Villa Paradiso

First Floor (Ground Floor)
Villa Paradiso’s First Floor (Ground Floor) consists of a large front veranda-terrace facing the sea and the beach, and offering splendid views onto the bay. This area is equipped with the outdoor coffee and dining tables, chairs, hammock, natural reed fence—providing some privacy from the beach, hand laid stone floor, with traditional floral design, and the unique handmade design elements: carved onto the wall is the statement by the famous Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis: “I believe not, I fear not, I am free.”

In addition various decorative touches adorn the space. They are made of drift wood and stone, and placed on the large blue doors of a boat garage and terrace’s corners. This place is perfect for morning breakfast and coffee, outdoor lunch, relaxation in an outdoor hammock, or a romantic candle-light dinner at its marble outdoor table. Entering through the large boat-house doors (restored and preserved to their original condition) and then opening the large French double glass door (equipped with the mosquito door as well) one enters into the formal living room area, with two large couches, antique chest, coffee table and writing table set, with old mirrors and family items adorning the walls. Two meter long large mirrors on either side of the room visually open and expand the space, and reflect the light and the sea view inside. The room is also equipped with wall mounted flat screen TV with over 250 satellite channels from all over the world and high speed wireless Internet, as well as a landline telephone for emergencies. Both couches transform into very comfortable beds: one king size Italian designer bed, and the other into a double size bed, accommodating up to 4 people per studio. Thus transforming the living quarters into the large bedroom, where one can fall asleep to the lulling sound of the sea waves. Walking further into the studio, one enters into the dining and bar stand area, with a large marble dining table and six chairs, and another old family chest, and a bar stand, which separates the kitchen from the dining and living areas. A lovely reading shelf, filled with international books to read, is placed next to the bar table. The kitchen has fine cabinets made of water resistant wood, to protect it from the mildew and the sea air exposure. It is equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, sink, small gas stove, overhead electric stove fan and kitchen lights, dishes and silverware as well as cooking appliances, towels and glasses. The kitchen wall is made of the sea pebbles from the beach, lovingly collected and placed as a wall mosaic. In general the theme of this Villa is to incorporate nature into the construction, and to incorporate the construction itself, into its setting and the Villa’s natural environment. Thus it brings natural elements such as beach pebbles, local stone traditional stone designs, sea shells with old family photos, paintings, old posters and icons, local traditional antiques and ethnographic elements, wood and sea drift wood into the property, making it one with its surroundings. Further down into the studio, stands the set of closets divided into 3, and used for clothing, linens and towels. Next to it is a mirror door adorned with a drift wood frame, leading into the bathroom. The bathroom walls are made of aged marble tiles, it has several cabinets for toiletries, large shower cabin, sink, toilet, several mirrors, bright lighting system and large external ventilation vent, circulating the air not only in the bathroom but also throughout the studio. Throughout the day, the space is filled with natural bright daylight. White thick linen curtains on the door, finished with sea shell design, provide an escape to privacy and sleep, if needed. The materials used in the studio are all natural: the wooden ceiling is done in a traditional boat-style design, and the local stone floor with lavish local designs.


General Management: Roman Couldlie