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West Crete, Greece - A Place in the Sun

2021 / West Crete, Greece Laura Hamilton on 9 September 2021

West Crete, Greece Laura Hamilton

Susan, who works for a label printing company, and Matt, a retired painter and decorator, have a special connection with Crete after honeymooning here 5 years ago. Now they’ve chosen this beautiful island as the location of their new permanent home. They would ideally love to find a traditional white-washed house with at least two bedrooms and a good amount of outside space for them and their 18-month-old puppy Rufus. Their maximum budget (including wiggle room) is £110,000, and they are hoping that Laura will use all her expertise to find them their perfect new home… at a great price!

Crete

Why buy here?

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is the southernmost Greek island with an area of 8,336 km2 and a coastline of 1,046 km, and lies approximately 160km of the mainland. The island is mostly mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east. The weather is mild and the island is very easy to access from the UK.

 

Property 1

Two-bed bungalow in Drapanos

Property 1 Two-bed bungalow in Drapanos

This bungalow in the quiet in the quiet village of Drapanos comes with an open-plan kitchen-lounge-diner, a lovely communal pool and an enclosed courtyard garden. There are two double bedrooms and two shower rooms, as well as a large roof terrace that has some great mountain views. Find out more here.

Valued at £97,297 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Two-bed bungalow in Pigi

Property 2 Two-bed bungalow in Pigi

This detached villa / bungalow on the outskirts of a village comes with lots of character and an open-plan living-dining-kitchen space. There are two double bedrooms and a shower room and a great garden and patio area, with stairs leading up to what could be a roof-top terrace. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £117,117 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Two-bed villa in Plaka

Property 3 Two-bed villa in Plaka

This villa comes with two bedrooms, a bright & airy living room and a separate kitchen. There is a fantastic garden which could be perfect for puppy Rufus, as well as a large roof-top terrace with Sea and mountain views. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £112,612 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Two-bed bungalow in Loutraki

Property 4 Two-bed bungalow in Loutraki

This bungalow has two bedrooms, both with French doors leading out to patios, and one bathroom. It has an open-plan living-dining-kitchen space. Outside, there is a garden at the front and a terrace, which wraps around the side and has Sea and mountain views. Last but not least, this property also has a good-size roof-top terrace. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £112,612 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed villa in Drapanos

Property 5 Three-bed villa in Drapanos

This detached villa is on a complex made up of just four properties with a communal pool, which is a 10-min drive from Almyrida beach. It comes with an open-plan living space, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. As well as a communal pool and a wrap-around outside space, there's also a covered upstairs terrace. See more from the agent here.

Valued at £134,245 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Two five-bed villas in Kokkino Chorio

Hot property Two five-bed villas in Kokkino Chorio

This luxury retreat is set in a secluded spot in the mountains of Kokkino Chorio and is made up of two stone villas that were recently renovated and can sleep up to 18 guests. Outside includes a fabulous dining area, heated pool, jacuzzi and several lounging spots perfect for sunbathing. It costs £900 a night to stay here. Find out more here.