Litinus Regia

A magnificent mansion located in one of the most tranquil locations of the city of Rethymnon.

The house is dedicated to the Litinus Family, an aristocratic and prestigious family of Crete. Being ancestors of Alexius the First, a Byzantine Emperor, they were placed in Crete in the 11 th Century aiming to revive and develop the Cretan culture.

The house

IN NUMBERS

12

sleeps max

6

bedrooms

90

sq.m sw. pool

3500

sq.m of land

4

dining areas

FEATURES & SERVICES

ROOMS
  • Master bedroom featuring study, en suite bathroom, with shower and bathtub, as well as king size bed
  • 4 further bedrooms, all featuring study, en-suite bathrooms with shower and king size beds
  • 1 service bedroom, featuring private bathroom with a shower and single bunk bed
  • 2 living rooms (main and secondary) featuring luxury leather furniture and large fireplaces
  • 2 internal and 2 extrernal dining areas
  • Fully featured kitchen and BBQ
  •  7 ensuite shower rooms, 1 ensuite bathroom with tub adn shower, 2 WCs
  • Security room with en suite shower room
  • Study / office
  • Sauna
SIZES
  • 3000m2 of land
  • Swimming pool 90m2
  • BBQ 90m2
  • Internal dining space for 22 persons
  • External dining space for 34 persons
  • 800m2 of external iroko decking
OCCUPANTS
  • Sleeps up to 12 people (above 10 yrs) in any combination / ratio of children (below 10 yrs) to adults
  • Younger kids could sleep on the same bed with the parents or a cod could be offered at no charge (arranged in advance)
FEATURES
  • Air-conditioning / Heating
  • Baby cots / highchairs / toiletries
  • Bath & Beach towels/Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces (2 in total)
  • Flat screen smart TVs in all rooms
  • Fully equipped BBQ
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Fully equipped Laundry room with washing machine, tubmble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Security / Guards room
  • Hairdryer
  • Hi-Fi
  • Netflix / Amazon Prime in every room
  • Outdoor jacuzzi with panoramic views
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna with changing rooms and shower
  • Bars (in cellar and living rooms)
  • Safe box
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Fast Wi-Fi Internet
INCLUDED SERVICES
  • Creta D’Oro own organic products
  • Daily breakfast
  • Discreet cleaning
  • Pool/jacuzzi freshening
  • Welcome basket with local delicacies
CONCIERGE SERVICES
  • Airport / Port Transfers
  • Babysitter
  • Car Rentals
  • Delicious meals prepared in your villa by your private chef
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Itineraries for couples and for families with children
  • Security
  • Spa Treatments, Massage and Beauty Services
  • Tailor-made arrangements
  • Water Sports and Activities
  • Yacht Charters
History

THE CONCEPT

The Litinus name originates from the word «Λίθος», which in the Greek language means “Stone” – the main element of the Litinus Regia.

The family has royal origins from ancient Rome and more specifically King Latinos in Lazio, Italy. When Constantine the great moved his empire from Rome to Constantinople, the Litinus family moved with him.

Three family crests represent the family name. The crests were found in the Padova University in Italy and seem to be from the 14 th century.

The most important symbol being the one inspired by the ancient roman symbol Fasces and includes a bundle of rods that are connected with one another by red strings. The rods symbolize the power of people when united with one another.

The House

LITINUS REGIA

Constructed using stone from the island’s Psiloritis Mountain, this magnificent five storey villa perfectly combines tradition with modernity to honour the family’s historical name and origins.

The exterior is truly remarkable, offering impressive block-style architecture and boasting breathtaking views over the landscape and out to the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounded by a rose garden and perennial olive trees, you can enjoy the Cretan warmth in complete privacy and tranquility.

Spend quiet days playing games on the lawn, cooling off in the pool, soaking in the sun on the poolside deck, or evening visiting the estate’s private church. Ideal for entertaining both friends and family, there is also an outdoor kitchen complete with a BBQ, as well as two huge tables to choose from for a spot of al fresco dining.

