Apartments are well placed for beach and beachfront bars and tavernas. We stayed in what i'm assuming are a fairly new block.
Basic yet roomy with master bedroom with aircon unit (extra) two beds made up in the main area with kitchen and dining table also in this area, toilet and shower room, Patio with furniture (see photos) Plenty of hot water, fresh towels thru the week. No shower curtain which was a bit inconvenient due to very wet floors whilst showering but not the end of the world. Dont keep loo roll on the holder is a good tip for the room we had. Kitchen equipment is pretty basic, (kettle, frying pan, large sauce pan and thats about it, no decent knives for food prep.) I managed to rustle up the odd sarnie and basic meals but ate out mainly.
The resort was very quiet when we first arrived but livened up a little towards the end of the week.
We hoped to take a boat trip but found the prevailing winds this time of year would not comfortably permit this as the seas were a little too choppy.
There is a small protected bay within 50 yards which is good for sunbathing and snorkelling, plenty of small fish to see if the outside sea isn't too choppy, as this causes the bay to cloud up a bit.
Gouves is a small resort with a main bar street and seafront areas gift type shops and Bars including Irish bars, sports bars, plenty of food venues selling very similar fayre.
Personally we found the following restaurants good value and reasonable food. Pella, Blue Sky (on the left as you go up the incline of the main bar street), Chinese to the right of the shop near the top of the bar street (next door to indian), Corali ( Next door to pella on the front)
Several of the bars were offering cheaper beers and offers on cocktails and the like but we found a large beer to generally be around 2.5-3 euros and cocktails from about 4 upwards
Fags were around 3-3.5 euros for english brands
Didn't bother with transfers booked thru agent, just walked out of airport and got a taxi, 30 euros to the door. it was about half the cost of transfers for the four of us, Stavros (Pella Owner/Manager) booked the return cab for us. Many thanks for that.
Gouves is an ok place for a week, we found some reasonable places to eat. Generally the cost of an average one course meal and a couple of beers a piece was between 45 and 60 euros. Restaurants weren't too busy due to all inclusive hotels holding the majority. Which made for a leisurely meal and attentive service.
I was told the bus services to other areas is quite good but we didn't leave the resort.
Getting around was ok but lots of places you are walking amongst traffic and some of the kerbs are very high.
Possibly not the best place to go if you are after a party holiday, our two 16 and 17 year olds entertained themselves in the evenings watching football pre season friendlies and playing pool in the bars and taverns.
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