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Local buses from Gouves to Heraklion

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Local buses from Gouves to Heraklion

We have been to Gouves once before and are returning this year. This time we would like to go to Heraklion using the local bus. Can anyone give advice on bus times etc for a day trip. Also to include a visit Knossis perhaps on another day. Is it possible to take the bus to Elounda and back in the same day as we would also like to visit Spinalonga. Any other suggestions welcome for a short trip by bus to another village etc

Many thanks for any information,

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1. Re: Local buses from Gouves to Heraklion

<<This time we would like to go to Heraklion using the local bus. Can anyone give advice on bus times etc for a day trip.>>

Where are you staying and when? The buses go along the old highway about 400m inland, but last year, in August at least, there was a new medium-sized bus going along the beach front from the Island hotel to Heraklion via the aquarium, but only 4 times a day.

The buses on the old highway are every 15 or 30 minutes in high season depending on the time of day. It's the Malia timetable. Link here, which will update as the season goes on:

bus-service-crete-ktel.com/timetabledet.php…

<<Also to include a visit Knossis perhaps on another day.>>

Yes, easy again, go to Heraklion and take the number 2 city bus from the same bus station.

<<Is it possible to take the bus to Elounda and back in the same day as we would also like to visit Spinalonga. >>

3 different options here: get the bus to Ag. Nikolaos, usually at least one per hour. Then you can either: get a boat from Ag. Nik to Spinalonga, or get a bus to Elounda (hourly) then get a boat or get a bus to Plaka (every 2 hours) then hop across on a small boat.

Any other suggestions welcome for a short trip by bus to another village etc.

Plenty of places - depends what you like ;) Malia for a lively night out, Hersonnisos has loads of shops and a nice sea front, Sissi is a beautiful harbour but needs a 2km walk down from the bus stop, Neapolis for a traditional working market town, Ag. Nik and Elounda as destinations in their own right.

The Malia buses run till 11pm or 12 in very high season, Ag. Nik probably slightly earlier.

Or go to Heraklion and then go to Rethymnon if you don't mind a bit more travelling.

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2. Re: Local buses from Gouves to Heraklion

Thanks for the reply with the information. We were last in Gouves in May and the bus along the beach front was not running so is good that it is now. I expect the buses would be more frequent to Heraklion on the main road. i will check out the timetable. Can you tell me how long it would take the boat from Ag. Nik. to Spinalonga?

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If MG100 sees this, she is the best person to answer any questions about boats etc., or indeed anything to do with Ag. Nik, Elounda, Plaka and Spinalonga! What I do believe is that they are less frequent than those from Elounda or Plaka.

Another short bus trip would be to get the bus towards Malia, get off just after the centre of Hersonnisos, at about stop number 22 I think, and walk inland to the small villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and old Hersonnisos; a nice place for a stroll and a leisurely lunch, or evening meal.

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4. Re: Local buses from Gouves to Heraklion

Thanks a lot for that information sounds like a good trip to the village.

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