- 2 BDR
- 2 BA
- Sleeps 8
This 18th century historic mansion has been recently renovated with exquisite taste and luxury, converted into a leisure home of the Cretan countryside. It extends at 150m2 on 3 levels, with courtyard and terraces on each level, capturing panoramic views to the sea. On the ground level there are two double bedrooms and sitting (ante) rooms in front of each of them, opening to the central courtyard (like in ancient atrium), two bathrooms and a kitchenette stand. An outside stone chair leads to the upper level terrace of 70m2, while an interior wooden stair leads to a grand living room which opens to the same terrace. From the upper terrace an outside stone stair leads to the 3rd level of the house, a top terrace with panoramic views to the sea and the village. This house can accommodate up to 8 persons (4 of which in sofa/double beds) and 2 infants in cribs.
The house offers WF Internet and Satellite TV. It is surrounded by walkways, thus assuring tranquility and isolation, while free Parking is allowed on widening of the main street.
The village of ANATOLI holds its written history from Venetian times. It has retained its medieval architectural character and its rich natural environment. Tere is a mini market and a family tavern, open all year round. The village 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 (30min drive)
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.
West of Ierapetra the village of Myrtos offers a sandy beach while beyond Myrtos up to Keratokampos extend isolated beaches.
You should not miss a day trip to Chrissi Sand Island (the Golden Sand beach), the most renowned beach island .
SIGHTSEEING:This part of Crete has some of the most renowned monuments representatives of the rich island’ s history..
Archaeological sites is ZAKROS (the fourth palatine site of Minoan Crete)
HELLENISTIC CITY OF LATO located on the outskirts of Agios Nicolaos.
Byzantine Church of PANAGIA KERA considered a unique monument of its kind in Crete, all frescoed from 13th to 14th century,
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF GOURNIA and MALLIA
MONI TOPLOU, frescoed medieval monastery dating from the 14th century. From there swim in VAI BAY with fine sand and Palm trees.
The PSYCHRO or DIKTAION CAVE is an impressive cave and archaeological site.
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