Bellow you will find a list of areas with the most gourgeous, crystal-clear-water beaches located close to the hotel.
- Kokkini Hani
- Agia Pelagia
LOCAL AREA - GOUVES
The Blue Aegean Hotel & Suites is situated in the resort of Kato Gouves, only fifty meters from a beautiful sandy beach. The neighbourhood has everything for your holiday needs. In the centre of the resort you’ll find many Tavernas and restaurants, bars and cafes, fast-food emporiums and numerous stores of all types from souvenir shops to fashion boutiques.
There are a few exhibitions at the old American base – not far from the hotel – such as Dinosauria and CretAquarium, which is one of the largest and most spectacular aquariums in Europe. Water city and Aqua Plus are the biggest Waterparks in Crete with great rides for the whole family. Both waterparks are located within a twenty-minute drive from the Blue Aegean. You can also participate in scuba diving with a personal tutorial session and also horse riding with a pick-up service to and from the hotel. There are also watersports in the local area – just a 10-minute walk away. Other close destinations are Hersonissos and Heraklion which are both highly recommended places to visit. There you can find markets with local traditional products and souvenirs, also high street clothes shops and attractive landmarks.
It is one of the greatest museums in Greece. It is located in the center of Heraklion, at Eleftherias square. It includes exhibits from all periods of the Cretan history whilst the Minoan collection is one of the most significant in the world.
The Palace of Knossos constituted the seat of King Minos and is located on a lush hill about 5 km southeast of Heraklion. It was built around 2000 BC and by the middle of the 14th century, it was destroyed and rebuilt three times. The first excavations began in 1878 by Minoas Kalokairinos and continued by Evans in 1900.
It is located in Gournes, 2 km east of the Blue Aegean Hotel. It is a modern aquarium for the marine life of the Mediterranean. It is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe and constitutes one of the biggest marine science centers in the Mediterranean.