Greek villa Kérylos
A palace inspired from Ancient Greece
The Villa Kérylos was born of a meeting between an erudite patron of the arts, Théodore Reinach, and an architect, Emmanuel Pontremoli. This dream of ancient times gave rise to an atypical villa.
Based on the design of the noble houses of the Island of Delos in the 2nd century B.C., Villa Kérylos invites visitors to take a trip back in time to Ancient Greece. Everything, from the arrangements of the rooms to the refined décor, has been designed to recreate the atmosphere of a luxurious Greek villa. Built in the style of Mediterranean houses, Villa Kérylos is arranged around the peristyle, a large central courtyard surrounded by twelve monolithic columns in white Carrara marble.
Surrounding the villa, the garden has splendid views of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula with its magnificent houses. It has a harmonious selection of Greek vegetation: olive trees and vines, pomegranate trees, carob trees, acanthus and myrtle, rosebay and iris, pines and cypresses, palms and papyrus recreate Greek atmosphere under the sun of the Côte d’Azur.
Fully furnished, the Villa recreate the décor of Ancient Greek palaces down to the finest detail. The elegant furniture is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Villa. Accurately based on ancient models, the furniture has been crafted using traditional methods.
Schedule (under conditions):
January to April: 10am - 5pm
May to August: 10am - 19pm
September to December: 10am - 17pm
Closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, December 25th.
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Audio guide available in french, english, italian, spanish, german, russian and greek.