Villa Castle of Maroulas is in one of the most historically preserved villages of Crete, just outside of Rethymnon. The village has obvious influences of all cultures that have passed through there during the last 800 years.
The Castle of Maroulas villa just 7 km from Rethymno, is located in the northeast edge of the village Maroulas, built in a location of utmost strategic importance which justifies the unrestricted / unlimited breathtaking view.
To reach the villa you follow a lovely path 30 meters long full of arches and old buildings that give you the feeling of walking into another era.
Arriving at the main gate you come across a large courtyard enclosed by high walls, within which lies a cluster of old stone houses renovated between arches and an old well. To the left of the courtyard rises the villa Castle of Maroulas.
An old door leads to our own yard (50m). The villa is stone built with strong characteristics of a distant era and a view that overlooks the endless blue sea, the mountain Psiloritis, and one of the largest olive groves of the Mediterranean.
The two-storey villa is 125 square meters which can accommodate up to 6 people. It includes 2 bedrooms (1 master), 1 bathroom and a 3rd sleeping area in the mezzannine-attic. On the ground floor there are 2 Venetian arches, connecting the kitchen to the living room and dining room. The kitchen also has a renovated old fireplace. In the living room, where remnants of an old turkish bath were found, a small indoor pool (10 sqm) is built overlooking the courtyard. The staircase leads to the master bedroom, and another door leads to the upper terrace.
The villa is fully equipped with all household items (stove, refrigerator, A/C, satellite TV, washing machine). We provide towels and linen to guests.
Places you can visit:
• Exploration of the entire Rethymnon perfecture, Arkadi Monastery, Archeological Museum, Anogia, Preveli Monastery, Preveli Palm Lake, Kourtaliotiko gorge, Agia Galini, Triopetra, Plakias, Kournas Argyroupoli, Panormo, Ideon Andron Cave and the traditional villages with great story. The rides in the old town of Rethymno will satisfy the most demanding. Rethymno by night with their frenetic pace and fun will make your stay memorable.
• Day trips to neighboring prefectures of Chania (67 km) and Heraklion (87 km).
How to reach the villa:
You can reach Crete by boat (Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion) or by air (Chania, Heraklion). To reach the villa Castle of Maroulas, you will take the highway Rethymnon-Heraklion and about 3 km after Rethymno (to Heraklion), you need to take the road to Arkadi. Follow the directions for the village of Maroulas.