About Villa Algernon Villa in
The privately-owned villa Algernon in Crete, which is classified as a historical monument by the Greek Archaeological authorities, has a magnificent sea-view, and is situated on a hillside just 6 km from Rethymnon, in the historic village of Maroulas. The village has been classified as a ‘heritage’ site. An outstanding location with a magnificent sea view, providing peace and tranquility for all.
Most of the buildings date back to at least the Venetian era.
It is a living, breathing community! The village has three taverns, a cheese factory and an herbs shop. In a walking distance, guests can also easily find around plenty of possibilities for meals.
There is a bus connection to Rethymnon, twice a day. It is just 3km (1, 8 mile) from some of the best beaches on the North Coast of the island.
Our recently restored 540 m2 (5812 sqft) villa, with high ceiling up to 3, 6 m and a very luminous glass wall, can accommodate up to twelve people with its 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is ideally located for excursions and welcomes domestic pets. You can park your car in front of the house.
The recent renovation of the 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’.
Our villa has two wings. The first wing of the villa is a two-storeyed building which was once part of a larger farmhouse. It 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 two wings of the villa 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.
– 8 km to central Rethymnon
– 3 km to nearest beach
– 80 km to Heraklion airport
– 65 km to Chania airport
– 100 m to local taverns