Dimitra-Penelope mountain view traditional villas complex

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0 128 nights 26,694
Service Fee 1,602
Total Fee28,296
You Pay ( 30 % deposit) 8,489
Final Payment (due to 09 Feb 16) 19,807
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The outside door allows you to enter into a small sitting area.On the right is a fully equipt kitchen with all utensils.The door opposite directs you to the large outside area where there is a private dining table to sit 6 adults.

View meters away is the swiming pool shared with the home of PENELOPE together with oven and barbaque.

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Opening the door next to the kitchen you will enter into the first bedroom with two single ironbeds of 1920 with sitting and fireplace.Next is the master bedroom with matrimonial bed and further a fully equiped bathroom with jacuzzi.

The home accomodates 4 adults in two different and closed bedrooms.

Penelope

The entrance leads to a common open area with an ample sized pool and a summer outdoor kitchen shared with the occupants of DIMITRA.

The stairs lead to the terrace and the entrance to the home. On the left is the fully equipped kitchen leading to the main twin-bedded room and to the right is the fireplace. The full sized bathroom is next to a smaller bedroom with twin beds. The wooden stairs lead to the attic/loft area with a double bed.

All the furniture are copies of originals found in the Historical Museum of Heraklion, Crete, but the lamps and fittings are original.

Tiles used are hand made, dated c 1920, taken from old demolished houses and the marble sink was found in a Turkish Hammam. The taps are copies of those of the 1920's. The reddish plaster on the walls is made of ground tiles, the same material that was used in the monasteries of the period 14th - 16th century.

Private parking for two cars.

The Venetian occupation of the island ended in the 14th century when Ibraim Pasha, acting as Supreme General of the Ottoman Empire, took possession. For 400 consecutive years, Crete suffered the Turkish suppressive occupation. Contrary to the Venetian occupying forces, who promoted free language and religion, the Turks prohibited both. For the entire period of Turkish occupation Language was taught in 'Secret Schools' and Religious rites were observed in small obscure Churches scattered in the mountains. When these Houses were under construction, a fascinating discovery was made.

An iron Christian Cross wrapped in a cloth was found within a wall as well as a number of Icons. These Icons are now, prominently displayed on the same wall in the Houses of EFTERPI and DIMITRA. Legends handed down through the generations have told us that on this site was a prominent Church dedicated to PROPHITIS ELIAS (the Prophet Eli), which had been constructed long before the Venetian period. It is probable that the Church being on the top of a hill overlooking Elounda/Elous, had served the Religious needs of the inhabitants of the region. The Church was burnt down and destroyed, by the Turks, at the beginning of the 15th century and was never reconstructed. A new, but smaller Church dedicated to PROPHITIS ELIAS, built in 1950, can be found just 50 metres away.

No engravings of the original Church have been found. The site came into the possession of the Mavrikakis family, who were the first to settle in the area, which in turn led to the village being named Mavrikiano. Descendants of the original family sold this property to ANEMOS LTD in 1999, who undertook the reconstruction with reverence to its history and the environment.

Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 12:00 PM

Area

Elounda being at the bottom of the Gulf of Mirabello enjoys unique Seaside, Sandy and rocky beaches together with lots of green being full of almond, carube, and olive trees.

At the entrance of the Gulf proudly stands the Venitian fort on the island of Spinaloga and daily boat trips are organized on hourly basis.

For a rambler is a paradise, especially the walk on the seaside Elounda - Placa (5klms).

For those with archaeological interests the only excavated Minoan city of Gournia is 30 klm away as well as the Third Minoan Palace of Malia (also 35 klm away) are a must to visit.

Orthodox Monasteries are impressive, and within the area such as Areti, Kritsa , and Toplou.

In most of the cases we are able to quote for you a charter or a regular flight from your Home toAirport of Heraklion Crete direct flight or through Athens.

The nearest Airport from the Traditional Houses is Heraklion International Airport which is km 75 away from Elounda.

Around

Closest Airport: Heraklion

Closest Beach: Elounda

Closest Beach Distance: 1km

Closest Restaurant Distance: 50m

Closest Shopping Point Distance: 1km

House Rules

Weekly stay is discountable 10% on the daily rates.

MHTE - Permit Number

030903 Α class

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • BBQ
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Access Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Family, Kid Friendly
  • Heated Pool
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  • Outdoor Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Safe
  • Fitness Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Strict: Refund 50% up to 21 days or 25% from 21 to 14 days before the local check-in time


Meet your host, Vangelis
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Location

SCHISMA ELOUNTAS, LASITHI, 720 53, Greece

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