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Cheap Greek propertyReference No : #05-2615
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Platanias
Category : Renovations

Located on land of 507mē for sale an old traditional stone house of 83,17mē, enjoying magnificent views of the lowland and the nature of Crete...
The house for sale is 83,17mē and benefits from additional building capacity of 316.83mē as it is within the village building plan and faces the road for 22,78m.

This lovely and traditional stone house is surrounded by vineyard and a large variety of grapes in an area of trees such us peach trees, tangerine trees, lemon trees, orange trees and apricot trees.

After a total renovation, the house can be ideal for permanent or holiday residence, as located in a quiet village with wonderful surroundings perfect for relaxation.


Kolymbari is a town and municipality in the west of the island of Crete, Greece. It is part of the Kissamos province which covers the northwest of Chania Prefecture. Kolymbari is a working coastal town at the southern end of the Rodopou peninsula and is a local centre for commerce and fishing. It does not have a sandy beach and is thus not as popular with tourists as the nearby resorts of Maleme and Platanias. Near the town is the historic Moni Gonia monastery. The Spiliakos river enters the sea at Kolymbari. The municipality of Kolymbari covers the Rodopou peninsula at the end of the Gulf of Chania and some villages to the south. Most of the peninsula is uninhabited and rather barren, with most villages close to Kolymbari at the southern end.

The head town of the municipality is Kolymbari itself. The municipality also includes Rodopou, Afrata, Vasilopoulo, Spilia, Kares, Episkopi, Vouves, Glossa, Panethimos, Nochia, Deliana, Drakona, Ravdouchas, Kalidonia, and Kamissiana.

As it is now the village of Kolymbari makes more the impression of being a fishermen village where there are also some tourists visiting. The village is popular with the inhabitants of Chania that like to come to Kolymbari because of the good fish restaurants. Mass tourism as you will find in villages like Chersonissos and Malia is unknown here. There are however enough restaurants, shops, apartments and rooms for rent for people who want to stay longer than a few hours and like to relax and experience the village both at evening and at daytime. Compared to some of the other beaches in the north of Crete the long sand- and pebble beach of Kolymbari seems dreamingly quiet.

On a hill just outside the village you can see the 17th century Monastery of Gonies, which is still inhabited by five monks. Here you find a small museum with religious artefacts like bibles with silver covers, silver crosses, priestsĒ vestments and old icons dating back as far as the 13th century. Some of these icons are considered to belong to the most important icons of the island of Crete. The monastery of Gonies was built between 1618 and 1634 and is one of the most important monasteries on Crete. The monastery has a reputation of resistance towards the occupying forces throughout the centuries and has regularly been attacked, damaged and re-built.

The monastery of Gonies is opened on all days except Saturday (when it is closed) from 9.30 to 13.30 and from 16.30 to 20.00, there is a dress code (no shorts, no short sleeves etcetera) and you are not allowed to make pictures. How much more fun can you make it...? In high season there are sometimes boat trips from Kolymbari to the tip of the peninsula where there is a Dorian sacred place from the 9th century BC (Diktina). Diktina (or: Diktyna) is set in a beautiful isolated cove with crystal clear water and sea caves in the north east part of the peninsula. The ruins that you can see here today were built in the 2nd century AD on top of the Dorian temple, on the orders of the Roman emperor Hadrianus.

From Afrata there is a path leading to the extreme north where you can see the Diktynna Sanctuary. On the way you will pass the Ellinospilos cave which was already inhabited in prehistoric times. The sanctuary in the north of the Rodopou peninsula was dedicated to the daughter of Zeus. The myth tells that she had to escape from King Minoa and jumped into the sea at this spot. Fishermen supposedly picked her up in their nets and brought her to the island Aegina, where she was honoured as a Goddess. The people of Crete called her Diktynna (which means "net").

The first sanctuary at the site dates from 700 BC and as good as nothing is left of it. Two centuries later the sanctuary was rebuilt. During the Roman period emperor Hadrianus had it enlarged. During the later centuries a lot of the buildings disappeared, mostly by people that wanted the stones to build their own houses. The Roman temple was surrounded by columns. Places where water was saved have also been found. Statues of the Roman emperor and of the goddess that have been found here can be seen in the Museum of Chania.

Why Greece?

Price (Euros) 40000
Build area (mē) 83,17 + 316.83
Land area (mē) 507
Mountain View yes
Outskirt Village yes
On Hill yes
Distance to airport, km 50
Distance to beach, km 15
Town Distance, km 35 (Chania)
Other Distance 35 (Paleochora)
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