Agiou Vasileiou St. - Koutouloufari
Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel is a 4 star property located in the center of Koutouloufari traditional village. The full renovation that took part in 2016 was based on combining hotel's unique Cycladic Architecture with modern decoration and furnishing.
All of our rooms include towels, bathrobes, slippers and natural beauty and health care products. In addition, all of the rooms include plasma TV with satellite channels, wireless internet access, mini bar fridge, coffee & tea facilities and air condition.
In our poolside space, you can have a coffee, refreshments and cocktails or a light dinner with a seasonal salad while enjoying the view of the Cretan Sea. Located 20 minutes away from Heraklion Airport and a 5-minute walk from Hersonissos, Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel is ideal for couples and families who want easy access to all of the facilities of a lively resort, whilst enjoying accommodation in a more peaceful and unique hotel.
In Casa Bianca Boutique Hotel, you can find relaxation and luxury accomodation and last, but certainly not least, Cretan Hospitality that will make any second of your holidays count.
Distance from the airport: 24.2km
Distance from the beach: 1.1km
The village of Koutouloufari is located on the slopes of Mount Harakas to the south of, and high above, the busy resort of Port Hersonissos.
For many visitors the village of Koutouloufari is a well-kept secret and many guests at the large all-inclusive hotels and other accommodation in the Port area and to the east and west of it, are unaware of its existence as the high rise concrete architecture of Port Hersonissos effectively hides it from view in most of the Port area. Even from the harbour itself the village looks like an extension of Port Hersonissos.
Those that hear about Koutouloufari, and the many that find the village by accident on the last day of their stay, the existence of a Cretan hill village so close to the brash commercialism of Port Hersonisos, comes as a complete surprise, and the phrase ‘we wish we had found it sooner’ is frequently heard!
For those ‘in the know’, the village is the centre of their holiday and many return year after year (sometimes more than once a year!), to visit old friends, and enjoy the selection of restaurants and bars around the village.
The central part of the village is a network of paved streets, built in amphitheatre style to follow the contours of the hill and once the climb from the sea is over the streets are relatively flat and lined with many original buildings some of which have been converted to shops, bars, and restaurants. And while there are apartments blocks, these have been built on the outskirts and in such a style and manner that they remain almost invisible. In recent years many of the old dwellings have been reconstructed incorporating original features such as stone arches, making them into desirable modern dwellings!
Apart from bars, cafes, and restaurants, Koutouloufari also has a good selection of shops ranging from good quality ladies fashion, from handmade ceramics, glass and other gifts, to some fine jewellery shops selling silver and gold jewelry made on the premises.
The absence of traffic and the relaxed atmosphere makes shopping during the day or late into the evening a pleasure and although there are cars and the ubiquitous scooters passing through the village, these are generally just local traffic. On occasion you will also come across a horse and carriage taking visitors on a sightseeing tour of the villages of Pano Hersonissos and Piskopiano!