Koutouloufari Vacations

15 miles (24 kilometers) to the east of Heraklion, is Koutouloufari, a popular spot for visitors wishing to discover more of the region. This popular part of town is 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport.

Many of Heraklion’s most popular attractions are close to Koutouloufari, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. The Star Beach Water Park and Lychnostatis are just two of the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also, well worth the effort are Aquaworld Aquarium and Acqua Plus.

Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a rewarding holiday destination. Take the time to see the many exhibit spaces such as the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum and the Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance. Enjoy the beautiful artworks at the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery and the Heraklion Museum of Religious Art. Enjoy seeing local and touring artists live on stage at the Manos Hatzidakis Theatre.

A number of Heraklion’s attractions are in the Koutouloufari area, such as Eleftherias Square, Koubes and the Kapetan Mihalis Korakas. Whatever your faith, serenity and calm awaits at sacred places like the Agia Ekaterini Church. The Heraklion area is filled with reminders of the past; be sure not to miss Dermatas Gate and Hania Gate.

When it’s time to scratch that golf itch, head to the Crete Golf Club in Chersonissos. Grab your favorite club and hit the fairways.

To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about making a reservation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep be sure to check out the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio, the Lato Boutique Hotel, and the Marin Dream.

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