Maroulas Villa

Maroulas, Rethymnon, Crete

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Villa Maroulas is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa of 540m2 (5812 sqft) located in the beautiful hillside village of Maroulas classified as a heritage site.
  • Guest Capacity (Standard)


  • Guest Capacity (Maximum)


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Area

    540 m²

  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas

  • Air Conditioning

  • Fireplace

    In the Living Room

  • Central Heating (for the winter months)

  • Private Heated Swimming Pool

  • Fenced Plot

  • Jacuzzi

    Hot Spring Spas - Model Grandee

  • Satellite TV

  • Home Cinema

  • WiFi Internet

  • Private Chef

Overview & Facilities

About Maroulas Villa

Villa Maroulas is a luxurious restored privately owned Venetian villa of 540m2 (5812 sqft) located in the beautiful hillside village of Maroulas in Crete and classified as a heritage site. The village is just a few minutes away by car from the town of Rethymnon, and 5 km from some of the most outstanding beaches in the area while located almost in the middle of the distance between Chania and Heraklion.

The villa, built in 1426 during the "Venetian period", has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been officially certified by the Greek Tourism Office as luxury accommodation villa in Crete. The villa has its own, fully private, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, WiFi internet and giant cinema screen for movies. The villa is extremely well equipped to cater for families with babies and small children, supplying plenty of toys and games to keep youngsters entertained. Your holiday at Villa Maroulas will provide you with a wonderful location, magnificent sea views, peace and tranquility for all.

Villa Maroulas can accommodate up to 12 guests and it is an ideal property for experiencing the genuine side of Crete 12 months a year. In an elegant atmosphere, you will enjoy the 110m² (1184sq ft) open space opening on the courtyard with the private swimming pool and the luminosity of this villa provided by the opening bay windows and the 3.60m high ceiling. The quality of the property, the professional services that the owners provide (housekeeping, laundry, etc.) and the many opportunities for dinning in or out will make your stay in Crete an unforgettable moment of relaxation. There are also plenty different types of excursions from local archeological sites to bespoke boat trips that will help you to discover the real Cretan way of life.

The Entrance

The front door opens onto an inner courtyard. High walls offer peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. There is a heated swimming pool (at an extra charge), surrounded by plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or just bask in the shade of a lemon tree.

Living Area

A 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 an office space. The kitchen is fully equipped - dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, wine cellar, oven etc. Facilities here include: PC, WIFI, a large home screen (3.5m x 3.5m), overhead projector managed by computer, a telephone, television, video tape recorder, hi-fi, CD-DVD.
The dining area is spacious and there is also a children’s play space. The 110sqm (1184 sq ft) open space opens directly on the courtyard with the private heated swimming pool.
The living area leads out to a small inner courtyard which houses a Jacuzzi. Your additional fifth bedroom is also located in this part of the building.

Outside Areas

There is plenty of outdoor space within the grounds of the villa with two courtyards with the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Moreover, there is a very spacious roof terrace of 140sqm (1506 sqft) on the first floor of the building, which has longer chairs, tables, sofa and gazebo. From here you have a superb view of the village, the sea and the surrounding countryside.

Sleeping Arrangements

The villa has five bedrooms, all with air conditioning for the summer – and central heating for the winter. Bed linen and hand towels are provided and also a daily (apart from Sundays) fully comprehensive domestic cleaning service arranged according to the Guests’ convenience.

GNTO Licence Number: 1041 K 113 K29 493 01
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  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Safe Box
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Fireplace: In the Living Room
  • Central Heating (for the winter months)
  • Barbeque
  • Roof Terrace
  • Fenced Plot
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Heated Swimming Pool
  • Covered Terrace with Table & Chairs
  • Jacuzzi: Hot Spring Spas - Model Grandee
Kitchen & Dining
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Dishes, Glasses & Cutlery
  • Coffee maker: Espresso Machine
Cleaning Service
  • Cleaning Service: Six times per week
Included Services Upon Request
  • Babysitting
  • Later Check Out
  • Earlier Check In
Additional Services available at Extra Cost
  • Car Rental
  • Private Chef
  • Doctor on call
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Diving & Snorkelling Lessons
  • Private Yachting & Sailing
  • Professional Massage Therapies
  • Sightseeing / Guided Tours & Excursions
  • Transfer / Guide from the Port / Airport
  • Traditional Cooked Food Delivered to your Door
  • Pool heated at extra cost: Please contact us for further details €
Included Services
  • Burning Wood
  • Welcome Pack: Complimentary breakfast is provided for the first morning of your stay
Baby & Child Equipment
  • Highchair
  • Baby bath
  • Baby Feeding Equipment
  • Baby monitor (upon request)
  • Baby Cot: Allergy-proof bedding
  • Feeding set (bowl, cutlery, beaker)
Entertainment / Media / Recreation
  • Home Cinema
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi Internet
  • Music / Radio System
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Location & Details


Situated on the north coast of Crete and about 9km from Rethymno, the 3rd largest town of the island, the historic village of Maroulas is located at almost equal distance of the international airports of Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER). The lively small town of Platanias of Rethymno and its long sandy beach (17 km) is only 3 km away from villa Maroulas.

Maroulas is a quiet village situated on the heights above Rethymno, facing the sea at an altitude of 150m and surrounded by greenery, a spring and several valleys. In 1980, Maroulas was listed for its historical monuments but also for some of its houses including Villa Maroulas. Amongst its rich historical heritage, visitors can discover important remains of ancient tombstones dating back to antiquity, two wonderful Venetian towers one of which is 44 meters high, a Byzantine church dedicated to the Ascension, a more recent church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and lastly a small chapel with iconostasis which adorns the small village square.

During the first Venetian invasions, the middle class houses of Maroulas were used as second homes or agricultural warehouses by the nobility of Rethymno. Its high position facing the sea and its narrow lanes without any main square make Maroulas a typical example of the kind of fortifications built at that time. Inspired by the works of Venetian engineer Fr. Barozzi dating from 1577, the Venetian constructions were aesthetically considered as state of the art. Later, the Turks would add architectural elements from Anatolia like chimneys, wells, hammams or fountains. Nowadays, Maroulas reveals itself through a maze of alleys where visitors can stroll, meet with the locals and enjoy its tavernas and cafes. A public bus service insures the link with Rethymno but a rental car is essential unless you wish to spend most of your time at the village and the nearby area.

Driving Instructions

  • Nearest Beach: 4.00 Km
  • Nearest Tavern: 0.20 Km
  • Nearest Mini-Market: 1.50 Km
  • Distance to Souda Port: 61.00 Km
  • Distance to Rethymno Port: 9.50
  • Distance to Rethymno City: 9.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Airport: 77.00 Km
  • Distance to Heraklion City: 79.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Old Town: 72.00 km
  • Distance to Heraklion Airport: 79.50 Km
  • Distance to the Crete Golf Club: 103.00 Km
  • Distance to Knossos Archaeological Site: 81 Km
Please note that the above distances are measured with the use of Google Maps - a credible and trusted provider of Geographic Information Services (GIS)
Ground Floor Layout
  • Office
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Open plan layout
First Floor Layout
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
Lower Floor Layout
  • Bedroom 2
Home Office Facilities
  • Working desk: With PC and Printer
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for Children
  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas
  • Suitable for the Elderly: Please Ask
  • Damage Deposit : On the day of arrival, a deposit of €500 in cash is required. This will be refunded on the final day, minus the cost of any possible damages.

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