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Boutique hotel for sale in the Old Town of Rethymnon, CreteReference No : #12-326
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Rethymno :: Municipality of Rethymnon
Category : Hotels

Boutique hotel for sale in the Old Town of Rethymnon, Crete. Situated in the picturesque Old Town of Rethymnon and only 50m away from the sandy beach of Rethymnon, this historical boutique hotel of 300m² consists of two (2) superior apartments, one (1) studio apartment and one (1) suite apartment, offering wonderful views over the well-manicured garden of the hotel, the castle of Fortezza and the city of Rethymnon. Don’t miss this chance to unveil the secrets that this historical hotel can give you!
 
The boutique hotel has been restored incorporating modern design elements into its existing architecture—celebrating both history and modernity at the same time.

The boutique hotel comprises a reception area on the ground floor with spacious and comfortable lounge furniture, two shared bathrooms, and a magnificent courtyard with multiple seating areas for both relaxation and comfort.

On the first floor, there are two (2) superior apartments of 40m² each, consisting of one bedroom, a living room with a sofa-bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower.

They can accommodate up to 4 persons.

There is also, a studio apartment of 27m², consisting of one bedroom with a double bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom with walk-in shower.

It has two independent entrances.

On the second floor, there is one (1) suite apartment of 70m², consisting of a spacious living room, a dining room, a kitchen, one bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with walk-in shower.

The living room gives access to a vast veranda with amazing views over the castle of Fortezza and the city of Rethymnon.

The hotel features also a private swimming pool, while free on-site parking is possible.

A bus stop can be reached easily, as it is only 50m away from the hotel.

Being characterized as a historical monument by the General Directorate of Antiquities Cultural Heritage, this boutique hotel is a real gem to the Old city of Rethymnon!



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The old town of Rethymnon is one of the best-preserved towns of the Renaissance.

Lying in the heart of modern Rethymnon, it combines the oriental features of the Turkish period with Renaissance-style Venetian architecture.

After the Venetian conquest of Crete (1204), the town of Rethymnon was built according to the rules of Venetian architecture.

The original craftsmen were Venetians, but these later were replaced by Cretan murari, Venetian-trained master builders.

The layout of Rethymnon is directly linked to the sea, with the main Venetian street, the Ruga Maistra (today's coastal Venizelou Avenue) running parallel to the sea.

The opposite is true of Heraklion and Chania, where the town is closed to the sea for reasons of defence and the main street is at right angles to the coast.

The private mansions of Rethymnon are not as impressive as those of Venice, mainly for financial reasons. Furthermore, the strong traditions of Cretan architecture could not be overcome, and Renaissance influences are most apparent on building facades.

Finally, as opposed to Heraklion and Hania, Greek features are predominant in Rethymnon because most nobles were Greeks, known as "Archondoromeoi" (noble "Romans", that is, inhabitants of the Eastern Roman Empire).

turkish house in the old town of RethymnonMany buildings with gothic features were lost in the destruction of the town by Ulu Ali in 1571, while Rethymnon was rebuilt almost in its entirety in the third quarter of the 16th century.

Many fine examples of Turkish architecture are preserved scattered around the narrow streets of the old town.

Their main feature is the heavy use of wood. Building styles changed during the years of the Turkish occupation (1646-1898) and the dressed stone of the Venetians was replaced by a wooden frame filled with rubble and mud (bagdati).

The walls were then thickly plastered. The upper storey almost always projects out over the street (sahnisi) and is faced with wood, often with kafasoto latticework.

In Rethymnon the Turks made full use of the existing Venetian public and private buildings, which they modified according to their needs.

Today the old town of Rethymnon is a living museum of monuments of past centuries. Despite the damage sustained in the Second World War, many Venetian and Turkish monuments still stand, especially as the town has not been struck by major earthquakes.

Price (Euros) 700000
Air Condition yes
Electricity yes
Water yes
Phone yes
Distance to airport, km 34
Distance to beach, km 0.050
Town Distance, km 0.400 Old town
Furnished yes
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