+49 2132 9988710 Get in touch with kreta.com the travel experts for Crete
+49 2132 9988710 Get in touch with kreta.com the travel experts for Crete Inquiry form

East Crete Hotel The Island

Gouves East Crete, Beach Hotel The Island is an 5-Star-Luxury Adulst Only Hotel . Located near the capital Heraklion in the coastal town of Gouves and only 7 km from the vibrant and one of the oldest holiday resorts on Crete, Chersonissos. The sandy beach is right behind the small coastal road. Modern design and beautiful indoor pool. The excavation site Knossos, as well as the Palace of Malia and the capital Heraklion are easily accessible from here. Our customers use the Resort The Island for a short getaway, popular because of the short transfer times from Heraklion Airport and the proximity to the excavation sites.

check-in / check-out: East Crete Hotel The Island

Check-in - Check-out
Individual Request
To the beach only 50 m. Hotel The Island is just across the narrow promenade from several bathing bays. The center of Gouves is about 2 km away. Taverns, supermarkets and souvenir shops are nearby. The buzzling holiday resort of Chersonissos is approx. 7 km, to the capital Heraklion approx. 19 km. Transfer time from the airport with private transfer approx. 20 minutes.
Kreta.com, the travel experts for Crete, arrange cheap vacation- packages for your Crete Holidays: hotel + flight + private transfer or rental car
The modern, stylish hotel-ensemble with 298 rooms is an adults only hotel for couples and singles. The Hotel the Island is enbeded in the extensive park-like grounds and comes wiht several single-storey buildings. The resort is a combination of modern stylistic elements with design accents of Greek Culture. Relax your body and soul in the 3 freshwater swimming pools with sun terrace, wonderful views over the beach and the sea or at the outdoor whirlpool with loungers and parasols at the pools and on the beach, towels are included. The hotel has a beach bar (opening times depending on weather). The hotel comes with a main restaurant with 4 terraces, an internet corner, Wi-Fi (each included), a total of 4 bars, 3 à la carte restaurants (for a fee), a mini market and a spa area with indoor pool.
Accommodation options:
Double room:
Bathrooms with WC or an open bathroom with a separate WC, hairdryer, slippers, bath towels, air conditioning, LCD satellite TV, Wi-Fi (included), safe box (included), telephone, mini fridge (1 bottle per day Water included), tea and coffee making facilities, balcony or terrace and garden view (D). Optionally available as a super economy room (SSZ, ), as a double room type A (DA) also with occupancy 3 + 0 or for an extra charge with sea view (DM / DMI)

Single rooms: Are double rooms for single use (DE).

Double room swim up:
With the same equipment as the double rooms, in addition they have a terrace with parasols, loungers and direct access to the "Relax Pool" (SWD).

Double room sharing pool:
In addition to the amenities of the double rooms, they have a private terrace with loungers, parasols, direct access to the sharing pool and garden view occupancy up to 3 guests (SH2).

Double room type A (HERA58):
Are the special deals for the Hotel The Island a special price. The hotelier allocates the rooms.
Half board: rich breakfast buffet and dinner - buffet. Appropriate clothing for dinner is needed.
The hotel also offers full board: full board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Entertainment / Worth to See - Sightseeing
We arrange your holiday - package including flight + hotel + rental car or transfer+ excursions. Your Crete vacation - everything from one single source.
You can purchase the following Boat-Tickets for daily cruises with your Hotel-Booking in our Website Kreta.com:
+ Day-Cruise to the offshore Island Koufonissi This small Island is a Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. This day-cruise can be booked in advance price per person 35 €.

+ Day-Cruise to the Island of Chrissy Chrissy Island is 7 km long with a maximum width of 2 km, is located 8 nautical miles south of the most southern town Ierapetra Crete. Chrissy Island with its natural beauty is a nature reserve and part of Natura 2000 Networking Programme. You will be inspired from the exotic natural landscape of the cedar forest and the bays with golden sand and turquois water. Some of the trees are over 300 years old. This day-cruise can be booked in advance price per person 35 €.

Eastern Crete Tours & Trips Suggestions for your destination suggestions from the travel experts Kreta.com. ON The WHEELS to explore the Island of Crete at your own pace, tours and trips for East Crete :

+ Visit the mountain village Archanes Crete´s largest wine producing region. We call this road to Archanes “the vintners´road”, as there are a variety of wine producers offering there wine and wine-testing in there winery. Archanes is one of the oldest charming mountain villages of Crete. To the west looms sacred mountain Juchtas surrounded by hills and numerous water springs.

+ Visit the archaelogical Museum of Heraklion, it is one of the most important Museums of Europe.

+ The archaeological site Knossos is the most important excavation of Crete. Sir Arthur John Evans the English archaeologist unearthing the palace of Knossos he discovered the oldest high culture of Europe the Minoan civilisation.

+ Visit one of the oldest Orthodox Churches Panagia Kera and one of the most picturesque mountain village of Crete Kritsa

+A day excursion to the picturesque coastal villages Elounda to visit the Village and the Fort - Island SpinalongaThe Spinalonga - Fort & Island Spinalonga is in the gulf of Elounda, it is one of the most famous places on the island! The rocky island is situated directly opposite the village of Plaka Plaka, the fortified islet is a classic excursion. The history of Spinalonga goes back to the antiquity when the islet contained an ancient acropolis and protected the ancient sunken city of Olous. The trips to the Island Spinalonga from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or Plaka are organized tours. The archaeological sites are opened at least 9am to 5:45pm but it can be from 8am in Summer. In the wintertime from November to March it is closed, sometimes it may open on weekends if the weather is good.

+ One of the most renowned table lands of Crete is the Lassithi Plateau with its dam and its Monastery Kera Kardiotissis

+ “On Hippies Trail + Culture” first you visit the archaeological site and Gortys
and then you continue southwards to the excavations of Phaistos then in direction to the “Hippie-Village” Matala

+ visit the hidden beaches Red Beach and Komos Bay

We took time to arrange these tours & trips for you and we would be glad to plan your holiday on Crete with you. Our goal is to meet your expectations so that you can realize your dream on Crete.
Free of charge: table tennis, volleyball and basketball, fitness room, indoor pool. Fitness room, yoga, pilates, table tennis, outdoor tennis court, volleyball and basketball.

For a fee: billiards, whirlpool, steam bath, massages and sauna. Wellness: For a fee: various treatments in the spa area.
Wellness: For a fee: various treatments in the spa area.

Soft animation program during the day and evening, 6 times a week.

Indoor swimming pool,

Small gift for honeymooners:
1 bottle of wine and fruit upon arrival, upgrade to the next higher room category available on site, depending on availability
We arrange your holiday - package including flight + hotel + rental car or transfer+ excursions. Your Crete vacation - everything from one single source.
We´ve designed our website with you in mind. The detailed descriptions of our accommodations and destinations should help you make the right choice. Look at our photos and videos to get a taste.
Send us a request with your preferences and you will get tailor-made proposals and trip ideas for your holidays on Crete. Take your time to make your trip a success. We are looking forward to your mail and thank you for your interest in visiting Crete. Do not be a stranger. Keep in touch with us. Kreta.com when it comes to plan your holidays on Crete.
Ideas & inspiration for your vacation by kreta.com:
East Crete Hotel The Island