Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Open the door to Daedalus and feel instantly at home. A warm and inviting ambience welcomes you into a superior combination of timeless, elegant luxury.
On a private estate, sweeping vistas of glorious sea views and distant mountains show the authentic beauty of Crete. A sun deck leads down straight into the sea and you can spend hours down here, under the shade, in and out of the water at leisure.
There is a deep connection to our home and our well being. Our connection to nature matters too. Here you will find both.
Wonderfully presented in a beautiful location Daedalus will charm from the very first moment you step inside. From the quality of the construction, to the striking architecture and creamy stone facade, this is a home with great visual appeal. You feel as if you never want to leave.
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. Elements such as terracotta tiling, wooden flooring and panelled doors and windows create a wonderful canvas for the graceful decor and furnishings, that all add to the beautiful ambience that runs throughout this entire 8 bedroom home. Filled with art, it has a games room and a library with a grand piano. It is a home that evokes a deep sense of contentment.
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.
The gourmet kitchen is fitted with fine wood cabinetry, has a sociable central island and plenty of space for casual dining. A formal dining room is close to the kitchen for convenient entertaining.
There is an additional separate apartment/cottage underneath the tennis court with two bedrooms , open plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Days can be spent relaxing by the pool, or enjoying the grounds, which are quite simply, stunning. Although clearly well considered and landscaped, there is also a spontaneity as if mother nature dropped by, leaving behind gifts of fragrance and colour here and there. As you explore the grounds you discover private spots, surrounded by the beauty of the sea. Somewhere to take your book and slip away for an hour, hidden from the world for a while.
For moments of private reflection or for intimate wedding ceremonies, there is a picturesque chapel. More energetic moments can be spent playing tennis or boules. There is a golf course nearby.
Daedalus is a home of the very highest caliber in a private setting of never ending beauty.
“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.