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In the centre of  Crete, the largest island of Greece and the fifth largest of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Province of Rethymno lies the Castle of Ageliana, in the village of Ageliana.


Castle of Ageliana A Venetian building that has absorbed in the passing of centuries additions and modifications from the Turks and the Cretans.

Traces of its stormy history are quite a few.

The memories are settled.

The respect, tradition and passion imposed in its five year restoration into a monument of life, "The Castle of Ageliana".

A building of 550 square metres which carries in its soul a history of centuries.

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Check-in / Check-out Policy

Check-in: from 14:00 h
Check-out: until 12:00 h


Garden Library Antique Building Villa or Antique Dwelling Fire Place Dining Area Sitting Area Study Area Fully Equiped Kitchen Television BBQ Swimming Pool Car Parking Internet Access Wine Tasting


Unique points of the Villas

  • Private buttler services
  • Hotel Services 5 *
  • Rich breakfast - Soly healthy Cretan diet
  • Covered 4 car parking spots
  • Auxiliary kitchen & room (under construction), across at a privately owned space
  • 7 acres of land is available 1,5 km away from the Villa, with a small house under construction, along with all the types of trees, found in Crete. Possible access to privately owned mountain bikes.

The Castle of Ageliana offers all the modern comforts.

In the stone built yard, next to to the wooden oven, the swimming pool offers the visitor the relaxation and balance that someone is looking for in his vacation.

The interior decoration comprised of antiques creates a harmony with the traditional olive oil press mill, with the celar of local Liatikou Cretan wine, next to the French dining room from the past century.

The living room, with its impressive sharp tips, double arches, impressive sculptured fireplace that stands between the French pool table and the piano.

The fine lined stone stairs, after crossing the fountain and the stone well lead you to the four bedrooms that are named after the local names of the region:  Archondisa, Melisokeri, Myrte, Brisida.

Archondisa with its nine windows, wooden cypress floors, the unique decoration and the stone built fireplace give an essence at the same time unique character.

Melisokeri, Myrte and Brisida with the feeling of freshness and colour, private fire places and bathrooms , create an unforgetable rejuvenation.

Finally, the Private Butler of the Castle is the man who will provide the healthy rich Cretan nutritional breakfast.

The suggested excursions and guiding tours to the most attractive places of Crete and unnoticeably present in each of your expectations.


It is a 550 sq metre building which includes:

Ground Floor

  • A Kitchen 18 sq metre, including:
    • Double door refrigerator (cupboard style), large capacity for storage with freezer
    • Large kitchen with 5 ceramic burners and oven grill
    • Microwave oven
    • Dish washer
    • Coffee maker machine for espresso, french and greek coffee
    • Natural gaz cooker (from central heating unit), with two hearths (in case of current interruption)
    • Kitchen furniture and shelves-drawers with all the kitchen utensils (dishes, glasses, serving sets, cooking sets etc), marble table with 4 chairs
  • Living room - Dining room 85 sqw metre, including:
    • Dining room, table for 6-8 people
    • Display with complete antique serving sets (food, coffee and tea), for 24 servings with utensils
    • Nicely decorated dining room with stone mills, traditional objects and oil press with a stone water tank
    • Antique sitting room with 32' pasma TV (considered to be a reception room as well)
  • Big living room - Recreation room 80 sq metres
    • Piano with tail
    • French pool table
    • Sitting room with large carved fireplace
    • Screen projector 3x2m for TV and films

* The ground floor has underground heating and 3 fireplaces

  • Office - Meeting place - Internet 18 sq metres
    • Fireplace
    • Office - Library
    • 24/HOUR Internet
    • Entrance with internal wooden staircase to the bedrooms
  • Bedroom - Auxilllary 25 sq metres with loft (old type atic)
    • Fireplace
    • Double bed on loft that you climb to, on steps
    • Large air-conditioner
    • Small sitting room in front of fireplace
  • Wine barrel celar - Bottles 12 sq metres
    • 4 Wine barrels and space for 6 more along with local home made wine, from the villa's vineyards on the outskirts of the village
  • Small WC
  • Small storage room in the kitchen
  • Open terrace, next to the living room - Dining room 20 sq metres
    • Space suitable for breakfast - Next to the garden's aromatic plants
    • Bamboo sitting room for 4 people
    • Iron table with glass and 4 arm chairs

Outdoor space The villa is surrounded with an internal yard around 250 sq metres, including:

  • Swimming pool (dimensions: 4x6m width, IM - 1,40 depth)
  • Grass around the pool and shower
  • Professional wood oven
  • Well with wheel (the hole is closed for safety reasons)
  • Outdoor fountain
  • Outdoor stone staircase to the bedrooms

Bedrooms - A* Floor The A' floor has access to the outdoors from the yard, with stone steps, as well as the indoors from the office, with wooden steps. They are caracterized as mini suites.


  • The uniqueness of this room is that it has 9 windows.
  • It has wooden parketry from local cypress and wooden ceilings from logs.
  • Over 200 year old fireplace. For safety reasons, it has been enclosed with a steel & glass structure. It is definately functional.
  • Double bed.
  • Telephone, air-conditioner, radiator.
  • Internet.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Acces to a 15 sq metre veranda.


  • Half of the room has wooden floors and the other half marbe.
  • Private fireplca for each room.
  • Double bed.
  • Telephone.
  • Internet.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Air-conditioner.
  • All except for one, have access to a big veranda.


  • All the above, except for the double beds, which are two single ones.


  • All the above, except for the double beds, which are two single ones.

Room Amenities

Internet Access Fire Place Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Large screen Satellite TV Coffeemaker Fully equipped kitchen Air-conditioning Central Heating Fridge Telephone


Taking a walk through the hospitable village of Ageliana, you will come across houses built with a unique architectural style, green pastures with its olive trees, orange trees and vineyards.

100 meters far from the village, you will find a mini-market, taverns and traditional coffee shops.

The town of Perama with its Medical Centre, banks, super markets, pharmacies, restaurants etc. is only 3 km away from the village.

The Province’s capital, Rethymno, with 35,000 residents, the port, the museums, the Venetian Castle Fortezza, the beachside coffee shops and restaurants, lies just 23 km from the Castle of Ageliana.

The distance to the airports of Chania and Heraklion is only 70 km away.

All of the above, result to the soul guarantee for a real unforgetable vacation that will be remembered and engraved in your heart forever.

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