Large villa with outbuildings, overlooking Mirabello bay
- 6 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 4 Receptions
- Two main villa buildings
- Two entrance hallways
- Four reception rooms
- Large kitchen diner
- Study room
- Master bedroom suite with kitchen and walk in wardrobe
- Further bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe
- Three double bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Two guest cloakrooms
- Separate staff annexe with kitchen
- Two storage rooms
- Two utility rooms
- Outdoor shower
- Covered verandas
- Paved terraces and walkways
- Private garden and grounds
- Private beach
- Private jetty
Price: 9,000,000 Euros. A rare and enchanting villa, located near Elounda on Crete, overlooking Mirabello bay and the Kolokytha peninsula.
This exceptional property is set on its own natural cove and includes a private beach, jetty and substantial grounds, all embedded in the landscape, with spectacular views over the bay and coastline.
The property is unique in being the only large private property in this area, otherwise comprising of five star hotels and luxury resorts. The property also borders the important archaeological site of Olous, an ancient sunken city which became submerged following volcanic eruptions. The villa is set over two main buildings plus a staff annexe and outbuildings. The two main buildings total 563 sq m / 6,060 sq ft of living space across two levels, with each building having its own Master bedroom suite arrangement including veranda and terraces.
The outbuildings, including staff annexe, storage, utility and auxiliary spaces, total 291 sq m / 3,132 sq ft.
Elounda is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north coast of Greece, in the prefecture of Lassithi, and lies between Agios Nikolaos and the seaside resort of Plaka.
Once a fishing and farming village, the fortunes of Elounda grew when a fine emery stone or whetstone was discovered and mined from local rock, which along with the development of large salt pans during the Venetian period ensured prosperous trade within Europe.
The town itself lies close to a narrow spit of land which joins the mainland with the Kolokytha Peninsula. On the north side of this spit is the large lagoon of Elounda, once protected by the ancient fortified island of Spinalonga, and to the south the magnificent bay of Mirabello.
Spinalonga Island, with its ruined fortress, was once a leper colony and became the setting for Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel The Island. On all sides one is surrounded by spectacular coastline, shaded beaches, glowing sapphire seas and points of archaeological interest.
Elounda is 10km from the principal town of Agios Nikolaos and just over 1 hour’s drive (66km) from Heraklion Airport. The town is 70km from Heraklion centre and just over 3 hours’ drive to Chania International Airport (214km).