We know that you might be feeling uncertain about booking your next holiday with the ever-changing travel restrictions, which is why we've introduced our Travel Restrictions Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Book your next villa holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can either move your dates or receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid if your travel dates are restricted by either FCDO/local government advice advice or local restrictions in your destination country.*
The Travel Restrictions Guarantee is automatically included in the website price and can be removed before you book, however we strongly advise you keep it to give you added flexibility and protection.
You will still need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy as soon as your booking is confirmed. This insurance should, as a minimum, protect you against cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, loss/theft of possessions and documents, personal liability and airline failure.
Terms and Conditions
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' applies to bookings for arrival between 1st May 2021 and 31st December 2021 only.
If there are restrictions advising against travel to your chosen destination country, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
If there are restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is automatically included in the search results price on the solmarvillas.com website.
The premium paid for 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-commissionable.
The premium can be removed from the basket if not required. If removed during booking, you still have 7 days from confirmation to add this back on if needed.
For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, this premium can't be added or removed after booking.
The 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-commissionable.
Cancellation of the booking will also result in loss of the premium paid.
You should ensure you have adequate comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in cases of cancellation for any other reason including, but no limited to, being unable to travel due to airline failure or cancellation, being quarantined for or diagnosed with Covid-19 or unable to travel due to work commitments or restrictions upon return.
Normal Terms and Conditions will apply for ancillary products such as car hire and transfers etc.
All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
Elegant living awaits at Villa Penelope, a modern property located in the area of Gouves just 15 minutes from Heraklion town. The three-floor villa is immaculate, decorated with cool earthy tones and offers four bedrooms, spacious living areas and several balconies to make the most of the amazing Cretan weather.
Outside there is a private pool, a brick-built barbecue and a delightful pergola; dine here in your own peaceful haven over a glass or two of Cretan wine, or saunter down to the village’s taverna-lined promenade with a dreamy backdrop of bobbing fishing boats.
Guests are in a privileged location here as Gouves is very much a resort of two halves. Not only are you close to the shops, restaurants and Blue-Flag beaches of the modern Kato Gouves, a more traditional side of the resort awaits in the mountain village of Pano Gouves, which specialises in sensational views, pretty churches and labyrinthine streets. A visit to Crete’s capital Heraklion should also be on your list of things to do for a change of scenery. The city offers activities around the clock, so whether you wish to explore the area's antiquities, sample the excellent food or soak up the lively nightlife amongst the friendly, welcoming locals, there is something for everyone.
*Please note that for Villa Penelope Gouves the nearest airport is Heraklion.
Check in and out times
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Lounge / Diner
Comfortable Seating, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Flat Screen TV, Sat TV with Multiple English Channels
Dining Facilities, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Oven, Hob, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave
Double Bed, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Ensuite Shower room, Balcony
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Balcony
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Lower Ground Floor
Chill Out Area
Comfortable Seating, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Pool Table, Kitchenette
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Shower, Toilet, Basin
Terraces and Gardens
Alfresco Dining Facilities, Covered Terrace, Open Terrace, Mature Gardens, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Brick Built BBQ
Off Road Parking, Electric Gates
Outdoor Private Pool,
Pool Size: 6.00m
Please note that this property contains a ladder effect balcony which drops onto a flat roof. Please do not allow children to use as climbing apparatus.
Please note that access to the Lower Ground Floor apartment is ONLY from an external door and is therefore not suitable for young children to sleep in.
Chania International Airport (CHQ),
Heraklion Airport (HER)
Our properties are located in multiple areas surrounding Heraklion, meaning guests have easy access to the hustle and bustle of Crete’s capital but can enjoy a slower pace of life at their villa. As the island's largest city and chief port, Heraklion exudes an energetic atmosphere with a wealth of attractions including outstanding architecture, golden beaches and waterfront restaurants serving exceptional seafood.
The first thing you’re likely to see is the Venetian Fortress of Koules, which is the symbol of Heraklion. Built by the Venetians in the 16th century, it stands proudly at the harbour entrance and its 2.5km jetty lined with fishing boats is a popular promenade. History enthusiasts can also admire two of the most important Crete monuments: Knossos Palace and Phaistos Palace, both magnificent testaments of the Minoan civilisation. Knossos is such a draw that Crete's main museums, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Historical Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum, are also located in the area.
Spend a morning or afternoon ambling around the vibrant Old Town, where a warren of pedestrian-only streets are lined by aristocratic buildings, cathedrals and churches, and an array of boutiques. It’s home to the Loggia, a former private club for Venetian nobles that is now the City Hall and arguably Heraklion’s most beautiful building. Spend time in one of the leafy squares with fountains and busy street-side cafés – the area comes alive at night and you can really get a feel of the local scene. When sightseeing has tired you out, it’s time to hit the beach. The northern and southern coasts of the Heraklion region are fringed with beautiful, well-organised beaches – many with restaurants, beach bars, sunbeds and watersports facilities – one of note just a short drive away is the Blue Flag Karteros beach, where clear blue waters meet the golden sands of a picturesque bay. Heraklion also offers great access to Eastern Crete linked by the excellent national road and beautiful seaside resorts.