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PASIPHAE ART COUNTRY HOUSE

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Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom country mansion with panoramic sea views

This DESIGN COUNTRY MANSION 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 on 185 m2 in two levels. On the ground level It is arranged around a 60m2 courtyard, that captures panoramic sea views, and comprises 2 double bedrooms, one dining room with 2 sofa/single beds, a living room with seating corner around the Venetian style fireplace and folding dining table (seats 6 persons if opened) , two bathrooms and a large kitchen fully equipped with modern apparatus and utensils. On the upper level there is the third double bedroom that opens on a lovely porch and which gives access to the grand top terrace of 100 m2 with panoramic views to the sea. This upper terrace is reached also externally from the courtyard, by a stone stair. The house can accommodate from 6 to 8 persons (3 double bedrooms and 2 sofa/single beds in dinning room). It is furnished with original neoclassical furniture, art objects and paintings of contemporary Greek artists.

All rooms open either to the courtyard or the terrace, capturing breathtaking views to the sea.

It can function as a spacious, unique house for a demanding family or for two families or friendly couples, as the bedrooms accompanied by own bathrooms are laid at the ends of the house with communal areas in between.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

IOANNA DOROVINIS 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.).

The village of Anatoli in Ierapetra Crete was the last stop in her long journey for the safeguard of Cretan Architectural Heritage, for which she has devoted the last 20 years of her career by the Ministry of Planning, Department of Traditional Settlements.

When she first visited the village, in 1997, in an autumn rainy day, the ruins and the landscape around exerted such strong influence to her that she decided to buy a house in Crete, the PASIPHAE (after the queen of Minoa), and convert it into a family resort. Another house, the KALLIROHE (from the water nymph) followed soon, and as the merits, beauty and diversity of local architectural patterns were revealed, more ruined houses were added to the company’s property, while other owners were inspired to save and restore their houses

She 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”.

Speaks English, French

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Location

From the Owner

It is a big house, with severe exterior that opens though to a lovely courtyard with breathtaking views to the sea. It has a typical Greek village agglomeration, that has changed very little over the ages, with rooms around the courtyard that is the center of life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 82 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ierapetra at 12 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 82 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : North and East Crete at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Manolis Tavern Nearest Beach : Ierapetra and Mirabello Bay at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

The village of Anatoli, folding down a slope behind the city of Ierapetra, is dating from Venetian times. Having kept its architectural and agricultural character is renowned for its healthy climate (dry and cool in summer, warm and sunny in winter), peaceful environment and splendid views to the sea.

The location is ideal for all season’s vacation, amidst a green and sculptured rocky environment of outstanding natural beauty, that offers peace and tranquility of mind and senses, while being in short distance from some of the most beautiful, sandy-blue flag- beaches of Crete. At 12 km (20min drive) 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). At 22km (30min.drive) the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nicolaos, as Prefecture city, offers further services and facilities as well as variety of touristic attractions and sports as scuba diving, sailing, boat visits to resort beaches and nearby islands etc.

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,

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, 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 and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
EARLY WINTER
14 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
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£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
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£126
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
9 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
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£117
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING
10 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
1 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£251
for 2 nights
From
£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
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£218
for 2 nights
From
£109
£762
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

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