The property is located at Lygaria, an area merely 15 km away from Heraklion in Crete, an island definitely on trend in recent years. Although Lygaria is becoming increasingly popular among travelers, the property is located up a small hill in a secluded area thus kept untouched by the package tourists.
There are some excellent beaches nearby: the bays Ligaria (4’ drive) and a bit further away Agia Pelagia, are all well worth a visit (umbrellas and watersports are available). Tavernas on these beaches provide excellent local dishes at reasonable prices, while you can enjoy coffees, refreshments, quick meals and free wifi at the many cafés on site. Additionally, Made beach (2’ drive) is a tiny, lovely fishing port that takes you back in time.
There is a selection of small mini markets and tourist shops in both Ligaria and Agia Pelagia; a couple of them are within walking distance from the property, if you feel like stretching your legs; or you can be brave and opt for the uphill walk for your morning exercise. The nearby taverna within the secluded area is a convenient choice for lazy meals; besides the home cooked meals on site incl. pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, it offers delivery service.
Neighbors are friendly and quiet, mainly locals with the great sense of hospitality and generosity that Cretans are well-known for. They will gladly invite you for coffee, give you a helping hand, spare you a tomato or two (they will get offended if you insist to replace them), offer you home-grown fruits, homemade sweet fruit preserves or home-distilled raki.
From a commercial perspective, Lygaria ranks high in preference of main residence amongst those locals who prefer its quiet and picturesque scenery to the buzzing Heraklion, main city and capital of the island. It is also top choice of secondary residence for those in seek for a vacation place near Heraklion. As for tourists and occasional visitors, being only 18 away km away from Nikos Kazantzakis international airport, Lygaria is conveniently located for their exploration of Crete. Situated in the center of the island on the north coast, it is an excellent starting point for day trips to Rethimno, Chania, Agios Nikoalos; excursions to explore Crete’s rugged interior and inland and the less developed southern coast; visits of the most-known archeological places.
Once you own this property, you automatically become member of the landlords’ community tasked, among others, to represent owners at the municipality, improve area facilities (wifi for simple internet access is now provided, emergency water tanks have been constructed etc.) and look after the interests of the property owners overall. The community is very active with a playground – future plans include a small park and a nice space for events
The property plot is 434,94sq.m. and the construction, completed in 2008, was built on three levels connected by an external stair case – provisions for external elevator are in place as well. Each level constitutes a separate apartment, independent and fully functional, i.e.
- Ground floor of 108,72 sqm + 10,63 sqm pergola. The ground floor, partly stone-built, features a spacious open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 2 toilets. Accommodates up to 6 persons.
The spacious garden that extends beyond the pergola area, allows room for installing a nicely-sized outdoor swimming pool and barbecue/wood-fired oven
- First-floor of 79,04 sqm + 29,65sqm of fully covered veranda. The first-floor features a large open plan lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and 1 toilet. Accommodates up to 5 persons.
- Second-floor of 60,50 sqm + 19,60 sqm west veranda + 16,62 sqm eastern veranda. The second-floor features a comfortable open plan lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchenette, 2 bedrooms (one double and one with single bed) and 1 toilet. Accommodates up to 5 persons.
Each apartment is fully autonomous with its own solar water heating, heating, clocks-meter and A/C. It comes with separate entrance and private parking space for one car. All verandas have stunning mountain views with the ones on the second-floor featuring some sea view.
The property is fenced and gate-locked property with a beautiful garden…
As this house has been intended for our own use, we have spared no expense in getting high quality material to secure a sustainable investment. Apartment entrance doors are security and PVC, kitchens are of solid oak, frames are aluminum, tiles are Italian terracotta.
|Land squareage: 435 sq.m.||Building squareage: 247 sq.m.|
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|Type: Building||Year built: 2008|
|Floors: 0||Levels: 3|
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Garden: YES / Verandas: YES / Land appearance: 435 sq.m. / Veranda: YES / Frontal length:
Storage: NO / Solar system: YES / WC: 0 / Pool: NO / Direction: / View: YES / Unfinished: NO / Needs renovation: NO / Corner: NO / Under construction: NO