Villa Ippocampi is nestled in the hills of the picturesque village of Koutouloufari overlooking the lively north coast of the Greek island of Crete. This charming retreat - on a former olive grove - is managed with love and dedication by the Greek Nikos and his Dutch wife, Lydia. Ippocampi is a wonderful place for guests (adults only 16+) who like to enjoy a romantic stay, desire to escape to the sun or explore the island with friends.
The two-story, whitewashed Cycladic style building has 11 apartments and two penthouse suites, each with a kitchenette and a fabulous terrace or balcony. The bright interior, terracotta floors, wooden furniture in island style, doors and shutters in Greek blue all contribute to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The heart of Villa Ippocampi is the sparkling swimming pool and the stylish little bar, set in a walled garden planted with lemon and orange trees, lavender, bougainvillea, and jasmine. Start the day with a delicious breakfast in the morning sun, laze in the garden, and indulge yourself later with cool summer drinks and local delicacies that are served until sunset. In the evening, take a short walk to the local taverns which are also frequented by the locals.
Explore the mountain villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano, and the ancient Hersonissos, swim and sun at the nearby beaches (1 km) or breathe ancient Greek culture in the magnificent palace of Knossos.
Villa Ippocampi guarantees a carefree holiday full of relaxation and discovery!
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Villa Ippocampi enjoys a quiet position in the mountain village of Koutouloufari, on the north coast of Crete. Crete is the largest island of Greece where summer lasts from April to November. It is an island with an astonishing diversity, known for its breathtaking mountain ranges and long sandy beaches that blend into the crystal blue sea.
The central location of Villa Ippocampi makes it the perfect base for exploring the entire island. The owners are pleased to give you tips for exciting day trips. Even if you are looking for lesser known beaches, a tavern that serves the freshest fish, or a boutique that sells the most beautiful Greek sandals, they can tell you!
Villa Ippocampi is 25 km from Heraklion Airport and 1 km from the sea. Here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun with plenty of peace and privacy, yet close to bustling seaside resorts like Malia and Hersonissos which are easily accessible (perfect for a night out for older children).
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In the mountain village of Koutouloufari, just 1 km from the beach, is set Villa Ippocampi, a charming hideaway for a relaxing summer vacation with older children or a romantic holiday for two offseason.
Layout of the villa
The authentic Greek Cycladic style villa has a nice and simple interior in traditional white and blue but is at the same time hip and contemporary. The villa has 11 apartments with one or two bedrooms and two penthouse suites. All rooms have comfortable beds, a spacious living room with a kitchenette equipped with a 2-burner electric hob, a kettle, a filter coffee maker and a fridge that is filled with a bottle of wine and mineral water on arrival. All units are equipped with air conditioning, free wireless internet, a safe and a terrace or balcony with sea or garden views.
One-bedroom apartment (max.3 people)
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