WHERE THERE IS ROOM IN THE HEART, THERE IS ROOM IN THE HOUSE - Gudrun Lillekroken, Norway
I first came to Crete in 1998 and I t was one of the few places that I felt I wanted to return to. It was on my second visit, 10 years later, that the idea of acquiring a vacation home in Crete was born.
Once I began seriously looking, the name of a village in eastern Crete kept coming up: Kritsa. Living in Norway, I contacted Sol-Eiendom who work exclusively with Crete Homes in North East Crete. I had seen information for a very sweet house. It was the bright colors…
UNCAPTURED CRETE – By Diana Conyers
We initially met Diana Conyers when she came into the office to discuss the sale of her apartment at the edge of town.
Diana had spent most of her working life involved in the field of international development, working and living in many countries…
Renovating an old house in Crete – What you need to know
10 useful things you should know about old house renovation in Crete:
It is a wonderful idea to renovate a house in Crete. The house can take on your own style and personality and can meet your personal needs and requirements.
All renovations need a Building Permit. If you want to re-sell the renovated house, it will need to have a Certificate of Legality (Law 4178). This means the house must correspond 100% to the Building Permit. If not, fines and taxes must be paid.
Real estate in Crete - An opportunity for investment
Welcome back to Greece… and CRETE.
After so much negative publicity and financial gloom, Greece – and the island of Crete in particular – is racing up the popularity ratings again and waiting to welcome you, whether you are just coming for a holiday or thinking about buying real estate in Crete, whether it is a property or plot of land upon which to construct your holiday or permanent home.
Living in a house in Crete | Yvonne Payne
Crete Homes are proud that many of our clients have found inspiration in Crete, whether through its architecture, the varied countryside, the warm and hospitable people or the colourful history. We have clients who are artists and artisans, birdwatchers and botanists, photographers and writers and now we are happy to support Yvonne Payne in her efforts to bring an important local legend to a wider audience.
Yvonne says, “My Cretan odyssey began in 2001 with the purchase of a small house via Crete Homes, in the back streets of Kritsa village. Keen to learn more about our new “home” we toured the village with Hilary Dawson, who also lives in Kritsa and still works at Crete Homes. She shared an insight into local customs and stories, including that of a female rebel named Rodanthe. It fired up my imagination right away!