Mylos Villas are dominated by stone and wood in earth tones. The house has a capacity of 10 people, while 2 of them are accommodated on the ground level: an autonomous and functional apartment of 24 sq.m. with fully equipped kitchen and queen size bed, at the level of the pool and the BBQ.
The main building is also fully equipped with everything you may need and very functional, in order to serve all your needs.
Upon entering the house, you will see the open space of the living room and the dining room, which is suitable for relaxation in the comfortable living room, but also for family or friendly gatherings.
The plot where the Mylos is located has an area of 1.5 acres and includes a garden, swimming pool, BBQ.
There is another building in the area, which functioned as an olive mill and is in the process of maintenance and renovation. This will also be available for rent.
The garden is a small green oasis with colorful and aromatic plants. In the center of the garden, a millstone has been placed, a stone that grinds in a mill, cylindrical in shape and large in diameter. For centuries the grinding was done on the millstones. In Greece, millstones were necessary for every family until the beginning of the last century.
The pool is located in the center of the outdoor area and has dimensions of 9 x 5.5 sq.m. and depth 1.40 m. There is also a dividing railing, which forms a children’s pool, to ensure the safety of children and your own relaxation.
The BBQ is by the pool and invites you to enjoy grilled meals. In the BBQ complex you will find a sink, cupboards and a refrigerator. Under the shading there is an outdoor dining area for 10 people, where you can enjoy your meal or your morning coffee.
The church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Agios Charalambos was built in 1951 and is the central one of the village. Other churches near the village are the chapels Zoodochos Pigi and Agios Georgios.
In the village there is a two-storey tower, built by Venetians during the 15th century. During the Cretan revolutions it was used as a base by the Turks. It came with the liberation of Crete to the family of the current owners, from the beginning of 1900. It is preserved to this day in excellent condition and has been designated as a historical monument.
HISTORICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE BUILDING
The island of Crete, like the whole of Greece, was under the Ottomans for many years. Agas, in 1880, who ruled the area of Hamalevri, began to sell his property in installments. After the official integration of Crete in the Greek state in 1913, Agas lost most of his property, despite a small part. Eventually, with the Greek-Turkish population exchange in 1923, he left the area for good.
With the sale of the aga’s property in 1880, the specific piece of land in which the mill buildings are located, came to the family. Today they host the visitors of the island. The buildings are in a prominent location, as they border the Venetian Tower of the village.
The property of the family, which operated as an olive mill, was burned during the Second World War, something that is still proven today by the elements of the building. The family completely restored the building at the end of the war, in 1960 it was restored and became the family home.