A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun - Crete, Greece

2016 / Episode 7 on 28 May 2016

Episode 7

Music therapist Sarah Hadley from Surrey has a long-term love affair with the Greek island of Crete, a place she and best friend Sue Williams have been visiting together for years. Now, Sarah is after her perfect Cretan holiday home and has asked Sue to help her with the decision. Jasmine Harman shows them five incredible properties for a budget of £150,000.

Property 1:

Two bed house in Vamos

Well presented village house with a bright and spacious open plan living area, separate kitchen, two good-sized bedrooms and a big family bathroom. There's a landscaped garden outside and a private swimming pool. The house also has sea and mountain views and is on the market with Minoan Properties for €180,000.

Property 2:

Two bed village house in Kalamitsi-Amygdali

Traditional style village house with two air-conditioned reception rooms, separate kitchen, two bedrooms - the master en suite - and another bathroom. There's a front yard outside, private covered terrace and an elevated garden area, ideal for growing veggies. The views are over the mountains and surrounding countryside. Costing €160,000, the agents are Ktimato Emporiki.

Property 3:

Three bed villa in Stilos

This villa has a private pool and summer kitchen/bbq area, ideal for making the most of al fresco dining. The house itself is mostly open plan downstairs, with a guest bedroom and loo, while upstairs there are two more bedrooms and a family bathroom. French doors from both of the bedrooms open on to a shared balcony, and there's a covered terrace downstairs. The garden is low-maintenance and there are great views towards the sea. The estate agents are Alpha Omega Crete and the asking price is €225,000.

Property 4:

One bed masionette in Chania Old Town

This three-storey home has a kitchen and dining area on the ground floor, large living room on the first floor which could easily double as a second bedroom, and bedroom and shower on the top floor. There's also a private roof terrace with views of the Old Town and of the quiet, pedestrian-only, street below. This house has €149,500 price tag and is on the market with Talos Properties.

Property 5:

Three bed villa in Kefalas

With great mountain and sea views, this villa is on the market for €165,000. It has open plan living accommodation with a feature wooden ceiling, traditional wood fire, and three double bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes. Outside there's a fully functioning wood-burning bread oven, terraced area, garden and roof terrace. It also has solar panels. Alpha Omega Crete are the estate agents.