Villa Andromeda in Chania in Crete is a Neo-Classical mansion built in 1870. It has been very carefully restored so as to preserve its characteristic 19th century architecture. From the veranda you can admire a panoramic view of the Venetian walls and the old town of Chania, with its houses of dressed stone bearing all the colours that the centuries have left. During the period of the Autonomous Cretan State (1897-1912), Villa Andromeda housed the German Consulate. During the period of the Second World War it housed the German High Command and for a short period hosted Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel.