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

2016 / Episode 2 on 4 January 2016

Episode 2

After 40 years as a vet, Bruce Marsden has recently retired and is now looking for a holiday home for his whole family. After holidaying all over Europe, he’s decided Crete is the perfect place for their dream property, and has enlisted daughter Amy to help with the decision. Laura Hamilton shows them what their £250,000 budget will buy them around the Chania area of the island, but will it be a gleaming modern villa or a rustic Greek village house that wins them over?

Property 1:

Three bed villa in Maleme

Just 100 metres from the beach, this three bedroomed villa has generous living areas downstairs, as well as one bedroom. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with a balcony overlooking the sea. Outside, there's a garden and private swimming pool. On the market with Ktimatoemporiki for  €360,000.

Property 2:

Three bed villa in Stylos

Modern, quality built villa with private gardens and a pool. The open plan living areas lead to a covered terrace and the garden, with two lawns, fruit trees and a herb garden. The two upstairs bedrooms have balconies. Priced at €299,000 with Minoan Properties.

Property 3:

Three bed villa in Vamos

Enjoying panoramic views of the village, sea and mountains, this three bed villa also has a private pool and a roof terrace. The outside terrace is partially covered and the house is laid out open plan. Being marketed by Ktimatoemporiki for €350,000

Property 4:

Four bed house in Vamos

Formerly the village bakery, this has been fully renovated keeping the character of the house and many of the original fittings. Outdoor space is limited, but there's a terrace and a plunge pool. This house has a  €270,000 price tag with Crete Estate Properties.

Property 5:

Three bed house in Gavalochori

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this single storey property is light and airy and has large open plan living accommodation. Outside there's a pool, large terrace and garden with mature plants. On the market with Minoan Properties with an asking price of €295,000.