Nestled in the embrace of a lush green valley in Kastelakia settlement, the imposing Villa Kastelakia is indeed the area’s hidden diamond. It’s ideal location on top of a hill offers peace and endless view to the majestic Cretan archipelago, while the short distance from Rethymno city make it an irresistible upscale holiday destination.

The luxury villa lies in a comfortable 1000m2 land plot and is built on two levels, with total surface area of 230 m2 . The first floor undeniably takes advantage of the supreme view. The main design goal was to achieve a perfect balance between indoors and outdoors. For the construction, only high-quality materials and techniques were used, such as the external thermal insulation system, the embedded floor heating and energy efficient door & window frames, in order to achieve sustainable design goals.

The building’s striking façade sets the tone for the impressive interior design. The space is distinguished for its precision, clarity in structure and its geometrical layout. On the ground floor, the spacious lounge area and the comfortable kitchen are discreetly separated maintaining their functionality. The soft white tones combined with the minimalistic décor add to the space’s spartan aesthetic resulting in a unique, powerful and contemporary feeling. The wood imitation tiles in natural hues in selected areas of the house create a relaxing atmosphere and add coziness to the space.

The second-floor bedrooms follow along the same smooth minimalistic design lines. An earthy color palette has been chosen, showering each room with a hospitable, refreshing and serene ambience. The three bedrooms on the upper floor have been designed to be autonomous with ensuite bathrooms while the large openings let the bright sunshine in and open to a balcony with an impressive view to the Cretan archipelago. The ground floor bedroom, featuring a private bathroom for people with disabilities, is surrounded by green leaves and the garden’s calm vibes, offering a soothing and relaxing environment. The specially designed gym and spa space also take advantage of the beautiful view as the large glass panes enlarge the horizon and expand the light creating feelings of well-being and happiness.

Emphasis was put on the interior and exterior architectural lighting, with selected top brand lighting fixtures and a carefully planned lighting scheme that creates a spectacular setting after dusk.

The lush enclosed outdoor space protects the guests’ privacy and becomes a relaxing paradise on earth. Here you will find two refreshing swimming pools, one for adults and a smaller, children-friendly one, a kiosk that protects from the hot summer sun as well as a barbeque spot for fun alfresco dinners.

Villa Kastelakia is a sun-drenched summer residence on a privileged location; orientation and landscaping were creatively used to maximize comfort and functionality in order to meet the highest requirements of a contemporary state-of-the-art hospitality resort.

LAND SIZE: 140,30 m2

ProjectVilla Kastellakia
LocationRethymno, Greece
Design TeamNikolaos Krevatsoulis, Emmanouil Krevatsoulis, Irini Krevatsouli
PartnersAmalia Noukaki
PhotographyNikos Fragkomanolakis, Giwrgos Iliakis, Giwrgos Gavalas