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Maroulas is a local community of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymnon. It is traditional settlement and is classified in Class II, that is of average cultural value (Government Gazette 728/21-9-1995).Geography, origin of name, historyMaroulas lies southeast of Rethymno and 10 kilometers from this city at an altitude of 240 meters. Most buildings date back to the Venetian period, but the area is likely to be inhabited since the Minoan period. According to tradition, the village took its name from the shepherdess Maroula, who, while grazing her sheep in the region, found a spring of cool digestive water. Population of MaroulasArchaeological discoveries, important buildings, TemplesTwo cemeteries of the palatial period of Minoan period have been revealed in the area. The findings of the cemeteries are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.The Venetians built two towers, are still preserved and other buildings with battlements, and there are several coats of arms on the doors of buildings. In 1630 Turks settled in Maroulas. One can also see a mill, alarge arched doors of Venetian mansions, narrow streets, arches.The Temple of Prophet Elias built at the top of the hill with a magnificent view to the Cretan Sea.
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