Situated in Plaka, a charming village in the Elounda region of Eastern Crete, widely known as a holiday destination with plenty of luxury hotels, Villa Danae is part of the “Island View Villas” complex, developed to answer the area’s need for superior quality permanent residences.
The location offers spectacular views, overlooking the village of Plaka and the island of Spinalonga, with its Venetian fortress and rich history, whose past provided the setting for Victoria Hislop’s recent bestseller “The Island”.
Because of its archaeological and architectural importance, the island of Spinalonga functioned as a key reference for the project.
Plaka is approximately one hour’s drive from Heraklion International Airport. The complex is only five minutes on foot from the village, where a variety of waterfront taverns offer fresh seafood and traditional Greek and Cretan delicacies.
The nearby “Blue Palace Hotel” also offers an excellent spa and a choice of fine restaurants.
The property is a luxurious villa of 420 m with a large pool, situated only a few meters away from the sea. It is part of a 7-villa development with its own secluded private beach.
The villa also enjoys a stunning 2,150 sqm landscaped mature garden.
From virtually every point in the house guests can enjoy panoramic views over the famous island of Spinalonga, Elounda Bay and Mirabello Bay.
Externally Villa Danae benefits from pergolas, terraces, a covered dining area, a dedicated BBQ area, a private pool and a large cellar-garage under the house.
The residence has three levels and is designed with sustainability in mind. It enjoys spacious open plan living spaces with a bright and modern fully-equipped, a practical dining room and a comfortable lounge.
With its large 4 bedrooms all ensuite the property can comfortably accommodate 8 guests.
Private Residence with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4250 square feet, 395 square meters
King, King, King, and King
8 guests maximum
50 mins by car
The beautiful Mediterranean sea
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
For a mandatory fee of EUR 1,500 per week, guests will enjoy the assistance of a cleaning lady (not live in) providing daily maid service (twice a day 8-13:00 and 18:00-20:00) and change of linen twice per week.
Activities of Interest
- Boat trips to the beautiful islands of Spinalonga and Chrissi are organized on a regular basis.
- The Archeological sites of Lato and Panagia Kera ara fantastic examples of ancient settelments in the area and Byzantine civilizations.
- For golf lovers the Porto Elounda resort offers a beautiful 9-hole course set in a stunning landscape by the sea.
Places of Interest
- The nearby town of Agios Nikolaos has an arty, leisurely yet bustling feel to it with great restaurants and tavernas on the seafront and plenty of local shops.
- The Archeological Museum and the Folklore Museum provide an interesting outlook on the local history and traditions.
- Elounda and its exclusive peninsula are very renowned with VIP and high-end holiday makers for its luxurious resorts.
Carole P.April 2018
Luxurious villa in a wonderful and quiet environment, the view is exceptional inside /out. we appreciate walking to the village where we could find ,even in this low season some good restaurants . If you prefer a larger village Elounda is just minutes away with its many luxurious hotels and amenities The owner was extremely nice and made sure that we were not missing anything and welcomed us with a basket full of local products . After 16 days in Crête our stay to this villa and its Location were the highlight of our trip Thank you Gina for your giving us the opportunity to stay at you exceptional villa , Envoyé de mon iPad”
Sally M.April 2018
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this outstanding villa. The views from the house and the infinity pool across to the island of Spinalonga are breathtaking. We were made to feel very welcome and were greeted by the maid who came in every day. There were lovely touches including a welcome basket and toiletries. Plaka is a pretty village with plenty of restaurants, most of which were open even though we were there in their low season”