The land for sale is 4.058,68m², faces a paved road for 5m and has around 80 olive trees.
The building density is 200m², which should be enough to build a lovely house in this wonderful surrounding of unspoilt nature in order to experience the real life and spirit of Crete.
The land is just few meters from the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, and is not far from the well known villages of Spili and Plakias.
Kourtaliotiko Gorge is formed by the steep sides of the mountains Kouroupa and Xiron. Inside the gorge flows the river Megapotamos or Kourtaliotis or Massalias, which collects the water from the valley of Agios Vassilios and Spili. The gorge ends at the sea creating a small lake surrounded by palm trees. Not far from there, is the famous monastery of Preveli.
The strong winds make the steep rocky walls to whistle, and sweep small stones that tumble and crackle. This noise gave the name “Kourtaliotiko” (=crackling) to the gorge.
A little before the exit of the gorge there is a small waterfall, about 40m high. The water comes out five points and flows all year round.
According to the legend those five springs were made from the imprint of the fingers of saint Nicolas, an ascetic who was born in the nearby village Frati and used to live there years ago, on a rock. This miracle happened because the ascetic had no water and was about to leave the place. In memorial to this Saint, which is celebrated at September the 1st, the local people called the spring “Evlogia Kiriou” (=Lord's blessing) and built a small chapel a little further from that spring.
Agios Vasilios is a municipality in the inland of Rethymnon, south of Rethymnon Town. Preserving its traditional architecture, Agios Vasilios has small stone houses and narrow streets.
The nature surrounding the villages is lush green and consists of plane trees and fir trees. Two famous gorges are also close by, Kourtaliotiko Gorge and Kotsifou Gorge, which are ideal for trekking.