Property in Crete
Our property for sale in Crete (Creta/Kriti) includes new/re-sale homes, old stone houses for renovation, plots of land, and all types of real estate.
If you are looking for the best value for money, have a look at our new/re-sale properties. We have many discounted re-sale properties for sale and our website is updated with the latest bargains on a daily basis, so it is always up to date.
If you are not sure about which areas are of interest to you and would like to discuss them, then please do not hesitate to telephone our UK office on 020 8302 6616 (or +44 208 302 6616 from outside the UK).
Property Investment in Crete
We have many property investors who take advantage of the excellent price of properties in Crete. Chania and Rethymnon are the most popular areas for property in Crete and have excellent prices. A number of our properties in Rethymnon also have guaranteed rental income. Crete is still a very young market and there are excellent returns to be made as foreigners have only been able to buy property in Greece since 1993.
Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and the most southerly in Greece, which makes its climate Crete Property - unbeatable. It also means that it offers tremendous variety, whether you are after beaches, archaeology, nightlife, mountains, wildlife, flowers, walking, bird-watching, painting, photography, gorges, water sports or anything else!
Crete (Kreta) was the birthplace of Europe’s first civilization and, according to legend, the birthplace of Zeus the king of the gods. It is easy to see why, as Crete has everything to offer, including one of the best climates in the Mediterranean and friendly locals.
The island also has virtually no industry, meaning that the seas are crystal clear and a lot of the food is organically grown. Indeed, studies have shown the Cretan diet to be one of the healthiest in the world. Crete’s long summer season means that it is the most popular island in Greece for tourists, but its sheer size – 250km by 60km wide, means that it remains relatively unspoilt, so whatever you’re after, there’s a property to suit you.
The island has a mountainous backbone with most of the best beaches on the northern coast, the southern coast being rockier and less developed. On the northern coast, the western half of the island is less developed and is more fertile and green. Specifically, the areas east of the old Venetian influenced town of Chania (Hania) and Rethymnon (Rethimno) have some of the best beaches and countryside in Crete, and are still unspoilt. Due to demand, it is here that we have a lot of property for sale in Crete.
East of Chania, there is a specific region called Apokoronas, around the area of Vamos which is considered to be particularly beautiful. This area is dotted with villages around Vamos, such as Almyrida, Kalyves, Gavalohori, Kokkino Horio, Plaka, Kefalas, Georgioupolis and many more, and is the most popular spot where people are choosing to buy their Crete property.
Similarly, west of Chania around Kolymbari and Tavronitis is another up and coming area which is just being discovered. Property prices here are excellent, and the location is green and unspoiled.
The peninsula north of Chania is called Akrotiri. It has a flatter landscape, a laid back atmosphere and is full of small sandy beaches.
The area around Rethymnon is now quickly growing in popularity and Rethymnon town itself has a growing number of smart bars and restaurants as well as a 15km long sandy beach. Rethymnon also has a lovely Venetian harbour, and we have many properties for sale in the small villages around Rethymnon at excellent prices. One example is the old fishing village of Panormo which has three sandy beaches, a number of tavernas and a laid back atmosphere. Rethymno has the added advantage that it is within an hour of both of Crete’s international airports at Chania and Heraklion.
If the outline map above is not detailed enough, you can study the precise location of your property in Crete using more detailed maps of Chania Property or Western Crete Property. Alternatively, look at Crete Property (very large map) which will allow you identify the location of village properties all over Crete.
In comparison with west Crete, the eastern half of Crete is a little busier and more developed for tourism, especially at the luxury end. Even here, there are many quiet villages, and we also have a selection of Cretan properties for sale in this area. We have property for sale in Hersonissos, Gouves and Sissi in the Heraklion region. Further east of Heraklion but still just 40 minutes from the airport, are the exclusive resorts of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda. We have a large selection of properties here from ultra luxurious villas through to excellently prices village houses.
In southern Crete, we have a selection of properties around the area of Agia Gallini, an unspoiled region with excellent beaches and views, and yet with the new road, just 60 minutes from the airport at Heraklion. If you are looking for unspoiled Greece with fantastic year round weather and uncrowded sandy beaches, then this is the area for you.
Travelling to Crete
Crete has two international airports. One is at Chania, which serves the western half of the island, and the other is at Heraklion and serves the central and eastern part of the island. Currently, direct charter flights run to these airports from the end of March to the end of October (plus some at Christmas), but it is anticipated that this will be extended to include winter. There are always many cheap flights available via Athens, where connections to Crete are plentiful. Even though the official season ends in October, the winter season is very short and mild with people swimming in the sea in December, and you will always get beautiful sunny days.
EasyJet now fly to Crete
In addition to the hundreds of charter flights, EasyJet now fly from Gatwick and Manchester direct to Heraklion airport and now to Chania. As it has elsewhere, this will lead to an increase in property prices over the next few years, so buy now while prices are still cheap.
How to Proceed
We at, A Property in Greece, are an independent real estate agent consultant and are always looking to find the best deals for you. In order to buy a property in Crete, first search our database of Crete property to see what we have to offer, and then contact us to arrange some viewings. Remember that our website shows a large selection of property in Crete, but it is continually updated so visit frequently.
Crete property is excellent value for money, and the cost of living in Greece is about 30%-40% cheaper than the U.K. The combination of affordable properties with excellent weather, clean beaches, safety, friendliness and a low cost of living are unbeatable, so search our 1000's of properties for your Property in Crete now.