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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is lovely: all is perfect for making you feel cared for! The setting is quiet, the view is astonishing and the smells of the Mediterranean sorround you. What do you need more? Oh yes, the professional yet personal touch of Ioanna and the hand made confitures and cookies you'll find in the kitchen. We'll be back soon!

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IoannaMadala, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your kind comments give us strength to continue doing what we love best, assist our valuable guests and do our outmost to ease their holidays. My mom will be glad to hear that you liked her homemade cookies and confitures. Looking forward to welcoming you again, soon. Best Regards, Ioanna

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a wonderful 8 days at Koutsounari traditional cottages. We arrived during a particularly windy week and our original cottage had a quite exposed terrace. The wonderful Joanna offered us a more sheltered cottage the next day for the remaining stay. The cottages are tastefully decorated with simple, local furnishings with great attention to detail. Our cottage had three...

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IoannaMadala, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We do our best to offer an experience to be remembered. Our cottages are taken care with love and respect, as well as our guests. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Ioanna

Reviewed 29 July 2016

Excellent place to totally relax! Close to the beach, amazing cottages and great owners! Cottages are big and have all the modern things you normally find in a luxury hotel. Great showers and amazing views!

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IoannaMadala, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted to read how much you appreciated the beauty of our cottages as well as mentioning how much you enjoyed our renovated showers and amazing views to the Libyan sea. Hope to see you again. Warmest Regards, Ioanna

Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Experience the micro - scale, original houses from the village, which respect naturally nature its rescources and Crete's history. Our Hostess Mrs Mandala was very kind to tell us the story of the place as well as the role of Mrs. Nakou in establishing a small scale luxrious yet authenic hotels in Crete. Well done for keeping the place in...

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IoannaMadala, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

A Huge Thank you for your comments regarding the preservation of this settlement that was converted into Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. Coming from you it is an honor. The story of Eleni Nakou is one of those that deserve to be told. Such a pioneer in the hotel industry and ahead of her time. Thank you again, and I look forward...

Reviewed 1 July 2016

The fact that we have been coming to the Koutsounari traditional cottages regularly since 2003 speaks for itself. With its rustic traditional Cretan style the place is truly remarkable and we always enjoy coming back. The cottages are beautifully designed, well maintained and equipped and lovingly decorated with attention even to smaller details so that one easily feels at home....

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IoannaMadala, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Hanspeter, can't thank you enough for your excellent review. It is always a pleasure welcoming you at Koutsounari traditional Cottages. Your preferred cottage will always be there for you. Dora and Manolis also thank you for your kind comments. Looking forward to having the pleasure of your presence in September. Warm regards Ioanna

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I would love to stick to two words that describe the Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. Perfection & Class. I will proceed though and describe my experience to the core. I will start with the front view to the Libyan Sea, where the sky and the endless blue meet and greet you, to the back view of the Cretan Mountains, and I'll...

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IoannaMadala, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. I am delighted to read that you have appreciated every aspect (location, view, premises, decoration etc) at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. We pay a lot of attention to detail and we are glad to discover that our guests take pleasure and ...great photos of our cottages. Can't thank you enough! A Bientot! Ioanna

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Fairytale property, accomodation in traditional Greek cottages with a very long and interesting history. We're well kept, all the modern amenities. Super helpful and friendly hosts. Amazing views both day and night!

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IoannaMadala, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your recent stay with us and for emphasizing on the history of Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. I am extremely happy and grateful to read that our customer care philosophy, namely high professionalism combined with genuine care is being felt and recognized by our valued guests. We look forward to the pleasure of...

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I have stayed in many cottages on both ends of Crete and in the middle. This was my absolute favorite! First the decor is eclectic and really an Instagramers Dream! The cottages are well appointed with really great attention to detail LIKE rain showers, glasses, snacks, bathroom amenities. The location is on a hillside with spectacular views of the black...

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IoannaMadala, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive feedback like yours. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us your experience with us. It has been a real pleasure welcoming you Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. I am thrilled to read we succeeded in making this experience unforgettable. My mother, Dora and I really thank you for your kind words. Hospitality runs...

Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great and relaxing time at Koutsounari traditional cottages! The room was very nice, clean, quiet and built beautifully in a traditional manner. The manager of the cottages, Ioanna, was very friendly and helpful, attending to all our needs. There are a lot of things to see in the area of Ierapetra: mountain villages, beautiful beaches, hiking opportunities...

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IoannaMadala, Owner at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. It was a great pleasure meeting you Natasha. Easter in Crete is a great experience and I am glad to have shared it with you! A bientot! Ioanna

Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

A perfect place at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages for the unique relaxation in a traditional way with unlimited view of wonderfull sea from your terrace (the view is breathtaking). The place is very easy accessible from the highway, the area is very quiet. The sea is 2 min driving or 15 min walking ( for those who like to walk before...

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NakouTradition, Manager at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and excellent rating. Our moto is "get away from it all" and we are happy to read that you have relaxed and enjoyed your holidays while at Koutsounari Traditional Cottages. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Ioanna

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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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Address: Off Main Road Koutsounari | Eparx. Odos Agiou Ioanni, Koutsounari, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece (Formerly Nakou Village)
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Ierapetra > Koutsounari
Price Range: $115 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koutsounari Traditional Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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