For the dreamer out there in search of ancient myths, pirate fortresses, dreamy seascapes, and kind of a Bond villain vibe in a home, a magnificent villa for sale on the island of Crete may be just the thing. Situated a stone’s throw away from medieval pirate Enrico Pescatore’s lair overlooking Heraklion Bay and the southern Aegean Sea, Villa Poseidon II offers commanding views.
This unique property is located in the tiny traditional village of Palaiokastro, a few miles outside of Heraklion itself, which happens to be Crete’s capital city.
Built in 2012, the seafront escape was designed to be visually stunning, yet ultra-functional. The 5,339-square-foot home, which is listed for 2.9 million euros (about $3.32 million), features six luxurious bedrooms, six baths, and two half-baths, as well as just about every amenity you can imagine.
There are two living rooms, a professional-grade kitchen, a sauna, a gym, a kids’ playroom or exercise room, a wine cellar, laundry and linen rooms, and much more. On the upper level, the master bedroom features its own bath with a jacuzzi, living area, and dressing room, with a balcony that overlooks the sea and the city of Heraklion.
As detailed and luxurious as the interior features of the house are, there’s no escaping the fact that location is the key feature of this home. Situated high up on a half-acre plot directly on the Cretan Sea, the villa’s vantage point is indescribable. Breathtaking is the word that best describes its stunning sea vistas.
The designers also took advantage of the natural landscape by creating interiors that give the feeling of being wrapped in light. The wildness of the surrounding nature is slightly tamed and melts seamlessly with the warm, elegant rooms within the structure. At dawn, the first rays of the sun bathe the villa in a bright, almost surreal burst of color. Then, as night falls, the villa takes on a dreamy and mysterious glow.
The property’s surroundings are dominated by a large infinity pool with a hydromassage feature. There’s also a barbecue area with a fully equipped kitchenette—and a wood-fired oven as well, just for those traditional Cretan specialties.
Down below, relaxing pergolas overlook the southern Aegean Sea, and a private beach lies beneath skillfully manicured garden terraces. Smart home features, more exquisite design and construction elements, and the fragrant scents from lemon, orange, mandarin, and banana trees complete this extraordinary property on Greece’s largest island paradise.
Villa Poseidon II
2.9 million euros (about $3.32 million)
- 6 bedrooms
- 5,339 square feet
- 0.50 acres
- Commanding views of the Cretan Sea and Heraklion
- Special light and design characteristics
- Infinity pool and terraced gardens
- Private beach and seaside areas
- Ideal location
Euroland Property Group
Chania, Crete, Greece
+30 28210 79046 and +30 6951 653 562