Romantic Minoan Cretan Euphoria Villa

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Alojamiento entero: villa. Anfitrión: Maria

  1. 2 huéspedes
  2. 1 dormitorio
  3. 1 cama
  4. 1 baño
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Romantic Minoan Cretan Euphoria is a historical stone-made vila and old winery, located at the very heart of one of the most beautiful villages in Europe, Archanes, just 2 mins away from ruins of the Minoan Summer Palace of King Minos, and only 15min away from the Palace of Knossos. It is a home that offers a "modus vivendi" for the good life, the healthy nutrition and the sustainability of our planet, overwhelmed by colors, aromas and tranquility just across the holly mountain of Giouhtas.

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The expansive property of the Romantic Minoan Villa, which was an old traditional Archanesian Winery Villa sits in the heart of the Archanes village, steps away from King Minos's Summer Palace, and a short drive to Knossos, King Minos's Winter Palace! The ancient village of Archanes lies in a valley filled with olive trees and vineyards and it has come to rank amongst the foremost archeological sited of Greece, traversing as it does all the stages of prehistoric Minoan civilisation, as well as those of historical times. While tucked away on a dead-end street, the villa is only a 3-5 min walk to the village center where the town comes to life with restaurants, all kind of shops, bakeries, bars and markets. The length of the site's inhabitation, both as settlement and as a venue for worship, renders Archanes an integrated unity wherein all the forms and activities of one of Crete's most important communities- both centre and hinterland-are represented overtime. At Archanes, the first traces of human activity occurred at the end of the Late Neolithic period and through Sub-Neolithic times. Architecture and a number of various cult vestiges tells us that Archanes have been inhabited non-stop since then, some of those inhabitation vestiges found under beneath buildings of the Neopalatial period, revealed wonderful specimens of Middle Minoan pottery in Tourkoyeitonia, the Reservoir, the Theatre area, the Vorna and the Agoras sites. Nowadays the visitors can still see the remainders of sturdy buildings constructed with stones and mud bricks and pottery artifacts. The cemetery of Phourni, provides important evidence for the wealth of the inhabitants and for cultural acme, where the important Tholos Tomb B is located and the labyrinthine MM Funerary Building 18, where rich burials in pithoi and sarcophagi were found. On the other hand, most significant and for many reasons unique, religious structure from the end of this period is the isolated shrine at Anemospilia ,of the north slope of the Minoan mountain Giouhtas, where traces of human sacrifice were found. According to the ancient urban myth, Zeus, when people stopped believing in the twelve Olympian gods, came and rested here for good ! Thus when the mountain is seen from the western side, it has the form of a sleeping man's bearded head. Giouhtas hosts a colony of vultures and constitutes as protected area for wild life and unique plants and herbs, thanks to its ecosystem.

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Vistas a la montaña
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Archanes, Crete Region, Grecia

The neighborhood is the epitome of traditional village life, with cobblestone streets and sweet-smelling flowers and trees, with a churches seemingly everywhere. Nearby, the visitor can see the churches "Panagia", "Agia Paraskevi", "Agia Triada", with their amazing Byzantine frescos , as well as the remnant of a Minoan palace that dates back to 1900 BC, are only some of the sights which are worth visiting.

Take a walk in the paved narrow lanes with the restored neoclassical buildings, discover the traditional cafes and tavernas and taste the famous local wines.

Also, within a close distance from Archanes, in Vathypetro you can visit the oldest and winery of the world!

A prehistoric cemetery, which had been used for more than 1000 years, was discovered at the northwest of Archanes, on Fourni hill. Its long use allows the recognition of many types of tombs.

At Psyli Korfi, the top of the ravine that separates Fourni hill from Mount Giouhtas, lies one of Crete's most important sanctums, which was used for a long period of time as a worship place. On the southwestern side of Mount Giouhtas visitors will find two more sights known as "Hosto nero" and "Spilios tou Stravomyti". On the northern side of the mountain, at the point called "Anemospilia", were discovered remnants of a Minoan temple, unique for the variety and wealth of its findings.

In Youchtas mountain there are 360 species of flora (especially during spring Cretan orchid's stand out) and 40 species of birds, many of which are rare or endangered, with vulture as the most important one. Yiouchtas area is included in the European Network NATURA 2000 and is considered as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Yiouchtas is protected as an "Archaeological Site" and "Landscape of Outstanding Natural Beauty ".

Participation in farming activities: Farming, beekeeping, pottery, Wine & Raki making, and the growth of olive trees, vines, vegetables, herbs are the main occupations of the inhabitants of the village where visitors can watch and participate.

In Archanes and neighboring villages there are musical activities, performances and other cultural activities, throughout the year, organized by local and foreign musicians. Always ask for more information…

Anfitrión: Maria

  1. Se registró en agosto de 2015
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I am a Cretan woman by blood and by heart and a citizen of the world by choice. I have a deep-genuine love for humanity, sensitivity and empathy for the human beings and for this I travel every year around the world to sharpen my humbleness and my cultural experiences. Nikos Kazantzakis my favourite Cretan author wrote once, "every perfect traveler creates the country where he/she travels and there aren't greater pleasures in life other than traveling and dreaming". These are the reasons why I am sharing with you, as my new guest and traveler of this world, my home! I believe we should share our blessings with other human beings, and this sharing of travels, dreams, cultures, ideas is what fulfils and expands our own humanity. Romantic Minoan Villa is the groundless ground for such love, aesthetic beauty and humbleness. I invite you to be my guest and indulge yourself in the very feelings, sensations and inspirations of a stone made "shell" that is almost two hundred years old and still alive in so many interesting ways. History, tradition, art, culture, exquisite gastronomy, science, farming, art-craft, architecture and finally the visionary anticipation for its own future are the magic fairies that inhabit this property, and they reveal themselves only to those who can discover and appreciate them. As citizen of the world, Journalist, Peace-Maker, Dialogue Facilitator and Writer, I am most of the time preoccupied and involved with projects related to the sustainability of our planet, human rights, discrimination issues, freedom of expression, citizen's engagement and democratic decision-making. Romantic Minoan Villa is my secret cocoon where I always return as a "tired warm" and fly away as a "thirsty butterfly" with my winds wide open to the new knowledge. My home is not just destination house for you to "arrive"in Archanes, it is more of an evolving home-platform for you and your beloved ones to move forward to new hopes, anticipated visions, good quality of life and the beauty of simple everyday things that really really matter!
I am a Cretan woman by blood and by heart and a citizen of the world by choice. I have a deep-genuine love for humanity, sensitivity and empathy for the human beings and for this I…

Durante tu estancia

Archanes Village, has won awards - 2nd best restored village in Europe and 1st in long term development prospects. Streets have been newly stone-paved, there are more splendid displays of blooming flowers, fruit trees and plants in the yards, terraces and balconies of the houses - a walk around the back streets is a pleasure as a result. The owners of the Romantic Minoan Villa, share the courtyard and the garden with guests. We are more than happy to provide our guests support and advice regarding visiting the village of Archanes, the city of Heraklion, and the many wonderful archeological sights. We are also happy to provide them with information about transportation, restaurants, local shops, safety or other amenities.
Archanes Village, has won awards - 2nd best restored village in Europe and 1st in long term development prospects. Streets have been newly stone-paved, there are more splendid disp…

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Llegada: 16:00 a 0:00
Salida: 12:00
Llegada autónoma con caja de seguridad para llaves
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