We welcome you to the famous kouriton-house. We are very glad to invite you among us, to get to know the historical hospital traditional cretan house, the nature and our culture.

Kourites, protectors of Zeus, inhabited the cave Ideon Andron on top of the highest mountain of Crete, Psiloritis( 2480 m.).

They were the inventors of agriculture and curators using dance and herbs.

The House of Kourites is an authentic stone built lodging, dating back to 1750 a.d. Restored with respect to its history, the house is located in an unparalleled natural setting, blended with historical and cultural heritage. This hospitable house is suited for holiday makers, gatherings and a meeting point with the tradition, culture and agriculture of Crete.

The House offers accommodation facilities for 23 persons and can be used as centre for a variety of fieldwork activities on culture, agro tourism and education.

A fine stone-built country manor of 1750, classified as historical. It has been preserved for its traditional architectural structure, typical of the Cretan design stemming from prehistoric Minoan mansions.

The architectural morphology has been preserved in elements such as: The old stove, the carving on a rock reservoir, the stone basins and parapets, the wooden lofts, the clay chimneys and the unique stands along with their ancient jars.


It is situated in the Byzantine settlement of Tzanakiana, on the foot of Psiloritis, 100 m from Margarites (international centre of ceramics). Only a small distance separates it from Ancient Eleftherna, the Arkadi Monastery, the Idion Andron and the beaches of Panormo with their fish taverns. It's just 25 kms outside Rethymnon.

Kouriton House is the Seat of Ecomuseum of Agricultural Life of mountaneous Rethymno, Crete.

For more information about the Ecomuseum, please click on the image.