All About Crete Weather. Weather in Gouves. This detailed 10 Day Weather Forecast in Crete for Gouves, Heraklion Prefecture is prepared for the local ex-pat residents and holidaymakers alike. Gouves (Greek: Γούβες) is the village several kilometres from the coast while the resort on the shore is known as Kato (Lower) Gouves. The area is just 20 kilometres from Heraklion International Airport, connected by the main East-West Crete motorway and central to an interesting area of touristy places, a collection of Byzantine churches, a well known monastery, even historical caves and lots of sprawling olive groves. Holiday Weather Tip: Gouves is convenient for many excursions to well known places, such as Spinalonga Island (to the East of Gouves) and Knossos Palace, Heraklion (to the west of Gouves) - both within an hour's drive. Due to the sun''s strong rays that create Crete's renowned and powerful sunlight, it is best to drive in a westerly direction in the morning and an easterly direction in the afternoon. Always wear sunglasses when driving in crete, as a local ex-pat or a holidaymaker due to the intensity of the sun.