Maroulas Village, Rethymno - Crete | 18 Oct 2015
35.3333° N, 24.5500° E
Maroulas is a quiet village situated on the heights above Rethymno, facing the sea at an altitude of 150m and surrounded by olive groves, a water 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. Nowadays, Maroulas reveals itself through a maze of alleys where visitors can stroll, meet with the locals and enjoy its tavernas and cafes.