Despite the changes brought about by modern times, this enchanting place continues to bear the originality of tradition. The village Koutouloufari is situated above Hersonissos port and is built near the foot of the Charakas Mountain.
The characterization of the village as ‘traditional’ concentrates the elements of another kind of tourist development, mainly based on highlighting the exciting local colour of the island. In this amphitheatrically built village, tradition is vividly expressed, not only in the attitudes and characters of the inhabitants, but also reflected by the works of art and in the shaping of places.
The perfect combination of mountain and sea lend the visitor a sensation of serenity and a mood for exploration and entertainment.
A sensation of past times, as well as the traditional colour has made that village into cosmopolitan destination. In parallel to the romantic presence of the picturesque features of the landscape, there are many hotel clusters and apartments, a great number of restaurants, where you can try traditional, Cretan delicacies, with an amazing view to the port.
A tour within the traditional village is certainly worth making a stop. Relax for a cup of coffee or an ice cream in the colourful cafes. You can also buy souvenirs at the shops of traditional products, which are spread within the narrow alleys of the village. As for the entertainment, numerous places will satisfy your music taste, whether you wish to relax or to go on the loose.
One’s most vivid imagination or senses could not possibly rival that favoured place. Since Koutouloufari is a muse of photographers, do not forget your cameras. At every step, you will have the opportunity to capture a picture; a traditional house, a picturesque alley and the breathtaking view to the endless blue sea, of course.
The place is also offered for sightseeing there is a beautiful church, dedicated to Aghios Vassilios, which is built on the remains of an old church.
Set yourself free and enjoy the unique combination of the sea, the sun and the mountains, in this simple and sweet microcosm!