Persephone Art Country House
House with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Ierapetra, Greece
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From £912 per week
House to rent in Ierapetra, Crete
House overview - owner's description
Country mansion recently restored as a leisure home of the Cretan landscape. Laid out on 3 levels catches panoramic views to the sea. Ideal for families or couples looking for luxury and privacy
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. The grand living room is equipped with a sofa bed converted into a double bed. 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 upper terrace. This room is all around open with doors and windows and functions as the main family room with sitting and eating corners, a water closet and a fully equipped, modern designed kitchen. From the upper level 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, at the junction with the walkway leading to the house (about 50m distance).
The village of ANATOLI holds its written history from Venetian times, although Byzantine chapels, in and around it, denote a much earlier origin. It has retained its medieval architectural character and its rich natural environment, while it 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
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 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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Outside this house in Ierapetra, CreteThis house is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a balcony, outside lighting, a patio heating, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 16 August 2016
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 19 September - 13 November 2016: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 14 November 2016 - 16 April 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Late booking discounts
- Arrive between 21 August - 23 October and receive 20% off if the booking is made within 90 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 21 August - 23 October and receive 25% off if the booking is for 10 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 king size bed
- 1 double bed
There is also 2 double sofa beds in GROUND LEVEL SITTING ROOM AND ON UPPER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM, 2 cots
2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
CD player, Internet, Radio, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 10, Dining area seats 10, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Patio heating, Private garden, Sea view
Children, Infants, Single gender groups
Private Owner From Agia Paraskevi, Greece Member since Dec 2006
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