On the foothills of mount Harakas, surrounded by olive trees, with a grand view to the blue Cretan Sea, lies the traditional village of Koutouloufari.
Narrow alleys, stone built traditional houses with vines, small fine art shops, charming cafes and taverns with local cuisine, are only a few of the images one comes across walking through it.
Nestled between mountain and sea, Koutouloufari combines a variety of activities for people of all ages.
Let yourself indulge into a relaxing, tranquile walk in the nature and the two nearby villages, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos.
If you are looking for a more vivid night life, water sports and adventure in your holidays, the cosmopolitan Hersonissos is only 1 km down the hill, offering intense summer rhythms.
A spot with several shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs, organized beaches with entertainment facilities and more isolated ones too.
The beautiful little church of Agia Paraskevi built up in the rock in the back of the marina at the end of the beach road of Hersonissos, offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
From Hersonissos you can visit the city of Heraklion by bus or car (25km away) and the museums there, of “natural history”, the “archaeological museum” and the “historic” museum, as well as the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos.
“Astra Village” is a spot not far away from all the archaeological sites, museums and places worth visiting on the island.
Our GPS coordinates are Longitude 35.306868 Latitude 25.390431
To the beach 900m
Sites of Interest (few selections..)
On Foot …
Lychnostatis Museum (of traditional Cretan life)
Agricultural Museum of Piscopiano