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Anatoli Traditional Villas- live the real Cretan life

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

Traditional house, next to nature with fantastic view to the sea

Discover our very special traditional house for 1-3 persons in South East Crete, in a peaceful mountain village on about a 15 minutes drive from the beach! Enjoy the view over the mountains all the way to the sea from your bedroom and from the terrace.

Nefeli villa is an independent cottage in a 2 levels with a bedroom in the first floor and his own terrace. In the ground floor there is a living room, a kitchen, a dining area and a bathroom. The villa is fully furnished and comfortable.

We have renovated all the houses of the complex Anatoli Traditional villas based on the traditional Cretan building concept.If you do not like touristic areas , this is a real Cretan traditional village but only a fifteen minute drive from popular Mirtos beach. The complex Anatoli traditional villas, is consisted of 6 independent residences made of stone and wood blend perfectly with the natural landscape and the architecture of the traditional villages of Crete.The complex is surrounded with flowers, herbs, and natural beauty, is located in a peaceful and clean area with a wonderful view of mountains, valley ,to the Libyan sea and to Chrissi Island. The beautiful traditional village is friendly and particularly welcoming, with small local stores selling basic essentials and a lot of taverns around.The surrounding countryside is breathtaking.The rugged cliffs ,the wonderful fragrant herbs and plants are unique. The beautiful nature around captivates your soul and one of the most beautiful sunrise occurring there. The coffee shop and the barbecue which are located in Anatoli traditional villas offer you opportunities to taste the local cuisine.There is possibility for walking as a lot of cobblestones are in the village, for hiking as a variety from paths and gorges are available in a very close distance.There are also a lot of options of beautiful beaches which all are very close to Ierapetra city and to Mirtos beach. Worth visiting! A car is recommended and can be parked freely just outside the house. Pets are accepted.

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Property Manager
Giannis Siganos
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Giannis Siganos

I and Kyriaki will wait you at one of the most traditional village in East Crete! All the houses have been renovated and rebuilt from stones and wood. The village took its name from the fantastic sunrise which is occurred here as the name of the village in Greek language means sunrise. The view to the Libyan sea and to Chrissi island is magnificent and you can see it from all the apartments.

We would be glad to show you the beautiful nature around as the variety of the canyons ,herbs, rare ancient olive trees which are located here are unique.In addition, the most beautiful archaeological sites on Crete are located here as Lasithi plateau, Zakros, Gournia and Minoan path.

Why Giannis Siganos chose Anatoli

The small mountain village is the starting point of a wonderful central location for excursions; ranging from about Ierapetra Myrtos, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Vai and many other south-eastern destinations. Some options for natural sites very close to Anatoli village is Sarakina Kanyon and Selakano forest. Chrissi island which is famous for its beaches, is 40-minute ferry ride away. Diving, sailing, cycling and horseback riding are available.In adition, there are archaeological sites, as the Dictean cave, the Minoan Town of Gournia. the minoan path and the old bridge of Myrtos. Spinalonga island in Elounda and also the archaeological museum of Ierapetra.

The village of the rising sun, as its name declares. The golden rays illuminate Anatoli, the hanging rocks, the Holy Cross church, Drygies, Karkasa, and give the impression that the sun keeps rising.The area of Anatoli has many ecclesiastical monuments, Monasteries and Byzantine icons of great art.The old traditional settlement of Anatoli has remained untouched by time, with its stone-built houses, the alleys, the old Kato Vrysi. Some years ago, it entered a program ofrenovation, was characterized as a traditional settlement and today houses and tourist lodgings of exceptional esthetics are built in stone. In a few years, Anatoli of Ierapetra willbe one of the most beautiful villages of Crete, with its wonderful climate, its extraordinary view, its incomparable natural landscape on which the Museum of Natural Historyof Crete has worked and about which it published a relevant document.Anatoli as well as its residents have to this day been successful in the agricultural, tourist and intellectual sectors. Personalities coming from the village dominate the political,social and intellectual life of our country. Hosting important cultural events, with itshistorical, folkloric and musical contributions, it is a center of attraction of bothlocals and foreigners. With a tavern, a coffee house, a renovatedold school.

