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2 STYLISH COUNTRY HOUSES TERRACED WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS TO THE SEA

Ioanna Dorovinis

Advertiser since: 2004
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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Ioanna Dorovinis

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2 STYLISH COUNTRY HOUSES TERRACED WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS TO THE SEA

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Anatoli - Dorovinis Country Houses

2 houses with 5 bedrooms sleep 16 persons total

The property comprises2 individual historic houses, recently restored with personal air and character. They combine the lost qualities of traditional housing with modern facilities and luxury. The PASIPHAE HOUSE is 185 m² with 3 double bedrooms, sitting and dinning rooms, Kitchen and 2 bathrooms, accommodating up to 8 persons, while SMARAGDA HOUSE is 56m2 , with one double bedroom and sitting room, accomodating from 2-4 persons. Both houses have beautiful courtyards and top terraces, catching from everywhere stunning views to the sea. The houses have been exquisitely detailed and furnished with authentic pieces from Neoclassical Greece. They have fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, while they are open all year around, having central heating, air conditioning and fireplaces. They are ideal for people looking for privacy and deep relaxation, while being close to some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Eastern Crete.

THE VILLAGE: The semi mountainous landscape of this village is different from the sea landscape and worth visiting. Its formation is very picturesque combining olive tree groves, sculptured rock formations and spectacular views to the sea. The village is ideal for people looking for privacy, deep relaxation and sea activities

The village, a very old settlement from Venetian Times, is located at 600m altitude and has been famous from ancient times for its healthy, dry climate. It is surrounded by forests and beautiful and gigantic rocks, has many natural water springs (from where Anatoli takes water) and many places of natural beauty to explore, either by walking, by mountain bike or by car.

As the village is built against a steep slope, car access is restricted. The houses are surrounded by walkways, while the main road and parking area are at a distance of 15-30 m.

The village consists mainly of houses in some of which can still be found donkeys, chicken, cats, etc. It has not been exploited touristicly since there is an active cultural society aiming at sustainable development.

EATING OUT

A. IN THE VILLAGE

MANOLI'S TAVERN - on the main upper main road of the village - local, simple, inexpensive food.

DRYES TAVERN - 11/2 km east of Anatoli, on the road to Kalamafka - The tavern is set against a rock with water spring, huge trees and panoramic view to Ierapetra offers excellent Cretan food.

B. AROUND

KALAMAFKA VILLAGE - 5 km east of Anatoli-a village known for its taverns with good, inexpensive food.

VILLA MALES – in the village MALLES west of ANATOLI - a new Coffee-Restaurant House with very good light Cretan cuisine.

IERAPETRA CITY: Water front laid out as an esplanade with bars, restaurants, coffee houses, pizza, fish tavernas etc In the area of the old fortress I distinguish the Napoleon tavern with certified Cretan Cuisine and Gorgona tavern with fresh seafood.

SWIMMING

Sandy beaches extend either to the northeast (the gulf of Mirabello), or to the southeast (Libyan Sea), reachable within 20 min. At KALO CHORIO (ancient site “Istron”gulf of Mirabello) is found one of the most famous beaches of Crete with azure, shallow waters, called “VOULISMA”, while east of Ierapetra extend kilometers of sandy beaches and small sea gulfs, marked with BLUE FLAG, 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, KOUTSOUNARI etc.

SIGHT SEEING

This part of Crete has some of the most renowned monuments

Archaeological site is ZAKROS (the fourth palatine site of Minoan Crete). Descend to the seashore picturesque village of Nea Zakros, for swimming and eating in isolation.

Minoan city is 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, even close to modern times (ex. Regency Street, London as an attractive city spine with monuments).

GOURNIA, excavated recently (1900) also in a beautiful landscape.

On the way to Lato, stop at the Byzantine Church of PANAGIA KERA, all frescoed 13th- 14th century in pre renaissance style, before it flourished in the West with the fall of Constantinople.

MONI TOPLOU, frescoed 14th c. medieval monastery and important castle stronghold during Venetian times. Swim in famous VAI BAY with fine sand and Palm trees and visit Itanos, the last eastern city of Minoan times.

Palaikastro, a Minoan village and a hellenistic sanctuary, devoted to Zeus Diktaius. It has an impressive site by the seashore.

The PSYCHRO or DIKTAION CAVE, an impressive archaeological site as well as of natural beauty. A Minoan to Archaic period sanctuary of Zeus.

SPINALOGA CASTLE- fortified island (from Venetian times, now a museum area).

ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS of AGIOS NIKOLAOS and IERAPETRA.

CHRISSI ISLAND (Golden island) Ierapetra port:-One day excursion to this tiny island famous for its golden, sand beaches

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More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Smaragda House, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This, early twenties, medium sized country house is 56m2, and can accommodate up to 4 persons. It is laid out in one level, with its back façade (where the main entrance gate) towards the old market street and two other façades looking towards east and the sea. The side façade opens to a courtyard of 17m2, that has a second gate door to a narrow walkway. An exterior stair leads to a 40m2 top view terrace with splendid views to the sea. In front of the house extends another village house in ruins (in a lower level), mixing up antiquity with today’ s life. The house comprises two main rooms, separate kitchen and a bathroom (with shower). There is one double bedroom and one large, oblong sitting room with fireplace and an eating corner, furnished with a stylish couch that easily converts into a double bed. The kitchen is furnished with latest models of machinery and tasteful utensils. The house is furnished with selected pieces from Neoclassical Greece and paintings.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ioanna Dorovinis (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2004
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About Ioanna Dorovinis

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.

