Elena's Crete Cave

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Name: Elena
Location: Crete, Greece

My house is an old traditional mansion whose renovation was completed in 2007 with lots of love and passion. It combines a traditional way of living with luxury and modern amenities.

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What I love most about my house is the "katoi"— a cave from natural rock that was used as living space many years ago, and as storage of agricultural products much later.

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Today it's a studio of 60 square metres.

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Stone walls and arches, wooden doors and ceilings, noble furniture, lights and paintings take you to forgotten worlds.

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The large swimming pool with the incredible view to the mountain and the sea, and the beautiful, fragrant, colorful garden decorate the fairy scene.

Thanks, Elena!

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(Image credits: Elina Mavrommati)

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