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Apokoronas

If there’s a perfect place to enjoy the Cretan nature in all its splendour, it’s the province of Apokoronas – a paradise of unparalleled beauty where natural landscapes and monuments, coastlines of crystal-clear waters and unique biodiversity come together in an unforgettable setting for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike...

A paradise where you can admire Crete’s special character – the versatility of Vamos, the natural charm of Gavalochori, the contrasts of Lake Kournas and Ombrosgialos, the glory of Kokkino Chorio and the authenticity of Stilos and Armeni...

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Apokoronas Property Guide

Discover all you need to know about house prices, market trends and local life or browse houses and plots for sale in Apokoronas.

Apokoronas Property Guide is an excellent resource for people buying or selling property in Apkoronas Municipality. This guide was established to help our customers avoid the many complexities and pitfalls of buying a property in one of the exceptional Apokoronas villages. We provide information on market trends and we also support our research with insightful real estate data-charts to compare. Moreover, to ensure a successful and reliable property purchase process, Apokoronas Property Guide also includes financial and legal matters.

In Apokoronas Property Guide you will find information for:Platanias Property Guide

Armeni Kalives | Almirida | Stilos | Nipos | Fres

Gavalochori | Georgioupoli | Plaka | Ombrosgialos

Vamos | Vrisses | Lake Kournas | Kokkino Chorio

Where do Apokoronas locals go?

Dourakis Winery

Apokoronas Property Guide - Dourakis Winery

Dourakis Winery is a local winery situated in the Apokoronas Region, not far from the Almyrida. This winery is built in the east hills of the White Mountains, in a lush region known for its grain, fruit, and wine. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 350-400m., are linear and usually non-irrigated.

This winery is family owned and produces wine of excellent quality based mainly on local grape varieties. You can plan a visit to the Winery where you will have the chance to taste the wines, learn about the wine making process and most importantly, enjoy a day in a beautifully made environment.

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Kournas Restaurants

Apokoronas Property Guide - Kournas Lake Breakfast

Kournas Lake is the only freshwater lake on the island of Crete and the southernmost lake in Europe. This magnificent lake is located at the north edge of the White Mountains, approximately 4 km from Georgioupolis (42 km from the city of Chania), on the borders of Apokoronas.

The lake used to be called ‘Korisia’ originated from an ancient city named ‘Korion’, famous to the ancient times because of the sacred temple of Korisia Athena. Kournas Lake is the ideal destination for a lovely morning or afternoon excursion where you can enjoy a lakeside picnic or a leisurely lunch at one of the lakeside tavernas.

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Arismari Restaurant

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Arismari: The small secret in Gavalochori. The food here is lovely, traditional Greek, fresh and very well presented – the home-made lemonade is terrific as is the food.

What is difficult to describe however, is the atmosphere of the place – it’s un-hurried and warm, as if they want you to relax and enjoy their hospitality – there’s no feeling that you should eat and drink and move on as quickly as possible. The music is good, the furnishings are bright and cheerful – almost up-lifting – a really lovely place in a pretty and quiet small village that is worth a visit.

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Agios Georgios, Karidi

Apokoronas Property Guide - Agios Georgios Monastery

The monastery of Agios Georgios in Karidi is located about 2 km east of the picturesque village of Vamos and approximately 35 km from Chania. The monastery got its name from the settlement which existed at the site around 1600. It was founded in the early 17 (1860) century and the monks were graded by the Turks to run an olive oil factory.

The renovated monastery provides an information room with photographs and holds a well-preserved 500 year old silver icon. After being abandoned for many years, it finally was restored in 1996 and has been operating normally ever since. The olive oil factory had 12 extraordinary arches which are still standing to this day.

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Why do you find Apokoronas a great place to live?

Michael

“I love Apokoronas because it is like a village in the city. Plenty of fascinating places to explore, blue flagged beaches, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained and enough greenery to escape to. A perfect combination! “

Cathrine

“I like Apokoronas because it is my small paradise in the island of Crete. Lot to do and plenty of sun all year around.

Andrea

“Apokoronas has the perfect location. Has a good proximity to the Chania city with its iconic Venetian Harbour, there’s plenty of wilderness and it has village vibes – whilst at the same time there are always something new to explore. There’s a crystal clear water beach everywhere, like Almirida, Ombros Gialos, Koutalis, Kera, Kalives and Georgioupolis beach. Many cultural events take place during the whole year – it is just lovely!!!”

Steve

“This area is really peaceful but thankfully not sleepy. There is plenty of green space, great restaurants and many villages to explore. There are worth visiting monasteries and historical sites. If you are a nature lover you will be impressed by the fascinating walking paths all around the area of Apokoronas.”

