This luxury villa in Crete is perched on a hillside immersed within over two acres of private gardens overlooking the picturesque coastline. Modeled on original Cretan homes, the design draws inspiration from traditional island architecture mixed with modern sophistication.
Built in a staggered layout on three levels, the house features an open plan living room with fireplace that leads into the fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and dining area, all with direct access through French doors to the poolside dining area and terraces.
There are two en suite double bedrooms with beautiful views to the Mediterranean (one has a small terrace with direct access to the pool) and a separate study and office.
Upstairs is the en suite master bedroom with private terrace and an additional double en suite bedroom with private entrance and terrace, both with beautiful views of the sea.
The lower ground floor includes two more double en suite bedrooms with direct access to the gardens and pool.
The layout of the house provides multiple options for families or groups of friends, with relaxing social areas designed to share. Tastefully decorated with a chic mix of minimalism and traditional island style, the villa is ideal for those who want an authentic experience without sacrificing luxurious amenities.
The large pool, set in a beautiful terraced garden, is angled towards the views with pathways leading through the olive trees and wild untouched areas between the two villas. Due to their orientation, the terrain and landscaping, the two villas enjoy total privacy.
There are rest areas along the paths strung with hammocks under the shade of the olive trees and a hidden private playground by the bridge. Choose one or both of these lovely villas for an exclusive island getaway.
Optional private chef available. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV with DVD player, iPod docking audio system and CD player, climate control, laundry facilities, kitchen and bath amenities, safe.
From the Venetian harbor town of Rethymno, to the historic old port town of Chania on the northern coast, with its seaside palaces and busy resorts, Crete is a land of contrasts. Well known for its antiquities, including the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which was recently renovated and is a real ‘must see’, there are also numerous centuries-old Orthodox monasteries, still home to monks and nuns, including St Minas in nearby Heraklion about an hour north.
The tiny picturesque fishing village of Elounda sits along Mirabello Bay on the northeastern coast of the island forming a beautiful natural lagoon bordered by rugged peninsulas, and the island of Spinalonga off shore. A charming and rather sleepy town, it nevertheless is home to two of the most important archaeological sites of Crete’s history, the ancient sunken city of Olous and the Venetian fortress on the island of Spinalonga.
The region boasts beautiful beaches, many of which are within easy reach of the property. Worth the two hour drive is the protected inland Rouvas Forest with its rare species of animals and plants, the sacred mountain of Giouchtas in the Archanes region, the mountain of Strouboulas, and the region of Zaros with its famous lake.
You are also within about a two hour drive to the medieval archaeological heritage village of Maroulas.
Surrounded in hills, plains and gorges of outstanding natural beauty, the area is known for its livestock farming and is dotted with small stone structures called ‘mitata’.
Crete, Greece. Nearest Airport: Heraklion Airport (70km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through October
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