Hotel Astir Beach

Address: Gouves Crete, Gouves, Crete, 70014, Greece | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Gouves Crete, Gouves, is near Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa Centre, Cretan Farm, and Idolio.
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    Travel Blogs from Gouves

    Kronos palace and Zeus birthplace

    A travel blog entry by jkeas on Aug 23, 2015

    24 photos

    Back to an educational day! Today we met our driver and our tour guide to head to Kronos place and head up to the birth place of Zeus. First to the palace. This is a Minoan palace that was 4000 years old. It was amazing to see the art, pottery that had been discovered. It was also impressive how peaceful (they had no warriors) of a people they were and also how advanced. They has piping and a septic system. We also got to sit ...

    Beach Day 1

    A travel blog entry by jkeas on Aug 22, 2015

    11 photos

    To the kids enjoyment we decided to spend the day at the beach swimming in the Mediterranean. They initially thought we would only spend an hour or two at the beach but that turned into 6 hours! Look for the picture of me avoiding the sun compared to those around ...

    Destination Crete

    A travel blog entry by jkeas on Aug 21, 2015

    12 photos

    An early morning wake up and we were off to the airport for a flight to Crete. A hour drive and a 35min flight and we had arrived. We had an amazing driver take up to the hotel/resort. We have nice hotel room with a jacuzzi. We quickly got into swimsuits and headed to the pool to swim and then down to the beach. ...

    Crete: As Good As We Remembered!

    A travel blog entry by tckontis on Aug 14, 2015

    4 comments, 8 photos

    ... olives are small and tasty.

    Last evening we went to dinner in Kritsa with the family. Kritsa is a small village up a hill from Elounda. When we met family at their beautiful home, Michaelis had just found a puppy that was cute and playful but abandoned in the road. We are told that abandoned pets are not uncommon given the economy here. The good news is we are not allowed to take a dog to ...

    Next Stop, Crete

    A travel blog entry by tckontis on Aug 13, 2015

    1 comment, 9 photos

    Hi everyone! Sorry for the late blog post. I waited until the morning to write this one! You'll hear why later...

    Our morning began at the Astir Palace, leaving quite early for the airport. We had breakfast at Gregory's, as suggested by Mr. Argeroplos, and ended up seeing the entire Olympiacos Football (Soccer) team! One of the most famous players was right next to me and he was constantly being interrupted for photos. We didn't ask for one, ...