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Koutouloufari Holidays

A charming hillside escape

On a gently sloping mountain with views of the sea, the village of Koutouloufari epitomises Cretan charm – after a few days on your Koutouloufari holidays, you’ll never want to leave. Spend early mornings strolling through the cobblestone streets, ducking under chestnut and plane trees and stopping in a ‘kafenion’ for coffee. In the evenings, drink raki and dance under the moonlight to local Cretan music.

The beach is just a kilometre away from the village centre, and has several coves just waiting to be swum in. It’s also a good place to try some water sports – you can have a go at everything from scuba diving to water skiing. While Koutouloufari remains true to its traditional village roots, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable holiday on the doorstep, with plenty of markets and restaurants to discover. So, for a slow-paced resort with masses for ocean lovers to do, you need look no further than Koutouloufari.

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Your Koutouloufari questions, answered

It’s a good idea to rent a car, particularly if you’re with kids – the beach is a kilometre from the village, and you’ll want to visit sites around Koutouloufari.
Low-key but lovely. In the summertime, partake in the village’s ‘Cretan Nights’, where you’ll learn local dances and sway your hips to the beat of traditional instruments.
The typical drink of Crete is raki, a double-distilled liquor made from grapes. Throughout the year, you’ll find delicious fresh-pressed non-alcoholic fruit juices as well.

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