In the mythology of ancient Crete, Daedalus was the famously skilled architect, artist, and inventor who designed the fabled labyrinth of King Minos. With such epic stories in mind, Villa Daedalus in Elounda, Greece, just outside of picturesque Agios Nikolaos, Greece, is a reminder that stunning architecture and beauty are still alive on Greece’s largest island. On the market for slightly less than $14.3 million (12.5 million euros), this stunning estate offers exclusivity, views to die for, and direct access to the sea.
Daedalus features 12,000 square feet of living spaces, eight bedrooms, and eight baths—as well as uncompromising luxury. The interiors of the villa’s main residence are a flawless combination of timeless design and charming elegance. The graceful decor blends elements such as terracotta tiles, wooden flooring, and paneled doors and windows, as well as meticulously selected art and fine furnishings.
Each of the six bedrooms of the main residence has its own en-suite bathroom, in addition to its own sea-view balcony or terrace. At the center of the home, a fabulous living room with a 600-year-old original fireplace affords unbelievable views of the sea. The home also has a gourmet kitchen, formal and casual dining areas, a game room, a library/music room, and a media room.
Set on an isolated bluff, the villa has slightly more than six acres of sculpted grounds blending into the island’s rugged landscape. The villa offers a commanding view of the Mirabello Bay and the Cretan Sea beyond. The spacious grounds feature a stunning outdoor pool, tennis courts, a BBQ and dining area, an area for boules, a racquetball court, jogging/bike paths, a private dock, a sun deck by the sea, and even a private chapel on the hillside below. A two-bedroom guest house and private parking spaces complete this one-of-a-kind property on the beautiful island of Crete.
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