This design country mansion has been recently restored into a luxury vacation house with exquisite taste and personal air and character.
The house is 185 m2 and is arranged on 2 levels. On the ground level are the 4 main rooms -2 bedrooms, dining room, sitting room , the 2 bathrooms and the kitchen, surrounding an oblong 60m2 courtyard, with spectacular views to the sea. An exterior stone stair leads to the upper 100 m2 terrace capturing panoramic views to the sea and the village in the back. The upper level is also reached by an interior wooden stair, where the 3rd double bedroom that opens to a private porch. The porch connects to the big terrace. The house can accommodate up to 8 persons, since it has 5 main rooms, three of which are double bedrooms, a sitting room with Venetian style fireplace, a dining room with 2 sofa/single beds, a spacious kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. 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.
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. Listed in a European network as one of ten most beautiful villages of Crete, is renowned for its healthy climate (dry and cool in summer, warm and sunny in winter), very peaceful environment and splendid views to the sea.
The location is ideal for all seasons , being at close proximity to cultural and environmental monuments and to the most beautiful sandy-blue flag- beaches of southeastern Crete. At 12 km the city-port of Ierapetra offers all facilities and activities of a big city (shops, supermarkets, banks, doctors, Archaeological Collection, restaurants, bars, sea front esplanade etc), while the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nicolaos is at 20km (30min. drive)
Daily cultural excursions to archaeological sites, Byzantine and Venetian monuments, as well as to Natural Monuments can be combined with swimming to picturesque gulfs
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 natural cave, intact, 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 .
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS-COLLECTIONS OF AGIOS NICOLAOS (important) and IERAPETRA (a collection of sarcophagus only but worth visiting
|Space offered||Entire place|
|Bed type||Real bed|
- Air conditioning
- Cot available