Astra Village Apartments
Set into the hillside behind Hersonissos, the Astra Village Apartments combine simple Cretan style with lovely views of the coast.
Design-wise, this small complex fits in with its surroundings beautifully. It’s adopted the Minoan style and has multi-level roofs and zig-zagging staircases. Inside, the decor is typically Greek.
There are two pool areas in the hotel’s grounds. They’re both real sun traps, with more than enough sunbeds for everyone. You don’t even have to leave the pool area to order a drink or a snack, as an open-sided cafe is close by.
Overview of Koutouloufari
The charming village setting of Koutouloufari is incredibly popular with people looking for relaxing holidays to Crete. Plus, thanks to the village’s hilltop location, incredible views are part of the package. In Koutouloufari, you’re relatively sheltered from the party resorts on Crete’s shores, but you’re also close enough to join in the fun.
Thanks to the village’s small size, everything is within walking distance of the Astra Village Apartments. It’s easy to explore the cobbled streets, which are packed with local stores and tavernas. Colourful flowers often hang outside, adding to the picturesque setting.
Things to do in Koutouloufari
As locations go, the Astra Village Apartments takes some beating. The hotel’s right in the middle of Koutouloufari, so you’re surrounded by old-world tavernas and shops.
The main square is only around the corner from the hotel, too. The architecture is impressive and the atmosphere traditionally Greek, so it’s a great spot to stop for a glass of wine in the sunshine.
When you fancy a day on the sand, the beaches of Hersonissos are a 15-minute stroll away. If you feel like a big night out, there are plenty of late-night bars and happy hours, too. For something even wilder, you’re only a 10-minute taxi ride from Malia’s neon-studded party strip.
A relaxing village with party spots nearby, you can experience traditional Greece with a stay in Koutouloufari.