Villa Ippocampi | Authentic Greek villa with apartments

Traditional white and blue but also hip and contemporary

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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Penthouse suite sea view

1 - 2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

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2 bedroom apt. pool view

1 - 4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

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1 bedroom apt. sea view

1 - 3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

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1 bedrooms apt. garden view

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1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

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You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

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  • gas / water / electricity
  • bed linen
  • towels
  • towels for the pool
  • wifi internet
  • change of bed linen and small cleaning for stays longer than a week
  • air conditioning
  • information about the environment
  • personal reception (not in the night)
  • wine & water at the reception
  • free parking
  • final cleaning
  • flexible arrival and departure days
  • check-in from 14.00 check-out before 11.00
  • pets are not allowed
  • this place is only for people from 16 years and older
  • swimming pool is open from the 1st of April to the end of October
  • breakfast on request
  • small dishes
  • extra cleaning
  • massages and treatments on request

Reservations are considered valid after receiving a pre-payment of 30% of the total rental costs. The outstanding balance must be paid 6 weeks before the day of arrival. If your booking is done within 6 weeks before arrival, you are required to pay the full amount immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before arrival 50% of the pre-payment will be refunded. No refund will take place in case of cancellation within 6 weeks before arrival. We therefore strongly recommend a travel insurance.


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Location Villa Ippocampi

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).

What to do?

  • Swim and sunbathe at one of the nearby beaches such as the quiet bays at Sarandaris and the sandy coves east of Malia. If you do not mind having company, go to the sand beaches at Limanakia, Star Beach or Nana Beach.
  • Explore the villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano and the ancient Hersonissos, all within walking distance and full of inviting little taverns and cafes.
  • Head to the Lasithi plateau, a fertile plain known for its pristine rural villages and white windmills. A short walk uphill, you can visit the Dikteon cave where, according to Greek mythology, Zeus was born.
  • More culture from Greek antiquity can be found at the ruins of the Minoan palace in Malia, dating from 1900 BC. and the 4000-year- old Minoan palace of Knossos (5 km southeast of the capital Heraklion).
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    Personal service Sparkling clear swimming pool Very quiet and private
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Rating & Reviews


(2 reviews)

Zeker aan te raden voor koppels!

Quiet location and yet within walking distance of cozy restaurants and bars is this villa with nicely furnished apartments. The welcome and service were very personal and warm, each and every one of them pleasant people. We found it as a couple highly recommended and we enjoyed it very much. Super!

In een woord: TOP

Very nice location, quiet and yet everything close. Super friendly reception and very good tips for activities. In one word: Excellent!

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