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Epidavrou, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 37 hotels in Kato Gouves
Travellers' Choice
Surrounded by a peaceful Mediterranean garden, this modern apartment-complex offers plenty of Greek charm. You won’t find a huge resort packed with guests, but that’s its magic. What you do get is a family-run hotel, designed like a small village, set away from the main road, approximately 300 metres to the seafront, along with the good old fashioned Cretan hospitality. Our guests love to chill out and relax at Ourania Apartments. Accommodation at the hotel consists of spacious apartments, suitable for couples and families. And what better way to enjoy the calm surroundings than from the comfort of a lounger? The pool terrace is dotted with sunbeds and parasols, so there’s no need to put your towels down before sunrise. And if you follow the sound of ice cubes clinking into a glass, you’ll find the handy snack bar. If ever there were apartments that prove less is certainly more, welcome at Ourania Apartments...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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travelchic67 wrote a review 3 Jul
Littlehampton, United Kingdom72 contributions14 helpful votes
I have just returned from these apartments, after spending a fabulous week there. If I could I would have stayed longer. The place is beautiful, the grounds are built like a small village. It’s a five minute walk to the beach and various tavernas, bars and shops. I stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment room 307. It was lovely. So clean and the most comfortable bed ever. The shower pressure is great, the bathroom was so modern. I was on the ground floor with a lovely shaded terrace. It was very quiet at night and I had the best sleep. No issues with sun beds plenty to go round. I never had an issue getting one. There is a bar/snack bar I only had drinks there. I had a small issue with the air con on day one, the staff went above and beyond to sort. Especially Kostas the manager who gave up his fan until it was fixed. I am going to book for next year, I cannot praise this place high enough.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
TravellerT wrote a review Jun 2022
United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a superior room and it was lovely. Really spacious and spotless. The staff are all so friendly and the bar/restaurant is open all day. Tavernas really good and only a five minute walk from the beach. Ideal for middle aged couples, there's nice and bars and restaurants but not really too lively for people under 30 (lol)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Peter P wrote a review Jun 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We have had a family holiday here for the first time and the layout of the apartments are well designed like a village, from the cleaning ladies, bar staff, right through to the top man Kostas they were very helpful. We had a late checkout so asked Kostas if we could pay for a room but he would have non of it ,he gave us two ,so the eight of us could prepare for the flight home
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Date of stay: June 2022
Earthangel72 wrote a review Jun 2022
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
I've stayed at Ourania Apartments previously and have been looking forward to getting back. This was my third visit, previously with my daughter and then with my husband as I'd liked it so much. My flight had been delayed yet on arrival there was a friendly and enthusiastic welcome waiting for us. Even though it had been over 2 years since we'd last been we were welcomed by Kostas and his Team as though we were members of the family. I've stayed in both the Traditional rooms and the Newer Block. My personal preference is the Superior Studio with balcony or Terrace however the Standard rooms are also very good. Cleaning Staff maintain the room daily and alternate with the tasks they do. Bins are emptied daily. The Apartments are laid out in a Village like setting which is very peaceful and pleasing to the eye and there are 3 different exits/entrances to the site when you're ready to explore. There are many Bars and Tavernas, some very close and if you wanted a wander on the cool of the night there are even more in the Centre which is about 1.5miles and easily strollable. For Self Catering there are some small shops where you can find some basic produce and a small supermarket opposite the beach with a larger supermarket in the Centre. Kostas keeps a Bus Timetable at reception if you want to travel further afield and he's always happy to help if you want to look at trips, hire a bike, order a taxi or even a takeaway. As I write this review my daughter is staying at Ourania Apartments with her Partner. It was her Birthday during her first week and with help from Kostas my husband and I were able to preplan a Birthday cake for her before we headed home. Kostas has gone out on our behalf, ordered and presented the cake to her and sent a picture to me. Ourania offers a small food menu if you wanted to eat on site and my husband highly recommends the Full English which is served all day. As with anywhere in Greece there are cats who live on site but don't worry if you're not a fan as they tend to move on if you don't entertain them, though if you do want their company weve found they're very happy to curl up on the sunlounger or visit your balcony/terrace at times. Kostas has a little feeding area and looks after them so they are cared for. In England we have a system for rating services (usually nhs) where they ask if you'd recommend to Family and friends, I have to say that I would definately recommend Ourania to all my family and friends. You couldn't ask for better people to look after your holiday needs
