The Dorovinis Country Houses, Pasiphae and Smaragda, are located in the village of Anatoli in Southeastern Crete and have been recently restored with the personal air and character of leisure homes of the Cretan countryside. Artistically restored and furnished with stylish furniture, they combine the lost qualities of traditional home architecture with modern facilities and luxury.
The houses are located in individual lots in the historic center of the village, which has been listed as “traditional” and as one of “The 10 most beautiful villages of Crete” by a European Network.
The village, folding down a slope behind the city of Ierapetra, is dating from Venetian times. Having kept its architectural and agricultural character is renowned for its healthy climate (dry and cool in summer, warm and sunny in winter), peaceful environment and splendid views to the sea.
The location is ideal for all season’s vacation, amidst a green and sculptured rocky environment of outstanding natural beauty, that offers peace and tranquility of mind and senses, while being in short distance from some of the most beautiful, sandy beaches of Crete. Daily cultural excursions to archaeological sites, Byzantine and Venetian monuments as well as to Natural Monuments can be combined with swimming in sandy beaches and picturesque gulfs (all supported by small taverns).
The country mansion Pasiphae can accommodate 4 to 8 persons and it has 5 main rooms, three of which are double bedrooms, a sitting room with fireplace, a dinning room with two couch-beds, a spacious kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. 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 medium sized country house Smaragda can accommodate 2 to 4 persons. The house comprises two main rooms, separate fully equipped 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.
Both houses have courtyards and terraces with splendid views to the sea.
Region: Ierapetra, Lasithi
From Heraklion airport
Leaving the airport, you head south-east on the National Road towards Agios Nickolaos. Drive on the National Road of Heraklion - Ag. Nickolaos for 57,5 km about, where you turn right at the Regional Road of Agios Nickolaos for 11,3 km (you will see a sign for "Ierapetra / Sitia"). Then, turn right again to the Provincial Road of Kalo Chorio - Metaxohori (2 km) and continue to the Provincial Road of Kalo Chorio - Kalafmaka (11,1 km). At this point, turn slightly right and enter again to the Provincial Road of Kalo Chorio - Metaxohori. After 450 meters, turn right and drive for 5,8 km, where you turn left (142 m) and meet the Dorovinis Country Houses.
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