Koutsounari, Lassithi, Crete
Country cottage Guest house Small Traditional hotel
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.
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.
Map & Access
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.
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To see / To do
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)
The town of Sitia
Waterfall of Mylonas
The house of Napoleon at Ierapetra