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Experiential Travel

Discover the fascinating world of the island of Crete, through the lens of Koutouloufari Village Holiday Club, the perfect base for your next adventure. Our hotel unlocks the mystery of Crete’s vast natural history, ancient legends and rich cultural history, while our team recommends truly memorable itineraries of activities to enjoy during your stay. Committed to providing the whole family with a memorable experience, guests enjoy an array of other activities and events near Κoutouloufari Village Holiday Club.

LIFE AT KOUTOULOUFARI VILLAGE
Open Air Cinema

Settle into comfortable seating as the stars above provide a natural backdrop to the silver screen. Whether it’s a classic film or a contemporary favorite, our curated selection ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Library

Whether you seek quiet contemplation or a deeper understanding of our surroundings, our Library Room offers is the perfect nook. A soothing ambiance, a treasure trove of knowledge, and the promise of discovery await you in this heart-warming corner.

Sunday Homemade Lunch

Every Sunday, we invite you to indulge in a culinary journey through the rich traditions of Cretan cuisine, lovingly prepared in our traditional wood-fired oven. From mouthwatering meats roasted to perfection to hearty vegetables infused with the essence of the Mediterranean sun, each dish is a testament to the island’s bounty and heritage.

FOR THE FAMILY
CretAquarium

Cretaquarium is an expert in presenting species and ecosystems of the Mediterranean, a sea of unique biodiversity that gave birth to ancient civilizations and welcomes millions of visitors every year from all over the world. It is home to 2000 sea animals, 200 different species found in the Mediterranean basin, and together with the appropriate scenery, it successfully represents the Cretan and Mediterranean sea beds.

Labyrinth Theme Park

A unique family entertainment destination of Crete. Enjoy an original, interactive and fun day for the whole family! The Labyrinth Theme Park is a family destination park with numerous interactive activities – including mini-golf, an organic garden and a stone labyrinth – and attractions. It is nestled in the scenic hills above the town of Hersonissos in an area of 15 hectares.

Aqua Plus Water Park

ACQUA PLUS is by far the most popular water park on the island of Crete, since for over twenty years now it offers great fun and good service to more than 100000 satisfied clients per year. It is situated 5km from Hersonissos, right next to the Crete Golf Club and only 30km from the city of Heraklion.

FOR THE HISTORY LOVERS
The island of Spinalonga

The rocky islet of Spinalonga , is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, about 1hr away from Koutouloufari village. Take a boat from Plaka to visit the 2nd most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos. Strolling around the island takes about an hour, but the serenity of the place and its recent history will certainly tempt you into spending much longer.

The Archeological Museum of Heraklion

Just 30 min away from Koutouloufari village, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is a must-visit site, featuring artifacts from the neolithic and the roman period, as well as Minoan pieces, like the “blue ladies” and “the prince with the lilies”. It is worth combining your visit to the museum with a tour to the palace of Knossos and a lunch at the nearby traditional village, Archanes.

The Palace of Knossos

It is considered the monumental symbol of Minoan Civilization ( 2000-1350 BC. ), due to its construction, use of luxury materials, architectural plan, advanced building techniques and impressive size. In myth, the Palace of Knossos was the seat of the great King Minos and where Minotaur lived.

OUR ITINERARIES
ARCHANES TRADITIONAL VILLAGE

Just 40 min away from Koutouloufari Village, built on the slopes of mount Giouhtas, you will find Archanes traditional village, famous for its typical Cretan architecture. Most of the houses have been restored recently and Archanes has won the second award as “The Best Restored Village in Europe”.

The Lassithi Plateau

The tranquil Lassithi Plateau, 900m above sea level, is an arrestingly beautiful expanse of green fields interspersed with almond trees and orchards, offering a sense of secluded rural Crete. Some of the most characteristic features of the plateau are the 26 stone flour mills and the linear drainage works that were built by the Venetians.

Western Crete at a glance

Explore the west side of Crete by visiting the beautiful towns of Rethymno & Chania, featuring Venetian architecture. Visit the 16th century monastery of Arkadi or – for the most adventurous – hike the Samaria gorge.

A NEARBY GOLF RETREAT

The Crete Golf Club, is home to the first 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete. It offers visitors a challenging and enjoyable golf experience throughout the year. The course has been built in an exciting desert style design.  Each hole individually sculptured to blend into the existing landscape. Our guests enjoy special discounts on green fees.

ACCESS & MAP

Our Holiday Club is located just 25 kilometers from Heraklion International Airport (HER) and 32 kilometers from Heraklion Town. Numerous direct flights run from many European capitals as well as daily flights from Athens. Heraklion is only 40 minutes flight from Athens International Airport and also accessible from Piraeus, the main port of Athens by sea travel. Rental cars can be arranged at the airport, as well as through the hotel.

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