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.History
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.
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
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.
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.
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
provides plenty of outdoor
space within its grounds. You have the large courtyard with the
swimming pool and the smaller ‘
There is also at your disposal a
massive roof terrace
on the first floor of the building, which has
, in fact all the garden furniture one could
From here you have a superb view of the village, the sea and the
include: PC, WIFI, giant screen
x 3.5m), overhead projector managed by computer, a telephone, fax,
television, video tape recorder, hi-fi, CD-DVD...
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
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...
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.
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.
(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.