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Crete Property

Population: 650 000

Currency: Euro

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Crete enjoys the mildest winters in Greece, allowing 12 months' use of properties. There are excellent busy resorts, unspoilt beaches, areas of stunning natural beauty and a history steeped in mythology and the great feats of ancient civilizations.
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Heraklion: The city of Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the fifth largest city in Greece. It has a national airport and sea port. Knossos and Phaestos, two of the largest archeological sites in Greece, can be found here. Heraklion has the Iraklion Archeological museum which houses extraordinary specimens from Knossos, Phaestos, Gortys, and Malia.

Aghios Nikolaos: Aghios Nikolaos, built on the ruins of the ancient city Lato pros Kamara, has developed from a small trade center in the 3rd AD century into a major modern cosmopolitan center. Aghios Nikolaos is known for its "bottomless" lake located in the town centre.

Chania: With 50,000 inhabitants Chania is the second largest town in Crete. Much of the city's architecture, especially areas around the harbor, are from the Venetian and Turkish periods.

South Creteis fully developed for tourism yet and could be your best choice if you're looking to get away from busy life. Clear waters, clean beaches, traditional Cretan hospitality by the locals make South Crete ideal for those needing to get away from all the noise and stress as well as for trekking and boating enthusiasts.

Property moves quickly in Crete, and as experienced and established Crete property for sale agents we can help you find the best value for money. We're here to help, and this web site will show you how easy it is to turn the dream of Living In The Sun into a reality. Browse through the pages - like our services, there is no obligation, and no pressure.

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, has less than half the average population density of the EU and has become the most popular Greek island for those wishing to retire or set up semi-permanent residence. Unlike many of the smaller islands, life goes on after summer; and why shouldn't it when spring and autumn temperatures in the 70s sandwich short, mild winters? Countless traditional villages amble through life as they have done for centuries. Even the smallest have a village square, kafenion and taverna, where you can eat and drink the day away for not much more than a pocket of small change. In general, the cost of living is 40% less than that of the UK and comes with a free and limitless supply of Crete's unreserved hospitality!

The landscape is as varied as it is beautiful; the backbone of the island is mountainous, with snow capped peaks on view until May. There is the famous Samaria Gorge, Europe's longest at 18 kilometres. It provides fertile areas ablaze with colour and rugged slopes plunging 600 metres to the valley floor.

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