|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||38 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Beach, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
You will be charmed by these authentic Cretan Stone cottages. Koutsounari Traditional Cottages is a traditional settlement rated A Class by the Greek Tourism Organisation, that combines modern comfort and tradition, facilities and artistic creativity of the past.
The cottages were constructed in 1976 and in 1978 have won the Europa Nostra Diploma for the fine restoration of abandoned buildings and their conversion into a touristic resort. In 2005 the cottages have been renovated.
All cottages have a private entrance and secluded terrace. Kitchenettes are well equiped to allow you prepair your breakfast and a light meal.
Koutsounari Traditional Cottages
Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
Additional Location Information
Located on Koutsounari hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Koutsounari Traditional Cottages are 1 km from Long Beach.
Koutsounari Village has shops and traditional taverns. A car rental is highly recommended in order to explore the south of Crete. Ierapetra with its 17th-century castle is only 9 km away. Chrissi Island with its exotic beaches can be reached by boat within 30 minutes.
Heraklion Airport at 110kms
Agios Nikolaos at 50kms
Location Type Beach, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$116 - $154||$128 - $154||$808 - $988||$0||4 nights|
|Apr. 1 2012 - Jun. 30 2012
|Jul. 1 2012 - Sep. 14 2012
|Sep. 15 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
|All Other Dates||$154||$154||$988||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
VAT of 6,50% and City taxes of 0,50% are included in the rates
There are also cottages that can accommodate up to 5 persons. Please contact us for further information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Monika and Tobias
Lovely, cozy place - just perfect to relax
We spent wonderful two weeks in the cottages. Everything was just right: the traditional house with all those lovely details and great sea view was a perfect home for us (the long beautiful pebble beach with clear water, populated by very few people, was just a tree-minute car ride away).
We received a very warm welcome, with fresh flowers placed in the house and a little breakfast basket - and the whole two weeks the owner couple was very helpful and assisted us with their advice: nice beaches, places to eat or to shop.
Our favourite place for the two weeks was the great, large terrace. We recommend these traditional cottages to anyone who wants to spent some quite, relaxing days in a lovely environment.
Response from Emmanuel - 07/31/2012
thank you so much for your kind review.
Hope to see you soon!
Beautiful and so relaxing!
Staying at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages was the best decision! Ioanna and Dora took such good care of us and made our holiday totally stress-free. The house is absolutely beautiful, so carefully restored and every details thought about. And what a view! Thank you to the Madala family for a wonderful, wonderful stay!
Response from Emmanuel - 07/09/2012
It was a pleasure having you at ours Katerina! We were happy to see all 3 generations of your family in our property.
Thank you for choosing Koutsounari Traditional Cottages for your holidays Hope to see you soon!
Simply the best!!!
My wife and I stayed at the Koutsounari Tradional Cottages to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I have to say, this is one of the finest facilities we have ever stayed in. My wife is an interior architect, and when we opened the door to our room my wife was blown away. It was breathtaking!!! The decor, the service and the ambience are all outstanding.
Words just can't describe the feeling we got there. The Mantala family, owners of the hotel made our holiday a stay to remember. The place where you can enjoy in comfort the sun and the sea and fall in love again. I recommend this place, a definite must! We are certainly going back for more...
Response from Emmanuel - 05/17/2012
We are happy that your wedding anniversary at ours was a memorable one. My daughter is flattered that you and an interior architect of your wife's calibre appreciated Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, interior design and architecture. Our propety has won the Europa Nostra Medal, for the fine restoration of abandoned buildings and their conversion into a tourist resort. We are doing our best to preserve our cultural patrimony.
See you soon!
Absolutly perfect location for a take it easy holiday!
Thank you Emmanuel, for an absolutly perfect holiday in your cottages. Our little girl enjoy`s here first holiday by plane and at the sea a lot.
Perfect sea view from our terrace to let the soul hang down. We come back for sure!!!
Best regards Fam. Wiesinger from austria
Response from Emmanuel - 09/25/2011
I am glad that you enjoyed your holidays. Hope to see you soon!
Perfect for letting go - everything is taken care of!
I stayed there with a friend for a relaxing holiday. The cottages were beautiful and homely at the same time and the area had the feel of a 'real' traditional village. Attention to detail was obvious and everything was perfect, both in cleanliness and set-up.
The view was magnificent, especially from our little veranda. If you like walking I would recommend waking up early and walking up the hill near the villages - the early morning, the roosters, the locals waking up, it's a great experience!
The beaches and the city centre were only a short trip away by car but I think it was worth it for a chance to stay in these traditional cottages - you don't get the feel of the place otherwise.
The cottages had every comfort we needed and were fully self-sufficient: kitchen and cooking utensils, fridge, hair-drier... I don't remember needing anything that I didn't have.
I just loved it!
Response from Emmanuel - 11/24/2011
You had the chance to stay at both our properties and i am glad to find out that in each one you have discovered its beauty and uniqueness.
Thank you for sharing information about the surrounding area and the activities one can have while relaxing at Koutsounari.
Since i was 4!
The first time i came at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, I was 4 years old, with my sister and my parents, and we all felt in love with the place.
We found here hospitality like nowhere else. The owners became our friends and almost familly.
We like, the fact that living in the cottages reminds you of Crete of other times. I want to thank Manolis, for the warm welcoming, Dora for her incredible traditional dishes, and their childrean (Ioanna & Andreas) for their friendship.
At Koutsounari Traditional cottages you will relax and feel far away from everything you know! You should definitely discover it by your self!
Response from Emmanuel - 07/20/2011
Adrien, thank you for your lovely words! It's also a great pleasure for our family, to have met you.
Nous comptons les jours
Donner notre opinion sur les maisonnettes traditionnelles de Koutsounari c'est d'abord dire que nous allons y retourner pour la trente cinquième année consécutive. Cette fidélité est la meilleure des publicités. Nous savons l'accueil personnalisé et sympathique que nous allons trouver.. Nous savons le charme particulier de la maisonnette et son panorama. Si la piscine et sa vue dominant la mer son exceptionnelles, la cuisine de Dora Mandalas l'est également.
En conclusion; la famille Mandalas, ses maisonnettes et leur environnement sont l'assurance d'un séjour hors du commun
Response from Emmanuel - 11/24/2011
Pour la famille Mantalas un ete sans vous, ca n existe pas. Vous etes les meilleurs ambassadeurs de Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. On vous attend au mois d Aout . Merci Encore
we had a somptuous stay in this little house , the owner is absolutely charming and gave us good advices of places to go and nice beaches to rest!
the cottage is warm and comfortable, nice kitchen, typical greek decoration like a postcard!
a place to recommand
Response from Emmanuel - 05/05/2011
Michel, thank you very much for your kind words. The pleasure was ours.Regards, Ioanna
Leiden, The Netherlands
From 1981 up to now I stayed in one of the traditional cottages almost once a year and I really love it.
I stayed with the Mandalas family with my mum, different friends, wanted everybody to see it.
The moment we drive from Ierapetra to Koutsounari it feels like coming home.
A beautiful house, olivetrees, oleanders,a terras with seeview and it's so quiet you hear the birds.
And we were very well taken care of by Mr. and Mrs. Mandalas.
It's very useful to rent a car because it is a small village in a quiet surrounding.
Response from Emmanuel - 05/11/2011
Dearest Ank, thank you very much for your kind words! That's how I feel about Koutsounari Traditional Cottages too! A place full of memories and good friends! Kisses to mama Tiny!