Chania Property Guide

What is like to live in Chania? Where do locals go? Discover average property prices & insights.

The Prefecture of Chania captures all the beauty, tradition and soul of Crete. Chania is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled and magnificent buildings in Crete, but the region’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves around the square and the sweetness of doing nothing reigns supreme.

In Chania you will experience a timeless appeal and a feel of authenticity with its rugged coastlines, spectacular beaches and romantic towns and villages.

Overflowing with history and exceptional architecture, these delightful little spots situated between the coastline and the impressive White Mountains are always have myriad different things to offer and are waiting to be explored.

Visit museums and ancient monuments, pass along narrow cobblestone streets and stone houses, go on boat rides, admire the centuries old architecture, explore the villages, experience the exceptional beauty of the gorges or go wine tasting and enjoy the scents and colours from the indigenous flowers and orange groves while the kids romp at the playhouses.

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.

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

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, Chania Property Guide provides a wide range of general advisory matters, including financial and legal advisory.

Where Do The Locals Go?

Chania Agora - Chania Property Guide by ARENCORES, Real Estate Experts

Chania Market


Chania City is a direct reflection of its multicultural make-up; from upscale wine bars to traditional restaurants, the city offers an eclectic mix. With such variety, there’s sure to be a little something for every taste.

Living in Chania - Old Town Guide by ARENCORES

Chania Old Town


Why do you Find Chania a Great Place to Live?


“I love Chania Town because it is simply amazing. Another Venice. But this one is so much more relaxed.

Lovely and elegant. Mighty fine. A fairly long walk from end to end and can be a crowd scene but still worthwhile.”


“I am fortunate enough to live here. A very beautiful old Venetian harbor Surrounded by old buildings lovely restaurants and quaint narrow streets in old town full of traditional shops, restaurants and bars.

You can spend all do just sinking up and enjoying the atmosphere all year around. Chania is an extraordinary place to live.


“Nea Chora is a great destination for everyone to visit and is is located very close to Chania with its picturesque old town. It is so beautiful in summer and winter as well.

It is a magical place suited for every age. Lots of nice places to have a drink or something spectacular to eat and with a stunning scenery.”


“The famous Chania Old port is without a doubt the most magnificent destination of whole Crete, no matter season! Everything is here within sight or easy walking distance… history, sights, museums, boat/submarine trips, carriage rides.

Or just sit in one of the numerous fabulous restaurants lining the harbour serving delicious Cretan dishes and watch the world go by!”

The Best Beaches Near Chania

Marathi Beach - Living in Chania Property Guide

Marathi Beach


Crystal blue waters, fine sand in all shades of white, beige and pink and white pebbles, crowded or deserted, Chania beaches are just too marvelous for words.

Tersanas Beach - Living in Chania Property Guise by ARENCORES Real Estate

Tersanas Beach


About the City of Chania

With its world famous cuisine, fabulous history that dates back to the Minoan times, and unbeatable charm shared between the dramatic mountain peaks of the White Mountains, magnificent gorges, and miles of stunning coastline, Chania could easily be considered one of the most attractive, yet of exceptionally beauty regions in the world.

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Chania Average Property Prices

Property price range

€95,000 – €4,000,000


Average property value today


Average maisonette price: €468,000
Average detached house price: €570,000
Average one-bedroom apartment price: €157,000


What is your property worth?

Why use ARENCORES to sell your property.

Chania Property Guide – Buyers Questions

For more information please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.

Chania 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.

Chania Property Guide

The process of buying and selling property in Chania can be complex and often requires highly specialized knowledge. Prospective buyers can read this dedicated Chania 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 Chania which are not publicly traded (Off-Market properties). Thus, if you are looking for a house, plot or any other property in Chania you can use our off-market properties form or request an appointment.

ARENCORES Property Guides

Finding property for sale in Chania isn’t hard. But finding the right property is. Looking for your dream home 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.

At ARENCORES we are using innovative property management, data analytics, intelligent search platforms and virtual tours to find the perfect property in Chania wherever in the world.

Chania Real Estate and Property Market News

Discover the key steps to buying or selling a property in Chania. ARENCORES Magazine is is the only real estate magazine in Crete devoted exclusively to Chania Real estate investors. The magazine is distributed to several countries such as Denmark, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Germany and the USA. To request a complimentary copy, please contact us.

Chania houses for sale

Where Do the Locals Go Images Credits

Photo by Alessandra Caretto on Unsplash

Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash

Image by Julian Hacker from Pixabay

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay


All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.

The images may do not depict the actual places.

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Beach Images Credits:

Seitan Limania Beach: Image by katerina_drag from Pixabay

Agia Marina Beach: Image by Igor Link from Pixabay

Marathi Beach: Photo by D L on Unsplash

Loutraki Beach: Photo by Atanas Kitanov on Unsplash

Crissi Akti Beach: Photo by Reiseuhu on Unsplash

Loutraki Beach: Photo by Paul Smith on Unsplash

Tersanas Beach: Photo by Stepan Unar on Unsplash

Chania Property Guide Disclaimer: Feedback about living in Chania has been submitted directly by the public and may not necessarily reflect the views of ARENCORES. The description of ARENCORES was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons license.

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Need help planning your next house buy in Chania, or have questions about the property selling process? CONTACT A CHANIA REAL ESTATE AGENT SPECIALIST or call us at +30 2821112777

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