Luxury Hotels
Sunday, February 25 2024 - Time in Greece: 01:08 - Working Hours - World Time

Search for Hotels:

Click to Talk

 
 
Boat / Ferry tickets in Greece and Greek Islands
Low cost & reliable Taxi transfers worldwide
Rent a Car anywhere in the world
Organized Tours & Excursions in Greece
Hotels in Greece for the budget minded

Photo: Luxury Hotels View
Veneto Executive Suites
Veneto Executive Suites
Europe / Grecia / Creta / Rethymnon / Città di Rethimno
Category:
Type: Villa/s Traditional Apartment/s
Address: Epimenidou Street, Old Town, Rethymnon
Facilities: RistorantiSale RiunioniAnimali non ammessiBarCaffetteria / Snack BarAccesso InternetRoom Service 24 oreVicino in SpiaggiaGiardinoPalazzo AnticoStazione Bus vicinoAeroporto vicinoTraghettoWi-Fi

Properties:

Open All Year... Veneto, an old Venetian 14th century manor house, is located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno, just a 3-minute walking distance from the commercial area, the museums, the beach and the numerous cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.


General Information

Veneto, an old Venetian 14th century manor house, is located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno, just a 3-minute walking distance from the commercial area, the museums, the beach and the numerous cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.

It has been restored with respect to the character and architecture of the building, and have created six studios and four suites, ready to take you to the charm of yesterday and offer you the comforts of today. In the common areas of the ground floor, there is one of the most beautiful and famous restaurants on the island, open most of the year. In the stone-built wine cellar you can find some of the most carefully selected wines from the Cretan, Greek and national vineries. Relax in a unique 700-year-old atmosphere, in a journey through time, in a town ready to embrace you and surprise you! at simple things are usually the most beautiful ones.



History

Being a part of a Dominican monastery named Santa Maria Magdalena, Veneto was inaugurated by Michele Sanmicheli in the mid 15th century. This well-known Venetian architect had taken on the construction of the fortress of the town of Rethymno (Fortezza), after its reoccupation by its enemies, the Genovese. Before starting building the fortress though, he renovated VENETO, LOGGIA (the officers assembly house), as well as three other houses in order to lodge the Venetian noblemen who were responsible for the supervision. In the mid 19th century Veneto was bought and renovated by the Turkish Bey Risvan who gave it to his young newly widowed sister. At the beginning of the 20th century and after the population exchange, Veneto was given to Prokopakis Family by the Greek Government, as an acknowledgement of Emmanuel G. Prokopakis' heroic contribution to the Macedonian Rebellion (1903 - 1908). Veneto is an impressive architectural ensemble. The entrance is towered over a mosaic arch of the 1st Venetian Era, witness of the age of the building. Right beside it, the imposing stone staircase that leads to the upper floors emerges from a unique pebble floor with elaborate patterns. Party walls 80-120 cm wide assembled with plaster from Santorini, three stone wells, two fountains, a sublime yard and many particular corners make up a unique architectural puzzle. Elements of Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture bound together through the centuries within a single building. Stone, wood, metal and blown glass. Long-lasting, stable materials but so beautifully bound together, as if they never want to separate, reminding us that simple things are usually the most beautiful ones.

Location
  • Distance from the beach: 300 m, on foot through the Old Venetian Town
  • Distance from the south coast of Crete: 45 min. by car (40 km)
Food & Beverages

At the ground floor and garden of the hotel, you can enjoy Cretan, Greek and creative tastes in one of the most well known restaurants of Crete. The owner, who is a member of the Wine and Taste Academy, is responsible for the organisation of the restaurant. The products have been chosen from the Greek and particularly the Cretan nature in order to offer them to our exquisite clientele satisfying their gastronomic desires, in a place whose 700 years of history will take you, even for just few hours, to another dimension full of scents, images of the past, to an uplift of senses.

Restaurant Opening Period The restaurant is a la carte but it can also be booked for events. It is open from May 1st till October 31st.

Winecellar In a stone built 700-year-old cellar at the ground floor of VENETO, there is the wine cellar. Its atmosphere, unique and imposing, binds the scent of wine with the stone, the water of the well lying in the cellar, and it makes you drift away. The wines, over 150 labels in number, are kept in ideal temperature, humidity and light conditions. Their selection is based on the modern view on wine cellar organisation. The wine cellar comprises wines of wide consumption and aged ones from the Greek, Cretan and international vineries.

  Top^Page