Luxurious hillside villa with panoramic views
Luxurious villa of 340 sqm, built on 4 levels of living space (including lower level and galleries), located in Sternes, on the Akrotiri peninsula. Built on a hillside, privileged position, it offers breathtaking, panoramic views over Souda Bay and across to the majestic White Mountains of Crete.
The property is set on a land plot of 2,100 sqm, with an additional owned adjacent plot of 1700 sqm which guarantees the outstanding views can never be blocked, plus can be used for the construction of a tennis court. There are a total of 50 olive trees on the property, which can yield 200-300 kilos of extra virgin, excellent grade olive oil. There is one closed garage and one covered garage next to the villa, plus a 15 cubic m agricultural concrete water tank, with stone face. The extensive lawns and gardens are very well maintained and feature palm trees, fruit trees and a variety of plants and shrubs. The villa features five spacious bedrooms, two innovative galleries, storage areas, office, all modern conveniences and is luxuriously fitted throughout with the highest quality materials. Positioned at a quiet and unspoiled location, the property features a 70 sqm swimming pool with extensive tiled sundeck areas, outdoor pergola covered seating area, beautifully landscaped gardens with lawns and stone pathways and is entirely secured all around by stone boundary walls with iron decorative railings. The lower level can be utilized as a fully independent guest apartment. It comprises of a fully equipped and fitted kitchen, open plan dining area and living room, a 20 sqm bedroom, a shower room, toilet and a 25 sqm room which can be used as additional bedroom, storage area, or be converted into a gymnasium. The lower level has direct access to the garden area. The ground floor comprises of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with wood burning fireplace, one bedroom (which alternatively can be utilized as office or playroom) and shower room with toilet. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor which comprises of the master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, two additional bedrooms and the master bathroom. The master bedroom features wooden stairs leading to an innovative gallery, to be used as an office or sitting area. The first floor features another gallery, with wooden stairs and railings, to be used either as a sixth bedroom or office/sitting area. Both ground and first floor levels have access to 65sqm of covered terraces and verandas offering endless sea views. High quality dark colored wooden flooring, exposed wood beam ceilings and wooden staircases feature in most interior areas throughout the house, reinforcing the classic design feel and giving it a warm and traditional character. All window/door frames and shutters are made of high quality African solid wood. Air-conditioning is featured throughout the house, there is central heating with independent operation for each floor level, satellite TV aerial and internet connection.
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 mountains capes, 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 Akrotiri Peninsula features some of the most beautiful and clean sandy beaches of Chania offering water sports activities, including well-known Stavros, where Zorbas the Greek was filmed, Kalathas and Tersanas beaches, all on the north coast. Kalathas beach is a beautiful sandy beach lined with pine trees and a small islet at swimming distance and features cafes and traditional tavernas. The popular sandy beaches of Marathi and Loutraki are on the south shores of Akrotiri and boast some of the best and most popular fish restaurants in Chania, plus also breathtaking views of the White Mountains. Because they are located in the Bay of Souda, they are almost always protected from the winds. A variety of wild birds and turtles find haven in this peaceful area which is so diverse, offering endless possibilities to the visitor, from birdwatching, horse riding, hiking or simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery. There are also several churches and historically significant monasteries in the area such as the impressive Agia Triada and Moni Gouvernetou built in the 16th century, a visit to which is highly recommended.
- 850 m from Sternes village - 2.5 km from the nearest beach - 13 km from Chania - 8 km from Chania airport - 15 km from Souda port