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Chania property for saleReference No : #03-1330
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Land :: Private purpose :: Over 100.000 Euros

Chania property for sale, with breathtaking views of the mountain where the movie “Zorbas, The Greek" was filmed and with easy access to several sandy beaches around - this land is now coming for sale…
 
 
The village where scenes from Zorba the Greek were filmed has awesome vistas, clear across to the mountains of the Akrotiri Peninsula. The narrow, meandering streets of the area also offer unexpected views through picturesque archways and church doorways.

On this particular plot of land of 4.000m you can build your dream house either to use it as a permanent or a holiday one, in a really quiet and safe for your family to be raised neighborhood.
 
Facing the road for 30m, a 200m residence can be built, with easy access to a lot of the sandy beaches of unspoilt Akrotiri peninsula, the closest being just 1,2km away.

The magnitude and beauty of the Cretan landscape prevails throughout the prefecture of Chania. Steep mountains, wooded slopes, ravines and gorges, dense vegetation, running streams, picturesque coves and vast beaches fascinate the visitor.




Location

Stavros is located right on the tip of the peninsula of Akrotiri in a beautiful bay at a distance of 14 km from Chania. Stavros is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and the clean, blue sea. It is actually a small bay and a long sandy beach next to it. Stavros had been used as the location for the film Zorba the Greek as it represented the archetypal sleepy fishing village. Facing the mountain where Zorbas of Kakogiannis was filmed. Everyone remembers the scene where Anthony Queen, interpreting the Kazantzakis hero, built a quarry which spectacularly fell apart.
 


Akrotiri lies 10 km north-east from the Venetian harbour of Chania. Here are the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos, the airport of Chania and the port of Souda. Akrotiri is a place for nature lovers, with interesting walking and hiking paths through the unspoilt gorges with amazing diversity, natural beauty and living traditions.

Its dry climate combined with the sea breeze forms an ideal environment not only for people but also for the farm products which are renowned for their high quality and taste. With picturesque sandy beaches, all awarded with the Blue Flag, century-old monasteries and churches, impressive caves with rich lithological and archaeological interest, historical monuments, Akrotiri attracts many visitors every year, who enjoy Cretan hospitality and nature at their best.

"Akrotiri" (the Cape) is the common name of the peninsula that lies to the north-east of the city of Chania and administratively constitutes the Municipality of Akrotiri of the county of Kydonia of the prefecture of Chania. The official name of the peninsula is "MELECHAS" while its ancient name was "Kyamon".

Its 10.000 residents live in around 20 villages and settlements. The town hall is at the village of Pithari 6,5 km away from Chania. Other villages are: Sternes, Horafakia, Kounoupidiana, Mouzouras, Korakies, Argoylides, Aroni, Agios Nikolaos, Pazinos (or Paxinos), Anemomyloi, Marathi, Kathiana, Kalathas, Kampani, Stavros, Kalorouma, Hordaki, Rizosklopo, Agia Zoni and Profitis Ilias.

The road network is quite extensive and in good condition, reaching all the villages and beaches of Akrotiri. There is also a very frequent bus connection with Chania.

The biggest part of the area is flat except from the eastern side which is rocky with a rugged hill range (the highest being Sklopa: 528m high)-giving the impression of high mountains - and pierced by a few gorges that end to the sea in some very scenic rocky coves.

Another characteristic of those hills are the numerous caves that can be found there, with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites sometimes with amazing shapes. Findings of archaeological and historical interest prove that the caves were used as a place of worship as well as a refuge from the invasions of pirates.

Gorges
  • Kalathas (8km from Hania)
  • Porofarago (14km from Hania)
  • Agiofarago (18km from Hania)
  • Agios Antonios (18km from Hania)
  • Poro Mavre (16km from Hania)

Caves
  • Lera /Stavros area
  • Arkalospilio /3km from the M.Gouvernetou
  • Aherospilio & Agios Ioannis / near M.Katholiko
  • Arkoudospilio
  • Koumarospilio
 
The coast line around Akrotiri is rocky and steep, with only a few sandy beaches, protected in small bays. There are also three small islets very close to the coast. The most important is the islet of Souda with a Venetian fortress and a light house.

The beaches are very clean and awarded every single year with the blue flag.  
 
Beaches
  • Kalathas / 9km from Hania
  • Agios Onoufrios / 8km from Hania
  • Tersanas & Maherida / 12km from Hania
  • Stavros / 15km from Hania
  • Marathi / 16km from Hania

Akrotiri justifies its name as "The Holly Mountain of Crete" due to its monasteries and churches.

The most important are:
  • Holly Trinity - Tzangaroloi - 15,5 km from Chania
    Named after its founders - end of 16th century - Jeremiah and Laurentius Giagarolo brothers from a noble Venetian family
  • Lady of the Angels - Gouverneto - 18km from ChaniaBuilt on a small plateau at 260m a.s.l. One of the oldest monasteries in Crete (15th century)

  • Agios Ioannis the Hermit - Katholiko - 3km from M.GouvernetoIs considered to be the oldest monastery in Crete (6th-10th century) with hermitages like those of Meteora

  • Nuns' Monastery of Agios Ioannis - At Korakies, 7km from Chania - 17th century

  • Agios Ioannis Eleimon (merciful) - 17th century

  • M. dependency of Agios Antonios & Temple in the bear's cave (Arkoudiotissa), near Katholiko monastery
  • Cavernous Church of Agios Georgios Apidiotis, in the gorge of Mavre, near Pazinos village



Why Greece?
 
Price (Euros) 110000
Build area (m) 200
Land area (m) 4000
Mountain View yes
Distance to airport, km 8
Distance to beach, km 2 (Sandy Beach Tersanas)
Town Distance, km 15
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