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Danae’s Villas complex is located in a spot that provides easy access to many different activities, through which you can acquaint with the important history of Crete and to enjoy the splendid natural beauty the island is blessed with.

In Koutouloufari, you will have the chance to admire the beautiful Cretan architecture and the amicable character and unique hospitality of the local residents. Picturesque narrow streets, renovated handcraft establishments and neighborhoods that reflect another historical time comprise a settlement where tradition revives and beauty is expressed through simplicity.

Spread in the beautiful streets and small squares of the village, restaurants and cafes offer guests delicious meals and drinks from the universally known Cretan cuisine, as well as from international cuisines.
The shops of the village present visitors with a wide variety of goods and gifts, many of local production, such as olive oil, herbs, handmade ornaments and jewels and traditionally woven textiles.

Just 1.8km north of Koutouloufari, at the Port of Hersonissos, beautiful beaches of crystal clear, blue-green water await for moments of relaxation and fun.

For golf fans, almost 5km southwest of Hersonissos there is the Crete Golf Club, the largest golf installation in Greece.

At very small distances from the complex, you will find the Archaeological sight of Malia, as well as museums mainly of agricultural and folklore interest, such as the Agricultural Museum of Piskopiano.

The region of Lagada is located close to the complex and offers you the chance to visit the picturesque villages and their beautiful surroundings. There are many paths including the E4 for the fans of trekking, as well as traditional farms organizing tours in the villages. Also available are horse riding and paragliding lessons.

A trip to Heraklion will give you the chance to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and many museums of archaeological, historical, ecclesiastic and natural history interest.

You will also have the chance for one-day trips to numerous places of historic interest and magnificent natural beauty. We suggest you visit:

1. the historic monasteries

  • of Panagia Gouverniotissa in Potamies village
  • of Toplou, east of Sitia in Lasithi Prefecture
  • of Preveli, close to Plakias village in Rethymnon Prefecture
  • of Arkadi, between ancient Eleftherna and Sivritos Rethymnon Prefecture

2. the gorges

  • of Aposelemis river, close to Hersonissos
  • of Samaria south of Chania, along with the National Park, in Chania Prefecture

3. the beautiful islands

  • of Spinalonga, close to Elounda in Lasithi Prefecture
  • of Gaidouronisi (or Chrisi), south of Ierapetra in Lasithi Prefecture
  • of Elafonisi, southwest of Chania in Chania Prefecture
  • of Gramvousa, northwest of Chania in Chania Prefecture
  • of Dia north of Hersonissos in the Cretan Sea, right opposite from Danae’s Villas complex!

4. the Plateau of Lasithi in Lasithi Prefecture with the beautiful old windmills and Diktaion Andron, the place where god Zeus was born, according to Greek mythology

5. Vai, the largest natural palm forest in Europe and the only one in Greece, close to ancient Itanos in Lasithi Prefecture

We also suggest:

  • you combine moments of energy and fun in the water parks around Hersonissos
  • you go horse-riding in the villages Potamies and Stalida
  • enjoy traditional Cretan nights in Pano Hersonissos and Anopoli, with delicious local food, great music and dancing.

Finally, tickets for airplanes and ships, as well as yacht renting, are available for you.

PO Box 2345, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos 70014, Crete, Greece Tel: +30-2810220951 Mobile: +30-6983948986, +30-6974803692, +30-6937120395 Fax: +30-2810220951 email: info@danaevillas.gr ΜΗΤΕ 1039K91003155800