Unique villa in a great vacation destination
Villa with spacious accommodations and panoramic views to the sea and to the island of Spinalonga
Local stone and modern materials are set off by wooden pergolas and decking while landscaping ensures that the villa blends perfectly with the local topography.
The property is a luxurious villa of 425 m (gym 72sqm included) with a large heated swimming pool (45sqm), situated only a few meters away from the sea in the area of Elounda near Plaka village. The gated, stone-paved drive leads through the 2,100 sqm landscaped mature gardens to this beautiful villa. From virtually every point one can enjoy panoramic views over the famous island of Spinalonga, Elounda Bay and Mirabello Bay. Externally there are pergolas, terraces, a covered dining area, a dedicated BBQ area, a swimming pool. The residence has three levels and is designed with focus on sustainability through a combination of modern technologies with the design rules of the traditional vernacular architecture. Passive characteristics such as the orientation of the units, cross-ventilation, use of heavy, thermally retentive materials and shading are combined with solar panels, water collection tanks and, finally, a “smart home” system to control the internal environment. There are also roof solar panels connected with the electricity distribution network for save energy. The middle level of the villa, which is also the entrance level, support areas such as the kitchen and dining and living room, serves both indoor and outdoor spaces with equal ease. This level, located between the other two, more private, levels, creates a direct connection between the two types of areas. There is also an internal garden with plants and an open ceiling that serves the ground level and brings more external space and natural light into the residence. On the lower level there are 2 en suite bedrooms, one more living room, staff room, the gym, the sauna, the hamam and the laundry room. On the top level we find two en suite bedrooms with large balconies that offering great views.
Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the remnants of brilliant civilizations meet the island’s rich gastronomic culture with a background of glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that need a lifetime to get uncovered. The property is located in the region of Lasithi, on the eastern side of the island. The Prefecture of Lasithi provides tourist services and activities of all kinds, satisfying all the choices, and is an area of unique natural beauty and traditional villages. Elounda lies in the land that surrounds the “Beautiful Bay”, Mirabello. Situated in Plaka, a charming village in the Elounda region of Eastern Crete, widely known as a holiday destination with plenty of luxury hotels. The location offers spectacular views, overlooking the village of Plaka and the island of Spinalonga, with its Venetian fortress and rich history, whose past provided the setting for Victoria Hislop’s recent bestseller “The Island”. Plaka is approximately one hour’s drive from Heraklion International Airport. The complex is only five minutes on foot from the village, where a variety of waterfront taverns offer fresh seafood and traditional Greek and Cretan delicacies.
64 km from Heraklion Airport
5 min walking distance from Plaka village
5 km from Elounda
Only a few metres from a private beach