Stepping inside, the home has been expertly designed with modern features and local natural wood throughout, allowing you to relax in style. Two lounges feature lavish seating, the fully-equipped kitchen is complete with state-of-the-art appliances, and there are further indoor dining areas should you need.

For an additional taste of luxury, be sure to unwind in the home’s sauna and make use of the private bar. Six superb bedrooms are found in this villa, with the master suite boasting a walk-in closet, fireplace, and panoramic views from the veranda.

The House

THE HOUSE LEVELS

The levels

THE BASEMENT

The basement consists of a service bedroom, which could accommodate two people.

It would also be appropriate to use this room as a children’s bedroom and a laundry room which includes a washing machine, a drying machine and an ironing board.

The levels

THE GROUND FLOOR

The ground floor, is made up of a fully professional equipped kitchen and a conveniently placed dining area which could serve 10 people.

For the brilliant sunny days another dinning table is conveniently placed on the kitchens veranda which could serve 12 people.

Moreover, it features a bright and sophisticated living room with a large fireplace that opens onto spacious outdoor lounging, pool, Jacuzzi and garden areas. Further, a corridor will lead you to an en-suite double bedroom which is provided with direct access to the gardens and pool.

Finally, a fully equipped and modern sauna is placed on the ground floor made with the finest wood to provide you with the ultimate relaxation.

The levels

THE FIRST FLOOR

This level welcomes you with a large living room. Its luxurious leather sofas, are perfect to linger over panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunset.

Right next to the living room a large dining hall complemented by a large fireplace and its library could serve more than 20 people.

On the same level, yet still kept private you could use the convenient office and its library.

Finally, an en-suite double bedroom looking towards the gardens and pool could provide you with the rest that would be needed after a full of impressions day.

The levels

THE SECOND FLOOR

This level consists of a deluxe master walk-in closet bedroom including its own fireplace and bathroom with both a bath and a shower.

Moreover a second en-suite double bedroom is placed on that floor. Both luxurious rooms contain two large verandas and a panoramic view.

The levels

THE THIRD FLOOR

The top floor contains a fully private en-suite double bedroom with stunning views as it has access to a terrace that provides you with a 360 o panoramic view of the striking surroundings and natural environment.

The levels

THE CELLAR

This uniquely designed cellar will provide you with an exclusive experience by giving you the chance to explore a chic palette of vintage cognacs and fine wines which could be served through our 16 wooden barrels or the selective bottles, while comfortably resting on its dining table which serves 12 people.

The room is carefully preserved with appropriate temperatures for the maintenance of the exclusive wines, including a low temperature cupboard for the preservation of the exclusive white and rose wines. Moreover, the room is built in such way in order to maintain a perfect environment that preserves sound isolation.

The levels

THE BBQ

This level consists of a deluxe master walk-in closet bedroom including its own fireplace and bathroom with both a bath and a shower.

Moreover a second en-suite double bedroom is placed on that floor. Both luxurious rooms contain two large verandas and a panoramic view.

The levels

THE CHURCH

Our private church is dedicated to St.John of Russia. Here, you could gain spiritual relaxation and even organize weddings, baptizing and other ceremonies.

The belfry of the church has been constructed in the Nikolaev Shipyard. An exterior stone bed has been designed beneath an oak tree that will allow you to fully enjoy all the spirituality and natural surroundings.

The levels

THE OUTDOORS

In our beautiful gardens the blooming roses, olive trees, pomegranate trees will escort you to the stunning infinity pool and a heated Jacuzzi built for 4 people, located on the highest point of the garden offering a magnificent view.

Furthermore, an outside living area placed on a unique spot in the garden and complemented by a waterfall and a lemon garden will allow you to enjoy the evening sunsets filled with a palette of orange shades.

For unforgettable traditional Cretan evenings a fully equipped BBQ will offer you to the opportunity to dine with your loved ones on the large table provided that could serve more than 30 people and taste the unique Mediterranean cuisine.

All the products that you will find in this luxurious estate are organic, including our extra-virgin olive oil “Creta D’oro”, our fine wine and our homemade cheese.

The House

THE BEDROOMS

The bedrooms

LIGNUM

The Ground Floor bedroom has 27sq.m. living space with a spacious en-suite Amadeus marble bathroom. It consists of a natural oak king size bed, which sleeps 2.

