Traditional house, next to nature with fantastic view to the sea
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About Giannis Siganos
I and Kyriaki will wait you at one of the most traditional village in East Crete! All the houses have been renovated and rebuilt from stones and wood. The village took its name from the fantastic sunrise which is occurred here as the name of the village in Greek language means sunrise. The view to the Libyan sea and to Chrissi island is magnificent and you can see it from all the apartments. We would be glad to show you the beautiful nature around as the variety of the canyons ,herbs, rare ancient olive trees which are located here are unique.In addition, the most beautiful archaeological sites on Crete are located here as Lasithi plateau, Zakros, Gournia and Minoan path.
Why Giannis Siganos chose Ierapetra
The small mountain village is the starting point of a wonderful central location for excursions; ranging from about Ierapetra Myrtos, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Vai and many other south-eastern destinations. Some options for natural sites very close to Anatoli village is Sarakina Kanyon and Selakano forest. Chrissi island which is famous for its beaches, is 40-minute ferry ride away. Diving, sailing, cycling and horseback riding are available.In adition, there are archaeological sites, as the Dictean cave, the Minoan Town of Gournia. the minoan path and the old bridge of Myrtos. Spinalonga island in Elounda and also the archaeological museum of Ierapetra. The village of the rising sun, as its name declares. The golden rays illuminate Anatoli, the hanging rocks, the Holy Cross church, Drygies, Karkasa, and give the impression that the sun keeps rising.The area of Anatoli has many ecclesiastical monuments, Monasteries and Byzantine icons of great art.The old traditional settlement of Anatoli has remained untouched by time, with its stone-built houses, the alleys, the old Kato Vrysi. Some years ago, it entered a program ofrenovation, was characterized as a traditional settlement and today houses and tourist lodgings of exceptional esthetics are built in stone. In a few years, Anatoli of Ierapetra willbe one of the most beautiful villages of Crete, with its wonderful climate, its extraordinary view, its incomparable natural landscape on which the Museum of Natural Historyof Crete has worked and about which it published a relevant document.Anatoli as well as its residents have to this day been successful in the agricultural, tourist and intellectual sectors. Personalities coming from the village dominate the political,social and intellectual life of our country. Hosting important cultural events, with itshistorical, folkloric and musical contributions, it is a center of attraction of bothlocals and foreigners. With a tavern, a coffee house, a renovatedold school.
What makes this Villa unique
Olive oil and Cretan herbs from our garden for your cooking are available.There is also coffee, milk, tea, marmalade, butter, and honey inside in the apartment for your breakfast. The facility of washing machine is available and it is located very close in the complex not at the apartment.
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A wonderful, peaceful holiday spot.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Anatoli Traditional Villas. It was just what we were hoping for during our time in Crete. The peaceful and friendly village gave us a small slice of traditional life on the island. With a great view of the countryside and the sea, we couldn' t have picked a better spot to start our days. Kyriaki and Giannis were very gracious hosts and had us over for a wonderful evening of storytelling and tastes from the island. We are happy to recommend this villa and look forward to our next visit.
Thank you very much Rick and Carolyn for your kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to see you again!
Many Thanks for this nice hospitality!
The accommodation is ideal for hiking in Dicti and Selakano mountains, which are not well developed for tourism. Even a trip to the eastern Lassithi plateau with a visit to the Zeus Cave is quite feasible.The original Cretan stone house, which was lovingly restored, immediately radiated a feel-good and cleaness atmosphere. The small village of Anatoli offers an ideal starting point for friends of natural living and hikers. Our hosts Kyriaki and Giannis were stimulating and helpful conversation partners, always ready to answer all our questions about the country.
Thank you very much Mike for your review.We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and you liked the location. You are always welcome!
Fantastic, comfortable location in the mountains of southern eastern Crete. The views breathtaking and the local people very welcoming.
Our Villa was first class and would recommend this beautiful and peaceful location to anyone who is looking for sunshine, Culture in a unique part of Greece.
The hosts are helpful and friendly and kind with invited my partner and me for a drink and some food on their balcony. A lovely gesture on our last evening in Crete.
Overall this was our of my best experiences on holiday, A tranquil part of Crete that has to be visited in order to appreciate its standing.
Thank you very much Charlie and Rachel for your kind words! We are looking forward to see you again!
Μείναμε σε αυτή την κυριολεκτικά κουκλίστικη βίλα με πανέμορφη θέα στο Λιβυκό πέλαγος και ξεκουραστήκαμε ακούγοντας μόνο το κελάηδισμα των πουλιών.. Όλο το συγκρότημα αποτελείται από παραδοσιακά ανακαινισμένες βίλες με πλακόστρωτα μονοπάτια γυρίζοντας σε πίσω στην "παλιά" Κρήτη.Οι οικοδεσπότες είναι πολύ φιλικοί και μένουν δίπλα οπότε είναι πολύ εύκολο να τους βρεις αν χρειαστείς οτιδήποτε.Το μόνο που έχω να προτείνω είναι να συνεχιστεί η ανακαίνιση αυτού του όμορφου χωριού γιατί υπάρχουν αρκετά σπίτια ερειπωμένα. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για όλα!
Ευχαριστούμε πάρα πολύ Σοφία! Σας περιμένουμε να ξανάρθετε!
Definitely 5 stars!
If you want to live the experience of Cretan culture, you have to come here to stay for your holidays.The local food is huge and the hosts are so friendly. The photos show how nice this place is. The view of the sea and the mountain of Dikti is wonderful.
The family-owned villas have been completed in 5-star quality. It was such a relaxing place to stay, I wish I could stay there longer. Definitely worth a visit.
Thank you Korina and Stephan for your kind words! We are very glad that you have enjoyed your stay! Always welcome!
We spent a week at Anatoli traditional villas and had a really good time. Giannis and Kyriaki are great people, always making sure you have everything you need. Arrival and departure were quite easy thanks to these two perfect hosts!
The appartment itself was clean and cosy, with a fantastic view over the sea from the terrace where we always enjoyed our morning coffee and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere.
There is a good taverna in Anatoli village, close to the appartment, and a few other interesting ones in the next village, Kalamafka.
You obviously need a car for your stay, beaches are at least 20 mins away but you get unforgettable views on the way for free. There are several great beaches accessible from Anatoli and lots of places where you can just stop and marvel at the landscape or go hiking - all without the masses of tourists that you have in the Northern parts of the island!
We could not have had a better stay and already want to go back!
Thank you very much Denise and Frank for your kind words! We are very happy that we have met you and we are looking forward to see you again in the future!
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