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Clare R wrote a review Jun 2022
Poole, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
6 of us had a lovely 2 week holiday here in May. Staff were really friendly and very helpful. The pictures on line do not do justice to just how beautifully the apartments are set out. It feels like you are staying in a small Greek village. Beach, shops, restaurants are a 10 minute walk away. I am a travel agent and have already sent other customers to stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Dawn D wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Such lovely apartments, we upgraded to a newly refurbished ground floor apartment. Big shower, nice kitchen area, such comfy beds the best on any holiday we’ve had. Beautiful gardens, nice pool area, walk to all tavernas, bars and shops is 2 mins.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
drew4912 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland153 contributions93 helpful votes
As others have said, it is a lovely apartment complex. We stayed in a superior room and enjoyed the ground floor terrace as it was sunny and shady. Some of the first floor superior balconies looked liked they were in full sun. We also visited a 2 bedroom older apartment and it was lovely except for the terrace was a bit small for 4 people. The pool is 1 metre, 1.5 metres and 1..60 metres in depth. As others have said plenty of restaurants, bars and tavernas and shops within walking distance. I was with my husband. If I was a woman alone or with another woman or young girls, I would prefer some where that I did not have to walk up a private lonely road.
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Date of stay: May 2022
2 Helpful votes
Kathryn G wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently spent a week at the Ourania and it was so relaxing . The apartments are very basic but so little time is spent in them they suffice . The grounds and poolside areas are really well maintained , quiet background music from the bar which was nice it was just a pity some of the other guests wanted to share their music around the pool . I feel a few notices reminding guests that not everyone wants to listen to their music while trying to relax around the pool would be helpful. It’s intrusive whilst trying to read or sleep/sunbathe and very selfish. The staff were excellent , so friendly and always polite .They kept the bar area spotless .
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Alison B wrote a review May 2022
Poole, United Kingdom27 contributions23 helpful votes
So happy that we booked this resort. The grounds and pool were beautifully kept. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the bar and cafe. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had a 2nd floor apartment which was basic to be honest but we didn't need any more. It was spotlessly clean and housekeeping came round regularly. We loved sitting on our private balcony with a view to the mountains on one side and the sea on the other. The location was ideal for us - a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Highly recommend Island restaurant at the beach - great food and live music some nights. In the other direction another short walk to the bus stop. It was easy to travel on the bus to Heraklion and Knossos and to Agios Nikolaus to visit Spinalonga without paying the outrageous prices TUI charge for the trips. Thanks to all the staff there for a fabulous stay
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
SEANCROUDACE wrote a review May 2022
Bolton, United Kingdom22 contributions24 helpful votes
Excellent room, could do with a shower curtain mind, very clean and tidy, grounds well cared for, pool and bar very good, wonderful service and food. Highly recommended, a little further out from the very quiet(in May) resort than we would normally go for but two options - straight down to beach or around the back of a few hotels to a street with a few restaurants and bars - tried them all Skorpios and Mylos were really nice on this side as was sirocco and the island on the beach. The bar opposite Medusa was the best value for drinks away from the beach and the blue diogenesis?? Bar was good value on the beach but they all seem to be using 50ml measures in the bars here now.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring a jacket - if the wind gets up it can be chilly on your walk back from the beach or the bars
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ourania Apartments Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Central Bar ( formerly Sports Cafe Central) (0.3 km), Maria Yannis Cafe Bar (0.4 km), and Baraki Bar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kyknos Taverna, Medusa Restaurant, and Limanaki Cafe Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ourania Apartments Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Ourania Apartments Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (14.4 km), The Throne Room (14.5 km), and Kouloures (14.5 km).
Is Ourania Apartments Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.