A large complex along the Gouves beach is the Aphrodite Beach Hotel located 18 kilometers from Heraklion. A large Cretan family runs it, and they make an effort to teach its visitors about Cretan culture and what makes Crete unique. Numerous stores, classic restaurants, and taverns can be found in the town of Gouves. Perfect resort for anybody who wants to explore Crete by bus or car rental, located in the middle of the island. The rooms feature a minibar, cable TV and a safe. You can find a shower and a hairdryer inside the bathrooms. Visitors may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the restaurant. You may also take care of your self with a massage, work out at the gym or visit the beauty care salon with an extra charge. Head for a swim and relax at the large outdoor swimming pool of the hotel. Take a stroll and wander around the Gouves area for shopping and tasting the best of Greek food.  Aphrodite Beach Hotel is only 7 kilometers away from Hersonissos, a town known for its nightlife. Other places of interest near the hotel are CretAquarium Thalassocosmos and Star Beach Water Park.