I was lucky to get the chance to visit this stunning property whilst in holiday in Rhodes. The villa was designed and built in 1936 by Cesare De Vecchi a Mussolini loyalist who was appointed governor of the Dodecanese islands when they were seized by Italy from the Ottoman Turks in 1912. Mussolini never set foot on the island and the villa was abandoned when Rhodes was ceded to Greece in 1947. The villa has lain derelict ever since and is now covered in graffiti.

The two-storey villa, built in the Alpine style, is located on the hillside of Profitis Elias near the east coast village of Archangelos about 25 kilometres south of the port capital of Rhodes.