Mylopetra Superior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Argyroupoli, Rethymnon, Crete

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Mylopetra suite can accommodate up to 5 persons, the two levels are dived into living room area, kitchen, WC, dining area downstairs and two bedrooms, bathroom upstairs.

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About Mylopetra Superior Suite - Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas

Mylopetra Superior Suite is one of the Arcus Luxury Suites & Villas, located just seven kilometers from Epsikopi, close to Rethymno where you will find a magnificent beach and tavernas. The Arcus neighbourhood is a development of old Venetian stone mansions and houses dating back to the 14th and 15th century, located in the in the heart of the ancient glorious City of Lappa in Rethymnon Crete.

The area itself became listed in 2005 with great importance and thus declared by the Greek Ministry of Culture as «Preservable Archaeological Monument». The mansions and the surrounding area have since been renovated with a total of 5 totally independent de-lux suites with a shared pool. All of the suites have carefully been created in tune with traditional style and architecture.

The suites retain their historical features with a fascinating atmosphere of the Venetians theme: Large domes, arches made in stone, burrstones, axes, great arches, fireplaces, wooden flooring and ceilings. The garden, cobblestone courtyards truly emphasizes and highlights the Cretan charm of these properties.

“Mylopetra Superior Suite”, can accommodate up to 5 guests and is build for all seasons. Overall you will find individual decorated suites with all the modern comforts you would expect to find at home. There is also a shared garden area of 400 square meters with a lovely shared pool, a wooden oven, BBQ area and of course that relaxation area.

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  • Accommodates up to 5 persons in 90 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 with double and one with single bed), 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)
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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


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.


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.


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.


Mylopetra suite which it means ‘millstone’, can accommodate up to 5 guests, with two levels divided into living room area, kitchen, WC, dining area downstairs and two bedrooms (one with double and one with single beds) along with bathroom (Jacuzzi bathtub) upstairs. The Mylopetra suite has its own independent entrance with a terrific terrace and access to the garden and the pool. The size of the suite is 90 square meters.

The living room has a 42 inches flat screen TV with satellite receiver, a DVD player and sound surround system. All the bedrooms are equipped with 32 inches TVs with satellite receivers and DVD players. There is also a direct phone line at the living room and voice messaging service. 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.

The Mylopetra Superior Suite is available for all year round stay and is fully air conditioned (individually controlled) and it has a large stone fireplace for autumn and winter.


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