The property market in Crete offers some amazing opportunities
07 February 2014

Crete offers a beautiful combination of pristine beaches, rolling countryside, clear waters and a stunning climate. The island is immensely popular with hikers because there are a huge number of opportunities to explore and take in the sights. History fans are spoilt for choice with the amount of monuments and sites to visit. For a relaxing holiday or a slower paced life Crete is perfect.

The property market in Crete is very varied, offering villas, apartments, family homes and larger properties to suit the needs of most buyers. Land and building plots are also available so people planning to build their own house have a great deal of choice. A number of people choose to purchase properties on the island because they are a good investment, particularly when used for holiday accommodation.

Before searching for properties there are a few important things you should consider first. As with any property purchase, choosing the right location is essential. There are many different seaside towns to choose from if you want to live close to the coast. The far west and far eastern sides are generally quieter than the centre and there are some great opportunities to find an affordable property. Further inland there are picturesque towns and villages nestled in the countryside.

Chania prefecture is a very popular destination because of its stunning beaches and picturesque towns. The main city in the prefecture shares the same name and is home to museums, attractive shops and tavernas full of charm and character. The city will demand high property prices but further inland it is more affordable.

Purchasing a property in Crete is much easier if you have a local specialist to help you. Many overseas buyers can struggle with the sedate pace that purchases seem to move at. Most importantly you will need to set up a Greek bank account to transfer money to. If you try to pay someone direct from an overseas account you will be liable for tax. We can help you with every aspect of finding and purchasing the ideal Crete property for sale, leaving you in no doubt that the process will run smoothly from start to finish.