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Koutsouras
Category: Town-Village
Prefecture: Lassithi
Address: Ierapetra
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Koutsouras


Having gotten his name from pine logs which systematically cultivated in the region, and left as a dowry the valuable "forest", was previously the Koutsouras Centre of municipality Makri Gialos, hosting almost all services. the population of the village is 775 inhabitants (census 2011), 305 inhabitants (census of 1583).

Like almost all other seaside villages, Koutsouras, is a new community, with its foundation dating to about 1950, mainly from residents of Stavrochori, who chose to move to more fertile and productive lands when the risks of the sea were now extinct. Built along the southern main road, at a distance of 22 km from Ierapetra, Koutsouras makrigialos with with which it borders, establish a "heavy" tour front.

Top attraction is the "pine forest" at the entrance of the village, next to the beach of Apigania, known not only for its rich summer events but also why there ends the famous Gorge of Red Butterflies which starts from the Mountain.

Kalamokania beach is one of the best in the region, while if you find yourself there in late summer may encounter the impressive "Stilts", migratory birds in black and white with red tall and slim feet that look like storks, which make a stop in streams that are there and eventually gave their name to the beach.

Maybe Koutsouras to be known mainly for their summer beauties, but it is a lively village that has a lot to offer all year round. There are many taverns and restaurants that operate year-round, while if you try to ask the famous peanuts Koutsouras, once a hallmark of the area, but now few continue to grow.


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The beach of Koutsouras is situated at a distance of 55 kilometers far from Agios Nikolaos, 35km away from Sitia on the way to Ierapetra, which is seat of the Makris Gialos municipality, at the Southeast and 20 kilometers eastern to Ierapetra, in front of the homonymous village, with some 800 permanent residents. The beach is pebbly and well protected from the north winds. 

 

It is a very good choice for staying, as it offers accommodation facilities in hotels and rooms to let and food and drink in the fish taverns of the settlement. You will also find facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas), as well as sea sport activities. And, if you feel like wandering around, there are several other beaches in short distance, which you will certainly like.

If you wish to combine swimming with sightseeing, get in your car and drive up to the mountainous village Orino (meaning “mountainous”!), found at the eastern mountainside of mountain Thrypti , at a distance of some 14,5 kilometers at the North, and take a coffee, a refreshment or, much better, a “tsikoudia”, under the shade of the walnut and plane trees, listening to the birds and to the sound of the current water around, as you enjoy the fascinating view.

Or, drive up to the southern mountainsides of mountain Orno , enjoy the wonderful route and take your coffee at Stavrochori , 7 kilometers from Koutsouras village, or at Chrysopighi (11 kilometers far from Koutsouras ).

If you like walking, the flat area around the village is ideal; you will walk within a mild landscape , with greenhouses and plantation all around.

If you are around in September, don’t miss to attend the local feast (“panighyri”), in honor of Timios Stavros (“Holy Cross”), on the 14 th of September. The feast takes place at the church of Timios Stavros, found at the top of mountain Thrypti.

Access to the beach is possible from Agios Nikolaos by rented or private car and motorbikes, and by bus or taxi from Ierapetra, which is found close enough.
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The small single-nave barrel-vaulted church of St. Antonios is adorned on all its internal surfaces with frescoes that are not maintained in good condition. All the scenes which can be identified belong to the Christological cycle (Annunciation, Nativity, Presentation in the Temple, Crucifixion, and Ascension). Among the saints depicted in full body in the lower zone, we discern a rare depiction of Mary leading the infant Christ as a student to St. John the Baptist, which is also found in St. Marina in the village of Meseleroi. 
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The beach of Koutsouras is situated at a distance of 55 kilometers far from Agios Nikolaos, 35km away from Sitia on the way to Ierapetra, which is seat of the Makris Gialos municipality, at the Southeast and 20 kilometers eastern to Ierapetra, in front of the homonymous village, with some 800 permanent residents. The beach is pebbly and well protected from the north winds. 

 

It is a very good choice for staying, as it offers accommodation facilities in hotels and rooms to let and food and drink in the fish taverns of the settlement. You will also find facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas), as well as sea sport activities. And, if you feel like wandering around, there are several other beaches in short distance, which you will certainly like.

If you wish to combine swimming with sightseeing, get in your car and drive up to the mountainous village Orino (meaning “mountainous”!), found at the eastern mountainside of mountain Thrypti , at a distance of some 14,5 kilometers at the North, and take a coffee, a refreshment or, much better, a “tsikoudia”, under the shade of the walnut and plane trees, listening to the birds and to the sound of the current water around, as you enjoy the fascinating view.

Or, drive up to the southern mountainsides of mountain Orno , enjoy the wonderful route and take your coffee at Stavrochori , 7 kilometers from Koutsouras village, or at Chrysopighi (11 kilometers far from Koutsouras ).

If you like walking, the flat area around the village is ideal; you will walk within a mild landscape , with greenhouses and plantation all around.

If you are around in September, don’t miss to attend the local feast (“panighyri”), in honor of Timios Stavros (“Holy Cross”), on the 14 th of September. The feast takes place at the church of Timios Stavros, found at the top of mountain Thrypti.

Access to the beach is possible from Agios Nikolaos by rented or private car and motorbikes, and by bus or taxi from Ierapetra, which is found close enough.
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