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Country Houses in Crete

Dorovinis Country Houses in Crete Dorovinis Country Houses in Crete

Dorovinis Country Houses in Crete

The Dorovinis Country Houses-PASIPHAE, SMARAGDA and PERSEPHONE- in the village of Anatoli in Southeastern Crete, Greece, 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-blue flag- beaches of 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).

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).

Welcome to Pasiphae House in Ierapetra Crete


This country mansion has been recently restored to its authentic prototype by its conservation architect owner.

The house is 185 m2, enclosing a 60m2 courtyard with a 100m2 top terrace. The house has been restored with exquisite details and is furnished with selected pieces from Neoclassical Greece and paintings of well known contemporary Greek artists.

All rooms open either to the courtyard or the terrace and capture views of the sea (except of the smallest double bedroom). It can accommodate 8 persons, since 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.


Welcome to Smaradga House in Crete


This, early twenties, medium sized country house is 56m2, and can accommodate up to 4 persons.

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, that has a second gate door to a narrow walkway. An exterior stair leads to a 45m2 top view terrace with splendid 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.


1. A welcome food basket is offered with local and handmade products (marmalades, honey, butter, bread, ham and cheese, ground coffee and various teas etc) for preparing own breakfast or light meal and enjoying in stylish china and glassware

2. Bottle of local 100% virgin olive oil and “raki”-alcoholic beverage

Welcome to Persephone House in Ierapetra Crete


This DESIGN HOUSE part of DOROVINIS COUNTRY HOUSES, has the personal air and character of a leisure home of the Cretan countryside, capturing panoramic views to the sea.

Artistically restored and furnished with stylish furniture, it combines the lost qualities of traditional home architecture with modern facilities and luxury.

The house is laid out in 150m2 with a 40m2 ground courtyard, a 70m2 upper terrace and a 50m2 top terrace and comprises 5 main rooms -2 of which double bedrooms- 2 baths 1 WC and can accommodate up to 6 persons .

The Kitchen is fully equipped for preparation of meals with modern electric apparatus, smart utensils and cutlery. There is a four ring electric stove, oven, full size refrigerator with separate freezer, a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster etc.

The house offers free WF Internet and Cable 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)



Contact Details
Head Office: 26 Ath. Diakou street


Tel: +30 2106000259
Fax:+30 2106000459

Village of ANATOLI,

Tel: 0030 28420 41377
Fax: 0030 28420 41633

Tel: 0030 28420 41007

Web site of Country Houses in Crete 







Few Comments from our Happy Clients...
Our first visit to Crete and what a lovely impression it has left with us to take back to England! The local people are charming with excellent manners-always helpful, polite but discreet. Even in Winter we have enjoyed bright days where the blossoms are already bursting –the lovely smells of herbs and pines as you walk-and of course the magnificent views everywhere.
The cottage has been a warm, welcome refuge on our return each day. We have appreciated the comforts which have been so carefully planned and thought out.
A wonderful exhilarating visit –to be repeated no doubt.
Well thanks to all who made this possible.

Liz and Peter Korf Cambridge England

16 May 2009
Dear Mrs Dorovinis
Thank you for an unforgettable experience of staying in Pasiphae House.
You have created a unique place here! We loved the views, the cool air, the beauty of Anatoli village and the innumerable nice details of the house. We came to see the hometown of Emine’s parents who left for Turkey in 1924. It has been a very special trip…
Myrtos road (lovely but a bit of a challenge in a 9-seat van) and Napoleon restaurant, our kids loved all of it too. We wish you best of luck with your future projects in Anatoli and elsewhere-surely it will be very successful


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