Island Breeze Villas
Amazing sea views and a modern design are offered by this one of a kind summer getaway, ideally located in southern Crete.
Elegance and spacious areas are provided in a home that settles seamlessly in with nature.
The location is one of the few remaining prime spots available at the beautiful seaside village of Plakias. Deep crystal blue swimming waters are located in walkable distance from the house on a gorgeous sandy beach.
Comfort and quality stand out in this high end villa. Floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of Cretan sun, providing for unspoiled sea views from the open space kitchen, lounge and dining area.
Each of the large but cozy bedrooms has its own ensuite and opens up to a private pool stretching up to 40 square meters. A breezy ambience is created by the use of light colors in all materials such as marble, wood and tiles.
A pergola-covered outdoor BBQ and dining area have been included by the award-winning developer, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining guests. Swimming under the sun and the stars has never been more luxurious. Cleverly-located is an outdoor shower that offers complete privacy and can be accessed only from the master bedroom.
Designed for year-round living, the home is particularly well adapted for Crete’s dry hot summers. The island boasts one of the best climates in the Mediterranean and winter temperatures that are several degrees above mainland Greece.
With complete respect to the landscape, the home is built in harmony with nature. The earth covered roof provides the opportunity to plant more lush-green plants found in the area. Apart from being environmentally friendly, this helps cut down on energy costs. Planted atriums also allow natural light to enter the back entrance of the home. Each villa comes with its own useful storage area and 2 parking spots.
The project consists of six independent villas on an amphitheatrical plot, ensuring privacy for each one of them. Four villas are planned as one-storey 3-bedroom villas whereas two villas will be developed as two-story villas featuring 2 or 3 bedrooms. All villas face the south enjoying a panoramic view of the bay of Plakias.
The οne-storey villas offer a living area of 126 m2. Entering a generous entrance hall, the 3 bedrooms are located on the east side of the villa, whereas the living, dining and kitchen area are located in the western wing.
The exceptional outdoor terrace of up to 104 m2 is an inviting space to put your feet up and relax or hold BBQ dinners under the shaded pergola covers.
The two-storey villas provide a ground floor of 90 m2 plus a mezzanine floor of 20m2 creating large open spaces. The mezzanine area can be turned into an extra bedroom with en-suite bathroom, if required.
The Island Breeze Villas are developed by Urban Soul Project, a renowned architecture studio based in Thessaloniki, created in 2009. With a portfolio of projects ranging in scale, type, location, and budget, the studio engages in a wide spectrum of designs. Their aim is to blend modern and traditional design with the highest standards in quality construction through new technology, materials and vintage techniques.
Urban Soul Project comprises of a team of more than 40 architects and engineers, who have a range of international design awards to their name, like the Hotel & Property Award 2018. Furthermore, USP has already won the German Design Award twice, in 2018 and 2022. Elxis has already successfully cooperated with the developer on a number of superb projects in Greece.
Renting a villa like this, on Greece’s largest and most accessible island, can offer high returns and is a popular choice among many owners. You can benefit from sophisticated and professional management of the home without having to worry about it yourself. From start to finish, the rental of the home is handled with a proactive approach. Owners are fully informed of management decisions and options every step of the way, allowing them to maximize the value of their investment hassle-free. The villa can pay for itself allowing owners to then enjoy the ultimate holiday destination year-round when they choose to and for as long as they like.
Once a small fishing village, Plakias combines cosiness with authenticity offering the amenities of a developed village, such as local supermarkets, taverns, pharmacies etc. It’s typically Cretan offering famous warm hospitality and excellent food and drink.
Both international airports can be reached in 1.5 hours from Plakias. In the north of the province, you will find Rethymnon; a beautiful port town situated exactly between the two airports of Heraklion and Chania. The closest hospital is also located in Rethymnon (33km).
Billions of euros are being poured into infrastructure on the island by the Greek government, upgrading its road and energy networks, while approval has also been given for the construction of a new international airport at Kasteli in what will be Greece’s second largest.