Elleni Villa 1 is located along with another villa on a gentle hillside overlooking the sea, the site is surrounded by handmade stone walls and mature gardens with several olive trees, flowers and other typical Cretan / Mediterranean plants.
The villas are reachable through a stone paved road with plants between lit rocks along the side and a small stone bridge that leads into welcoming stone paved entry courtyards, shaded by olive trees and colored by flowers.
These two stunning contemporary villas are among the most exclusive properties available in Crete, they offer panoramic views of fantastic sunrises and sunsets against backdrops of the Mediterranean Sea and the Cretan landscape. The architecture, sophisticated furnishings and beauty of the surroundings combine to make these villas unique.
They are immersed in a 13,700 square meters land, which has been meticulously landscaped with terraced gardens rich of olive trees, colorful flowers, and aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, coriander, anise, mint, lavender etc...
Garden pavilions benefit of amazing views, wide terraces with built-in seating areas that surround the pools and the villas, offer breathtaking views.
The gorgeous infinity-edge pools give the impression that the water extends to the Mediterranean.
The villas feature outstanding living areas characterized by large open plan living rooms with high ceilings and fireplaces. There are studies and dining areas opening through French doors to the pool areas, with views to the infinity edge pools and surrounding gardens. Well equipped kitchens open onto outdoor, pergola shaded poolside dining areas and wide patios, creating ideal spaces for alfresco living, dining and relaxing.
Architectural features include exposed stone walls, beautiful natural hardwood floors in the bedrooms, marble and stone floors in the rest of the spaces, framed views, stone paved paths through the vegetation, exterior hideaways and kiosks blended into the surroundings.
Elleni Villa 1 has 8 bedrooms it is characterized by a contemporary design with an interior space of 456 square meters and features six bedrooms within the house as well as two independently accessed guest rooms.
In detail on the ground floor there is the spacious open-plan and sun flooded living and dining area with high ceiling, fireplace, Satellite TV and DVD player, sofas, dining table (seats approx. 8) and study area. French doors open onto shaded lounge terrace with access to the pool area.
Then we have the fully-equipped kitchen with door leading to outdoor terrace a W.C. and 2 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 with 1.60 m bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower attachment and sea views.
Bedroom 2 (accessible via separate external entrance) with 1.60 bed, en-suite shower room and doors to terrace with sea views.
On the first floor we find the master bedroom with 1.80m four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom with rain shower and a large terrace with beautiful sea views.
Bedroom 4 (accessible via external staircase) with 1.60m bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower attachment and access to two small terraces with sea views.
Finally, at the ground floor we find bedrooms 5, 6 and 7 with twin/double beds and en-suite shower rooms; bedroom 8 with 1.60m bed, small en-suite shower room and doors leading to the pool area; the laundry room and a spacious room with gym equipment (e.g. stepper, bike, weights machine) and table tennis.
Neighborhood and surroundings:
The properties are located in a very convenient setting on a quiet hill side with a few villas, yet they are only three km from the town of Elounda and seven km from the town of Agios Nikolaos, with their traditional taverns, gourmet restaurants, shops and nightlife. These two towns provide also marinas for yacht mooring with all services.
Closest Airport: Heraklion Airport, about 45-minute drive
Closest Port: Agios Nikolaos Port, about 10-minute drive
Closest Beach: Elounda Aquila Hotel beach, about 7-minute walk
Closest market: Town of Elounda, about 5-minute drive
Island of Spinaloga: (10 min drive to Plaka and 10 min by boat)
Byzantine buildings: (about 20 min drive from the villa)
Island of Chrysi (about 30 min drive to Ierapetra and about 35 min by boat)
Water skiing, scuba diving etc.: at the nearby hotels (3 min drive) as well as at the town of Elounda (5 min drive)
Horseback riding service: at the village of Fourni (25 min drive)
Golf course and a spa: about 3 min drive from the villa inside the hotel of Porto Elounda
18-hole Golf Course of international standards: 30 min drive
Clubs: a few in the town of Agios Nikolaos (10 min drive)