time period... Located just 7 km away from the city center and 4 km from
the azure beaches of Platania, Villa Iliana sits in the historical village
of Maroulas, a cultural heritage site, at an altitude of 150 meters. The
villa borders an additional two Venetian mansions, sites protected and
awarded by the Archeological Department of Rethymno, making the
neighbourhood of unprecedented historical and cultural aesthetic.
The villa's area is 120sq. m. with an additional 160 sq. m. of manicured
landscaping. An old-world Ottoman tub, complete with lions' heads and
preserved tiles, has been converted into a modern-day dipping pool. Across
the lawn, one can relax in the hot tub / jacuzzi while enjoying panoramic
views of the Mediterranean Sea. For the more experienced home cooks, there
is an outdoor kitchen / barbeque and dining area, to whip up, serve and
enjoy your culinary creations under the star-lit sky.
The villa's layout consists of a ground floor with kitchen (includes all
modern amenities), dining room, living room, bedroom with queen-size bed,
bathroom, and small attic area with an extra guest bed. An indoor stairway
leads to the top floor which houses the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
The top floor terrace offers breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding
During your stay in our villa in the famous village of Maroulas, you will be
able to enjoy a variety of activities within walking distance, including
traditional taverns as well as cultural walks through the town's old
cobblestone streets and towers. Within a short driving distance, half-day
and full-day trips can be arranged to nearby museums, shops, nature sites,
monasteries and other historically-renown villages.
Check in after: 2:00 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM
The villa is built with love and respect, strictly conforming to the traditional architecture of the area. We opt for the best experience for our guests, so that upon departure they have tasted the true Cretan hospitality and the ultimate relaxation which the historical village of Maroulas and the sun and crystal clear beaches of Crete can offer.