Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Travel back in time of knights and pirates in a tower with Venetian elegance!
A Venetian palace on the water, which was renovated driven to preservation of its glory. The position of the tower had a strategic importance, dominates the area, an observatory of pirates. The view of the tower extends from Rethymno until Akrotiri Chania. Enjoy the panoramic view and the unique sunset from the roof of the tower!!
The tower is located on a small medieval village 3 km from the city of Rethymno and 1,5 km from the nearest beach. With easy acess from the harbours and airports of Chania and Heraklio gives you a taste of an authentic traditional village. In the village Atsipopoulo are restaurants, cafe,pharmacies hairdresser and 3 mini market.The bus station is in about 100 meters from the house (basic route Rethymnon-Metoxia-Rethymno, with several routes both weekdays and weekends).
Each bedroom is in different level. Our best bedroom is a unique arched room in the old venetian cellar.All of the rooms are furnised in a classic style, which blends to the architecture of the building.
In metzao where the stone steps are leading, there is a large rectangular hall (Portego) with wooden floor that was used for Venetian soldier's feeding. Back to this space, they were arranged the rooms and at the rooftop the governor's office.
On the foundations of the building's vaulted cistern (botzale) for the collection of rainwater and protection from potential poisoning of enemies.
Feel the luxury in a outside spa (private 5 seater jacuzzi).
A perfect romantic vacation rental enjoy it!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 62 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
Crete is the largest island in Greece. Here the visitor can explore unique sandy beaches, mountain villages, and admire the remnants of civilizations,such as Minoan,with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys. Taste Mediterranean gastronomic cuisine, the traditional drink ice raki, with the sounds of the cretan lyre.
the climate in Crete is primarily temperate,in the Mediterranean climatic zone.
Crete is divided in to four prefectures.
Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos.
The city of Rethymno is based on ancient Rhithymna.
This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, from the Minoan civilisation . During the Venetian conquest today's old town was built. Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque, the Great Gate the Piazza Rimondi and the Venetian Loggia.
A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7–8 November.The Renaissance Festival of Rethymno offer the artistic tradition at its best moment: the period when the Cretan Renaissance flourished.
Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque, the Great Gate the Piazza Rimondi and the Venetian Loggia.
Atsipopoulo is a heroic small village. The designation certifies the Byzantine and Venetian origin since atser-popoulo means stubborn people. Ta first samples existence of this village starts the Minoan period. Residents were eng?ged with oil, wine and pottery from antiquity. The old mansions of Atsipopoulo were built the one next to another, leaving between them long and narrow picturesque streets, sometimes passing through small medieval arcades and arches. In each house the visitor will admire the venetian art, the eastern luxury and the cretan line. writen by D.Aetoudakis.