Prince of Lillies Hotel Gouves, Crete
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A traditionally styled bed and breakfast with a spacious pool area and appealing roadside taverna and bar, in a coastal village.
Welcoming and friendly, and is popular as a 1-night pre-departure hotel due to its proximity to the airport, which you can see from the beach.
Suited to all age groups who want simple accommodation to use as a base for exploring the island.
An angular building, painted in white and cream, with wooden windows, doors and shutters, surrounded by archways. Terraces are slightly larger than the reasonably sized balconies which have wooden railings.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Homely and authentic, the reception and lobby feature traditional wooden furnishings with Greek statues in alcoves and old Greek pictures and maps on the walls. An original open fireplace sits in the breakfast room with lace covered tables and flowers.
Compact bar is built with slate and there is a dated-looking seating area around a TV in the corner.
Next to the pool is a lush lawned area with palm trees and high hedges offering privacy. Pool has metal steps and a children’s section with an underwater separator, surrounded by adequate sunbeds, shaded walkways and a stone pool bar to the side.
Stone-built taverna at the front is open to the public, with traditional furnishings and flowering urns. Main bar is adjacent, has modern furnishings and a children’s playground.
Area Type: Prince of Lillies Hotel is located on the beach side of the main road in Karteros, 6 km from Gouves and 2 km from the airport. A mini market and taverna are 150 metres away away, along with the bus stop for Heraklion and Gouves. A few residential apartments and small hotels are in the vicinity and there is no real resort centre. Beach is a 5 minute walk away. From there you can see the airport and some ruins of an ancient Minoan palace.
Nearest beach: 250 metres (Karteros)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Children’s pool/section
- Public facilities
- Children’s playground
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)