Rethink your villa vacations in villa Astraios, a Venetian luxurious villa built in 1426 in the classified Venetian village of Maroulas with magnificent sea views and live a memorable villa experience in Greece.
The luxury Crete villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete, which is classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archaeological authorities, has magnificent sea-views and is situated on a hillside just 6 km from Rethymnon, in the historic village of Maroulas. The luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete is just 3km (1,8 mile) from some of the best beaches on the North Coast of the island.
The village has been classified as a ‘heritage’ site. Most of the buildings date back to at least the Venetian era. It is, however, a living, breathing community, too! The village has two taverns and two kafeneions. Guests can also easily find around plenty of possibilities for meals. For visitors arriving by plane, the village is conveniently situated: Heraklion airport is just 80km away, and Xania airport is even closer – just 65km.
The luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete has been recently restored, with high ceiling up to 3, 6 m and a very luminous glass wall and can accommodate up to twelve people. Historically, the building has had various functions: At one point, part of the building used to be a Venetian farmhouse.
During the Turkish occupation an olive press was added. It has now been completely renovated to create a holiday villa with a different touch!
The luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete can be rented all year round. It is ideally located for excursions, and welcomes domestic pets. You can park your car in front of the luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete. The villa has two wings. The first wing of the villa is a two-storeyed building, which was once part of a larger farmhouse.
The luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete has all the architectural characteristics of the Venetian era. The second wing of the villa is a one- storeyed building that used to be an olive press, originally constructed during the period of Turkish rule.
The recent renovation of luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete, building has shown great respect for the original character of the building, but has also incorporated all the modern facilities one would expect to find in an exclusive ‘home away from home’. The two wings of luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete connect via a modern covered walkway designed by the internationally renowned architect Yiannis Kalitsounas – who has created a fusion of light, glass and space, bringing different times and cultures together.
The front door opens onto an inner courtyard high wall offering peace and privacy, yet you are still in the heart of the village. There is a a swimming pool, surrounded by potted plants, flowers and elegant garden furniture. This is the place to sunbathe, unwind and relax, or bask in the shade of a lemon tree. Parking in front of the door.
A conservatory style entrance of the luxury villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete 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 hi-tech office space. The kitchen of the luxury villa, Selene in Rethymnon Crete is fully equipped – dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, wine cellar, oven etc… Techno facilities here include: PC, WIFI, giant screen (3.5m x 3.5m), overhead projector managed by computer, a telephone, fax, 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 sqft) open space opens directly on the courtyard with the private swimming pool.
The living area leads out to a small inner courtyard, which houses a Jacuzzi (hot spring spas model Grandee). Your additional fifth bedroom is also located in this part of the building.
There is plenty of outdoor space within the grounds of the villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete. You have the large courtyard with the swimming pool and the smaller ‘Jacuzzi’ courtyard. But you also have a massive 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 superb views of the village, the sea and the surrounding countryside.
Villa Astraios in Rethymnon Crete has five bedrooms, all with air conditioning for the summer – and central heating for the winter.
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