The pool is the main attraction at these family-run apartments. But there’s a sandy beach down the road, too.
These whitewashed apartments come with a gleaming white pool area. The poolside bar serves snacks made from local produce, and it puts on regular live music and Greek nights.
The sandy beach is a 5-minute walk down the road, and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance, too.
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Cool off in the classic rectangular pool, or relax under a parasol on the sunbeds dotted around the waters edge.
Pool snack bar
The open-air bar sits between the reception area and the pool, decked in modern, dark wicker seating with shade-providing trees sprouting from the tiles and a covered section, too. Open 09.00-16.00 for snacks, and usually right through until 02.00 for drinks. There's also a pool table, a vending machine filled with cigarettes and snacks and 2 flatscreen satellite TVs.
Barbecue and Greek night
Take part in the Greek night, explore the culture and taste the local flavours.
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1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony or Terrace
These 1-bedroom apartments are a great base from which to explore your location. The décor is simple and modern with splashes of colour and you'll have all your basic holiday needs. There's a kitchenette with an electric ring, fridge, kettle and toaster for a quick bite to eat and there's a lounge if you're looking to relax. Outside space is also provided as you'll have a balcony or terrace. Just so you know you can request air-conditioning* and a safety deposit box* when you reach resort. This room sleeps 2 people with twin beds.
2 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony or Terrace
Calm, simple colours feature in these 2-bedroom apartments giving them a light and airy appeal. There's space provided outside as there's a balcony or terrace. It's possible to prepare drinks and snacks in your kitchenette - there's a fridge, an electric ring, kettle and toaster - and there's also a lounge area. You can request air-conditioning* and a safety deposit box* when you reach resort.
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ABOVE AVERAGE GREECE APARTMENTS
Just returned from a two week stay at the Ourania apartments and can recommend them as a quiet base for a Cretan holiday. We had a one bedroom apartment for the two of us, that was among the best I have had in Greece. Beds were firm but comfortable, The kitchen facilities were adequate for us as we tend to eat out most evenings. The bathroom was clean, spacious and the shower had good pressure. We found the pool area clean, with plenty of sun beds and shade if you wanted it. Bar snacks are available from 9-4 or 5 from the patio area above the pool and represented good value. I think they miss a trick by not having food available in the evenings as most people vacate the bar area of a night leaving it very quiet but this may be intentional? The location of the Ourania is 200 yards from the main road where Thomsons drop you off. This was a concern to us as we could not see the reception from the top of the lane as there is a dog leg bend halfway down and at eleven at night it was not well lit. From the rear of the apartments you have an eight minute walk to the sea, restaurants and bars. We would definitely go again!More
Basic but lovely
These apartments are basic but very clean and have everything you need. The manager is so friendly and helpful and upgraded us free of charge. There are about 4 resident cats (most rescued strays) which really adds to a very relaxed and familiar environment. We met people who return every year. The location is amazing, just 10 minutes walk to the beach, the town itself is beautifully quiet and authentic. Please be aware if staying here that the floor/ceilings are quite thin and loud noise travels easily! We would definitely return due to the location, value, atmosphere, staff and beautiful cats! Thank you Ourania :) More
Nice place to relax
One bed appt was a bit small in living area with only 2 ring hob for cooking (studio appts quite cramped) but ok when only using for a place to sleep. Rest of complex very clean with all staff/management very friendly and helpful. Pool area was more than adequate when we went in May (not sure about high season when more families will be there) Thought it strange that catering finished at 4.00pm rather than say 6.00pm (to cover teas if people did not want to cook) but reasonable choice of bars and tavernas within 15 mins walk. Free wifi restricted to public areas of complex Would certainly consider going againMore
Stayed in Ourania Apartments for a week in June. Excellent hospitality, great breakfast, spacious clean apartments, friendly helpful staff. Great location. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely return. More
The Ourania Apartments have everything you need for a holiday. Very clean, staff very friendly, gardens beautifully laid out, and in a good location. Food and drink good and reasonably priced, pool is great and there are more than enough sun beds dotted around in both sunny and shady areas. Thoroughly recommended. If we visit Kato Gouves again we will definitely come back to stay at Ourania Apartments. More
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