Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Daedalus is the epitome of the luxurious family home. Located in Elounda, in the northern coast of Crete, the Villa is a private Mediterranean paradise that will enchant you for its unique character and plethora of facilities.
Privacy can be a rare luxury and here at Daedalus privacy is guaranteed. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, wander through the magnificent grounds of the estate full of olive groves, breathing in the heady scents of the flowers and enjoy one of the many areas the property offers to sit and just take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. You would never tire of being here. There is access down to the sea, a full size tennis court and a private boules court. For moments of private reflection there is a picturesque Greek Orthodox chapel which features its own patio - perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies.
Although luxury is the key word when describing this villa it is also very much a family home with comfort and grace at its very core. It is a home filled with art, it has a games room and a library with a grand piano.
The living room looks out over beautiful sea views and has an original six hundred year old fireplace creating a superb focal point. Each of the six bedrooms in the main house has an en suite bathroom and private balcony or terrace. There is an additional separate apartment/cottage underneath the tennis court with two bedrooms , open plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Nearby golf course access and private in house tennis and swimming lessons are available on request while a Relais et Chateaux chef is included in the price.
This is a home to share with friends and family, somewhere to make lasting memories of Greek summer’s by the sea in the most comfortable of surroundings.
“There is a kind of flame in Crete...something more powerful than either life or death. There is pride, obstinacy, valour, and together with these something else inexpressible and imponderable, something which makes you rejoice that you are human being, and at the same time tremble” - Nikos KazantzakisLose yourself on Crete, Europe’s southernmost frontier and an island of stark contrasts. From the snow-capped mountains of the interior, looming imposingly over tiny, crumbling villages, to the elegant seafront resorts that fringe the changeable waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is sure to enrapture your soul. The island’s rugged landscape hosts a particularly bountiful crop of herbs, and the heady scents of rosemary, thyme, oregano, chamomile and fennel perfume the air throughout the year. Cretan diet is renown to the world for its longevity effect: It is made of earth’s simplest ingredients such as olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and light fish as well as red wine and poultry yet rich for their healthy benefits and quality of living.The largest of the Greek islands, measuring 160 miles in length, Crete is a kaleidoscope of towns and villages all with their own unique aura. From Heraklion, the capital and fourth largest city in Greece, to tiny Loutro and its quiet pebble beach, there’s something for everyone on this eclectic island. Every summer, the international jet-set descend on the chic village of Elounda, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mirabello Bay and a favourite of international personalities. Dinner at the Calypso Elounda Peninsula is a unique experience and particular favourite with yacht-owners moored nearby, whilst the more laid-back Lotus Eaters serves fresh, local fare in a luxuriously peaceful location.The island’s long coastline also offers a range of conditions suited to different water sports, from jet skiing and parasailing to kitesurfing and sailing. iKiTe provides premium, professional kiteboarding in Heraklion, whilst the best surfing is found during the winter at Phalasarna Beach in the Chania region.