This stunning, idyllic town is home to around 600 inhabitants and is located on the north coast of Crete. With its winding narrow streets and old restored houses, this small tranquil village is the ideal environment to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Set on the hillside at an altitude of 100m, Koutouloufari boasts wonderful views of the Mediterranean sea and is less than a mile away from the cosmopolitan town of Hersonissos. Here you can find a busy nightlife and gorgeous golden beaches that have some of the best water sports on the island while still enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of picturesque Koutouloufari.

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.