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Blue Velvet Coast Seafront Villa is located in Gournes, a small village

20minutes from Heraklion city and15min from Heraklion Airport.

The villas' location make it ideal of all kinds of vacation. 
Located on the seafront of the most quite and serene part of Gournes village, they promise you moment of relaxation just by hearing the sounds the water splashing on the shore. 


Whether it's the nightlife, the cultural history or the natural beauty you are interested, Blue Velvet Coast Villa are only 5 minutes from the highway to facilitate your explorations and adventures. 

The Location



 Gournes is a picturesque seaside village and located 15 kilometres east of Heraklion. It's name “basin” in Greek, and it is believed that there used to several rivers and underground water stream from the nearby mountains deriving there. The evidence still exists, as a "river" basin still runs through the center of the village. It is dry in the summer but during winter and spring its ample water ends in the sea nearby. Gournes is more traditional and has been intact by tourism. It doesn’t display overly developed touristic infrastructure and is ideal for a tranquil hospitable holiday. The Village has a greatly advantageous position as it is close to the city center as well, and also near to the area’s most popular sandy beaches.  The closest sandy beach is in a walking distance of 0.5 km from the villas. A number of convenient shops and services (mini-market, pharmacy, tavernas, bus station) are available in the neighborhood at a walking distance of less than 5 min. 

Near by locations

  • Bus station                     0,75 km

  • Nearest supply store        0,5 km

  • Cretaquarium                   1 km

  • Planitarium of Crete       2.4 km

  • Dinosaur park                 2.1 km

  • Nearest water Park            4 km

  • Golf camp                         8 km

The location is also ideal if you want to explore the island, as it is within a five minutes drive from the national road which leads you to the famous places of the island. 

Places of Interest

  • Heraklion City:  15 Km – 20 min

  • Kazantzakis Airport:  12 Km – 15 min

  • Hersonissos Village:  9 Km – 10 min

  • Agios Nikolaos City  64 Km - 60 min

  • Ierapetra city  94 Km - 90 min

  • Elounda resort:  57Km - 48 min

  • Chania city 150km - 120 min

  • Rethimno city 90km - 80 min


Heraklion is the biggest and most popular region of Crete on the eastern side of the island located between Rethymno and Lassithi.

It is a city of contrasts, offering intense nightlife in nearby regions such as Malia and Hersonissos, but also many peaceful places, particularly on the southern side. Heraklion Greece is the cradle of the Minoan civilization and a visit to the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaestos will be worth your while. It is surrounded by traditional villages, Medieval castles, Byzantine monasteries, and nice beaches to relax, so make sure you get a drive around. This region combines busy resorts and secluded places to cover all tastes.

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. 

Sightseeing Highlights

Cretaquarium (1km)

The Aquarium of Crete is part of THALASSOKOSMOS (the building complex of HCMR in Heraklion, Crete), the largest complex for marine research, technology and entertainment in the Mediterranean area


Knossos palace (19km)

Knossos  is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.


Heraklion Archaeological Museum (14km)

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe.


Koules fortress (16km)

The Koules  or Castello a Mare ("Fort on the Sea" in Italian) is a fortress located at the entrance of the old port of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. It was built by the Republic of Venice in the early 16th century, and is still in good condition today.

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