Crete is home to many different cities and towns. The Island offers a variety of adventures. You can visit the Palace of Knossos or wander the coastal shore. There are many wooded bays sheltering fishing villages and plenty of pebbled beaches. As you wander around the island, consider visiting Gouves. You can spend a weekend in Gouves using the community as a base for exploration of the island. One of the major Gouves attractions is its marina. Here you can arrange the rental of water sports equipment. You can then enjoy the narrow sand and shingle beach. To sample Gouves culture, taste the local food or visit the Zoodochos Pigi Church dedicated to the patron Saint of Gouves. There are other things to do in Gouves. You can go to visit the nearby resort of Kato Gouves. Here you can see another of Gouves sights, the ruins of an ancient pottery shop. Furthermore, there is always shopping in Gouves or at the resort.