Luxury villa in complex with private beach
This unique property is a great vacation home, with spacious accommodations, panoramic views to the sea and a large private swimming pool, located in one of the most famous destinations for luxurious vacations in Crete.
The property is a luxurious villa with a large pool, situated only a few meters away from the sea in the area of Elounda near Plaka village. It is part of a 7-villa development with its own secluded private beach. The gated, stone-paved drive leads through the 2,150 sqm landscaped mature gardens to this beautiful, approximately 420 sqm 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 (with storage underneath) and a large cellar-garage under the house. 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. The middle level of the villa, which is also the entrance level, houses all internal and external social uses. Support areas such as the kitchen, serve 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.
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