Beaches near Apokoronas

Almirida Beach

Chania property guide - Apokoronas Beaches- Almirida

Almyrida beach is located 23 km east of the charming city of Chania, on the south shores of Souda Bay and just 1 km west of Plaka village. The plentiful sea caves, called Nerospilia, that are dispersed in the area constitute an unusual yet exceptional, natural phenomenon. Almirida has two wonderful sandy beaches, with shallow water, safe for children.

The two beaches are separated by a small rocky peninsula with a traditional white chapel. Almirida beach is very well organized and popular destination for water sports enthusiasts.

Apokoronas Property Guide-Almirida Beach

Georgioupoli Beach

Chania property guide - Apokoronas Beaches- Georgioupoli

Georgioupoli beach is a vast long beach (10 km) located 38km east of Chania and 21 km west of Rethymnon. Georgioupoli beach stretches 2 km to the east, starting from the river Almiros and ending in Kavros beach, which is a natural extension of the first beach.

Like all coastal front of the area, Georgioupoli beach is sandy with large dunes and shallow waters. It is very well organized with lifeguards and is ideal for children. However, if it is windy, high attention is required because of the sea currents.
Apokoronas Property Guide - Georgioupoli Beach

Kalives Beach

Chania property guide - Apokoronas Beaches - Kalives

Kalives beach is located just 1 km from Kalives, Apokoronas,19 km west of Chania, on the southern coast of Souda Bay. At the exit of the river Kiliaris, 1 km north of Kalives, is the tranquil beach of Kiani Akti. Near the village, on its east side, flow the rivers of Xidas and Mesopotamos.

East and west of the river Xidas, two sandy beaches with shallow waters are shaped, which are open to north winds. Xidas and Maistrali, as they are called respectively, are very well organized and all common tourist facilities and services are provided there.Apokoronas Property Guide - Kalives Beach

Koutalis Beach

Chania property guide - Apokoronas Beaches- Koutalis

The beach Koutalis is located 25 km east of Chania and 1 km north of Kokkino Chorio. This region has several amazing caves, e.g. the Elephants’ Cave or Petsis Spilios. The beach is relatively isolated and really unknown to most visitors. It is formed at the exit of a rocky gorge and in the embrace of a narrow bay.

Koutalis beach has large round pebbles and stones, which make swimming tougher. It is ideal for fishing and ideal for those who prefer privacy far away from the sea-side resorts of Apokoronas. Because of its remote location, make sure that you have all the necessities, such as umbrellas, food and water. Apokoronas Property Guide- Koutalis Beach

Kera Beach

Chania property guide - Apokoronas Beaches - Kera

Kera beach is located 20 km east of Chania, between Kalives and Almirida. It is shaped at the end of a steep green hill. The beach with the white sand and some pebbles in places is located in a magnificent landscape, with high cliffs around. The sea is shallow and crystal clear.

Kera beach is not organized, although there are several options for food and supplies in the area. It is an ideal choice for those who do not like crowded places. Kera is overlooking the island of Karga, where many seabirds shelter.Apokoronas Property Guide-Kera Beach

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Apokoronas Area Photos

  • Apokoronas Property Guide - White Mountains
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Old Window
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Old Door
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Olive Tree
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Kournas Lake
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Georgioupolis Chapel
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Georgioupolis Beach
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Gavalochori Square
  • Apokoronas Property Guide - Gavalochori Village

About Apokoronas

The Apokoronas extends from the foothills of the White Mountains north to the coast, in a wide plain with rolling hills. To the east, Cape Drapanon rises above the plain and extends out into the Sea of Crete. The area is very green and fertile, unusual for rocky Crete. The Kiliaris river, known in antiquity as ‘Pyknos’, runs through the region. Robert Pashley suggested that the name ‘Apokoronas’ came from the ancient city of Ippokoronas or Ippokoronion, also cited by Strabo. This city may have been located near modern Nipos, or on the site of the Venetian fortress, Castel Apicorono, on an outcrop between Kalyves and Almyrida. The major towns of Apokoronas are VamosArmenoi and Vryses, with police, municipal and utility offices as well as taverns and large churches; Kalyves, Almyrida and Georgioupoli are the largest beach resorts. Attracting visitors with its blend of small villages and low-key beach resorts, this district also boasts the island’s only freshwater lake.