The interior design of the room is based on wood, “lignum” in Latin, specifically a natural iroko double wardrobe and bespoke furniture. The sliding doors open to a large veranda leading to the pool.

The bedrooms

SAXUM

The First Floor bedroom has 26 sq.m. living space with a spacious Turkish marble, “saxum” in Latin, combined with an en-suite concrete tile bathroom and silver curtains.

It consists of a leather king size bed, which sleeps 2, as well as a natural iroko double wardrobe, handmade furniture and a large veranda with panoramic view.

The bedrooms

DOMINUS

The Master, “dominus” in Latin, is the largest bedroom with a 45 sq.m. living space, a natural iroko walk – in closet, a deluxe fireplace and a suede king size bed sleeping 2.

The bathroom is made of polished black granite and features afreestanding bathtub, separate shower and unique bespoke joinery.

The bedrooms

VINEA

On the same floor as the Master bedroom, is the Vinea bedroom, associated with the mauve colours of the curtains and cocoon king size bed.

The living space is 31 sq.m. and features a natural iroko double wardrobe, bespoke furniture as well as two large verandas with panoramic view.

The bedrooms

OLEA

The bedroom on the 3 rd floor has 20 sq.m. living space with a king size bed, spacious pearl mosaic bathroom and olive-green curtains.

The name of the room, which means olive tree, originates from the combination of the element of wood with the olive-green hues.

This bedroom has the largest veranda in the house, with amazing views of the sea and the city centre.

The bedrooms

SERVICE BEDROOM

The service bedroom is located in the basement of the house next to the laundry room.

It has private access through the second entrance of the house, next to the wine cellar.

Equipped with a two-story bunk bed, large wardrobe and private bathroom with shower.

Crete

THE LOCATION

The house is located just 500 metres from the Amnatos Village which was one of the those owned by the historical Minoan Civilisation and 15km from the City of Rethymno, on the north side of the island.

Sightseeing

THE PLACES OF INTEREST

There is a significant amount of Cretan history to explore from this home, both in terms of the family origins and the island itself.

CITIES
  • The Venezian city of Rethymnon is 15 kilometres away. The old town is filled with picturesque fishing boats and tavernas, and the long sandy beach is ideal for a day beside the sea.
PORTS / AIRPORTS
  • Chania International Airport is 84km away, a one and a quarter hour drive. Alternatively, Heraklion Airport is 78km away, taking just over one hour to reach by car.
BEACHES
  • Crete is the largest island of Greece and its coastline of 1,046 m (650 miles) provides hundreds of beautiful beaches. Follow the link to locate the best ones.
NATURAL BEAUTIES
  • Psiloritis mountain, to visit the cave where Zeus was born. For the adventurers among you, try an off-road 4×4 tour or hike to the well-known Psiloritis Mountain. It is even possible to enjoy an overnight stay and traditional dinner prepared by local shepherds. Distance 70km
  • The Omalos mountain and the unique Gorge of Samaria. Distance: 120km
CULTURAL / RELIGION
  • The Holy Monastery of Arkadi, a UNESCO monument, , which played a central role in the revolution against the Ottoman Empire, known for its holocaust in November 1866. Distance: 3km
  • The Holy Monastery of Arsani. Distance: 3km
  • The Holy Monastery of Prevelis and its unique river with palm trees. Distance: 45km
FAMILY FUN
  • The famous Aquarium of Crete. Distance: 60km
  • The famous Water Park “Limnoupolis” in Chania. Distance: 70km
Contact Us

BOOK THE HOUSE

The house is marketed through selected agents across the globe but you could also
live the experience by contacting us directly using the contact form below.
Rates from 900 euro/night.

For further enquiries about the property and services, you can also get in touch using our contact details below. We will get back to you the soonest possible.

Crete Office

103-105 Igoumenou Gavriil
Rethymno 74100
Crete
t: +30 28310 36535

Kiev Office

4, Volodymyrska St.
Kiev 01001
Ukraine
t: +38 098 899 3695

e: litinusregia@litinus.com