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.

General information

“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

Supermarket 20m

Hersonissos  900m

Medical Centre 900m

Heraklion airport 25km

Heraklion city 28km

Agios Nikolaos 30km

Lassithi plateau 20km

Malia 10km

Cretaquarium 15km

Water Park 5km

Golf Course 5km

Sites of Interest (few selections..)

On Foot …
Lychnostatis Museum (of traditional Cretan life)
Agricultural Museum of Piscopiano

By Bicycle …
Rosa Gorge

By Bus …
Archaeological  Museum
Ag. Nikolaos ( Lassithi prefecture capital town)

By Car …
Crete Golf Club
Water Parks
Lassithi plateau
Elounda & Spinalonga (by boat)