Crete is a unique and a special place to visit. It is the largest island in the country and the holiday destination of around 3 million tourists a year. Repeater visitors tend to come to Crete at least once a year to taste the beauties the island offers, the famous Cretan hospitality, the Mediterranean climate and the beaches of crystal-clear water.
The island is ideal to spend not just the summer holidays but the winter ones as well, as it offers beautiful beaches and coves as well as snowy mountain tops appropriate for hiking, mountain and rock climbing. Spend your days guided around the Minoan palaces, walk on the paved Roman roads, admire the Byzantine temples; explore the Venetian and Turkish fortresses. In Crete, you will find the modern holiday resorts offering hospitality and entertainment all day long, while just a few kilometers away, the dozens of villages that are awaiting for you to be discovered follow a different pace of life, preserving local traditions, language and customs. What makes Crete a special place is the unique combination of natural beauty, history, civilisation and tradition.
At the western edge of Malia Golf, in an area of unique natural beauty that combines the magic touch of the sea and the magnificence of the Lasithi mountains nearby, lies Hersonissos, one of the oldest settlements of Crete.
Koutouloufari is only 29 km away from Heraklion and is found on the slope of Mount Pirgia, at a latitude of 100 meters.
The island of Crete is of great archeological importance and offers many natural beauties.
Crete is well known for its vast array of ancient archeological sites which can be found throughout the island.
The beaches on Crete are some of the best and most well known beaches in Greece.
Exploring Crete’s walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the island’s outstanding natural beauty.
Alongside the ancient archeological sites and the natural beauties of Crete, there are many more entertainment options to please both young and adult visitors.