SMARAGDA ART COUNTRY HOUSE – Home 7284840 House
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
House / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Nearest beach 12 km
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Description from owner
The Dorovinis Art Country House-SMARAGDA- has been recently restored with the personal air and character of a leisure homes of the Cretan countryside.
Artistically restored and furnished with stylish furniture, it combines the lost qualities of traditional home architecture with modern facilities and luxury. The house is located in individual lot in the historic center of the village.
It is laid out in one level, with its back facade (where the main entrance gate) towards the old market street and two other facades looking towards east and the sea. Its main facade opens to a side courtyard of 17m2 while an exterior stair leads to a 45m2 top sun terrace with panoramic 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 fully equipped with a four ring electric plate and an oven, a refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, electric kettle etc.
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-blue flag- beaches of Southeastern Crete. 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). At 22 km the city of Agios Nicolaos is also reachable at 30min, offering the facilities, services and attractions of a big touristic town and as the Prefecture of Lassithi.
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).
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 n 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.
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.
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.
The PSYCHRO or DIKTAION CAVE is an impressive cave and archaeological site, located at the Lassithi Plateau. A Minoan to Archaic period sanctuary of Zeus.MILATOS CAVE- a modern history cave, now a place of memory, 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). ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS-COLLECTIONS OF AGIOS NICOLAOS and IERAPETRA .
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
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- No smoking at this property
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24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
10 40 K 05 0B 00356 0 1
- Calendar updated:
- 18 Feb 2019
- Years listed:
Languages spoken: English, French
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