May 16, 2024 CCoriano

Crete’s Authentic Charm Unveiled at the New Phāea Traditional House


Phāea Traditional House


This 2024 summer season, travelers are invited to experience the perfect balance of tradition and minimalist luxury at the newly opened Phāea Traditional House in the ancient Cretan village of Κoutouloufari. Seamlessly blending with its stone surroundings, this residence, accommodating up to five guests, is deeply rooted in the destination as part of the conscious luxury Greek hospitality brand Phāea. The island’s traditions underpin everything, ensuring that guests feel more akin to residents than visitors as they stroll from their home into the village, embracing island life as it’s meant to be lived, slowly.


Meticulously restored, this enchanting, self-catered house showcases design that pays homage to a bygone era while incorporating modern-day amenities. Hand-woven textiles—revered by collectors—punctuate the rooms, offering a comforting nod to this time-honored tradition. Ceramics and wooden furniture also accent the living area, each piece representing the celebration of craft and culture of Crete.



Guests will find a fully equipped kitchen, allowing them to make themselves at home and collect local produce for a Cretan-inspired feast. The living room, complete with a fireplace, provides an inviting space for socializing or unwinding after a day exploring the undiscovered gems of East Crete.

Stylish and private, the Phaea Traditional House offers couples and families alike the comforts of a holiday home with all the elements of escapism. Imagine long, languid afternoons at nearby Hersonissos Beach before meandering back home through the village’s narrow streets and tree-lined squares where locals meet to sip raki. Guests can look up and be in awe of the rugged beauty of the Pyrgias mountains where nature abounds.

The rate for the Phāea Traditional House starts at $250 per night and includes breakfast, Wi-Fi, and taxes. The house operates from May 1 to November 1, 2024. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Phāea Traditional House at or email


About Phāea:

Phāea is a private Greek family company passionately committed to reshaping the landscape of Greek hospitality. Inspired by the integrity of the Cretan soul, Phāea stands as a visionary in Greek Hospitality, dedicated to curating meaningful travel experiences for like-minded individuals. Marrying integrity with care, and expertise with passion, Phāea embraces innovation, sustainability, and family values to create concepts that honor people, guests, and associates alike. The company operates four hotel properties under the Phāea brand, each reflecting a deep respect for the culture, heritage, and environment of Greece. As a female-led company, managed by second-generation hoteliers Agapi and Costantza Sbokou, Phāea is more than a hospitality brand; it is a collection of Cretan escapes that evolve with the destination. Evident in every interaction, Phāea is dedicated to creating a truer, more timeless Greece that is worth celebrating. Visit

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