Euroresales Property iD-9825310Property information:Unique detached property of Venetian and Otoman architecture located in a quiet area in the centre of the town of Rethymno, that makes everything approachable within a walking distance. it was last renovated in May 2019 to consist of three villas allocated on different levels/floors, with private entrances, swimming pools and terrace areas built on a plot of land measuring 310,25 m2 in total. They can either operate as separate villas or as an alltogether establishment. it has a total liscenced building capacity of 465,38 m2. Currently, the total built property is approx 350,54 m2 with a terrace area/plot of 184,17 m2. The remaining building capacity is 144,84 m2. The ground floor and the first floor villa are 126,08 m2 each (total 252,16 m2 for the two of them) and their swimming pools are approx 10 m2 each. The second floor villa is 96,94 m2 and the swimming pool is approx 8 m2. Each villa has got two berooms, two bathrroms and a kitchen/dinning area, total 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and three sitting areas. The property holds certificate of excellency by Trip Advisor as well as excellent reviews on booking.com and other on line agents. We have also got awards from other agents. it is currently operating as a tourist buisiness with reservations for the tourist season of the year 2020.Ground Floor:Villa MyrthiaCharming, with historical features and an airy atmosphere, Villa Myrthia has a spacious and comfortable living room area, two bedrooms with en suit bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Located on the ground floor, the villa is suitable for up to 6 persons and has access to an atmospheric sunny terrace and a cooling swimming pool.First Floor:Villa AmaryllisFeaturing the historical arches from the 16th century, Villa Amaryllis has a warm and spacious sitting room, two modern-furnished bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Located on the first floor of the Casa Vitae establishment, it is suitable for up to five persons. Outside, guests can enjoy the sunny Cretan weather in its comfortable terrace and cooling swimming pool.Second Floor:Villa DaphneFeaturing a cozy sitting room and a private balcony which boosts beautiful city views, villa Daphne is ideal for all your short and long stays in Rethymnon. Located on the second floor of Casa Vitae establishment, it has two well-appointed rooms with charming decor and a warm welcoming atmosphere, two bathrooms, a terrace swimming pool, a fully equipped kitchen, and can accommodate up to 4 people.About the Area:Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Rethymno regional unit on the island of Crete, a former Latin Catholic bishopric as Retimo(-Ario) and former Latin titular see.Rethymno was originally built during the Minoan civilization (ancient Rhithymna and Arsinoe). The city was prominent enough to mint its own coins and maintain urban growth. One of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town: two dolphins in a circle.This region as a whole is rich with ancient history, most notably through the Minoan civilisation centred at Kydonia east of Rethymno.Rethymno itself began a period of growth when the Venetian conquerors of the island decided to put an intermediate commercial station between Heraklion and Chania, acquiring its own bishop and nobility in the process. Today’s old town (palia poli) was almost entirely built by the Republic of Venice. it is one of the best-preserved old towns in Crete.From circa 1250 the city was the seat of the Latin Diocese of Retimo, which was renamed Retimo-Ario after the absorption in 1551 of the Diocese of Ario and as suppressed only after the Turkish conquest.The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia houses the information office of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7-8 November.The city’s Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza of Rethymno, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (the Municipal Odeon arts centre), the Great Gate (Μεγάλη Πόρτα or “Porta Guora”), the Piazza Rimondi and the Loggia.The town was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1646 during the Cretan War (1645-69) and they ruled it for almost three centuries. The town, called Resmo in Turkish, was the centre of a sanjak (administrative part of a province) during Ottoman rule.During the Battle of Crete (20-30 May 1941), the Battle of Rethymno was fought between German paratroopers and the Second Australian imperial Force and Hellenic Army. Although initially unsuccessful, the Germans won the battle after receiving reinforcements from Maleme in the Northwestern part of the island.Today the city’s main income is from tourism, many new facilities having been built in the past 20 years. Agriculture is also notable, especially for olive oil and other Mediterranean products.