Having gotten his name from pine logs which systematically cultivated in the region, and left as a dowry the valuable "forest", was previously the Koutsouras Centre of municipality Makri Gialos, hosting almost all services. the population of the village is 775 inhabitants (census 2011), 305 inhabitants (census of 1583).
Like almost all other seaside villages, Koutsouras, is a new community, with its foundation dating to about 1950, mainly from residents of Stavrochori, who chose to move to more fertile and productive lands when the risks of the sea were now extinct. Built along the southern main road, at a distance of 22 km from Ierapetra, Koutsouras makrigialos with with which it borders, establish a "heavy" tour front.
Top attraction is the "pine forest" at the entrance of the village, next to the beach of Apigania, known not only for its rich summer events but also why there ends the famous Gorge of Red Butterflies which starts from the Mountain.
Kalamokania beach is one of the best in the region, while if you find yourself there in late summer may encounter the impressive "Stilts", migratory birds in black and white with red tall and slim feet that look like storks, which make a stop in streams that are there and eventually gave their name to the beach.
Maybe Koutsouras to be known mainly for their summer beauties, but it is a lively village that has a lot to offer all year round. There are many taverns and restaurants that operate year-round, while if you try to ask the famous peanuts Koutsouras, once a hallmark of the area, but now few continue to grow.