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.
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.
Location: The beach is located 10 minutes walk away and about the same for the village of Elounda, about 1 kilometre.
This house shares a swimming pool with another house. It boasts an outdoor dining area, BBQ facilities and seating area with fireplace. The bathroom is stocked with a spa bath.
- House size: 75 m²
- Bedroom 1: 2 single beds
- Bedroom 2: 1 double bed
- Mountain view,
- City view,
- Flat-screen TV,
- Air Conditioning,
- Hot Tub,
- Ironing Facilities,
- Seating Area,
- Private entrance,
- Toilet paper,
- Dining area,
- Electric kettle,
- Coffee machine,
- Outdoor furniture,
- Outdoor dining area,
- Entire unit located on ground floor
The history of the house 'DIMITRA'
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.
You are indeed living in a Church and we trust that this will
be an unforgettable experience!
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