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Minoan Palace

  • 16 guests

  • 8 bedrooms

  • 6 bathrooms

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With its Ionic style columns and grand proportions, this home has the air of a modern-day Minoan palace. Inside, this seaside mansion is adorned with art by prominent Italian artists. Ascend the striking black marble staircase and admire the Ferma Beach, sea and mountain vistas from the sumptuous bedroom suites. As well as the stunning views, you’ll find gorgeous carved wooden beds, chandeliers and marble bathrooms – we especially love the room with the slipper bath – perfect for a soak with a glass of Champagne. There’s a games room here, too, to keep everyone occupied. This villa is ideal for a group of friends or a large family, not least because it has a separate bungalow that offers added privacy for those that want it. Outside is no less impressive – spend idyllic days lounging by the pool being fed grapes, or feast alfresco on the typically Cretan specialities and wine that your lovely hosts provide as a welcome. If you want to feel the warm sands of Ferma Beach between your toes, there’s a private stairway down from this home. This place is truly a feast for the senses.


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What to expect


Highlights

Walk down your private stairs to Ferma Beach, 30 metres away

Walk down your private stairs to Ferma Beach, 30 metres away

Take in the views out to sea at sunset

Take in the views out to sea at sunset

Grill some souvlaki on the barbecue for lunch

Grill some souvlaki on the barbecue for lunch

Find your favourite spot to sit – ours is here on the circular stone seats

Find your favourite spot to sit – ours is here on the circular stone seats

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Home truths

    There are a couple of ground floor bedrooms which may suit those with limited mobility (though there are steps down to the pool and external stairs down to the beach 30 metres away)

    There's a cleaning and bedding change every three days

    There's a safe for your valuables

    There are bathrobes and slippers here

    There's a separate bungalow – here you'll find a living room, kitchenette and bedroom with a bathroom

    Upstairs, two bedrooms face Ferma Beach, but all have private balconies

    A cot and high chair are available

    The laundry area and games room are on the lower level, which is accessed from outside

    We'd recommend having a car – there's parking for four cars

    Heraklion Airport is two hours in the car

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Swimming pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

8 bedrooms, 10 beds

6 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Lasithi

Taking up the eastern part of Crete and a smattering of small islands floating in the surrounding Aegean Sea, Lasithi draws in tourists keen to explore beyond Heraklion and Rethymno. Agios Nikolaos is the biggest town here, but there are other seaside resorts like Ierapetra, Elounda and Sitia where you can easily spend hours relaxing on sandy beaches or dining in seafront restaurants. Venture further east, however, and the landscape...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at Théa Restaurant

Dine at Théa Restaurant

Enjoy delicious authentic Greek food, friendly service, and breathtaking views at this fabulous taverna. A perfect spot to relax and indulge in a memorable dining experience.

5 min
Enjoy Tasty Snacks and Coffee at Route 76

Enjoy Tasty Snacks and Coffee at Route 76

A peaceful cafe with friendly staff serving tasty sandwiches and 100% Arabica blend coffee. Located in a convenient spot, it's the perfect place to relax and indulge.

4 min
Dine at Taverna Katerina

Dine at Taverna Katerina

Enjoy delicious seafood and traditional dishes at this family-run restaurant. With a cosy garden, friendly staff, and live music on Fridays, it's like dining with good old friends.

6 min
Dine on the brilliant terrace at Kaliotzina

Dine on the brilliant terrace at Kaliotzina

Discover this hidden gem by the beach, where traditional Greek dishes are cooked to perfection. With a stunning terrace and warm hospitality, it's a must-visit for delicious food and a serene dining experience.

13 min
Enjoy the Greek hospitality at Klio

Enjoy the Greek hospitality at Klio

Experience a hidden culinary gem in Crete at Klio. With a warm atmosphere, genuine hospitality, and an ever-changing menu of traditional Cretan dishes and inventive creations, this charming family-run restaurant offers an authentic and memorable dining experience.

12 min
Relax at Cavo Bianco Beach Club

Relax at Cavo Bianco Beach Club

Situated on Dragons Beach, this beach club offers a fantastic atmosphere, helpful staff, and a wide variety of cocktails, beers, soft drinks, and food. With umbrellas, loungers, a bar, and a food shack, it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fine sand beach and calm waters.

25 min
Explore the views with Koufonisi Cruises

Explore the views with Koufonisi Cruises

Embark on a fantastic journey with Koufonisi Cruises and discover the untouched beauty of the island. Enjoy breathtaking beaches, food, and drinks on board. A truly out-of-this-world experience.

20 min
Indulge in the fantastic dishes at Robinson Taverna

Indulge in the fantastic dishes at Robinson Taverna

A stunning waterfront restaurant with high-quality Greek food with a twist. The slow-baked aubergine with pork and yoghurt is a must-try. A highlight of any trip to Crete.

14 min
Explore the Archaeological Collection of Ierapetra

Explore the Archaeological Collection of Ierapetra

Step into this small yet engaging museum to discover fascinating artefacts from ancient Minoan culture, offering a glimpse into the rich history of the area.

18 min
Hike to Mylonas Waterfall

Hike to Mylonas Waterfall

Embark on a challenging yet rewarding 5km hike to the beautiful Mylonas Waterfall. Surrounded by rocks and trees, this peaceful spot offers stunning views. Follow the red arrows from Kaki Skala Beach for the best route.

10 min

Get around

Airport

Sitia Public "Vitsentzos Kornaros"

1 hr 7 min

Heraklion N. Kazantzakis

1 hr 38 min

Train station

lti Meli Palace

1 hr 14 min

Bus stop

KTEL-BUS STATION

20 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

8 min

Cafe

4 min

Pharmacy

8 min

Points of interest

Beach

Livadi beach

1 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    14

    days

    Cancel at least 14 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 14 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Victor

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Victor and his team look after some of the very best Grecian homes to be found. However, that's not all – they're on hand to arrange luxury extras and events to make your stay truly unforgettable.

Registration or licence number: 1235332278463.

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