May - November - Rooms 14 - Capacity 48

Koutsounari, Lassithi, Crete

Country cottage Guest house Small Traditional hotel

Activities Horse Riding Hiking Cuisine lessons Unusual stay


In 9 km distance from Ierapetra, at the village of Koutsounari, the homonymous traditional cottages, located in an exceptional setting with stunning sea views, invite you to share authentic Cretan holidays with family or friends. Warm hospitality from Madala family, who will take care of your comfort.

Located on the hillside of the village, the cottages Koutsounari are beautifully restored and built in compliance with the local architecture and traditions. Each has a private garden with herbs and flowers, a nice kitchen for relaxing and a beautiful sea view terrace.
At your disposal, free access to the swimming pool, pool bar/restaurant and cafe of the small complex ’Nakou Village’ located 800 meters from the cottages, which belongs to the same owners.
Horse Riding Hiking Cuisine lessons Unusual stay
Eco-label certifing Green & sustainable methods are used

Guest Inn Opinion

Between the sea and the mountains, these traditional Cretan houses will delight the fans of simplicity and pureness. Ideally situated for exploring the region of Lasithi.


Sitting room
Pets allowed
Baby cot free of charge
Cleaning service 2 times a week
WiFi Internet acces
Iron & ironboard upon request
Laudry service
Private parking
Vehicle recommended
Towels & sheets included
Credit cards accepted

Spoken Languages

English, French

Customer Reviews

Alain G. / France / July, 2022
Adorable ensemble de petites maisons traditionnelles aménagées avec goût. L’accueil par l’hôtesse, francophone, est parfait avec de nombreuses petites attentions et des conseils utiles sur les visites à faire et les tavernes à essayer. Un seul regret, que la piscine soit aussi éloignée.


Cottage Sea View (×4 ) 38 m2

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

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Superior Cottage (×6 ) 60 m2

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

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Family Cottage Garden View (×1 ) 60 m2

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Amenities +

Village Cottage Annex (×1 )

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Village Superior Cottage Annex (×1 )

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Cottage (×1 )

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Map & Access

Access Information

Driving from Heraklion: (115 km, 1h45 approx.) Take the Heraklion-Agios Nikolaos National Road and then towards Ierapetra through Pachia Ammos and finally to Agios Ioannis- Koutsounari. Alternative road from Agios Nikolaos: towards Ierapetra and then to Koutsounari village. In 800m after entering the village of Koutsounari on your right you will see the entrance of Koutsounari Traditional Cottages.


80 m
80 m
Sea Sports
1000 m
16.0 km
Archaeological Site
9.0 km
9.0 km
Closest Airport
115.0 km
Closest Port
45.0 km
2.0 km
15.0 km
1000 m
Horseback Riding
8.0 km
2.0 km

Calculate your itinerary

To see / To do

Ride horses by the sea, lakes or in the countryside along with qualified guides. The horse riding centers are located at the guest houses or at a maximum distance of 10 km
Walk around and explore marked trails, accompanied by the owners, qualified guides or on your own, starting from your place of stay or within 10 km.
Our owners will share and teach you the secrets of the local cuisine. Taste the delicious Greek traditional recipies.
Enjoy a unique experience while staying in alternative and unusual guesthouses

From the guesthouse:

Visit & guided tour at the organic farm Althaea (free of charge): The tour takes place in the certified bio farm Alhea with a stunning view of the Libyan Sea. You will have the opportunity to admire the stunning views whilst walking through the natural walking paths, full of lavender, sage, oregano and rosemary as well as many other Cretan herbs and trees. Stefanos and Panayiota, your hosts, will welcome you as friends and will be happy to share with you their knowledge and passion for the nature.

Beeswax and traditional candle making (with extra charge): The tour takes in the certified bio farm Alhea. You will start your visit by discovering the climate and geological conditions of the unique Cretan ecosystem. You will briefly discover the life of bees, their products and how people used them. An extra focus on the lifecycle of beeswax and its use will be presented: from its formation inside the hive and storing the precious honey, to how we can form wax bars and craft traditional candles. During the visit you will enjoy the local organic tea as well as some delicious seasonal snacks.

In the surrounded area:

Walking tours in the surrounded mountains (Anatoli, Ag. Giannis, Pefki)

The old town of Ierapetra

Chrissi Island (cruise)

Spinalonga Island

The town of Sitia

Waterfall of Mylonas

The house of Napoleon at Ierapetra

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