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Aelius Hotel & Spa (ex Lavris Hotel)

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A traditional Greek property set in the quiet village of Kato Gouves, Aelius Hotel & Spa provides a broad selection of facilities to make every guest’s stay special. Adults can unwind using the spa and relaxation facilities, kids can make full use of the playground and mini club, and all guests have access to a range of fun-filled sports facilities.

How far is the nearest beach?

The nearest beach is approximately 600m from the hotel. The hotel provides guests with a FREE shuttle bus ride to the beach, operating four times a day.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 14km from Heraklion Airport and 161km from Chania Airport.


The hotel offers a variety of room types including Double Rooms, Double Rooms with Private Pool,. Superior Double Rooms, Deluxe Double Rooms, Junior Suites, or Junior Suites with a Private Pool, Superior Double Rooms with a Private Pool or One Bedroom Family Rooms. All rooms include individually controlled air conditioning or heating, a private bathroom, TV, FREE high-speed Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone, mini fridge, safety deposit box and a balcony or terrace. Some room types are available to book with a private pool, to make the guest’s stay extra special.

Food & Drink

There is a main restaurant with a terrace so you can admire the sweeping views over an American buffet breakfast, or buffet lunch or dinner with live cooking. There is also an a la carte restaurant which offers a Cretan breakfast or dinner (upon reservation) for something a little more indulgent. For lighter bites and refreshments, Agiazi Pool Snack Bar will keep you satisfied throughout the day with pizza, tortilla rolls, toasted sandwiches, pasta, hot dogs, ice-cream, cake and fruits. Please note that at dinner a smart casual dress code applies, therefore men are required to wear long trousers.

All Inclusive schedule (subject to change):

Breakfast: 07:30 – 10:15

Lunch: 13:00 – 14:30

Dinner: 19:00 – 21:30

Snacks: 10:00 – 18:00

Sports & Entertainment

The complex features two outdoor swimming pools – one more lively pool and one for relaxing – two children’s pools and an indoor pool which is heated seasonally. Between the children’s playground, Kids Club (ages 4-12, for 4 hours per day), Kids Disco and daily activities such as darts, aqua gym, water games, water polo, board games, table tennis, billiards and traditional Cretan folklore evenings, there is never a dull moment at this hotel. Prefer something a little more slow-paced? The Spa Centre offers a sauna, hairdresser’s, body and facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy, a fitness room and a sauna (some of which may require an additional charge). All Inclusive guests receive a 15 minute FREE Spa voucher per person, per stay.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
  • Wifi