Barozzi Junior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Argyroupoli, Rethymnon, Crete

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Barozzi Junior Suite can accommodate up to 3 persons and consists of a living room area, kitchen, double bed and the bathroom (Jacuzzi bathtub).

Overview & Facilities

About Barozzi Junior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Barozzi Junior Suite is featured as one of the Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas, and located just seven kilometers from the village of Epsikopi, where you will find a the great beach just below the village. The area is situated between the cities of Chania and Rethymnon, which makes it a great place for exploring western Crete, yet enables you to return to the sanctuary of Arcus Luxury Suites and Villas in the evenings. It can only be described as a magnificent cluster of historical Venetian mansions and village houses in stone and it dates back to the 14th and 15th century. The area of the properties is located in the inside the village of Argyroupolis, with the closest city being Rethymnon.

As the area carries a lot of historical importance it actually became officially listed back in 1983 by the Ministry of Culture and classed as «Preservable Archaeological Monument». Since this time the surrounding area has been renovated and now exposes 5 beautiful Suites of upper end quality, with a shared pool for guests residing here throughout the year. All suites are carefully built in tune with the Cretan architecture as it has been formed through the centuries and influenced by the various conquerors of the island.

The Barozzi Junior Suite keeps many of the original features in a Venetians theme with fireplaces, wooden flooring and ceilings. The garden and the cobblestone courtyard emphasize the Cretan charm of this and the other suites.

The “Barozzi Junior Suite” can accommodate 3 guests and is available for all seasons. Together with the other suites you will find individual decorated accommodations, all with modern comforts you would expect to find in a boutique hotel or 5 star hotel. The garden area of 400 square meters is provided with a shared pool, a wood oven, a BBQ area and a magnificent relaxation area.

 
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Facilities

 
  • Accommodates up to 3 guests in 46 square meters
  • Seven kilometers from the beautiful beach of Episkopi
  • Traditional style and architecture
  • Shared pool and large garden area
  • Large stone fireplace
  • Wooden floors and ceilings
  • Shared wood oven and BBQ in the common area
  • Common sitting and open plan kitchen area, WC, dining area, double bed and bathroom
  • Private terrace with mountain views
  • 42 inches flat screen TV with satellite receiver
  • DVD player and sound surround system
  • Direct phone line at the living room area and voice messaging
  • Free Wi-Fi and LAN Internet connection
  • Safety deposit box
  • Kitchen Equipment: electric oven, dish washer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, fryer, kitchen utensils
  • Bathroom: Jacuzzi bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers towels
  • Iron and ironing services (provided upon request)
  • Baby cots and/or extra bed (provided upon request)
  • Fully air conditioned (individually controlled)
 
 
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Location & Details

 

The village of Argyroupolis is located near the “borders” of Chania and Rethymno prefectures in Crete and situated 27 km from Rethymno city and 55 km from the historic city of Chania. A picturesque village, built on a majestic hill, surrounded with ruins of ancient Lappa. With its location being at an altitude of 280m, it provides a magical backdrop and views of true Crete. It was declared by the Ministry of Culture as «Preservable archaeological area» in 1983, and must be experienced to get a true sense of this place.

It’s believed that the region of Lappa gained full control of the area from north to south in the past, and it had its own harbors in the north and south of Crete. Nowadays the village will provide guests with important ruins, such as two Roman baths, basilicas and three statues of Venus, Jupiter and Bacchus. Considerable efforts have also been taken to restore the Venetian houses, which today are inhabited by private individuals.

Near Argyroupolis (1.5 km) you will find the springs from the Mouselas River, also known as “Argyroupolis Springs”. The area around the springs is very green with many added waterfalls. Here you can enjoy your meal or your coffee in the tranquility of local tavernas. The water streams from the cave, in which the chapel of “Holy Force” (Agia Dinami) was built. The springs of Argyroupolis actually provides enough water to cover the needs of the city of Rethymno.

