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Crete Island’s Stunning Daedalus Villa Lists for $14.3 Million

BY Phil Butler TIMEJanuary 28, 2022 PRINT

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.

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The villa’s privileged position outside Agios Nikolaos helps create the feeling the property is a world apart. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)

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.

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Inside, the graceful conveyance of the past into the present is revealed through the living room’s 600-year-old original fireplace. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)

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.

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The library/music room, media room, and other villa spaces are designed to be luxurious, and ergonomic at the same time. The villa is intended for entertaining, but also as a welcoming home. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)

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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The villa’s gourmet kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, amazing views, and a cozy informal family dining space. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)

Villa Daedalus
Crete, Greece
$14,262,894

8 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
1,115 square meters (23,842 square feet)
25,000 square meters (6.18 acres)

Key Features
– Waterfront
– Privileged views
– Luxurious interiors and fixtures
– Access to the sea with private dock
– Tennis and racquetball courts

Agent
Greece Sotheby’s International Realty
Despina Laou, Head of Private Office
+30 695 169 0565

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The formal dining room, like most of the villa’s spaces, has spellbinding views of the sea as well as access to the terraces and grounds. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Each of the six bedrooms in the main house has in-suite features and its own balcony or terrace overlooking the Cretan Sea. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Outside, there are entertainment, dining, and activity areas galore. A barbecue area, dining areas, walking paths, sunning areas, and the pool area offer almost unlimited experiential possibilities. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
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The villa’s pool is right out of a Hollywood movie. It’s difficult to imagine a more luxurious casual space anywhere. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
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The villa’s interiors convey a sense of island chic and crisp contemporary design, accentuated by warm traditional colors and materials. (Courtesy of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
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