The mansion of Isihakis

Rafioli

Isihakis Mansion at Nerokourou
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Rafioli or Isihakis Mansion is located at the mountainous area of Nerokourou at position Chalometro and is a complex of the Venetian period, with great architectural importance. The area has been declared a historical monument and place of particular natural beauty.

Here we meet the only Renaissance garden of Crete in good condition, covering three levels. The flower garden is adjacent to the north side of the house, while at a lower lever there was a trough with fish. Even lower there was the orchard (broglio) that was forested and divided into six apartments. The garden was designed to include a private garden (giardino segreto) with high walls and pool.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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