On the shores of the Mediterranean, between Nice and
Monaco, the Grecian Villa Kerylos is one of the most
extraordinary sites on the French Riviera. It was
built in the early 1900s, in the period the French
call the “Belle Epoque”, and is a quite unique and
extremely luxurious re-creation of an ancient Grecian
dwelling, complete with wall decorations and furniture.
It stands as the tribute to Greek civilisation of two
great enthusiasts for Ancient Greece : Theodore
Reinach, an archaeologist and patron of the arts, and
Emmanuel Pontremoli, an inspired architect. Based on
the design of noble houses built in the 2nd century
B.C. on the Island of Delos, the Villa Kerylos invites
visitors to step right back into Ancient Greece.
Everything inside, from the arrangement of rooms to
the stylistic details of the décor, was designed to
recreate the atmosphere of a luxurious Grecian villa.
Phone : +33 (0)4 9301 0144
Entrance : 8E (14,5 with Villa Ephrussi)
Official site :