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PERSEPHONE ART HOUSE for families with courtyard and terraces fantastic sea view

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, atrium and terraces with spectacular view to the sea

This DESIGN HOUSE part of DOROVINIS COUNTRY HOUSES, has the personal air and character of a leisure home of the Cretan countryside, capturing panoramic views to the sea.

Artistically restored and furnished with stylish furniture, it combines the lost qualities of traditional home architecture with modern facilities and luxury.

The house is laid out in 150m2 with a 40m2 ground courtyard, a 70m2 upper terrace and a 50m2 top terrace. It can accommodate 8 persons in the 5 main rooms -2 of which double bedrooms- with two sofa/double beds in the 3 living rooms, 2 baths and 1 WC.

The Kitchen is fully equipped for preparation of meals with modern electric apparatus, smart utensils and cutlery. There is a four ring electric stove, oven, full size refrigerator with separate freezer, a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster etc.

The house offers free WF Internet and Cable TV. It is surrounded by walkways, thus assuring tranquility and isolation, while free Parking is allowed on widening of the main street, at the junction with the walkway leading to the house (about 50m distance)

More Details

Property Manager
Ioanna Dorovinis
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

About Ioanna Dorovinis

IOANNA is an architect (M.Sc. Columbia Un. NYC), specialist in Conservation of Historic Buildings and Settlements (M.A. York Un.UK), with a PhD in History of Architecture (Athens Polytechnique Un.). Her professional work includes planning and conservation studies for the listing of historic buildings, settlements and city centers, design of Composite buildings ( modern structures behind listed and preserved neoclassical façades) etc.

She is the owner/ manager of two enterprises of touristic accommodation, in the traditional settlement of Anatoli Southeastern Crete and in the famous Castle Town of Monemvassia Peloponnesus

IOANNA is the writer of many articles concerning architectural heritage, while her doctorate thesis will soon be published under the title “The Domestic Architecture of Mytilene, Lesbos Island, (1830-1920)/ Historical background-City Planning-Architecture”.

Ioanna Dorovinis purchased this house in 2006

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anatoli in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Ierapetra
Nearest Ferry
82 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
North Crete Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Gra Lygia
Car: necessary

The village of ANATOLI holds its written history from Venetian times, although Byzantine chapels, in and around it, denote a much earlier origin. It has retained its medieval architectural character and its rich natural environment, while it is at close distance, 12-20 km, to some of the most beautiful, sandy, blue flag beaches of southeastern Crete. At 600m altitude it captures fantastic views to the sea while being surrounded by the olive groves, typical of the Cretan landscape, gigantic rock formations and natural spring waters. At 12 km the city of IERAPETRA offers all facilities and activities of a big city (shops, supermarkets, banks, doctors, water front esplanade with restaurants and cafes, archaeological Collection, organized beach etc),while the cosmopolitan city of AGIOS NICOLAOS (capital of the prefecture) is just at 20km

Daily cultural excursions to archaeological sites, Byzantine and Venetian monuments, churches and chapels and natural places of outstanding beauty can be combined with swimming to these beautiful beaches, all supported by picturesque taverns.

WHERE TO SWIM: Sandy beaches extend either to the northeast (the gulf of Mirabello), or to the southeast (Libyan Sea). At Kalo Chorio (ancient site “Istron”) are found two of the most famous beaches of Crete with azure waters, “Voulisma” and “Agios Panteleymon”, while east of Ierapetra extend kilometers of sandy beaches and small sea gulfs, among which the best are Agia Galini (next is Kakkos Bay Hotel, laid out in another beautiful gulf and open to the public), Agia Fotia, Ferma, Psaropoula, Koutsounari etc.

On the other side of Ierapetra the village of Myrtos offers also a beautiful, sandy beach. Beyond Myrtos extend very interesting places to visit and swim, up to Keratokampos, with beautiful, calm Cretan landscape and isolated beaches (no villages or towns around).

You should not miss a day trip to Chrissi Sand Island (the Golden Sand beach), the most renowned beach island (no building activities are allowed) in Crete. Natural environment of exceptional beauty, beach with sand and azure waters . Boat schedules from the port of Ierapetra.

SIGHTSEEING:This part of Crete has some of the most renowned monuments you should not miss on your first visit, together with others, representatives of the rich island’ s history..

Archaeological sites is ZAKROS (the fourth palatine site of Minoan Crete) set in beautiful landscape with the seashore picturesque village of Nea Zakros, for swimming and eating.

HELLENISTIC CITY OF LATO flourished during classical and Hellenistic periods, is located on the outskirts of Agios Nicolaos, where you can admire the model of planning of an archaic Greek city, also recognizable in Roman cities, and depicted, as prevailing idea in cities through ages (ex. Regency Street, London as an attractive city spine with monuments and economic activities).

On the way to Lato, stop at the Byzantine Church of PANAGIA KERA considered a unique monument of its kind in Crete, all frescoed from 13th to 14th century, depicting the techniques towards renaissance, before the style was transferred to the West with the fall of Constantinople.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF GOURNIA and MALLIA MONI TOPLOU, frescoed medieval monastery dating from the 14th century, and important castle stronghold during Venetian times. From there you can swim in VAI BAY one of the most famous shores of Crete, with fine sand and Palm trees, and visit ITANOS, the last eastern city of Minoan times, with ideal port location for exchanges with Anatolia and Egypt.

The PSYCHRO or DIKTAION CAVE is an impressive cave and archaeological site, located at the Lassithi Plateau, near the village of Psychro. It contains a Minoan to Archaic period sanctuary of Zeus, who according to mythology was born there, before being taken to the Ideon Cave and nurtured by the goat Amaltheia. A 15 min stepped walkway or donkey ride will bring you to the entrance of the cave, while it is worth visiting some of the villages of the Plateau, like St. George, St. Constantine and also Psychro.

MILATOS CAVE- a modern history cave, now a place of memory, where 3000 locals took refuge during Turkish occupation, to be executed after its seize.

MATALA CAVES-very famous place, ideal for swimming

SPINALOGA CASTLE ISLAND from Venetian times, now an open air museum .

For nature lovers don't miss an excursion to the Gorges of SARAKINA (between the villages of Anatoli and Malles) and KRITSA, the forest of SELAKANO (west of Anatoli). In Anatoli 3 walking paths start from different points of the village-marked with signs and charts- leading to the fields of the locals, that used to cultivate till recently, and with miniature chapels for their protection and worship while working there. All walking paths pass through landscapes of natural beauty.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS-COLLECTIONS OF AGIOS NICOLAOS (important) and IERAPETRA (a collection of sarcophagus only but worth visiting).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anatoli, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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SUMMER
1 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£251
for 2 nights
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£126
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
AUTUMN
18 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£233
for 2 nights
From
£117
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£215
for 2 nights
From
£108
£754
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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