Crete Property for Sale

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A beautiful example of a restored traditional home in Crete

Crete Property for Sale - we do not have any current available homes.

Please see our tips for those searching for property in Crete below.

Well, we know that Crete is very beautiful and many of our readers have fallen in love with Crete and are making the move to live part or full-time on this island. 

See more tips for living in Crete here

Listed below you will find resources to begin the journey of living in and owning property in Crete.  

Remember that doing business in Crete will be different from your own country. Until very recently, real estate agents did not exist in Crete and negotiations were always handled one-on-one between locals. As recently as 2005, most of our Cretan friends would not even think to involve an agent in buying or selling property.  That said, there are many quality agents and property related professionals on the island. It is now quite easy to find property for sale in Crete. We mention a few resources below. 

Even something as simple as viewing a property is very different in Crete. You cannot simply take a list of available properties and "drive by". Many village streets or rural lanes do not have signs and you will need someone to show you around. This approach is very different for a lot of buyers who are used to viewing properties with their own independence. 

It is important to choose your region and your favourite villages and then look for available properties. Knowing your region and your village is even more important than the four walls of the home you will buy, because life in Crete is shared and your village will become your extended family.  

So spend some time and live in Crete before you purchase, and make sure you get along with your fellow villagers and that the region you have chosen suits your needs.

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Crete Property for Sale - there are many different options when it comes to styles of homes on Crete. There are city properties and village ones, inland villages and seaside villages, and of course many of the homes are attached, i.e. they have walls connected to the walls of other homes in the village. Free-standing or detached homes are less common and more modern. 

There are options of brand new houses, both in modern style and traditional, and of course brand new villas. One can find apartments, which could be new and 'new traditional' style.  You might be interested in land only and build your own home on Crete. This will be a different project involving many aspects, especially infrastructure questions which cannot be taken for granted such as water, electricity and services.

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Renovated Homes

Interior detail of a restored traditional construction

Crete Property for Sale - you may want to look for renovated, part renovated or unrenovated properties, there are even partially completed renovation projects that become available for many varied reasons.

The traditional stone-built houses are very beautiful and with their combination of thick timber beams, huge stones and earthy render, have come to symbolise the very down-to-earth and natural Cretan character. There are many specialists who renovate homes to restore these features. Sometimes hidden behind all that modern concrete is a beautiful stone wall.

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Suggested Providers

An example of a home for sale by owner - location image - this home is no longer for sale

Crete Property for Sale

Crete Island Estates - the team at Crete Island Estates have been in business since 1999, and are based at Kalives near Chania in western Crete. See Claudia Marenbach-Fountoulaki and Giorgos Fountoulakis for all your real estate needs.

Crete Perfect Home in the west of the island, based in the coastal town of Kastelli Kissamos, you will find Stuart Simon and Minas Kontopirakis who are partners in a Greek-English business, Crete Perfect Home, that offers a full range of property sales and services. They have an extensive range of properties for sale in Crete. 

Crete Homes - in the east of the island with a full service agency and architectural firm, operating from Agios Nikolaos. Whether you are looking for a newly designed home, a renovation project or a traditional home, Manolis Peponis, Fanis and Hilary can assist, they handle architectural design, renovations, land, business properties and rental properties.

Occasionally, you will be able to find a property for sale by owner. These are rare, however contact the expat community and keep asking and something might turn up, like the image above, which was indicating the location of a home for sale by owner. The home is no longer for sale.

Examples of Cretan Style

Crete Property for Sale

We do not have any current listings for available homes.

The following homes are not for sale. We share them with you so you will get a taste of the beauty of the typical village home in Crete. Again, we encourage you to find your favourite village in Crete, then look for your home, and consider renting before you buy.

More here - Villages of Crete

Villages of Crete on the map below

Renovation of a village house can provide a private courtyard entrance to your home

A typical village courtyard in eastern Crete.

Some houses just need some tender love and care...

Some houses just need some tender love and care...

A recently restored village home in eastern Crete

A romantic village home in western Crete.

An old door with character in a small village in Crete

An old door with character in a small village in Crete.

A romantic village home in western Crete

A romantic village home in western Crete.

A typical village in Crete (image by Mark Latter)

A typical village in Crete.

Steps to a small romantic village home (image by Mark Latter)

Steps to a small romantic village home in central Crete.

Villa Kerasia is an example of a large free-standing family home that has been renovated beautifully. It now operates as a B&B.

Villa Kerasia is an example of a large free-standing family home that has been renovated beautifully. It now operates as a B&B.

Modern meets traditional in sympathetic design, acknowledging the architecture of the island.

Modern meets traditional in sympathetic design, acknowledging the architecture of the island, at Villa Kerasia.

A typical village plateia or square.

A typical village plateia or square. Life flows lazily by.

A run-down property in Crete - awaiting love, care and attention.

A run-down property in Crete - awaiting love, care and attention.

Village Map

See the location of your favourite village in Crete on this map...

Buying Property in Greece

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See our tips for buying property in Greece here

Getting Here

Crete Property for Sale - arrive from Athens, Greece on a 1 hour flight with Olympic Air or Aegean Airlines.

Arrive into Chania port or Heraklion port from Pireaus port of Athens on an overnight ferry with a trip duration of 9 hours.

More details of flights and ferries below. You will need a car to complete your property search in Crete.

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