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Gouves Water Park Holiday Resort

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Situated along the north coast of Crete, Gouves Water Park boasts a stunning structure that is reminiscent of a luxury villa, woven with palm trees and enveloping a series of vibrant swimming pools. With three colourful waterparks, swim-up rooms, endless daytime activities, a selection of delicious dining venues and a prime location near the Dinosaur Park, Cretan Golf Club and Heraklion city centre, this hotel is full to the brim with opportunities for family fun with a splash of luxury.

How far is the nearest beach?

This hotel is located 300m from the beach.

Distance from Airport

This hotel is located 17km from Heraklion Airport and 166km from Chania Airport.


Rooms boast a luxury design with elegant furnishings and a neutral colour palette. You can choose from Double Rooms, Family Rooms, Maisonettes, or Family Suites (with the option of swim-up). Standard rooms are light and airy with a balcony for sweeping views of the turquoise pool area and surrounding landscapes. Room amenities include air conditioning, satellite television, FREE Wi-Fi, a telephone, safety deposit (for a fee), hairdryer and mini fridge.

Food & Drink

With a selection of wining and dining venues on-site, everything you need is within the complex for your convenience. The main restaurant serves an open buffet with live cooking stations and theme nights for each day of the week such as Greek, International, Italian, Asian, Cretan, Seafood and Street Food. For something even more indulgent, there are three a la carte restaurants including Pacific for Asian cuisine, Olive Tree for Mediterranean cuisine and Smile, a beach bar-restaurant (for a fee). With Artemis Pool Bar offering a grill station and serving pizza and crepes, and Poseidon Pool Bar serving snacks and sweet treats, you won’t go hungry during your stay at this hotel. For drinks you can visit any of the dining venues or sit back and relax at either Apollon lounge and entertainment bar for a relaxed ambience, or Zeus Bar for all of your favourite drinks.

All-inclusive Schedule (subject to change):

Breakfast: 07:30-10:00

Lunch: 12:30-14:30

Dinner: 18:30-21:30

Snacks: 10:00-18:00

Drinks: 10:00-23:00

Sports & Entertainment

There are three outdoor swimming pools and a number of vibrant waterpark facilities, so you are sure to be in for a fun-filled stay. There is an Octopus Waterpark for younger guests (ages 2-6), and a larger waterpark for children over 6 years (a minimum height of 1.00m applies), featuring an intricate design of tipping buckets, net climbs, water cannons and curling slides. The largest of the waterparks is suitable for children over 8 years (a minimum height of 1.2m applies) where you will find two spiral slides and three straight ‘fast lane’ slides for an unforgettable way to cool off from the Greek sunshine.

The children’s playground and Mini Club which offers a mini disco at 20:30 every evening is sure to keep the little ones entertained. There are also various daytime activities available including yoga, darts, aqua fitness, cocktail games, dance, water polo, table tennis, water Zumba, football and billiards, as well as evening entertainment such as magic shows, dancing, fire shows, karaoke, quizzes and Greek-themed entertainment so there is never a dull moment during your holiday.

If you fancy venturing out of the complex then you can explore the city of Heraklion 19km away, the Dinosaur Park 1.5km, the Cretan Golf Club 12km as well as plenty other opportunities including museums, marinas and old villages.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Amphitheatre
  • Aqua Park
  • Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Football
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Wifi