The Kouriton House is situated in mainland Crete, at the foot of Psiloritis mountain. It is housed in a stone-built country manor. The house was extensively renovated to become a traditional lodging, while preserving all the architectural elements of an 18th century house. It has seven bedrooms that can accommodate 2 to 4 people, fully equipped, with modern amenities.
Breakfast at the Kouriton House is based on the basic elements of the Cretan diet which are: oil, wheat, wine (the holy trinity) as well as wild greens, vegetables and herbs. There is organic olive oil with aromatic herbs, varieties of olives, herbal teas such as rosemary, verbena, sage, thyme, vine leaves or leaves from fruit bearing trees, “malotira”” (Cretan mountain tea), and “diktamo”. Guests may try various bakery products like traditional bread, rusks, barley rusk and dakos, free range eggs -boiled (served in an olive oil, mint, oregano, mustard or sesame oil sauce.) Cretan omelettes are served (with wild greens, basil, mint, fennel). There is thyme honey from the mountains of Crete, milk, yoghurt, cheese from Mylopotamos, gruyere from Crete, “ksinomyzithra”, local yoghurt with “glistrida” (portulaca), walnuts and flavored oil. Traditional wheat, “chondros” (traditional pasta) soup, are also served. Spreads include tahini with flavored oil and honey, jams and homemade spoon sweets. Vegetarian choices such as fresh and dried fruits and nuts are also available. For dessert there are selections like lemon pie, “halvas”, orange cake, “tiganites” (pancakes). Beverages also feature many coffee varieties, including the traditional Greek coffee.