The district capital Vamos, home to only 600 permanent residents, serves tourists exploring Crete’s northwestern coastline. Tourism and agriculture are the major local industries, with much construction and quarrying to satisfy the demands of many foreigners eager to buy or rent properties in what used to be beautiful and traditional villages. Gavalohori is among the more popular villages for foreign buyers, with a large amount of often low-quality building taking place. Many residents or workers in Chania also have homes in the area.

Apokoronas Villages

Why not explore some of the exceptionally beautiful villages in Apokoronas?

Armeni | Pithari | Kalives Stilos | Nipos | Fres

Gavalochori | Georgioupoli | Plaka | Ombrosgialos

Vamos | Vrisses | Lake Kournas | Kokkino Chorio | Almirida

Apokoronas Property Prices

Property price range

€99,999 – €1,500,000

 

Average property value today

€400,496

Average maisonette price: €300,126
Average detached house price: €240,491

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Apokoronas Property Guide – Buyers Questions

Apokoronas Property Guide

Seven questions property buyers ask before buying a property.
For more information please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.

Apokoronas Property Guide – Helping you Find the Perfect Home

Generally speaking, some real estate agents might not feel happy to discuss the facts. However, receiving a reliable answer will provide you an insight into how really excited they are to sell the property. Let’s say, a property owner moving to another area of the country for work. In this case, the owner will be more likely to sell the property faster than someone who is just moving to another property of different size. In this case, you could even negotiate the selling price due to the urgency of the circumstances.

However, if you are still wondering “What are the costs involved in buying?” or “Apart from the property, what other costs should you budget for?” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.

This could be the most significant question you ask a real estate agent. The duration of the property in the market provides a magnificent insight concerning the desirability and attractiveness of the property. If the property has been on the market for a half of year or more, ask the agent about the initial selling price, location or possible structural and legalization problems.

However, if you are still wondering about the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.

Issuing of energy performance certificate is a prerequisite for the property transfer or rental of buildings and has become mandatory since 9.1.2011. To prepare a Deed of Conveyance for any real property transaction Deed, the notaries public or solicitors are obliged by law to cite the EPC’s reference number in the real estate contract and submit an official copy of that document to the authorities. Buyers should be aware of the need for an up-to-date EPC.

However, if you are still wondering about what exactly the EPA involves you can read our detailed article on the Energy Performance Certificate. For more information on the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.

If the property has been on the market for several months, you can propose a new price below the current price. However, this is not always an effective strategy because you never know how low a seller is willing to go. Since there are different motivations for selling the result of the negotiation as- always– is uncertain. Nevertheless, if the seller is willing to negotiate, you could luck out and achieve a magnificent deal.

For more tips about how to negotiate a property please have a look to our Buying a Property in Chania Guide. Moreover, you can always visit our Real Estate Chania website for all the latest Chania real estate trends, house prices and news.

If you find a property you really want to buy, then do not hesitate to ask your real estate agent whether the property seller is ready or not to reduce the selling price. A real estate professional will definitely provide you this critical information even before you make a deal.  However, the most important is your enthusiasm and high willing to acquire this property from the outset.

Many buyers question the importance of property inspections (especially homes). However ARENCORES has the tools and professionalism to take the weight off your shoulders. Residential properties often have undetected problems with roofs, swimming pools, deeds, electricity and even plumbing. ARENCORES lists only certified properties to prevent risks of costly repairs and also mitigate the bureaucracy procedures.

With a dedicated team of engineers, architects, marketing intelligence specialists and law professionals ARENCOS and ARENCORES is the holistic platform to establish property buyer’s trust and confidence.

Finding the property of your dreams, closing the deal and later discovering construction problems or that the neighbour is unsafe or noisy. Investigating the location is a crucial part of our team before advising or suggesting our clients and investors to buying a real estate asset.

We are using intelligent tools and services to acquire a reliable and cost efficient prognosis about the property and its location. Buying a home or plot in Chania real estate market is no small affair. We introduced our Properties Guide as an important tool to facilitate your search and improve your knowledge about the area of interest and the surroundings.

Apokoronas Property Guide

The process of buying and selling property in Kandanos can be complex. Prospective buyers view Apokoronas Property Guide by ARENCORES as the central resource for properties in the area of Apokoronas Municipality. The ARENCORES team of real estate and marketing professionals is exclusively dedicated to listing, marketing and facilitating others realize their dreams of owning a house, plot or any other commercial or residential property in Apokoronas.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Apokoronas Property Guide, please contact us. In our database there are several exceptional properties for sale in Apokoronas which are not publicly traded (Passive Listing). However, if you are looking for a house, plot or small hotel for sale in Apokoronas you can use our search engine or request an appointment.

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