Villa Roza sits high on a ridge over looking sea at southern entrance to Souda Bay. The villa is a modern split level, open plan with living spaces, elegantly furnished with cool high sloping ceilings The adjacent bedroom wing has 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a modern fitted kitchen & utility, a separate shower room off the internal staircase leading to the 1st floor 'Tower Room'. This is a twin bedroom, with two very private sun terraces, facing east and west. Outside there are 5 terraces; 2 to the north, for cooling sea breezes, 1 covered 'sunset' to the west, 1 'sun trap' to the south/west, 1 eastern entrance, is vine covered. All windows & doors have mosquito screens & sun blinds. Garden borders adjacent to the villa are cultivated with shrubs, flowers, fruit trees, herbs, bougainvillea climbers. The swimming pool is 10 x 5 m 0.4-1.3 meters deep with a Roman bath stepped end. The remainder of the garden is wild with boundary stone walls & main entrance gate
VILLA ROZA TOURS- April & May 2009 3 days/week to the mountains, high plateaux & gorges for walking, birdwatching & Spring flowers- Contact Owner Chris Gill
Villa Roza is on the outskirts of Kokkino Horio (Red Village) a small hilltop village close to the northern coast and a few kilometres east of Almirida. A sleepy traditional village of narrow streets and a square with eucalyptus trees. The villa is 6 minutes level walk from a taverna in the old school grounds at the beginning of the lane. It sits high on a ridge over looking the sea at the entrance to Souda Bay and is set in the middle of it's own grounds of 1.5 acres, among ancient stone 'wheat' terraces with wild almond & pear trees. There are panoramic views of 270 degrees, over looking the sea to 'Akrotiri' peninsula in the north, the Turkish Fort at 'Aptera' in the west & the 'White Mountains' to south & southwest.