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Description of Villa Lyra
1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Villa Lyra OverviewA couple’s retreat, everything about Villa Lyra is beautiful and romantic! With spectacular views from every window and opening, as well as a stunning panoramic view from the terrace, it is impossible not to be impressed. This beautiful one-bedroom property offers all the privacy and style you could want for a peaceful holiday in Crete, it truly is your own private paradise.
Villa Lyra has been designed with a careful balance of indoor and outdoor living, with one leading to the other with ease. When you arrive, the entire villa is on one level, with a wheelchair-friendly pathway leading from the carpark, through beautiful gardens and eventually to the living space. With an emphasis on outdoor living, even whilst you are inside the views become picture frames on your walls, with sunlight flooding into each corner of the property, enlivening the space.
The innovative design of this stunning property means the living and sleeping areas are in two separate buildings with a beautiful walkway guiding you between the two, promoting a constant connection to the outdoors. The living area is modern and sophisticated, with natural stone features that tie the villa into the surroundings. The entire space is open-plan, with a contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped for your use, a beautiful informal dining area and a cosy seating area. The space has a warm and welcoming feel, with picture frame windows capturing a different view each time. When you slide open the patio doors, the entire living space opens out into the sun, combining the indoor and outdoor so you can meander between the two.
The master bedroom feels like a luxury suite, with an award-winning double bed and a glass partition separating the sleeping space and dressing area. The modern bathroom has a large bathtub where you can relax and gaze out to the wonderful sea views – a real treat!
The true magic of this villa really comes alive when you step back outside, where the terrace shoots out from the hilltop, almost as though the glistening water of the swimming pool is trying to greet the sea on the horizon. A pergola has been positioned over a section of the pool and the adjacent seating area, dappling the light and offering moments of shade from the Cretan sunshine. With luxury sun loungers and plenty of seating, it often feels like there is no reason to go back inside! Villa Lyra is a slice of paradise, a truly special property where you can create unforgettable memories with your loved one.
Villa Lyra Property Features
The VillaVilla Lyra is a modern holiday home that offers a combination of privacy and style. There is one bedroom and two bathrooms, accommodating 2 people.
- Open-plan living room with sofa bed and kitchen with breakfast bar
- Shower room
- Access to terrace and path to bedroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Infinity swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Pergola and dining area
- Flat screen satellite TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- Security alarm system
- Safe box
- Toiletries, slippers & bathrobes
Villa Lyra LocationVilla Lyra sits in a stunning location, with breath-taking views and a complete sense of peace and tranquillity, ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday away from busy day to day lives. The villa is perched atop a hillside along the beautiful north-west coast of Crete, nearby to the town of Kissamos.
From the villa, you have stunning panoramic views across the Gramvousa peninsular and to the clear blue waters of Kissamos Bay, as well as the spectacular White Mountains that set a backdrop for the villa - everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see!
The villa itself is surrounded by lush olive groves and endemic flora, adding natural colours and scents into the space that help to settle you into the environment, making it feel like home. With multiple villas within the complex, you each have your own privacy and unique views, yet it gives you the chance to travel as two groups, renting villas close together, yet both still enjoying your own privacy.
The peaceful location gives a sense of solitude to the villa, yet many of the highlights of western Crete are all just a short drive away. For a day on the sand, Falasarna beach is just 15-minutes’ drive away offering picturesque golden sandy shores and turquoise waters, this has been voted one of the top-5 beaches in Greece to visit! There are several other beautiful beaches nearby that you can visit as well as the nearby archaeological site that proves fascinating for kids and adults alike. Elafonissi beach is also just one hour south of the villa, voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world – so definitely worth a visit!
Kissamos is a small yet bustling town offers everything you may need during your stay, with lots of shops, cafeteria and tavernas positioned along the seafront. If you are looking for a more adventurous expedition, then you can take a boat trip to the uninhabited pirate island of Gramvouse, spending the day swimming, snorkelling and exploring the ruins of the Venetian Fortress! The boat will also take you to Balos bay, a beautiful place with warm shallow waters and beautiful pink sand! For the even more adventurous, you can walk the famous Samaria Gorge, which at 17km is the longest in Europe.
When you stay in Crete, the easiest thing is finding delicious places to eat! The restaurants range from traditional tavernas to intimate seafront dining and fine-dining rooftop terraces. There is something for every occasion, but some restaurants will need to be booked in advance during the peak season as it can get busy.
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