This villa is unique in Crete, and has been decorated by Fabio Zardi. It is located on the top of a hill, less than 15 minutes from the beach, with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Souda. On the other side are the mountains, which are covered with snow until the end of May. The location is perfect for those who want to go to the beach or hiking in the countryside.
The villa consists of two floors:
- the ground floor has a patio, a big living room with fireplace, a completely equipped kitchen, a studio, a bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub, a big terrace; the living room is decorated with a precious neo-gothic library, richly inlaid and with beautiful spiral columns. A Murano glass chandelier illuminates the central table, around which are placed in walnut chairs upholstered in silk velvet. Two silk Fortuny lamps help to give a warm and romantic atmosphere. The living room is also decorated with a precious carved chest, from the Castle of La Rochefoucauld in France, covered by an old silk brocade. A collection of works of art decorates the chest, above which towers over an ancient mirror in carved and gilded wood from the 17th century. A writing desk of the sixteenth and a console seventeenth century complete the decoration, together with a French pendulum clock of the eighteenth century, fully functional. Three Persian rugs adorn the floor. The studio is a veritable cabinet of curiosities, with oil paintings, antique portraits, an astrolabe, an armillary sphere, engravings, and other interesting objects. The master bedroom has a large wardrobe, an antique mirror in carved and gilded wood, and four antique engravings with views of Venice.
- the first floor has a second bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a lounge with tv and hi-fi system, a big terrace with veranda and another small terrace. The upstairs room has a sofa adorned with precious Fortuny velvet pillows, a Fortuny tapestry and two tables with a pair of antique silver candlesticks, and two oil paintings on canvas depicting views of ancient ruins.
The entrance to the villa is independent: there is a large open space to park the car and a small house with barbecue and wood burning oven. A small orchard is located at the rear of the house.