Luxury Castle 540m2 (5812sqft)
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
+ House classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archeological authorities.
+ Built in 1426, the villa has got 540m² (5812 sqft), high ceiling (3,6m), very luminous with very large windows, and an 110m² open space opening on the courtyard with the private HEATED Swimming pool. Full of intimity.
+ Well furnished roof terrasse with a splendid sea view, 5 bedrooms, a hot tub jacuzzi (hot spring spas), geant screen (3m X 3m), computer, internet wirless, insurance, safety, hygiene, qualified staff and certified by the Greek Tourism Office (Luxe).
+ Located at 3km from one of the longest sandy beach of Crete, at 8km from the center of Rethymnon, and in the old village of Maroulas (parking in front). local tavern 100 meter
+ Many easy possibilities for meals, ideal location for excursions, ideal for family event.
+ Cleaning service at your convenient hours, 6 days a week
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Platania Beach one of the longest (17km) sandy bea 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania (CHQ) Heraklion (HER) 80 km|
|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, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Crete region
Maroulas is a quiet village situated on the heights above Rethymno, facing the sea at an altitude of 150 metres and surrounded by greenery, a spring and several valleys.
In 1980, Maroulas was listed for its historical monuments but also for some of its houses including Villa Maroulas.
Amongst its rich historical heritage, visitors can discover important remains of ancient tombstones dating back to antiquity, two wonderful Venetian towers one of which is 44 metres high, a Byzantine church dedicated to the Ascension, a more recent church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and lastly a small chapel with iconostasis which adorns the small village square.
During the first Venetian invasions, the middle class houses of Maroulas were used as second homes or agricultural warehouses by the nobility of Rethymno.
Its high position facing the sea and its narrow lanes without any main square make Maroulas a typical example of the kind of fortifications built at that time.
Inspired by the works of Venetian engineer Fr. Barozzi dating from 1577, the Venetian constructions were aesthetically considered as state of the art.
Later, the Turks would add architectural elements from Anatolia like chimneys, wells, hammams or fountains.
Nowadays, Maroulas reveals itself through a maze of alleys where visitors can stroll, meet with the locals and enjoy its tavernas and cafes.
Situated on the north coast of Crete and 8 km away from Rethymno, the 3 rd largest town of the island, the historic village of Maroulas is located at equal distance of the international airports of Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER).
The lively small town of Platanias and its long (17 km) sandy beach is only 3 km away from your holiday home in Crete.
The Venetian village of Maroulas has a few taverns and cafenions, and, 1 km away, you will find a large grocery store open 24 hours a day.
Slightly off of the center of the village, your holiday villa, combining charm and tranquility, is the ideal starting point to discover the island. Your host will be pleased to advise you exclusive routes and original outings.
A public bus service insures the link with Rethymno but a rental car is anyway strongly advised.
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