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Stevenage, United...
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Is Gouves suitable?

We are a middle aged couple wanting to book a holiday to Gouves in Crete, was almost ready to book then happened to see a utube video showing heaps of rubbish everywhere (fly tipping) can anyone tell me is that the real Gouves?

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Lichfield
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1. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

Not in our experience. My girlfriend and I stayed at the Island Hotel at the start of September, and although we didnt venture too far from the hotel, the tavernas and bars in the immediate vicinity were well kept enough, as were the streets. The beach was pretty clean too right outside the hotel, barring one piece of graffiti on the wall at one end.

Stevenage, United...
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2. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

Thank you for the response, its good to know that you have been recently.

Sale, United Kingdom
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3. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

I don't know who put that video on YT, but it's not representative at all. In fact, one of the regular comtributors on here, somersetsteve, has put a comment to that effect.

I would agree that the area around the old USAF base is quite unsightly and needs tidying up, but that's in Gournes, not Gouves. There are some other videos on YT driving through Gouves which give you a proper picture of the resort.

Where were you thinking of staying?

Edited: 8:33 am, September 21, 2013
Stevenage, United...
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4. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

Thank you for that, as we on a tight budget probably Marie Kelly or Sweet Memory.

Somerset
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5. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

I did request that this video be removed from You Tube as it is a completely unfair and potentially damaging picture of the area. I am really sad that it is still there. Please, please ignore this nasty piece of work which has obviously been posted by somebody with a personal grievance.

Stevenage, United...
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6. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

It was just unfortunate that I clicked on it, thank you for all the positive comments. I have looked at other videos and it looks beautiful so that answers my question.

Sale, United Kingdom
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7. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

We stayed in Marie Kelly last year and the year before. Well situated, in the east of the resort, just 100m inland from the beach, near some good tavernas and some shops.

Haven't stayed in Sweet Memories, but we've walked past it many times, it's about 500m further west, right by the sea but no beach there, nearest beach is about 300m east near Ilios snack bar etc. It's also just round the corner from Philipos taverna, one of our all-time favourites. Shopping is a bit more of a walk from there since the supermarket opposite the chapel closed down and the whole area re-developed. Nearest shops are by the beach - Menir supermarket by Ilios as above is the best one IMO.

When are you going? I imagine it will be pretty quiet at the moment, certainly when you get into October, but speaking to Philipos and Sofia from Skorpios a few weeks ago, they have had quite a busy season so far.

Stevenage, United...
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8. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

Hope to go in May next year, thank you for the positive comments so glad I posted the question. Its very damaging for Gouves tourism.

Sale, United Kingdom
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9. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

A few photos here:

http://tinyurl.com/lfkbu8f

http://tinyurl.com/kecqqe8

http://tinyurl.com/kdu7hmb

http://tinyurl.com/op9hk7a (This is the beach nearest to sweet Memories)

http://tinyurl.com/m5uusmf

Stevenage, United...
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10. Re: Is Gouves suitable?

Photos are great nice to be able to get some truthful comments.

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