What makes this villa unique

Olive oil and Cretan herbs from our garden for your cooking are available.There is also coffee, milk, tea, marmalade, butter, and honey inside in the apartment for your breakfast.

The facility of washing machine is available and it is located very close in the complex not at the apartment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Anatoli around the Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is possibility to provide you with new bed sheets and towels during your stay once per week.The washing machine is very close at the house inside the complex- not at the apartment .


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Anatoli Traditional Villas- live the real Cretan life
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, comfortable location in the mountains of southern eastern Crete. The views breathtaking and the local people very welcoming.

Our Villa was first class and would recommend this beautiful and peaceful location to anyone who is looking for sunshine, Culture in a unique part of Greece.

The hosts are helpful and friendly and kind with invited my partner and me for a drink and some food on their balcony. A lovely gesture on our last evening in Crete.

Overall this was our of my best experiences on holiday, A tranquil part of Crete that has to be visited in order to appreciate its standing.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Anatoli traditional villas and had a really good time. Giannis and Kyriaki are great people, always making sure you have everything you need. Arrival and departure were quite easy thanks to these two perfect hosts!

The appartment itself was clean and cosy, with a fantastic view over the sea from the terrace where we always enjoyed our morning coffee and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

There is a good taverna in Anatoli village, close to the appartment, and a few other interesting ones in the next village, Kalamafka.

You obviously need a car for your stay, beaches are at least 20 mins away but you get unforgettable views on the way for free. There are several great beaches accessible from Anatoli and lots of places where you can just stop and marvel at the landscape or go hiking - all without the masses of tourists that you have in the Northern parts of the island!

We could not have had a better stay and already want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Denise and Frank for your kind words! We are very happy that we have met you and we are looking forward to see you again in the future!
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Definitely 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to live the experience of Cretan culture, you have to come here to stay for your holidays.The local food is huge and the hosts are so friendly. The photos show how nice this place is. The view of the sea and the mountain of Dikti is wonderful.

The family-owned villas have been completed in 5-star quality. It was such a relaxing place to stay, I wish I could stay there longer. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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No words!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent environment and natural beauty. Live the real Cretan life and wake up with the birds' songs. A beautiful traditional complex of amazing stone houses in harmony with the natural beauty of the area. Incredibly beautiful everything. You want to get lost in the cobbled streets and its flowers and do not leave never. Clean, quiet apartment with fantastic view from our bedroom and our terrace in the Libyan Sea and the island of Chryssi. Unique experience of Cretan hospitality! The hosts are amazing, organized a meeting with all the visitors offering delicious Cretan food with very good family raki. I can not find any disadvantage in this place. We will definitely come back here for long family vacations and I highly recommend this location!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Μείναμε σε αυτή την κυριολεκτικά κουκλίστικη βίλα με πανέμορφη θέα στο Λιβυκό πέλαγος και ξεκουραστήκαμε ακούγοντας μόνο το κελάηδισμα των πουλιών.. Όλο το συγκρότημα αποτελείται από παραδοσιακά ανακαινισμένες βίλες με πλακόστρωτα μονοπάτια γυρίζοντας σε πίσω στην "παλιά" Κρήτη.Οι οικοδεσπότες είναι πολύ φιλικοί και μένουν δίπλα οπότε είναι πολύ εύκολο να τους βρεις αν χρειαστείς οτιδήποτε.Το μόνο που έχω να προτείνω είναι να συνεχιστεί η ανακαίνιση αυτού του όμορφου χωριού γιατί υπάρχουν αρκετά σπίτια ερειπωμένα. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για όλα!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful family friendly house for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing - the destination perfect for travelling around east Crete.The owners are very friendly and helpful. Giannis and Kyriaki invited us and others guests for dinner with delicious Cretan food and local raki from Gianni's family. We will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Gra Lygia
Car: recommended

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