An old oil mill in the settlement of Maroulas Rethymno was transformed into a main traditional home.
From the end of the Venetian domination and throughout the Ottoman domination to this day, this land hosts thousands of olive trees. A quick walk in the village today will find more than twelve venues in which some “factories” operated, that is, the crushing of the olives for the production of olive oil. This golden age should begin at the beginning of the 19th century and last for about 150 years until the Second World War.
One of the old factories – decommissioned for many years – was this property located in the center of the village that is now renovated and turned into a magnificent home.
The building develops on three levels that can be reached either with the staircase or with an elevator.
GROUND FLOOR area of 96,25 m². The main entrance leads to a spacious open plan living room with a fireplace – dining room, kitchen, W.C and an elevator and staircase leading to the floors.
FIRST FLOOR area 96,25 m². On the upper floor there is a large bedroom with a fireplace and a bathroom, a smaller bedroom with a bath and a room with a linen box.
SECOND FLOOR area of 28,49 m² inside and another 67,76 m² outside. On the Top floor there is another bedroom with its own bathroom and the terrace with pergola, barbecue and outdoor Jacuzzi.
The house is exceptionally decorated and is for sale fully furnished and equipped.
Maroulas is located 10 kilometers from the town of Rethymnon, in a south direction and at an altitude of about 240 meters above sea level. The village with the current residential and urban trunk was probably built in the early 13th AD century. The whole village has been declared as a preserved area.
The traditional settlement has strongly Venetian and Turkish architectural elements. Most buildings date back to the period of Venetian rule, but it is likely that the area was inhabited perhaps on Minoan period. The village inhabitants were mainly farmers working in oil production. A quick walk these days at the village will discover more than a dozen places where once worked workshops, crushing the olives to produce olive oil. In about 3km from the village you can get to the beach of Platanias, a well known tourist resort, where all amenities can be found. In Maroulas you can find a mini market and a couple of traditional kafeneio and tavernas.