YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
What our clients say for their new houses
“Building” your very own dream. Tailor – made houses
“We would have no hesitation in recommending Action Constructing!
We will always be grateful that we chose this specific company!”
We constantly strive to improve our services towards our clients and their feedback is welcome in order to see if we meet their needs. On this page we have included a collection of testimonials from clients for whom we have successfully built and delivered various apartments, villas and houses, in and around the areas of Chania and Rethymno.
Michel De Bolle and Christine Chantrain Villa Pure-C
Together with Action Constructing, we've realized our dream villa "Pure C" in Agios Nikoloas. We provided a general briefing on what we expected. Action Constructing consulted us on the location and plot to buy, proposed the design of the villa and took also care of the construction. The result is a fabulous high quality, high-end luxury villa. Our aim was nothing less than building a flagship villa for Crete. We're extremely pleased with the result ( http://www.pure-c.gr/ ). We agreed with Action Constructing on a fixed price budget. Often when you work with a fixed price budget, construction companies will try to save on quality. Action Constructing did no such thing. In fact, they made it as their personal pride and honor to deliver a top-quality luxury villa. In such a big project, certain things will turn out differently from expected. What we appreciated very much is the fact that Action always took up - without discussion - their responsibility and fixed it when things weren't up to the high-quality standards agreed. Action Constructing is a family-owned business from the family Velivasakis, which translates in the way they work. With passion, a clear commitment to deliver up to the expectations and they want to be proud of the result. If one day, we would consider a new construction project in Crete, we would surely again work with Action Constructing. Christine and Michel
Carole and Urs, Switzerland
Our dream of an aesthetic house with a sea view on Crete began back in 2000, when we spent our honeymoon on Crete. Crete and its people captivated us and we returned again and again for many years. Every time we arrived on the island, it felt like coming home. So we decided to realise our dream and found the company Action Construction in Rethymno, which impressed us with its beautiful projects. When we met Manolis and George at the office in May 2018, we immediately felt their passion for architecture. The long search for the right plot of land then began. We received a lot of support from the Action Construction team. In the end, we found the property that felt right. The team carried out the necessary clarifications as well as the negotiations. Lily and George presented us Lily's initial design of the house, which exceeded our most ambitious expectations. During the further refinement of the plans, the selection of materials and fulfil our special requirements and high demands, Lily showed enormous patience and responded to all our wishes. Since April 2022, somewhat delayed by the pandemic, we are now very proud owners of a beautiful contemporary luxury villa of the highest quality and standards, a smart house with an impressive lighting concept and other high-tech amenities, almost inconspicuous, thanks to the great integration into the natural environment. The spectacular views of the sea and mountains from every room and the fully integrated infinity pool never fail to delight us. We are very grateful to Lily, George, Soula and Manolis and their team, as well as all the partners involved from Action Construction, for realising our dream. And anyone who has the same dream: Go and talk to Action.
Luc and Linda Dellaert-Dewynter
We have known Crete for 20 years now and have always loved coming to this beautiful island. We were increasingly looking forward to spending our retirement there. This is how we came into contact with the family business Action Constructing from Rethymon to build a beautiful home for us. In the meantime, everything is ready and we are very satisfied with everything. Action fully complied with our agreement and built us a strong, solid, very practical and above all beautiful home with pool for the price we agreed in advance! The building materials are discussed and shown in advance. You can choose what you want, depending on your budget, and photos of the construction process are regularly provided during the building process. We live there now and it is truly fantastic! All our wishes have been fulfilled and the inevitable (minor) builder errors have been repaired at no extra cost! I would strongly recommend anyone considering buying or building in Crete to make an appointment with the Action team. Everyone speaks English, is super friendly, easy to contact, problem solving, honest and helpful in all areas, EVEN if it is not directly related to the construction itself. They sympathize with any (other) problem(s) and try to help where possible. Highly recommended!!! Thank you SO much Action team for making our dream come true!
Anja and Christian Jansen
In 2018 we decided to have a house built on Crete. We soon came into contact with the company Action Constructing SA in Rethymnon. They guided us in both the search for a suitable plot and the drawing and construction of our villa. All this to great satisfaction. Action paid a lot of attention to our own ideas, so we were able to receive the keys to our dream villa in 2021, where we have been staying for 3 years now with great pleasure. BR Christian and Anja
Gary & Christine Booth-Villa Maia in Xirosterni
"We employed Action to build us a bespoke villa on our existing plot. Even though we had very specific ideas around design and details, and were usually communicating from the UK, Action were receptive, friendly and helpful throughout the process. The quality of construction is excellent, and we would recommend them. We now have a beautiful villa and pool admired by family, friends and guests".
