a backdrop. The beach offers a watersport centre with all the usual activities. The hotel operates a shuttle to the beach during the day.
Eating and Drinking:
The hotel has two restaurants, one being a la carte. There is a pool snack and a lobby bar/cafe.
The hotel operates an All Inclusive option which includes full board in the main restaurant buffet style, continental breakfast from 8am to 10am, lunch from 1pm to 2.30pm accompanied by soft drinks, local beer and local wine, dinner from 7pm to 9pm accompanied by soft drinks, local beer, local wine. Snacks are available between 3pm and 6pm including ice creams and 'snack of the day', drinks are served in the main bar between 11am and 2am, including local alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, local beer, local wine, soft drinks, filter coffee and tea. Drinks in the bar until 10.30pm, 'brand name' and 'premium' drinks, imported beer, fresh juices, packed ice cream, espresso, cappuccino, bottled wine, canned drinks, champagne and special evenings are available but are not included in the all inclusive package. Please note that drinks included in the all inclusive package are only available from 11am - 10.30pm each day, so any drinks purchased before 11.00 or after 22.30 will be payable locally.
The property has a large outdoor swimming pool and a separate children's pool. The pool area is surrounded by ample terrace space that is furnished with loungers and parasols for your comfort.
This hotel will appeal to couples and families looking for a quieter location providing a great base for exploring Northern Crete.
Couples and Families
Hotel 24 Hour Reception
Hotel A La Carte restaurant
Hotel Air Conditioning Public Areas
Hotel Cafe/Snack Bar
Hotel Outdoor Pool
Hotel Pool Bar
Hotel Separate Children's pool
Hotel Water Sports
Room Air-Conditioning Local Charge
Room Safe Local Charge