At Villa Zoé in the village of Koutouloufari on Crete, Greek architecture meets treasures from across the world. Two former globetrotters have fulfilled their dream of owning a hotel by restoring two old Cycladic houses. The five individual guest rooms are decorated in a purist ethnic style along with an assortment of souvenirs from the owners’ travels. The minimalistic Cycladic architecture provides the perfect canvas for shells from the South China Sea, wooden monochrome lamps from Myanmar, colorful cushions from Peru, handmade stone elephants from Botswana and silver plates from Marrakesh. Each room has a private terrace or balcony overlooking the sea barely two kilometers away.
What to do
The village center with quaint tavernas and small shops is within short walking distance.
Crete offers a wide range of activities: bathing, diving, water skiing, water jets, fishing, sailing, surfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, the ancient city of Knossos and Samaria Gorge etc.
Why we like this house
Individually designed guest rooms in a purist ethnic style situated in a Greek village far from the tourist hotspots.