Kidana Superior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Argyroupoli, Rethymnon, Crete

Request price

Quick Info

Kidana Superior suite can accommodate up to 6 persons, the two levels are dived into living room area, kitchen, WC, sitting area, dining area downstairs and two bedrooms, bathroom upstairs.

Overview & Facilities

About Kidana Superior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Kidana Superior Suite is part of the ‘Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas’ which are located just seven kilometers from the beautiful beach of Episkopi in Rethymno. Arcus (which is the Latin word for ‘arch’) is a whole neighborhood of old Venetian stone mansions from the 14th and 15th century. The Arcus Suites are located in the «Kidana» area right in the heart of the Argyroupolis village, on the ruins of the glorious ancient city ‘Lappa’.

The entire complex was listed in 2005 and declared by the Ministry of Culture as «Preservable Archaeological Monument». Since then, the mansions and the surrounding area were renovated with a total of 5 independent luxury suites with a shared pool. All carefully created in tune with traditional style and architecture.

All suites retain their architectural features with a fascinating atmosphere of the Venetians: Ambitious dome, stone arches, burrstones, axes, arches, stone fireplaces, wooden floors and ceilings, interior gardens, cobblestone courtyards emphasizes and highlights the charm of these properties.

“Kidana Superior Suite” is a two level suite that can accommodate from 2 to 6 guests and remain suitable for all seasons. The decoration in each and every one is unique offering all modern 5 star comforts. There is a shared garden area of 400 sq.m., a shared pool, a wood oven, a BBQ and relaxation area.

 
Read more
 
 
 
 
 

Facilities

 
  • Accommodates up to 6 persons in 105 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
  • Ground floor: living room area, kitchen, WC, sitting area, dining area
  • Upper floor: two bedrooms (one master bedroom with double and one with two single beds), bathroom
  • Private terrace
  • 42 inches flat screen TV with satellite receiver in the living room
  • DVD player and sound surround system
  • 32 inches TVs with satellite receivers and DVD players in the bedrooms
  • Direct phone line at the living room and voice messaging
  • Free Wi-Fi and Lan Internet connection
  • Safety deposit box
  • Kitchen: 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)
 
 
Read more
 

Location & Details

 

The village of Argyroupoli is located near the “borders” of Chania and Rethymno prefectures and situated 27 km from Rethymno and 55 km from the historic city of Chania. A picturesque village, built on a majestic hill, surrounded with ruins of ancient Lappa. Its located at an altitude of 280m, providing 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. It also 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 Argyroupoli (1.5 km) you will find the springs from the Mouselas river, also known as “Argyroupoli 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 nowadays.

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 area 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 10 000 inhabitants, while it was a great naval power. The City had her own money mint. Several currencies have representations of sea species such as dolphins, tridents and more.

In Lamaniana location, close to Argyroupoli in 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 there and thus they built a rock near the small church, dedicated to the Five Virgins.

Byzantium

During the second Byzantine period the area was given as a feud to the Chortatsis family. 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 base of 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 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.

 

Kidana Superior Suite

Kidana Superior suite can accommodate up to 6 persons. The two levels of the suite are dived into the living room area, kitchen, WC, sitting area, dining area downstairs and two bedrooms (one with double and one with two single beds), bathroom (Jacuzzi bathtub) upstairs. The suite has its own independent entrance with terrace and access to the garden and the pool. The whole coverage of the suite is 105 square meters.

The living room has a 42 inches flat screen TV with satellite receiver, a DVD player and sound surround system. At the bedrooms the TV’s are 32 inches equipped with satellite receivers and DVD players. There is a direct phone line at the living room and voice messaging. Also free Wi-Fi and Lan Internet connectivity. Safety deposit box is also available.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, dish washer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, and fryer. Also you will find kitchen accessories to cook your delicious meal.

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.

Kidana Superior Suite is perfect for all year round stay and thus it is fully air conditioned (individually controlled) and also equipped with large stone fireplace.

 
 

Booking Request

Check Kidana Superior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas for availability and prices
 

Request price

View the Rate Details
 

Choose your rate

 
SEND BOOKING REQUEST
 
 
 
Available Unavailable
 
 
Find Available Properties
 
 
 
 

SPECIAL SERVICES

Combine your accommodation with unique services by Alargo
Book your Private Chef

For those wishing to add services to their holiday in Crete, Alargo is offering culinary experiences from our Private Chef offering readymade selections of great dishes to a ’la carte arrangements with a wide selection of the finest wines.

See Our Chefs

LOOKING FOR MORE?

Check out these properties near Argyroupoli, Rethymnon, Crete
Find More Properties