Northwest of Argyroupolis, approximately one kilometer away, there are five cave tombs, were it is believed that the Five Holy Virgins (Thekla, Mariana, Ethane or Athena, Martha and Mary) were buried, and it is testified that they lived during the time of Roman Emperor Decius, around 250 AD. Above the ancient graves, with its holy water wells, a small church dedicated to Five Holy Virgins, is celebrated on Easter Tuesday.

History of the area

Name

Before the area got its current name, it was known with many different ones. The name “Polis” (meaning City) was mentioned in 1577 by Franco Barozzi and by Kastrofilakas. Chourmouzis also referred to the area by the name “Gaidouropoli” in 1842. The Byzantines also called it "Polis" and the Venetians used the same name as a legacy since they built their settlement on the ruins of the ancient great city "Lappa", where Argyroupolis is located. Today the area is called Argyroupolis which means the silver city named after the ancient mine.

Antiquity

Excavations brought to light many architectural relics of ancient Lappa. The oldest of them dates back to the Late Geometric period (900 – 700 B.C.), a time of startling innovation and transformation in the Greek society.

Extensive use of the land is confirmed in the Late Hellenistic (323 B.C. – 30 B.C.) and Early Roman periods. The best and proven on a larger scale evidence of the area’s cultural and economic prosperity comes from the late Roman period. The architectural remains of this period are truly impressive. Lappa, as calculated from the ruins of ancient settlements, had more than 10 000 inhabitants, whilst it was a great naval power. The community also had their own monies for payment. Several currencies have representations of sea species such as dolphins, tridents and more.
In the Lamaniana location, close to Argyroupolis a pagan rock tomb of the Greco-Roman era is carved. The villagers believed that the Five Holy Virgins, Thekla, Mariana, Ethane or Athena, Martha and Mary were buried here and in turn they built a rock near the small church, dedicated to the Five Virgins.

Byzantium

During the second Byzantine period the area was handed over to the Chortatsis family in a feud. However, after the failure of the revolution against the Venetians the area was given to Alexis Kallergis as a payback for his help to the Venetians in suppressing the revolution of the Chortatsis family. At that time the city had become a refuge and a base for the rebels.

Ottoman occupation

During the Ottoman occupation the village was known as "Gaidouropoli" or "Samaropoli". In 1822 the revolutionary committee named it "Argyroupolis". Due to its unique geographical position, the city played an important role in the revolutions of the 19th century. Many times the Cretan rebels denounced the Sultan here and voted for the union with Greece. In 1867 Argyroupolis was the capital city of the General Assembly of the Cretans, in 1878 the General Assembly voted for a union with Greece, eliminating the sovereignty of the sultan. Then the rebels destroyed the great foundations of the "Governors Palace", which was built by the Turks in Argyroupolis.

 

Barozzi Junior Suite can accommodate up to 3 guests and consists of an open plan living and kitchen area, double bed and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub. The suite has its own small private terrace overlooking the garden the pool and White Mountains. It has also access to the garden and the pool. The whole coverage of the suite is 46 square meters with a further 12 square meters of terrace.

Like the other Arcus Luxury Suites, Barozzi is equipped with a 42 inch flat screen TV with satellite; DVD player and sound surround system. A phone line with voice messaging service is also available for use. Free Wi-Fi and LAN Internet connectivity comes as standard together with a safety deposit box.

The kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven, dish washer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, and fryer. Here you will find all the kitchen accessories to cook yourself a delicious meal or prepare breakfast in the mornings to enjoy on the private terrace.

The bathroom is equipped with Jacuzzi bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers towels and various amenities.

Although there is an iron provided, ironing services can be provided upon request. Also, baby cots or an extra bed can be provided upon request.

The Barozzi Junior Suite is like the sister properties, available for all year round stay and is fully air conditioned (individually controlled) and features a large stone fireplace for autumn and winter.

 
 

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