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Chania prefecture, often informally termed 'Western Crete', is a beautiful and in many parts unspoilt part of the island. Districts include verdant Apokoronas, mountainous Sfakia, and Selino in the far South West corner. Some other notable towns in the Chania prefecture are: Hóra Sfakíon, Kastelli-Kissamos, Paleohora, Maleme, Vrisses, Vamos, Georgioupolis and Kalives.

The natural park of Samaria Gorge, a major tourist attraction and a refuge for the rare Cretan wild goat or kri kri, is in the South of the prefecture of Chania. The White Mountains or Lefka Ori, through which the Samaria, Aradena, Imbros and other gorges run, are the limestone peaks topped by snow until May that occupy much of Chania prefecture. They contain more than 40 peaks over 2,000 meters high. The highest peak in this area is Pahnes, at 2,452 meters above sea level.

Western Crete is popular with tourists for its spring flowers that linger on into early May in the mountains. Birdwatching is also popular, with the lammergeier and golden eagle especially sought for. As an island, Crete has many endemic species of plant and animal.

Crete's only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is in the prefecture close to the border with Rethymno Prefecture, 47 km from Chania. It is relatively large, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. The lake used to be called 'Korisia' after ancient 'Korion', a city thought to be in the area with a temple to Athena. The lake used to be reportedly full of eels but now is better known for its terrapins and tourists. Tavernas and pedalo rental shops line part of the shore. Overall, however, the lake retains its beauty, the White Mountains reflected in the mirror-like waters.

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Brand new Apartments for sale Crete
Brand new Apartments for sale Crete
Reference No : #NP-481
Price (Euros) : 196000-290000€

Category : Large Apartments
Location : Greece >> Crete >> Chania

Brand new Apartments for sale Crete, On a newly built block of 3 floors, within a superb residential development on a quiet road, generously proportioned apartments of one, two and three bedrooms, offering elegant living and and bright interiors.

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Apartments for Sale in Crete
Apartments for Sale in Crete
Reference No : #NP-492
Price (Euros) : 570000€

Category : Hotels
Location : Greece >> Crete >> Chania

Apartments for Sale in Crete, Just at 200m from the beach in Kato Galatas, Chania, one of the most popular destinations of Crete, a newly built apartment block of 500mē boasts eleven (11) lovely one (1) bedroom apartments, so close to the beach and all amenities, is a remarkable chance which can be also used as a successful holiday rental!

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Student Halls for Sale in Crete
Student Halls for Sale in Crete
Reference No : #NP-494
Price (Euros) : 4800000€

Category : 1 Bedroom Apartment
Location : Greece >> Crete >> Chania

Student halls for Sale in Crete, Located in a privileged area in Chania city just at 1km from the Technical University of Crete, and approximately 3km from the city centre in a unique 2395.73mē plot with facades on three roads, this is a very rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a magnificent project with a building area of 1428.80mē for the construction of student halls comprised of 54 apartments.

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