Marc & Monique Hinfelaar- Galini Breeze-Holiday Resort completed in 2017
"Back in 2015, we selected Action Constructing as our partner for the conception of our long-dreamed small-scale holiday resort and private villa, after a pitch we organized between 4 competitive companies. The core team of Manolis, George, Lilly definitely won this pitch because they really understood our briefing, and delivered an astonishing architectural concept for the 4 studios that both touched our emotional as our business requirements. They combine a can-do mentality with a sound understanding of our western-European building standards and preferences in details of materials and applications. During the building process we appreciated the frequent communication, and of course the strive for quality of Manolis and his team, to guarantee a valuable result for their customers. Delivered early 2017 - in time! - , we are happy living here and running Galini Breeze successfully now. As this is greatly due to the fruitful cooperation with Action Constructing, we highly recommend them for likewise projects!"
Alison & Nathan Richards – Agia Triada (Rethymnon) – Villa completed in 2007
"From the first time we met Manolis and Soula, to work on the plans and plots, through changes and choices, they and their staff could not have been more helpful, friendly and efficient. We are extremely happy with our villa and would highly recommend them to any potential buyers of property in Crete"
Jan & Carmen Bogaerde – Agia Triada (Rethymno) – Villa completed in 2011
"After more than 10 years of holidays in Crete, my wife and I were wondering: would it not be nice to have a property here? During three more years, we went searching, trying to make our dream come true. We went with several people to visit different plots, study plans, houses in progress... nothing that was really interesting for us (about costs-quality, our own budget). Until the beginning of 2011. We find Action Constructing: bull's eye! We went looking in Agia Triada. My wife and I looked to each other: this is it! And indeed, three months later we were proud to be owners of a house in Crete. We had it like home for us; home is where the heart is! Action Constructing is working with very professional, honest and efficient people, who are also very helpfull when we have questions of any kind. We haven't met such nice and friendly people for a long time! Thanks to Manolis, Soula, Elpida, Sofia & Vangelis who helped us making our dream come true."
Karen & Chris Endres – Agia Triada (Rethymnon) – Linked Villas completed in 2008
"Absolutely fantastic! All of you have really done a great job. It really does not only come up to our expections but surpasses them by a country mile. The attention to detail and the "things are never too much bother" support service provided, followed by the very obvious pride in the workmanship, must set you apart from the competition and I would be very happy to recommend you to any prospective house purchaser. All the above has combined to make the whole build process and ongoing maintainence, easy and worry free. To be honest, without the additional support in buying furniture, white goods and lighting, I am not quite sure how we would have managed this from a distance." Karen and Chris Endres
Lotte & Christian Byrgesen – Agia Triada (Rethymnon) – Villa completed in 2007
"Quality – Trust – Availability" "Action Constructing is a very professional driven company, that rewarded our trust and build a villa of very high quality in Agia Triada. We have had a great experience through the building process and have enjoyed the availability of the kind and skilled staff. Should we ever build another villa on Crete, I will at all times choose Action Constructing as constructors and I highly recommend it to everyone."
Tony Roddis – Xirosterni (Chania) – Villa completed in 2007
"Having previously a house built in Crete, with most of the problems normally associated, it was a pleasure to have our new house built in Xirosterni by Action Construction of Rethymno. Action has provided a flawless service, from the design stage to the finished product. Communication between the UK and Greece via email was perfect, with photographs of all the stages of development, being regular and accurate. All budgets were agreed and adhered to, without any 'hidden' extras. The 'finish' on the house has been excellent with a professional eye to detail, and the after service also good. The region has been cleaned up and left in a very good condition. I would not hesitate to recommend Action to others, wishing to build a home in Crete, and I will use them again if or when, I want to build again on the island."
Gail and Phil Connolly – Xirosterni (Chania) – Villa completed in 2006
From the very beginning the attitude of Manolis and Soula put us at ease. Their employees could not have done more for us. We were given both professional and friendly advice. Nothing was too much trouble. We were told that they would do their οutmost to construct the house of our dreams! Τhat has proven to be the case. Hours were spent in conversation in order that we would get the absolute best that our budget could afford.
Uwe Carstens – Loutra (Rethymnon) – Villa completed in 2002
Sonja and I have now spent six fine years in Loutra, in the exellent property, constructed and built by you and your company on a lovely spot, having a 360 degree of wonderfull views from Psiloritis to the blue Mediterenian Sea. The time has now come for us to go back to Denmark. Looking back on the overall process, we would like to express our utmost respect for the very friendly, constructive and cost-effective way of handling the building process from the first wild thoughts to the final delivery of the keys for our new wonderfull home. Your personal and intensive After Sales follow up, has been a pleasure for us to participate, as our ideas allways have been the leading issue in every of the very many discusions and agreements we have expierienced together. As a Chief Marine Engineer, my expectations to the technical standards of the house were International High End. During our living here, the Loutra property showed up to follow these standards. The property is today a very fine example of your skilled performances in the fine Art of constructing buildings for good living. And - needless to say - easily sold to a new family looking for high standards. Last but not least, Sonja and I, as newcomers to Crete, have had the great pleasure to benefit from your personal guidance on how to cope with all the other aspects of life on Crete. You, your staff and the company, have our best recommendations for the future."