Studio apartment in the slopes of Psiloritis mountain
I am Stelios Kapelonis. I grew up in Kouroutes and I am a third generation beekeper as well as the owner of the traditional gust house Kourites. My life is spent in the slopes of mountain Psiloritis where I keep me bees, my farms with ancient olive trees and the family business along with the woman of my life Argiro, the heart of my being and my love.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Owner chose Kourites
Apart from the fact that the place and scenery are magical, Kouroutes my vilage is also a place of myth and Kourites where for ancient Greeks the locals semi gods that helped young Jupiter escape from his father kronos. Kourites gave him milk and honey from amalteia cup and covered his cry with war clamors.Today locals and their customes are adjusted to the ancient ethos and that you can see it in their atitude towards life and death and most of all in their living.It would be a failure not to tell that the second world war as the vilage was one of the passages of the Patrick Leigh Fermor and his team at the abduction of the general Kreipe. We can tell you the story.
What makes this Apartment unique
From Gust House Kourites you can either go for hiking in the mountain as the refuge is only 11km away, or you can visit the beautiful sites of the Amari region or the beauties of the South Crete.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
There very significant archaiological sites such as ancient Gortina, Faistos, Eleutherna and many more less known, an innumerus number of churches and Monasteries such as Arcadi Temple and Asomatos School, beautifull traditional villages and places of beautiful imaginery and plenty of nature such as mountains, rivers, gorges and lakes.