Sapphira is a spacious and comfortable house but its greatest asset lies in its superb outdoor spaces and the use that has been made of them. The villa is very large and quite classic in style. Lots of windows bring light and views into every room, and balconies and terraces overlook both sea and mountains. It is the outdoor areas however, that are the real attraction of Sapphira.
The large pool is quite stunning – with a curved edge at one end that gives swimmers the impression they are heading for the sea. A good-sized barbecue area, a wonderful covered sitting area on its own balcony, a separate outdoor dining courtyard, traditional pebble mosaics, a Jacuzzi pool and a most unusual rock waterfall are just some of the features of the property.
Perhaps one of the things the guest will remember most fondly, though, is entirely natural – the sound of the waves breaking endlessly on the rocks below. The villa is within walking distance of good rock bathing and a relatively quiet beach where boats may be moored. It is also perfectly possible to walk into the village of Kassiopi.
Open-plan sitting/dining room opening on to balcony with sea view, with three steps up to informal sitting area and kitchen that opens on to outdoor dining area • Double bedroom with Jacuzzi bath en suite, opens on to private terrace and sea view • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite, opening on to balcony and mountain view • Cloakroom
Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite with hydro massage bath, opens on to extensive private terraces with sea views • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite with corner bath, opens on to side terrace with mountain views
Washing machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Satellite TV (Free to air Nova), DVD player, CD player, Air conditioning in bedrooms only, Insect screens, Built-in barbecue
Private Infinity Pool: 11m x 5.5m, 1.2m-1.8m deep with ladder steps. Pool/Beach towels included. Please see the Travel Directory for more details on infinity pools.
This villa is a Monday changeover