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. As the merits, beauty and diversity of local architectural patterns were revealed to her, more ruined houses were bought, restored and added to the company’s property, that she formed with her husband, lawyer, historian and political scientist Vassili Dorovinis (KALLIROHE HOUSE-from the water nymph-SMARAGDA HOUSE-the previous owner's typical local name- the AMALTHEIA Coffee House in the old Market street). The company aimed at the protection and the enhancement of local houses by their conversion into outstanding examples of touristic accommodation of Cretan domestic architecture.Today the village is slowly being restored with fine historic architecture since 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”.

Ioanna Dorovinis purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Ioanna Dorovinis chose Anatoli

The semi deserted village of ANATOLI was not chosen by chance. It has the characteristics of a common, semi mountainous traditional village of last century, with simple, severe stone houses, that are tied up together and adjusted to the rocky environment in a unique and marvelous way. The landscape reminds Santorini for the stunning views to the sea and Monemvassia for the amazing sculptured rocky formations.

The location is ideal offering ecological environment while being close to some of the most beautiful -blue flag-sandy beaches of Southeastern Crete, monuments of various historic periods and facilities of city center (Ierapetra).

The sojourn in these houses is further amplified with stylish furnishings and decoration of local and neoclassical pieces, turning them into Art Houses.

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Reviews

Smaragda House
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Smaragda House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p631183
+30 -(0)210 6000259
Anatoli Lassithi
5

Recommendable!

  • 5 out of 5
This is really a recommendable place to stay and spend a relaxing holiday. This house has been furnished with a lot of love and taste. We were given a warm welcome by both Ioanna (the owner) and her housekeeper Vassiliki. We were surprised that we were provided with breakfast items for the first several days, even though booked self-service. The house is located in lovely small rural "Anatoli" which is a very quite lovely site with a great family run Tavern by Doxa, who served us delicious food. We enjoyed every little tiny bit in the Smaragda house and its surroundings. Everybody was so familiar and nice, that we would not like to leave this place. We definitely, would come back to this place. Thanks a lot Ioanna for this great holiday, we will not forget it. Samar & Vassili
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Samar and Vassili
It was a great pleasure to have you as my guests this summer. I am really happy that you discovered and enjoyed all the merits of this village, for which our houses stand up, together with the nice atmosphere that we believe our houses offer with their distinct furnishing and decoration.
We will be very happy to have you or your relatives and friends again in Anatoli.
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Smaragda House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p631183
+30 -(0)210 6000259
Anatoli Lassithi
4

quelle vue !

  • 4 out of 5
dans le joli petit village d'Anatoli, maison de village avec tres belle terrasse face à la mer, bien équipée, accueil très chaleureux de Ionna.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very nice and joyful family with two charming little children were our guests. It was a pleasure to have met them and have host them in my house.

Location

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Heraklion
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Ierapetra
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Agios Nicolaos
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Ierapetra-Iraklion
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
in the village
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Ierapetra or Kalo Chorio or Myrtos
Car: necessary

The houses are located in the historic village of Anatoli, 12 km above the city of Ierapetra (600 m altitude) amidst a rocky and mountainous environment, classified of outstanding natural beauty. The village, dating from Venetian times (16th century) was until recently densely populated. Today it is rapidly renovated as a vacation resort. The location is ideal for all seasons vacation, combining the coolness of mountainous climate with easy access to the sea. The 20 minutes ride to the sea is rewarding, offering spectacular views of gigantic rocks and sea below. Splendid sand beaches with azure waters extend to the north (Istron/Gulf of Mirabello) or to the east of Ierapetra, while restaurants and taverns are to be found in the village, around neighboring villages and the coastal front of Ierapetra. Ancient and Byzantine monuments and sites are abundant in this part of Crete, as well as interesting tours and walks of Cretan landscapes and villages.

Other Activities: donkey walks in selected paths of natural interest

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Anatoli, Lassithi

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
WINTER
3 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
€190
for 2 nights
From
€95
€665
€800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
€210
for 2 nights
From
€105
€735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
€190
for 2 nights
From
€95
€665
€800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
SPRING
1 Apr 2015 - 12 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
€170
for 2 nights
From
€85
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
13 Jul 2015 - 13 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
€190
for 2 nights
From
€95
€665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
AUTUMN
14 Sep 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
€170
for 2 nights
From
€85
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€160
for 2 nights
From
€80
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Notes MONTHLY RATE
1. In the rate are included all bills (electricity with air condition, telephone, water etc) and final cleaning
2. In the rate is not included Central Heating with fuel and fire wood
3. Cleaning and linen changing is charged extra at 25 euros/cleaning
3. Cleaning and linen changing once/week

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Anatoli in Lassithi

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The plans of the house are available on request.
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