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Koutsounari Traditional Cottages
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Koutsounari
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“Wonderful, quiet and relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just back from 2 wonderful weeks at the Koutsounari Traditional Cottages.Great weather,good restaurants and quiet beaches within easy reach.There are a couple of mid sized supermarkets at the bottom of the town,and Ierapetra is about a 10-15 minute drive where there are larger shops,banks and other facilities.
This is a very quiet little part of Crete,with a few larger towns within easy reach,Myrtos and the beach at Makrygialos being 2 of our personal favourites.
The cottages themselves have been lovingly restored by the owners,and are spacious,well maintained and equipped.There has obviously been a lot of thought and care gone into their restoration,with a keen eye for comfort and the use of colourful fabrics and soft furnishings contrasting nicely with the white washed walls,wooden beam ceilings and interiors.
The cottage was immaculate on our arrival and cleaned several times during our stay.
The owner Joanna was very welcoming and friendly,with great advice on which beaches to go to and restaurants to try.
The town itself has a several nice restaurants in walking distance which seemed to attract as many locals as visitors,with the Taverna Osteria being a particular favourite of ours.
The sister property is the Nakou Village,which is a steep but short walk away and has a great pool and patio area.

In short, the Traditional Cottages are a perfect base for a relaxing self catering holiday,away from the crowds but with a car,perfectly placed for exploring the rest of the Island.We were shown round some of the other cottages by the owner and they had all been restored to the same high standard as ours.

We would highly recommend these cottages as a great place to holiday on Crete.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madi2011, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at ours. Emmanuel Mantalas
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

we have spent two lovely weeks with my significant other. Away from crowded touristic places but still offering all that you may need on your holidays, Koutsounari Traditional Cottages is the ideal place to relax and enjoy. The cottages are beautiful and little details make the difference here. Waking up in the morning, we were having breakfast at our terrace, enjoying the view and after a long day of swimming, walking around we wanted to return "home" and enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset....what a nice place to rremember! Sure we will be back again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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NakouTradition, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind words regarding Koutsounari Traditional Cottages and also for sharing them on Tripadvisor.
Looking forward to welcoming you again,
Kind regards
Ioanna
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Reviewed September 25, 2006

No matter what i will return at Koutsounari traditional cottages!!!
A place to relax, get back together with your self and rediscover what vacation is about....
2 weeks spent at an establisment that has won the Europa Nostra Diplome in 1978 for the convertion and fine restoration of cretan cottages. great atmosphere, sincere decoration and filoxeneia...
a greek word that can hardly be explained...

  • Liked — everything!
  • Disliked — that i have no more weeks to spend there!!!
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  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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NakouTradition, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review, November 9, 2015
Thank you for your nice comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at ours. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards,
Ioanna
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Reviewed July 20, 2005

that's how we feel about Koutsounari Traditional Cottages.
Eversince we have stayed there back in 2000, we have the immense necessity to return. And we every summer....
Unique place, to escape...Quite to relax , Luxurious to enjoy...what else do we need.

  • Stayed July 2001
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Reviewed June 28, 2005

It is rather difficult to express, all that feelings that i have when recalling my vacation early this year (may) in Koutsounari Traditional Cottages.
We are talking about an establishement that has won the Europa Nostra Award back in 1978 for the fine restauration and transformation of rural cottages into a 4star hotel.
the visionaire of this project Mrs Eleni Nakou (also the creator of the most luxurious hotels in Crete THE elounda Beach and Elounda Bay, and Minos Beach) has managed to surprise us by the quality of her work as well as the vision she had. Since 1979 the Mandalas family, 2nd generation of hoteliers are running this property, with respect to tradition, filoxenia= hospitality and devotion to Mrs Eleni Nakou vision for koutsounari traditional cottages.
We have satyed in a cottages that brought us back to how noble cretans lived their lives. Collections, art pieces and excellent service are some of the things we found at Koutsounari!
For us to know for you to find out!!!!

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Property: Koutsounari Traditional Cottages
Address: Off Main Road Koutsounari | Eparx. Odos Agiou Ioanni, Koutsounari, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece (Formerly Nakou Village)
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Ierapetra > Koutsounari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Koutsounari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Koutsounari Traditional Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will be charmed by these authentic Cretan cottages. Koutsounari Traditional Cottages combine modern comfort and tradition, facilities and artistic creativity of the past. It is an A class settlement, authorised and rated by the Greek Tourism Organisation. 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 and in 2011 they have been redecorated. All cottages have a private entrance and secluded terrace. Kitchenettes are well- equipped to allow you pre-pair your breakfast and a light meal. Guests of the Koutsounari Traditional Cottages can relax in the garden, surrounded by olive groves, bougainvilleas and herbs. Free access to a swimming pool and a pool bar in a sister property is offered, 800 metres away. Located on Koutsounari hill overlooking the Sea, Koutsounari Traditional Cottages are 1 km from Long Beach awarded with Blue Flag 2011. Koutsounari Village has shops and traditional taverns. A car rental is highly recommended in order to explore the south of Crete. Ierapetra with the 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. ... more   less 
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