Gouves in on the north coast of Crete and to the east of Heraklion. That place provides a traditional beachfront holiday atmosphere close to its surrounding attractions.
The tourist development has been marked in this area, due to its wonderful beaches and its vicinity to Heraklion.
The village of Pano Gouves a few kilometres away on the hillside overlooks this area and has many pleasant cafenion, traditional cafes.    
There are many well organized beaches, large modern hotels and apartments, restaurants, tavernas, recreation and sports centres, shops and many small harbours that provide visitors with everything they require to spend an agreeable and carefree holiday, enjoying the sunshine by day and the thrilling night-life in the numerous bars in the area.