Holidays to Gournes on the island of Crete are made of relaxing moments and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Late to the party
Gournes used to be a US army base, so has been off the tourist trail for some time. That's done it the world of good, because it's now a seaside chill-out zone. Sitting on the north coast of Crete
region, life here moves slow and steady, from village streets to sandy beach.
Like many Greek
coastal villages, life revolves around the sea at Gournes. Fishermen cast off in the distance, restaurants serve up freshly caught fare and kayakers have plenty to discover. You'll even find the sea inland – Greece's largest aquarium sits in the centre of town.
If it’s possible to feel too relaxed, there’s a solution nearby. A 15-minute drive away, Hersonissos
entertains thrill-seekers and fun-lovers with a variety show of treats. By day, it’s all about watersports and waterparks, while bustling bars and clubs come to life at night.