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    Extracts from the Explanatory reports – Decisions for the buildings’ characterization as monuments of the modern times.

"The region of Aghios Miron is at a 14 km distance from Heraklion. The village is built on two hills and is visible by the whole region, dominating it…

In the village’s central street, a few meters from the great church of Saint Miron an old traditional residence is preserved until this day. It is a two-storey building, some parts of which are lodged under a tiled wooden roof while others have an attic.

The building is developed in levels, following the ground’s formation. A small yard and three entrances are formed in this way. The habitation consists of two units, the main residence and the auxiliary spaces. The building was constructed on the first decades of the 20th century, according to oral witnesses.

The street facade is structured symmetrically, featuring evident late neoclassicism elements, such as stone panels, frames, galleries, corbels with an elaborate railing.


On the ground-floor, the orifices bear stone panels, a cornice, and a stone discharging arch, while the shutters are wooden and nailed. The main entrance presents special morphological interest, since it is crowned by a singular gable. On its stone case, formulated elements of the late neoclassicism coexist, whereas onthe gable there are elements borrowed from the oriental art. There has also been a formulation with neoclassical elements on the window next to the main entrance. The orifices have not been placed on strict symmetry axes, obviously in order to better serve the building’s interior spaces.

On the building’s south-eastern side, there is an entrance with a stone arched case that leads to the yard. In the small yard there is a large traditional oven with chiseled stone elements, a well, flower-beds formed of chiseled stones and stone tiles. In addition, in the building’s interior, there are two large fireplaces, niches (where a jug could be placed), chiseled stone stairs and a wooden ontas (small elevated room)."

The buildings operating as traditional lodgings have been characterized as monuments of the modern times by the Direction of Modern and Contemporary Architectural Heritage..

Government Gazette No. 1114/B/23-7-04 Decisions: Ministry of Culture/ Direction of Modern and Contemporary Architectural Heritage /1064/51274/1187/5-7-04 and Ministry of Culture/ Direction of Modern and Contemporary Architectural Heritage /1063/51280/1188/5-7-04

Description

The rooms have a unique view to the peaks of Youhtas and Psiloritis, the sea and the rich local vegetation, which is full of olive groves, vineyards, pines, poplars, cypresses and fruit-bearing trees.

The cottages operate all year round and offer to their visitor all modern comforts. The apartments are three-bed and four-bed ones, fully equipped, with a telephone, a refrigerator, an electric cooker, air-conditioning, central heating, a safe, a living-room with a fireplace, a television set, while there is an Internet connection. All rooms have their own bathroom, hydromassage and a common vapor-bath. The buildings have a washing machine, a dishwasher, a freezer, and a fully equipped kitchen. In their interior, the rooms are warm and welcoming. In the yard, there is an oven shed with a traditional pergola and a well.


The first building has three cottages, “Pandora” Cottage, “Hellen” Cottage and “Aphrodite” Cottage. The second building has four cottages , “Harmonia” Cottage, “Zeus” Cottage, “Sophia” Cottage and “Titan” Cottage

The rooms are elevated on 2 levels with the traditional ontas or sofas (small elevated room); they are comfortable with large verandas and a view to the sea and the surrounding mountains

Services

A rich breakfast is offered featuring every kind of coffee, chocolate, aromatic Cretan herbs and natural juices.

Upon request, wines, rich salads or meals, which are traditionally cooked in the old wood oven in our yard, are served.

Except for the above services, we provide you, after consultation, with:

  • Transport from & to the airport – port.
  • Tour in the surrounding area.
  • Planning of excursions and visits to wineries and organic agriculture farms.
  • Manicure, pedicure, hairdressing.
  • Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Vapor-bath.
  • Rent a car.

Activities

Mountain vacations in our region offer a lot of activities, along with repose and relaxation.
We recommend that you:

  • Are acquainted with the Cretan way of life and the Cretan diet, by visiting the near-by villages.
  • Visit the proximate monasteries and churches Gorgolaini, Paliani, Aghia Eirini.
  • The Asites Folklore Museum is situated at a 5 minute distance by car.
  • In Pentamodi, at a few minutes distance from us, there is a riding center, with a traditional tavern, while, in cooperation with the Heraklion mountain club and Cretan Adventures, we can help you organize your own excursion, including outdoor sports, trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking, etc.
  • The sea is at a distance of just 12 km. from the “Traditional Cottages”, where organized beaches await you to enjoy swimming and various water sports (surfing, sailing).
  
Ag.Miron Traditional Guest Houses
Aghios Miron, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  ( Tel./Fax:+(30)2810 229558, +(30)2810 288880 & +(30)6937114474 , Agios Miron:+(30)2810 722416 & +(30)2810 722446
  
Contact : * reception@traditionalhouse.gr      @traditionalhouse.gr 2009