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Akrotiri Waterfront Plot For Sale, Machairida
Macharida, Akrotiri area, 73100, Chania, Crete
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Beachfront plots in the Prefecture of Chania are very scarce, and this is a particularly lovely location on the northwest coast of the Peninsula of Akrotiri.

The plot is reached from a quiet road and slopes down the hillside to a lovely pebble beach at the bottom. The views are to the west, so the sunset will be fabulous!

The slope of the land is fairly steep in places, but there is a level area about halfway down which appears perfect for construction.

Our engineering and architectural team is equipped to collaborate with you in designing a cutting-edge project that not only boasts high aesthetic standards but also seamlessly integrates into the delicate local ecosystem. Additionally, we offer the option to construct a passive house as part of our development solutions, showcasing our commitment to sustainable building practices.

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An Exceptional Real Estate Investment Opportunity

Situated in the area of Machairida, Akrotiri, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt locations of the northeastern side of Chania, this exquisite plot of land is an outstanding example of the perfect property investment.

Part of the plot falls within the building zone, so this means that the plot can be developed quite extensively. The views are mainly southwest facing, across the sea and towards Chania town, and once the olive trees have been pruned, the views would open out much further.

Water and electricity are close by, and the access road is good, so this should be a relatively easy site for construction purposes.

Akrotiri Waterfront Plot For Sale – Documentation

Ownership Title - Deeds
Recent Topography Plan
Land Registry
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Property Valuation Report
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  • Sea-Front
  • Flat Terrain allows a mix of compatible uses and lot sizes
  • Rarely available real estate asset
  • Gradient: Almost Flat
  • Max. build. height: 7.5 m
  • Max. build. levels: 2
  • Build. Approval: Yes
  • One of the last sea-front parcels in the region
  • A seven-minute drive from the Chania International Airport
  • Accessibility: Excellent
  • Orientation: South-West
  • Sides on the road: 1
  • Frontage width: >30 m

Location Description

Located just a short distance from Chania, Machairida Beach is situated approximately 14km northeast and 1km west of Chorafakia village, near Tersanas. Its name is thought to derive from the rocky cape at its northern end, which resembles a knife (“machairi” in Greek), or possibly from the Gladiolis italicus flower, also known as “macherida” in Greek.

The beach faces southwest, typically offering calm waters and features white sand surrounded by rugged rocks, creating a picturesque setting with turquoise waters. The sea remains crystal clear due to frequent changes in currents, maintaining the beach’s cleanliness. While not fully organized, some residences have been built near the beach in recent years.

Machairida is popular among nudists and is well-known in Chania’s LGBT community. The coastline is rich in wildlife, and the nearby Machairida pond, resembling a crater and located near the main road, hosts water snakes, turtles, and seagulls. A city bus route to Stavros passes through Tersanas and continues to Machairida Beach, providing convenient access for visitors.

Learn more about the Akrotiri area, by exploring our Living In Chania & Akrotiri Guide.

About Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a region of unparalleled natural beauty, characterized by its rugged coastline, crystal-clear waters, and rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards. Steeped in history, Akrotiri boasts several significant landmarks, including historic monasteries, ancient ruins, and Venetian fortresses.

This region is also known for its charming villages, where traditional Cretan culture thrives. Visitors and residents alike are drawn to the warm hospitality of the locals, as well as the authentic tavernas serving up delicious Cretan cuisine.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in Akrotiri, with numerous hiking trails offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The region’s sandy beaches, including the nearby coastline just 3.5 kilometres away, beckon sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike.

Akrotiri strikes the perfect balance between tranquillity and accessibility, making it an ideal location for those seeking a serene retreat without sacrificing convenience. Whether you’re looking to build your dream home or invest in a piece of paradise, Akrotiri offers boundless opportunities for living the quintessential Cretan lifestyle.

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Key Distances & Property Features

Closest Beach - Chania Real EstateChania Airport - ARENCORESChania Old Town
Closest Beach: 0.0 kmChania Airport: 7.0 kmChania Old Town: 9.0 km
Souda BayLocal Amenities
Souda Port: 12.0 kmNational Road: 5.0 kmLocal Amenities: 2.5 km
RestaurantSea ViewsOutdoor Activities
Restaurant: 2.5 kmSea Views: YesOutdoor Activities: Yes
Olive Trees
Utilities Installed: YesFuel Station: 5.0 kmOlive Trees: Yes

Local Attractions & Activities

Restaurants, Playgrounds, Churches, Winery Tours, Water Sports, Swimming, Surf, Kite Surf, Yacht Charter, Safari Tours, Fishing, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Dive, Wind Surfing, Daily Cruise, Horse Riding, Sailing, Extreme Sports, Diving Centers.

Living in Chania Guides - ARENCORES

Local Services & Amenities

Chania City Bus Service, Airport & Port Bus Service.

Property Buyers Expenses

Notary Fees (all notary expenses included)1 - 1,5% (plus VAT) of property value
Transfer Tax3% of property value
Municipal Tax3% of the Transfer Tax
Land Registry Fee0,5%
Cadastre Fee0,65% (plus VAT) of property value
Legal & Technical Due Diligence Expenses vary according to the complexity of
the research and the value of the property
Technical Due DiligenceVaries in respect to the property aspects

Property Buyers Expenses

Our findings show that investing in buildable plots in this area over the past 20 years would have
resulted in a 9.6% annual return on investment.

*Median price and number of sales data refer to properties of similar size and type in the area sold by ARENCORES and other real estate offices of trust.

For more detailed information about Akrotiri property asking prices, real estate market facts and statistics you can visit My Place in Chania or Datanalytika.

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Property Documents

Property OM0036


Updated on July 22, 2024 at 6:49 pm
  • Property ID: OM0036
  • Property Size: 4000 sq.m.
  • Property Type: Chania Selected Properties for Sale, Plots for Sale in Chania
  • Property Status: For Sale

Additional details

  • The plot is located the inside the building boundaries of the settlement "Macharida": Yes
  • Located outside Protected Areas (Natura 2000) Government Gazette 60A/31-3-2011 as amended by Decree 50743/11-12-2017, Government Gazette 4432B/15-12-2017: Yes
  • There are trees within and along the facade of the field: Yes
  • The plot is crossed by overhead high-voltage transmission lines of the electricity distribution system: No
  • Gradient: Flat
  • Orientation: South-West
  • Build. Approval: > 400.00 sq.m.
  • Views: Sea Views
  • Address Machairida, Akrotiri area
  • City Machairida
  • State/county Chania
  • Zip/Postal Code 73100
  • Area Akrotiri Area Properties for Sale

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Property ID: OM0036
  • OM0036
  • Property ID
  • Chania Selected Properties for Sale, Plots for Sale in Chania
  • Property Type
  • 4000
  • sq.m.


  • OM0036
  • Property ID
  • Chania Selected Properties for Sale, Plots for Sale in Chania
  • Property Type
  • 4000
  • sq.m.

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