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Buy land in EloundaReference No : #33-147
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Lassithi
Category : Land :: Business purpose :: Over 200.000 Euros

Buy land in Elounda, a huge parcel of land, in a spectacular setting, totalling 20.000mē. This incredible seafront tract is literally a stone's throw away from the sea! It offer's an exceptional opportunity for a tourist related venture, or business.

 
The sought after sea views rival the best in the world, while at the same time giving owners immediate access to the beach!

Ideally situated in Elounda, 20.000mē of seafront land with extreme privacy are now available for sale! They provide sought after Cretan Sea front views!
With road, power and water at your door step, you are ready to build your dream business right away!

This huge parcel of land is a tremendous opportunity for an investor perfect for commercial use (with building factor of 0,2).

Elounda, a distinguished resort area, 11km north of Agios Nikolaos, at the north-east part of Crete, is noted for its coves and rocky coastlines as well as for the beautiful village of Elounda itself, the fishing harbour, the sunken city of Olous and the remains of a Byzantine basilica. The village of Elounda is near the sea, with indented coastline, shaded beaches, crystal clear seas, and a tranquil and heavenly environment and has a view of peaceful Elounda Bay and Spinalonga. The village has a number of restaurants and tavernas and many quality hotels are near by.
It is a vibrant village with a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere! Elounda is ideal for people who want a seaside holiday in a place which is neither too busy nor too isolated.

Once discovered by tourism, Elounda developed into a resort famous for its beautiful scenery and the luxury hotels which are still being built in the area. It is said to be the place with the most five-star hotels in Greece.

The tiny island of Spinalonga, or Kalidon, is a popular excursion for tourists staying as far afield as Malia and other large resorts on the island. Its history is varied and reflective of Crete's turbulent past, at times having been a Venetian fortress and in its saddest incarnation as the last leper colony in Europe, the last sufferers of the disease only leaving their exiled existence in the 1950s. Most of the buildings from the various centuries remain and it is a destination guaranteed to fill the visitor with both awe and humility.

This lot is devided in two smaller parcels of land, by a road. The first plot totals 13.000mē and is just right on the sea. It offers a sea facade of 70,68m and another one of 51,53m towards the road.
The second plot is 7.000mē with a road facade of 50m.

Water, electricity are available in a close distance.

This is a great opportunity to own beachfront in Crete. What are you waiting for? Come live your dream.





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Elounda is located in east Crete, north of Agios Nikolaos and south of the seaside resort of Plaka.

Elounda was once a picturesque fishing village in the lovely Mirabello Bay. The inhabitants lived from farming, fishing, salt extraction from the Venetian saltpans, and emery mining.
In the hills around Elounda is found a mineral unique to Greece, “akonopetra” or whetstone, a type of fine emery used to make whetstones and emery paper to hone tools used in many different jobs. The emery of Elounda had long been known in Europe by the name of “Turkey stones” or “Naxos stone”.


The former Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou was particularly fond of Elounda and came here on holiday at least once a year. He introduced it to French President Mitterand and Libyan leader Gaddafi, while Elounda was also a favourite resort of Kostas Simitis, another more recent Greek Prime Minister.
Apart from politicians, Elounda often welcomes Arab princes with their large families, film and music stars, Russian tycoons and other VIPs from all over the world.

The main beach of Elounda is right next to the harbour and car park, in the centre of Elounda.
The beach is organised, with umbrellas, sun loungers and a lifeguard, while all around you will find cafeterias, restaurants and hotels
The east beach of Elounda
This beach is at the east end of Elounda, near the isthmus leading to the Kolokytha Peninsula.
It's an organised beach but smaller than the main one.

Kolokytha Beach
You can get to the Eolokytha Peninsula by crossing the narrow isthmus with the windmills and walking along the dirt track to the small church of Agios Loukas.
The road is passable for most cars, as long as they have good clearance and are not overloaded.
A small path after the church leads to the small beach of Kolokytha. It?s only a short walk away so it's not tiring to get to.
The beach isn't organised and the only shade here is under two or three tamarisk trees. It's fairly empty if you come before noon or after 3 in the afternoon. In between, the tour boats come from Spinalonga and the peace and quiet is broken by loud music.
To the left (northwest) of the beach, where the boats moor, there are only flat rocks where you may meet a few nudists.

Other beaches near Elounda
A few kilometres north of Elounda is the wonderful Driros or Dreros Beach with pine trees going down to the sea.
There are loungers on the beach and a cafeteria with little tables on a wooden jetty.
It's sheer bliss to drink your coffee here, gazing at the view of Elounda Bay and Spinalonga Island opposite.
There are also various watersports on offer on Driros Beach.

If you continue on a bit past Driros, you will come to Plaka and its two beaches.


In Elounda you will find small, pretty beaches, visit the island of Spinalonga is only applied to the islet, but the Venetians used it to include the large peninsula of Nissi or Kolokytha, which is connected to Elounda by a narrow isthmus.
Apparently Kolokytha used to be joined to Spinalonga (which is why it shared the same name), but in 1526 the Venetians cut a canal between the two, forming this small island.
This information comes from the Venetian cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli, but it may not be true. However, the islet is only 170 metres from Kolokytha and the water is shallow, so perhaps the Venetians did indeed carry out this project to form an impregnable island fortress.
The name Spinalonga appeared around the 13th century, bestowed by the Venetian conquerors, who, unfamiliar with Greek, corrupted the place-name “Stin Olounda” (“at Olounda”), originally to Spinalonde (13th century) and later to Spinalonga. It is no coincidence that the small island of Giudecca near Venice was also known as Spinalonga.
According to another interpretation the name of the island is derived from its shape, like a long thorn (spina longa), but this theory is not widely held.
Much later, in 1957, another name, Kalydon, was proposed for the island, in an unsuccessful attempt to replace the Latinate Spinalonga with a Greek namewalk along the peninsula of Kolokytha (the word means “gourd” or “pumpkin”), and explore the many little villages far from the sea, offering a window into times gone by.

Elounda is not for those looking for a hectic nightlife, nor for those who prefer the isolated beaches of southern Crete.
You might think that with so many luxury hotels, Elounda is the priciest place in Crete for a holiday. It?s a reasonable assumption, but not true.
Prices in Elounda are much like those in the rest of Crete. We?re not talking about prices at a luxury hotel, but in the smaller hotels, apartments for rent, restaurants and cafeterias.

How to get to Elounda
From Agios Nikolaos to Elounda. There are frequent buses from Agios Nikolaos to Elounda, while it will take you about 15 minutes to drive there in your car. The route from Agios Nikolaos to Elounda is one of the loveliest in Crete, due to the view of the coastline and Mirabello Bay.
From Heraklion to Elounda is just over an hour?s drive. Take the National Road east to Agios Nikolaos and turn left to Elounda just before entering the town.
Allow approximately 2.5 hours to get to Elounda from Rethymno and 3-3.5 hours from Chania.


Price (Euros) 1400000
Land area (mē) 20000
By sea yes
Sea View yes
On Hill yes
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 70 Heraklion
Town Distance, km 10 Agios Nikolaos
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