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.
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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.
Baby cot free of charge
Cleaning service 2 times a week
Iron & ironboard upon request
Towels & sheets included
Credit cards accepted
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.
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)