Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Set in the medieval castle-suburb/village of Maroula in northwestern region of Rethymno, one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of Crete, with old oil mills & towers, (in fact this home was an ancient Oil mill), with Venetian mansions!!!!!!! It is a unique suburb that will mysify you, it will make you love it:-)Villa Euphoria is a spacious luxury villa restored by talented local architect. The villa is located in the old 17 century Venetian village of Maroula, nowadays described as an upmarket suburb of Rehymnon. No cost has been spared to created this luxurious villa. This villa will appeal to guests who appreciate the finer things in life and are looking for something special. The architect utilized all the natural features of the house to create beautiful spaces with original art and furnishes. The bathrooms are stunning with beautiful hand carved marble basins. The roof top terrace has entertainment area with BBQ and jacuzzi where you can sip cocktails and appreciate the spectacular view of the village and sea. Kitchen fully equipped, a feast for the eyes, much attention paid to detail! The villa is 7 km from Rethymnon and 1,8 km from local sandy beaches that also offer watersports.
The villa has a elevator/lift for guests with special needs.
The villa is located in the middle of Maroula, so you can walk to traditional Greek coffee shops, dine in the local Greek taverns and restaurants or just walk around the alleys, exploring!!! Should you be looking for more lively entertainment the old Venetian town of Rethymnon is only 8 minutes drive, where you can find more than your heart desires.
The villa is ideal for families or just couples. There is a lot to explore and do in the surrounding areas during your stay. The town of Rethymno is close enough by car for those wanting explore the great beach bars and dance into the early hours of the morning. All the water sports are offered on the beaches of Rethymnon. Our villa has easy access to all amenities, including the local market for organic shopping, bargain hunting, and many excellent tavernas for eating out.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rethymno Sandy Beach 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Herakleon airport or Chania Airport 72 km, Nearest railway: NA|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
The Crete region
Welcome to Rethymno, Crete! The beautiful city of Rethymno is standing on the site where ancient Rithymna used to be, as archaeological excavations of the late Neolithic period (3500- 2800 BC) proved. It is the gate way between Chania and Heraklion. Full of rich history, ancient sites, magnificent sandy beaches, Byzantine churches, lovely villages & lively resorts.
Rethymno combines an old- time aristocratic appearance with a modern aspect, a blend which is creating a unique atmosphere.
Various elements are participating to the charm of this attractive town such as the many arched doorways and stone staircases, 16th century buildings, Byzantine, Hellenic and Roman remains, narrow stone-paved streets, the small Venetian harbour and the superb huge municipal gardens, ideal for peacefulness and tranquility.
FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN RETHYMNON:The Renaissance Festival is the culmination of the city's cultural festivals. The festival plays host during its three weeks to a variety of theatrical, musical and cinematic events as well as dance and multi-media spectacles. The Cretan wine festival Already over 35 years old, this celebration in the public park lasts three weeks in the heart of summer and attracts thousands of visitors. The Rethymnon Carnival held at the start of Lent every year, has been revived in recent years and it can be regarded one of the best and biggest in Greece. The feast of Klidonas, a historic celebration every June which maintains an interesting custom of burning the flower wreaths which were made on first of May. The fishermen's festival Celebratory festival in the Venetian Harbour, with free fish and wine on offer. Rich FLORA AND FAUNA as the climate and geomorphy of Rethymnon, and Crete generally, allow the existence of a large number of species, many of which are endemic to the island. As a result, the visitor may find natural treasures that have existed on the island for centuries and were depicted in Minoan frescoes such as the sea lily, sea turtles "caretta caretta" which lay their eggs on the beaches and may even see the Eleanora's falcon which migrates from Africa in the summer months. In the valleys, the visitor will come across, beautiful Fauna and Flora unique to Crete,dozens of varieties of wild flowers. The quick-eyed visitor may also spot hares, skunks, martens, hedgehogs, bats and many types of birds. In the semi-mountainous areas many birds of prey soar the blue skies. In the mountains amongst other varieties are the Cretan maple (acer sempervirens), the Cretan tulip (tulipa cretica), the yellow violet (erysimum raulini) etc. This is also the most important habitat for birds of prey as well as the Cretan wild goat and the thorn mouse (Amocos minus). In the wetlands of Geropotamos and Preveli, the visitor will encounter interesting fauna and flora, especially the latter, which includes the Cretan Palm tree (phoenix theophrastii). Lastly, in the gorges visitors can come across the famous Cretan dittany and other fragrant plants of Crete. Rethymno is a haven for walks, cyclists or just site seeing!!!
The town offers all the touristy facilities needed as well as lively bars and clubs and various restaurants and excellent taverns.
Rethymno has regular bus services to the main towns and villages of the entire prefecture.
The ancient Venetian Town/ Port of Rethymno lies just above 10 mins away. Rethymno has excellent medical facilities, a multitude of shops, well-stocked supermarkets and colourful Old Town tavernas, offering a wide variety of both ethnic and international cuisine.
Immediately to the east of Rethymno lie long sandy beaches offering excellent bathing, water sports and a large selection of seaside Tavernas. The National Road, with access to Chania (60min) and Herakleon (65min), is a mere 10 minutes away from Kastellos. Souda (Chania), Rethymno and Iraklio all have Ferry Ports offering daily Car/ Passenger Ferry Services to Piraeus [Athens] and an assortment of other Islands.
Chania International Airport can be reached within 60 minutes and Iraklio Airport in 70mins.
The Venetian harbour
From 1300, Rethymno's harbour was constantly being changed and re-built to make it safer and hold more boats. Due to the prevailing currents along the coast, this was never entirely successful. It retains its picturesque character even today.
The most characteristic Renaissance monument of Rethymnon and the most important architectural reminder of the Venetian occupation.
The Rimondi Fountain
Rebuilt in 1626 on the foundation of the earlier one, the new fountain is architecturally and sculptural ornate.
Saint Franciscus Church
The catholic monastery of the Franciscan order. It sports a single sloped wooden roofed basilica with an impressively decorated entrance.
The Neratzies, the Kara Mousa, the Great Door, and the Veli Pasa mosque.
The five surviving mosques are a reminder of the years of the Turkish occupation. Of these, the first is the only one that can be visited, which is used today as a music conservatory.
The Prefecture Building (Nomarchia)
Built after 1869 is a commemorative building in neo-classic design.
The Old Town
Has been preserved in good condition with the public and private monuments of the Venetian, Turkish and later periods.
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