Global Homes: Grecian Villa Overlooking Aegean Sea

The largest and most populous of the Greek Islands, Crete is home to ancient ruins, important monasteries and museums, and -- according to legend -- the birthplace of Zeus himself. Naturally, this spectacular villa overlooks the Aegean Sea and has gardens that boast centuries-old olive trees, while the interior features eight bedrooms for relaxing.

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: JK Property & Yachting, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Mediterranean Villa With Sea View

A visit to this home comes with incomparable views of the Aegean Sea, its gorgeous blue a smart contrast to the villa's Mediterranean tile roof.

Mediterranean Villa Exterior and Driveway

This handsome villa is located on the island of Crete. The entire luxury estate is made up of a main residence and not one, but two guest houses, as well as a pool and hot tub.

Backyard With Lawns and Paths

Sprawling lawns are bordered by white gravel paths and neatly manicured garden beds. Choose a spot on a sofa or chair and enjoy the gardens' Mediterranean flowers, aromatic plants and agaves.

Lawn and Villa Exterior

Velvety carpets of lawn lead the eye up to the house and are bordered with bright pops of pink and yellow flowers.

Mediterranean Villa Exterior and Yard

Balconies and porches overlook the home's pretty Spanish and Mediterranean garden with a striking mountain backdrop.

Villa Exterior and White Beach

Steps away from the white sandy beach sits one of the villa's two guest houses. The noble main residence overlooks the yard, gardens and the beach.

Mediterranean Villa Exterior and Pink Flowers

A path cuts through this pretty garden on its way down to the beach. Landscape designers for the property set up the grounds on several different levels: The garden is at sea level. Stone steps lead up to the pool and verandah.

Villa and Grounds From Water View

This palatial property in the Elounda area of Crete encompasses nearly 5 square meters of gardens, lawn and beach. The buildings are designed over multiple levels, with a pool and poolhouse.

Villa Pool and Pergola

Next to the infinity pool sits a bar, solarium and changing room, making this villa one of the grandest places ever for outdoor entertaining.

Pool With Shaded Pergola

A pergola offers a shady respite for poolside loungers. Nearby, there is also a poolhouse with a changing room and bar.

Transitional Living Room With Blue Panels

This inviting living room includes one of the home's two fireplaces as well as handy (and pretty!) wine storage. Blue panels bring in a graceful note of color.

Living Room Includes Two Sofas

To give a serene mood to the villa's interior, designers kept the palette simple and neutral: white, dove gray and beige with blue accents.

Charming Bedroom With Sea View

Beige walls set off turquoise water views out the windows of this bedroom. White accents crisp up the room's overall look.

Balcony With Aegean Sea View

Each of the villa's two upper floor bedrooms has access to a private balcony. Their only trouble is that with views this stunning, guests may never want to come back inside.

Villa Yard and Pool With Sea View

This villa's incredible property rolls right down to the edge of the Aegean Sea. The multiple levels encompass the home's resort-worthy pool and Spanish and Mediterranean gardens.

Outdoor Dining Room With Sea View

Guests will be clamoring for an invitation to al fresco parties on this amazing patio. Meals come with boundless views of the Aegean Sea and a seat under a charming vine-covered pergola.

Villa Exterior and Driveway at Night

A centuries-old olive tree welcomes residents and guests to this palatial villa in Greece.

Villa Exterior at Night

At night, thoughtful landscape lighting gives the driveway of this grand villa a welcoming glow.

Balcony at Night With Sea View

The villa's two upstairs bedrooms (there are four more on the main floor) each have access to a wide balcony with sweeping sea views and comfortable seating.

Pool and Pergola at Night

Summer parties couldn't ask for a more luxurious setting than this. The pool glows blue, a pergola offers primo lounging and there's an adjacent bar.

Outdoor Dining Room at Night

The dining table under the pergola is the perfect spot for summer dinner parties, lit by charming pendants and seating up to 12.

Villa at Night and Fountain

Walkways lead out from the main house to the two guest houses, garden and pool. Pretty details like this fountain add to the dreamy setting.

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