Gournes beach is located between Kokkini Hani and Gouves and is 17km from Heraklion. This area was named after troughs – pots with water for watering the animals.
This area has inlets which are exposed to winds, so breakwaters have been built. Gournes beach is deep and has golden sand. Sunbeds, umbrellas and a lifeguard are provided.
In addition to the wonderful sea, near Gournes beach, Thalassokosmos or Cretaquarium operates. It is the largest aquarium in Southern Europe and is the most modern one. The aquarium is located to the former American Base.
Gournes beach is couples and families friendly and has space for activities.
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