Crete

Crete

Crete is Greece's biggest island. Its population is about 600 thousand, with 137 thousand of them living in Heraklion, the capital. With an area of about 8000 square kilometers, Crete is more than half the size of the US state of Connecticut.

Crete has to be considered the birthplace of Greek and hence European civilization. Its Minoan culture (ca. 2600-1400 BC) may not be as old as the ancient Egyptian civilization, but it is the oldest that there is in Europe.It was a true and highly developed civilization, that much is known. But then, a part of the fascination that it has on us, is how very mysterious it is. The Minoan culture was not Greek - they spoke an unknown language. But it is not disputed that it was the cradle of Hellenistic civilization.

Knossos is the name of one of Europe's major archaeological sites - of course, located on the island of Crete. It used to be palace and the political centre of the Minoan culture. A lot of it is still there. Visiting this incredible historic place is a must for every visitor to the island!

The shape of Crete is long and thin - so Crete has a long coastline, and wherever you are, the Mediterranean Sea is never too far away: The island is 260 kilo meters long and nowhere wider than 60 at most. And Crete is extremely mountainous, with the Psiloritis being its highest mountain at 2,456 meters above the sea.

Hence even for non-history fans, Crete is an amazing combination of the water and mountains - coming with all those sports that this would include! So Crete is a place where no-one can ever claim to be bored!

Of course and obviously, tourism is the economy's major sector. But in fact, it is not such a mono-culture as one would expect. All kinds of businesses can be found in Crete, and this is only just the beginning of a new trend of diversification that started in the early 90's. And if you like Greek food that is a little different than the mainstream, then the hearty Cretan cuisine is just for you.



Real estate listings - properties for rent and sale in:

Crete, Greece

Property type: house

Added on: 2011/11/17

House for rent (103 square metre) - Crete, Greece

Its located in village Armenoi, 3km distance to the sea and 20km to Chania. It has 700 square metre garden with parking and big balconies in every room. 2 bedrooms,1 bathroom. Kitchen with oven and fridge.400euros/month. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for rent)
Price: € 400
Size: 103 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2011/05/07

Vlla for sale on the Akrotiri peninsula - Crete, Greece

This well appointed villa for sale on the west side of the picturesque Greek island of Crete. Greece's largest southern most island.
On the Akrotiri peninsula, west Chania, in the traditional village of Aroni. We have for sale this manour house style luxury villa. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 1 500 000
Size: 400 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2011/05/07

Villa for sale on the west side - Crete, Greece

This well appointed villa for sale on the west side of Greek island of Crete. Greece's largest southern most island.
The home is in the village of Chorafakia, on the Akrotiri peninsular, and offers panoramic Cretan Sea and Majestic White Mountain views.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 790 000
Size: 226 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2011/04/20

Three bedroom Luxury villa for sale in Akrotiri, Chania - Crete, Greece

In the area of Akrotiri, in Agios Onoufris village, with panoramic sea and countryside views, we offer you for sale this stunning 3 bedroom villa in an equally stunning location.
The size of the property is 380 sqm and sits on a plot of 4.000 sqm.
The ground floor is 150 sqm and it consists of one guest room, two living rooms and two kitchens.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 750 000
Size: 380 m²
Location: Crete, Greece

In Akrotiri, in the village Kalathas, we have for sale this three storey house, with nice countryside and mountain views. The size of the property is 235 sqm on a plot of 2,870 sqm.
The size of the ground floor is 110 sqm and consists of three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room with fireplace.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 390 000
Size: 235 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2011/04/20

Six bedroom villa for sale in Akrotiri, Chania - Crete, Greece

In a beautiful neighborhood, in Akrotiri area, with unique views of the sea and the mountain, we offer you for sale this luxury property.
The size of the property is massive 430 sqm on a plot of 6,000 sqm.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 1 200 000
Size: 430 m²
Location: Crete, Greece

