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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.
Here you will find spectacular scenery, ancient remains, Byzantine monasteries, impressive gorges, well-organized or isolated beaches with crystal clear water, small breweries and delicious local products. Its balmy climate means the season runs from Easter to October.
Far from the crowds and north coastline, Apokoronas still reserves any number of hidden treasures. Small settlements offering exceptional panoramic views, amazing natural sights and other hidden gems.
The mixture of the authentic and modern Crete seems to draw people in and steal their hearts. The colorful palette of sunsets from the coastline or on the countryside will never disappoint. The whole experience in Apokoronas is simply unforgettable…
Helping you buy a property smart
Years of professional and constant activity in the real estate market of Chania have allowed us to create a credible and trustworthy real estate firm which has underpinned the development of an inclusive network locally and internationally.
At ARENCORES we offer a wide range of services to accomplish your various requests and specific needs including the possibility of dedicated property searches if our current public of off-market portfolio fails to offer you the ideal property in Chania.
We undertake detailed checks of the properties we source including their accompanied documents, all of which guarantees a smooth transaction.
In Apokoronas Property Guide you will find information for:
Armeni | Kalives | Almirida | Stilos | Nipos | Fres
Gavalochori | Georgioupoli | Plaka | Ombrosgialos
Do you know the area you want to live? Do you really know much about the local market? Chania Property Guide is an excellent resource for those interested to buy a property in Chania, Crete. We provide information on market trends and we also support our research with insightful real estate data visualisation from the property market of Chania to facilitate your decision making.
Moreover, to ensure a successful and reliable property purchase process, Apokoronas Property Guide provides a wide range of general advisory matters, including financial and legal advisory.
“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! “
“I like Apokoronas because it is my small paradise in the island of Crete. Lot to do and plenty of sun all year around.“
“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!!!”
“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.”
Apokoronas offers some amazing beaches with beautiful cliffs, blue waters and plenty of sunshine. If you look closely you might even see turtles and dolphins in the water. The region of Apokoronas has some of the world’s cleanest beaches with pristine sand and clear waters surrounded by magnificent views that will make travelers feel like they are in paradise.
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.Read more
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 Vamos, Armenoi 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.
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.
The process of buying and selling property in Apokoronas, Chania can be complex and often requires highly specialized knowledge. Prospective buyers can read this dedicated Apokoronas Property Guide as an additional source of information about the real estate market of Crete.
ARENCORES 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 Chania and Rethymnon, Crete.
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? In our database there are several exceptional properties for sale in Apokoronas, Chania which are not publicly traded (Off-Market properties). Thus, if you are looking for a house, plot or any other property in the region of Apokoronas or in Chania you can use our off-market properties form or request an appointment.
Finding property for sale in Chania isn’t hard. But finding the right property is. Looking for your dream home in Apokoronas or in Chania ? A detached house or terraced villa? Discover carefully selected real estate assets in Chania and find your perfect property: apartment, house, villa, land plot, commercial property or residential property.
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Monastery Image: Photo by Nick Bondarev from Pexels
Pastry Shop Image: Photo by karthik reddy from Pexels
Cook Lessons Image: Photo by Malidate Van from Pexels
Museum Image: Photo by Disha Sheta from Pexels
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Beach Images Credits:
Almirida Beach: Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash
Kera Beach: Photo by Savvas Kalimeris on Unsplash
Georgioupoli Beach: Photo by Tobias Reich Unsplash
Georgioupololis 2 Beach Photo by Alex Voulgaris on Unsplash
Koutalis Beach: Photo by Diana Măceşanu on Unsplash
Kalives Beach: Photo by Boba Jaglicic on Unsplash
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