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Villa Minos, Gouves, Crete, Greece

Villa Minos

Gouves, Crete

Villa Summary

With its stone built architecture echoing Cretan style and beach just 5 minutes' walk away, Villa Minos is ideal for beach lovers. This 4 bedroom house has a large private pool with a water feature and a small children's pool. The quaint resort of Old Hersonissos is also just a 15 minute car ride away. So it's easy to see why the villa has earnt a place in our Very Villa Plus programme - we love this villa! WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms, plus lounge are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 400 yds
  • Pool 32 x 20 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
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Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper Villa Minos is effortlessly stylish and full of charm - the perfect choice if you want to be walking distance to a beach too - fab! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The inviting pool takes pride of place amongst the spacious terrace - a great place to cool off from the sun. There's an eye-catching water feature and a smaller children's pool at one end. You'll also find sun loungers, a small rattan table with chairs and the brick BBQ. A few steps down lead to the main table with chairs and a large overhead parasol - perfect for alfresco dining.


Within the villa grounds, there is shared parking for Villas Minos, Dominikos and Vincenzos. Parking is also availablle at the nearby Hotel Amirandes if the shared space is full. A gated pathway leads from the parking area to the entrance of Villa Minos with the front door straight ahead.

Living space

The main entrance leads into the open plan living area, with 2 sofas, a flat screen TV and an eye-catching staircase. The stylish furnishings complement the stone walls, in neutral tones. An archway off the lounge leads to the contemporary kitchen where its white ceramic hob blends seamlessly with the white glossy cupboards and worktop. A door leads from the kitchen to an enclosed terrace that has a pergola and outdoor dining area.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor there is a double bedroom and twin bedroom with open stone walls and 2 separate shower rooms. From the lounge, a staircase leads directly to a further double bedroom with a swish in-room bath/shower and separate WC. From this bedroom there is access to a small terrace with a traditional sofa and chair, plus pool views with steps leading to the pool area. There is also a mezzanine level with separate sitting area overlooking the room below. The further en suite twin bedroom is accessed via the external steps by the front door, echoing the stylish finish seen throughout the house.

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1039K123k2877101.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Very Villa Plus facilities

  • 32-42 inch flat screen TV  
  • Starter pack  
  • Selection of great DVDs  
  • Branded pool towels  

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with in-room bath/shower  
  • 1 External twin bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 2 shower rooms  
  • WC  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 4 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player plus films  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Pool Towels  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 32 x 20 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 5ft  
Villa Location
The location of Villa Minos is second to none! The local beach is about a 5 minute walk from the house. The resort centre of Gouves is around a 5 minute drive away with a selection of shops and restaurants. The popular resort of Herssonissos is also around 10 minutes by car and Heraklion - the capital of Crete - is just a 30 minute drive away. All-in-all Villa Minos is the perfect base for a great holiday. Our Villas Lefkippos, Dominikos and Vincenzos are all neighbouring properties.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

Gouves is the nearest resort where you will find all your everyday needs. The larger supermarkets are in either Hersonissos or Kokkini Hani - both of which have branches of local supermarket chains. There is a market in Heraklion on a Saturday morning that sells fruit, vegetables, cheese, yoghurt, flowers, plants - you name it the chances are you'll find it there.

Bars and restaurants

The choice is enormous. Either stay local and eat at one of the many tavernas in Gouves or go to one of the villages above Hersonissos for a quiet meal. If you want a lively backdrop, make for the beach road in Hersonissos where you will find lots of bars in between restaurants offering both Greek and international cuisine. If you head to Heraklion it is buzzing with fish tavernas overlooking the marina. Sip an ice cold ouzo and savour some freshly caught fish with a great Greek salad - what could be better?


The nearest beach to the villa is a 5 minute walk and is shared by a 5 star hotel. Gouves has many small stretches of beach as do the nearby resorts of Anissaras and Hersonissos. Star Beach in Hersonissos is a small water park with free entrance and a small selection of rides. Below is a beach with watersports and bungee jumping. Further along the coast is the resort of Stalis with its sandy beach, a popular place for families.

Family fun

Close to Villa Minos is the Crete Aquarium, which is run by the Marine Biology Department of the university of Crete. Water City is a short drive away in the village of Anopolis and has a wide selection of rides. Star Beach in Hersonissos offers a number of attractions for families including a trampoline.

Places of interest

The Lassithi Plateau attracts many visitors each year with it famous caves and verdant fields cultivating much of the produce which is exported around the world. A trip to Aghios Nikolaos is well worth it and then drive up to Elounda and Plaka. Or why not take a boat across to Spinalonga. For those who like archaeology, there are many Minoan sites in Crete so take your pick according to how far you want to travel!


The Crete Golf Club is easily accessible from Villa Minos and is an 18-hole course which regularly hosts tournaments. Booking is advisable as it can get rather busy during the summer months.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 35.332641

Longitude: 25.323989

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Activities and things to do
The Crete Golf Club
As Crete is a very mountainous island, there is just one 18 hole golf course in Hersonissos on the east of the island. It has a desert style layout and is very well maintained. It would take about an hour and a half to get to the golf course and all equipment can be hired on site.
Aquaplus water park is split into two connected sections,one for adults including the extreme slides and the other beng for children.The slides are set amongst gardens full of cretan trees and exotic flowers.The park offers from 50 slides, games and catering facilities.They use a cashless bracelet scheme and have a system setup to reduce the waiting time for the slides.Sunbeds and umbrellas are included in entry price.
Labyrinth Park
As the name suggests this is a maze where the objective is to find the centre and the Minotaur, then find the escape route!! Its great fun for all the family and the route is changed regularly. It's a 3D maze with steps and bridges too just to make it more interesting! Along the way visitors will learn more about the myths and legends surrounding the famous Minotaur of Knossos.

There is also a mini golf and cafe, too for less energetic explorers. Children can also have a go in the pottery workshop where Minoan items are reproduced. An eco-garden with aromatic Cretan herbs, fruit trees and vegetable garden are all cultivated to ecological standards.

Scuba Diving
Registered Paddy scuba diving centres are available in many resorts offering diving in caves at night, wall diving, as well as deep diving. In-experienced divers can catered for at selected locations. A pick up service is available to the venue.

Horse Riding Karteros
Horse riding is available at the Riding Academy of Crete in Karteros in just over 14 miles from Hersonissos.
Villa Minos Customer Reviews

Taryn Tyler, 11-Sep-2018

The villa was brilliant, very well equipped and a great setting. We could walk to bars and restaurants. The pool area was great, and the villa owner was very helpful but letting us use one of the other villa's as we had a late flight.

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