Piskopiano - Crete
Driades Apartments is a small attractive complex in a quiet position within the pretty and picturesque village of Piskopiano.
It is just 150 metres to the many bars and tavernas in the centre of Piskopiano and the centre of Hersonissos is a 20 minutes walk downhill from the apartments.
These apartments will appeal to families and couples looking for quiet accomodation in a scenic hillside location above Hersonissos.
The apartments have an invinting pool and sun terrace and are popular with British holidyamakers and are ideal for a relaxed holiday in Crete.
Get to our pool, take a dive and get your refreshing drink while enjoying the amazing views.
Your children will play in the children's pool and will enjoy their ice cream at the snack bar near the pool.
If you come with your car or you hire one to escape to the beautiful Cretan beaches and villages, a large parking is available for you.
In Driades Apartments, you will meet the authentic Cretan hospitality with people which will be always ready to serve you.
The Driades apartments are ideal for a relaxing vacation in Crete.
Distance from the airport: 23.2km
Distance from the beach: 1.9km
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!