Detailed villa description
Inside: accommodation at Agalia is spread over three floors. The design, work of a well-known Parisian architect, is a winning mix of crisp, clean lines, minimalist practicality, ingenious perspectives, prestigious materials and natural, organic flow between indoor and outdoor areas. The main entrance is on the ground floor, which is dedicated to repose and relaxation. Here there are four equal sized bedrooms (two doubles and two double-twins) each with its own en-suite shower room and access to a panoramic communal terrace that looks out to the sea. Marble-clad stairs lead up from the ground floor hallway to the first floor, where one finds a luminous living area, with a balcony overlooking the pool, and a luxurious dining area. These two areas are separated by a contemporary galley kitchen and all three spaces open out via a vast wall of glass doors onto a large, vista-plenty terrace, furnished for sea-view al fresco dining and sitting. Accommodation on the first floor is completed by a guest WC.
Last, but certainly not least, is the lower ground floor, which is accessed via a staircase from the ground floor. Here, space is given to diversion, recreation and fitness, thanks to the presence of a gym, a TV room, a bar and, on a terrace outside, a table tennis table.
Outside: possibly the most alluring section of the outdoor areas is the beautifully designed infinity pool, which offers views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea. The pool is flanked by sun-drenched and naturally shaded terraces and an al fresco dining area served by its own outdoor kitchen. An alternative al fresco dining and sitting area is the large terrace accessed from all parts of the first floor, and it is here where you might naturally gravitate after a day lounging by the pool. Aperitifs, however, might be best served on the roof terrace, accessed via a flight of steps from the balcony off the living area. From here the 360-degree views are extraordinary, especially as the sun melts into the western seas. Furnished with large double day beds, the roof terrace is also an excellent option for those working on their tan. The gardens and grounds, which gradually give way to the unspoilt countryside of Mount Pantokrator's lower flanks, also include a large naturally shaded communal terrace accessed from the four bedrooms.