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Category: Church
Prefecture: Lassithi
Address: Anatoli
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Anatoli 2799 hits

Village of the rising sun as the name implies. Old, historic, traditional village 17 KM Northwest of ierapetra, at an altitude of 600 m of homes visible from, is nested in the mountain stronghold of the East.

The 70s most of the inhabitants of the East went to Cabo and dealing with greenhouse crops. Founded along with residents of other villages settlements Spout, New East, Ammoydares. The small picturesque village of Monks who, according to tradition, it was built by a Turkish Agha belongs to the East. Referred from the Venetian era. The 1583 along with the Monks had 666 inhabitants. In 1951 with 897 in 2001 along with the New East 1235 inhabitants. There is a ruined Venetian feudal Lord's tower north of the village.

Many ecclesiastical monuments, Monasteries, great art Byzantine icons. The old traditional village of East remained unchanged in time, with its stone houses, narrow streets, the old Down faucet.



Stavromenos peak sanctuary
Stavromenos peak sanctuary 2746 hits

In rocky hill Stavromenos an important peak sanctuary was established during the Minoan era. The superb location allows the supervisory control both northern Cretan and the South to the Libyan Sea, while in the immediate environment also stands the Minoan Gaidourofas building. As indicated by various offerings found in the area, the worship in this position continued until Roman times.

During the Middle Minoan period (2100-1700 BC) was particularly endearing the exercise of public worshipness in the countryside and particularly in top peaks of mountains. Here was used for inhabitants to gather to the surrounding villages in order to lay their votive like clay figurines of men, women and animals.

Diktynna Luxury Villas
Diktynna Luxury Villas 2714 hits
Diktynna residence complex is located in the historic village of Anatoli, Southeastern Crete Greece. Its five traditional village houses have been recently restored into luxury vacation houses, combining the lost qualities of traditional home architecture with modern facilities and luxury. All villas are fully equipped and furnished and offer all amenities that will make you feel like home. Thanks to its privileged location, Diktynna commands breathtaking, panoramic views over the South Cretan Sea.
Follow the cobblestone paths through the village and take pictures of the beautiful scenery all around you….….and if hours of exploring whet your appetite, head off to the traditional café-restaurant Alcyon of the residential complex, to enjoy traditional home cooking at its best.
  Facilities:  • Fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and washer • Fireplace ,air-conditioned rooms • Satellite TV, LCD screens in every room • Broadband internet • Autonomous, independent heating • Hair dryer • Iron ,ironing board • Safe box • DVD player- CD player • Mountain bikes
 Telescope for star observation
 We offer car in special prices. Car delivery/collection at Heraklion Port/Airport Access to the traditional wood oven to cook your own meal.
The residential complex also includes a traditional wood oven and barbecue in case you want to prepare your own meal.
Cafe Alkion: A place which reminds the traditional local "kafenio". Here, in the indoor or outdoor space, the guests can enjoy breakfast or lunch of their choice, as well as the evening coffee or tea. 
Minoan building in Gaidourofas
Minoan building in Gaidourofas 2647 hits

The Minoan building in Gaidourofas in Anatoli was identified in 1898 by Arthur Evans. Recent excavations brought to light a well-preserved and impressive building dating to the Late Minoan period (1600-1450 BC).
It is a two-floor construction with impressive façade with megalithic style and walls that have survived almost in 2m height. From the rooms that have been excavated until today it is particularly referred to warehouse full of jars, just like a crypt pillars, typical Minoan cult architecture.

The size and construction of the building permit the conclusion that it was administrative and an economical area center, while its position to southern slopes of Dikti at an attitude of 900 meters, obviously aimed at the economic exploitation of the mountainous landscape to livestock products, honey, resin and lumber.