General Information

The village of Gournes Pediados is situated about 15 kilometres East of Heraklion, between the villages Kokini Hani and Kato Gouves. It is a quiet village, that exists of three parts: the old village of Gournes, the main road of Gournes and the beach road of Gournes.

The distance to Kato Gouves and Kokini Hani are both approximately 3 kilometres from Gournes.

The old village of Gournes is still a traditional Greek village with lovely narrow roads. At the end of the old village you will find sandy paths, which will take you up to the olive and grape fields. Four kilometers outside the old village of Gournes, you will find an authentic traditional church with a chapel, completely unknown by other tourists.

On the main street of Gournes you will also find various bars, apartments and accommodation, which are open during the summer and winter. This road is the old road to Heraklion, Kokini Hani and Kato Gouves. Here you are able to find various shops, supermarkets and a Greek pastry shop where you can enjoy a Greek coffee with a typical Greek sweet pie; souvenirs are also sold. A little bit further down the road you will find the big church of Gournes Pediados. During the Greek Easter celebration there is always a big party at the church.

Gournes has a nice beach road, were you will find various taverns, restaurants and supermarkets with a beautiful view of the island Dia. During the weekend it can be busy on this beach road, as lots of Greeks spend their free time on the beaches of Gournes. The taverns and restaurants can be full of locals, which is a good sign, because the best Greek food you will find is where the local people eat! In Gournes you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of the North coast of Crete. From the beaches of Gournes you are able to walk to Kokini Hani. If you walk to the direction of Kokini Hani, you will find a beach where lots of water sports are available.

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