Newly Built home for sale in the village of Agia Triada, in the Akrotiri area, with panoramic mountain and countryside views. The size of the property is 150 sqm on a large plot of 4,500 sqm with the added potential to increase the building capacity by 50 sqm.
It consists of three bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, two bathrooms, fitted kitchen, living room, storage, garden and parking area. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 330 000
Size: 150 m²
Location: Crete, Greece

This outstanding four bedroom luxury villa is set on a private plot of 2,000sqm, near the village of Tersanas, on the Akrotiri peninsula, close to Chania.
Located next to the sea, it features a large private swimming pool, fully landscaped gardens and has direct access to a virtually unknown and consequently very private small sandy beach.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 795 000
Size: 250 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2011/04/18

Traditional village house for sale in Apokoronas - Crete, Greece

Traditional village house with spectacular mountain views for sale in Melidoni, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete, Greece [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 70 000
Size: 138 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2011/04/12

2 bedroom home for sale in western Crete - Crete, Greece

Property: ECA797N: 2 bedroom Town House for sale in Akrotiri, Chania, Crete.
Property for sale in Crete in Akrotiri, in the village Kounoupidiana, Chania, West Crete. We offer you this two storey newly built property for sale.
The size of the house is 105 sqm with an extra 58 sqm basement. It consists of two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one bathroom, one shower room, open plan kitchen/living room area.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 190 000
Size: 105 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2010/03/04

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa for sale in Elounda - Crete, Greece

Well Presented Villa (3 Bedroomed/3 Bathroom) in a World Famous Popular Resort. Terraces, Gardens, Pool and Fantastic Sea Views.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 600 000
Size: 170 m²
Location: Crete, Greece

This is a rare find in the heart of Agia Galini. Currently used as three apartments, one on each floor. The floor area is in the region of 200m2. This would be ideal as a home or as an investment as currently all three are rented. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 185 000
Size: 200 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/14

Two bedroom stone house for renovation in Melambes - Crete, Greece

This charming stone village house in the heart of Melambes village, is waiting for an appreciative buyer who wants a tradition stone house with all the features intact. This house has internal measurements of approximately 70M2 not including terraces.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 35 000
Size: 70 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/10

Old stone village house Fourni - Crete, Greece

An old stone village house which has been partially renovated by the current owners, and now requires additional work including rewiring, plumbing, fitting and supply of kitchen and bathroom and repositioning of internal staircase, in order to be completed. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 46 000
Size: 95 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/08/10

A selection of 8 apartments in Elounda - Crete, Greece

A selection of 8 apartments in a 3 storey (lift and stairs) purpose built block, close to the centre of Elounda and within a short walk of a the local beach. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 75 000
Size: 65 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/10

Old stone house for sale in Vrahassi - Crete, Greece

An old stone property located close to the centre of the village benefitting from uninterrupted views of the mountains towards which it directly faces. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 44 000
Size: 70 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/10

Attractive Old Stone House in Houmeriako - Crete, Greece

An attractive old stone house in an elevated position within a short walk of the centre of the village. The property requires complete renovation but can be transformed into a comfortable 2 bedroom home.
 [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 27 500
Size: 105 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/10

Single Storey House in Lakonia - Crete, Greece

A single storey house situated in a rural area and benefitting from some lovely views across olive groves, valley and mountains in the distance. Whilst the house may be habitable at a basic level, it nows requires modernisation by present day standards. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 105 000
Size: 80 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/08/10

Unique property next to sandy beaches in Istron - Crete, Greece

A unique property located next to one of the area's most attractive sandy beaches. The property is arranged on 2 levels and comprises a number of separate apartments on both floors. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 300 000
Size: 150 m²
Location: Crete, Greece
Property type: commercial

Added on: 2009/08/10

Bungalow and Apartment Complex in Milatos - Crete, Greece

Bungalow and Apartment Complex Next to the Sea. A superbly located small complex of 5 purpose built bungalows and 3 apartments within a short distance of the seafront.  [ read more » ]

Category: commercial
 
Type: commercial (for sale)
Price: € 520 000
Size: 500 m²
Location: Crete, Greece

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