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Villa Maroulas
Villa Maroulas
Europe / Greece / Crete / Rethymnon / Maroulas
Type: Villa/s Private Luxury
Address: Maroulas 74100, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
Facilities: Swimming PoolWheelchair AccessibleLaundry & Dry CleaningBabysittingCar ParkingPets AllowedInternet AccessJacuzziMassageSolariumPanoramic ViewGardenArchaeological AreaVilla or Antique DwellingMedieval VillageBus Station NearbyAirport NearbyFerry BoatDining AreaSitting AreaPlay AreaTelephoneStudy AreaFully Equiped KitchenTelevision


Open All Year... A luxurious privately owned villa in the beautiful Venetian village of Maroulas, an outstanding location, providing peace and tranquillity for all, yet only minutes away from Rethymnon, the cultural and artistic heartbeat of Crete.

General Information

A luxurious privately owned villa in the beautiful Venetian village of Maroulas, an outstanding location, providing peace and tranquillity for all, yet only minutes away from Rethymnon, the cultural and artistic heartbeat of Crete.


The villa has two wings. The first wing of the villa is a two-storeyed building which was once part of a larger farmhouse. It has all the architectural characteristics of the Venetian era. The second wing of the villa is a one-storeyed building that used to be an olive press, originally constructed during the period of Turkish rule. The recent renovation of the building has shown great respect for the original character of the building, but has also incorporated all the modern facilities one would expect to find in an exclusive "home away from home". The two wings of the villa connect via a modern covered walkway designed by the internationally renowned architect Yiannis Kalitsounas – who has created a fusion of light, glass and space, bringing different times and cultures together.


The privately owned villa, which is a listed building, has a magnificent sea-view, and is situated on a hillside just 6 km from Rethymnon, in the historic village of Maroulas. It is just 3km from some of the best beaches on the North Coast of the island. The village has been classified as a ‘heritage’ site. Most of the buildings date back to at least the Venetian era and no new construction work can be carried out without the cooperation of the archaeological department. It is, however, a living, breathing community, too! The village has two tavernas and two kafeneions. There is a bus connection to Rethymnon, twice a day. For visitors arriving by plane, the village is conveniently situated: Heraklion airport is just 80 km away, and Hania airport is even closer – just 60km.

Finding Maroulas Leaving Rethymnon, going eastwards: From the village of Platanias, take the road to Arkadi. Follow this road for about 2km. On the left is a supermarket and opposite to the right is a turn to Agia Paraskevi and Maroulas. After about 100m there is a 3-way junction. Take the right turn to Maroulas and follow this road until you reach the central square of the village.

Guest Services

The villa can be rented all year round.

The villa has a private swimming pool, is wheelchair accessible, and welcomes domestic pets. You can park your car in the village square.

Further to your comfort, you will find the services below:

  • Domestic cleaning service, except Sundays
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Services of a chef are available on request
  • Services of a qualified masseur available on request
  • Baby cot
  • High chair
  • Baby bottle warmer
  • Baby sitting service available on request
In addition, the Villa provides plenty of outdoor space within its grounds. You have the large courtyard with the swimming pool and the smaller ‘ Jacuzzi ’ courtyard. There is also at your disposal a massive roof terrace on the first floor of the building, which has loungers, chairs, tables , in fact all the garden furniture one could possibly want. From here you have a superb view of the village, the sea and the surrounding countryside. Technical facilities include: PC, WIFI, giant screen (3.5m x 3.5m), overhead projector managed by computer, a telephone, fax, television, video tape recorder, hi-fi, CD-DVD...

The Villa The sympathetically restored 540 m2 villa in the village of Maroulas can accommodate up to eleven people. Historically, the building has had various functions: At one point, part of the building used to be a Venetian farm house. During the Turkish occupation an olive press was added. It has now been completely renovated to create a holiday villa with a difference! Entrance The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. You find a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or bask in the shade of a lemon tree... Living Area A conservatory style entrance leads you into the main living area. The design is open-plan: You will find a huge lounge with a stunning white marble floor, a kitchen and dining area, a vaulted television room, and hi-tech office space. The kitchen is fully equipped - dishwasher, microwave, oven etc. The dining area is spacious and there is also a children’s play space. The living area leads out to a small inner courtyard which houses a Jacuzzi which is big enough for at least seven people. Your additional fifth bedroom is also located in this part of the building. Sleeping Area The villa has five bedrooms, all with air conditioning for the summer - and central heating for the winter. We provide you with all bed linen and hand towels, and we also provide a daily (aside from Sundays) fully comprehensive domestic cleaning service. The Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: (on the ground floor) has an independent entrance. The room has a double bed, a computer work-space, and an en-suite bathroom with bath, toilet and hair dryer. Bedroom 2: (on the first floor) has a great view of the sea, and an original fireplace! It also has a double bed, and en-suite bathroom with a bath, toilet and a hair dryer. Bedroom 3: (also on the first floor) has a small double bed and shares a bathroom with Bedroom 4. Bedroom 4: (on the first floor) has bunk beds. This shares a bathroom with Bedroom 3 – the bathroom has a bath, a toilet and a hair dryer. Bedroom 5: (on the ground floor), has a double bed, an en-suite shower and toilet.