a wonderful place to buy or build your dream villa
Imagine an island unaffected by excessive number of buildings offering spectacular view. A place with great history and unique tradition. If you think this is the ideal place to enjoy the sea and the sun, then Crete is the best option for you!
Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. Its coastline is 1.100 km and the population is about 600.000. If you take a trip around the island, you will be impressed. Two-thirds of the island is mountainous, the height of 57 peaks is about 2.000 meters.
The island is completely covered with greenery. In Crete we have a well-developed agricultural industry, which consists of 13 million olive trees, aromatic plants, vineyards and many countless citrus groves. You can view the most amazing natural landscapes!
AN ISLAND WITH A RICH PAST
The history of the island of Crete begins with the Neolithic, which are found here, the first traces of human activity. Minoan Crete is still a subject of intense study. It owes its name to Sir Arthur Evans, who dubbed an entire civilization in honor of legendary King Minos. This era was characterized by a more complex architectural concept of the buildings, the development of culture and literature. Around 1450 BC, is believed by some researchers, an earthquake caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization.
ROMAN & BYZANTINE PERIOD
With the growth of Roman power in the HB. BC Crete falls under the authority of the Roman Empire. Christianity came to the island about 60 AD and with the fall of the empire the island becomes part of Byzantium. It replaced the Arabs and Venetians, whom traces can still be seen on the island. The Turkish occupation lasted until 1897, when the island finally joined the Greek mainland.
WWII & PEACE
During World War II the Germans occupied Crete. Local people organize resistance to the front. After the war and the evacuation of German troops from the island comes the long-awaited peace. A further development of tourism and agriculture makes Crete one of the most prosperous islands in Greece.
LIFESTYLE AND TRADITION
Cretans have always been in harmony with nature
Despite the fact that their land was conquered for long time, they carefully preserved their traditions and remained faithful to their freedom-loving nature. Greeks have a cheerful look and love themselves and all around. The inhabitants of Crete are adventurers, open-hearted and once they become friends with somebody, this relationship lasts for a lifetime.
Cretans cherish their national traditions with some of them still wearing traditional clothes. Perhaps, they are the most picturesque of all Greeks. They are kind, freedom-loving,just, proud and sentimental having a philosophical attitude towards life.
ENJOY THE CRETAN WEATHER
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MONTHS IDEAL SEA
The climate of the resort is one of the best in the Mediterranean. More than 300 sunny days a year. Mountains, located in the center of the island, do not let the wind blowing from the Libyan Sea, and all northern resort towns and townships have shores of sand. The official tourist season on the island lasts from early May till early November.
The hottest month on the island – in August, the day temperature in the shade can reach 35 °C. Island flora and fauna of Crete is unique. Here you can find chestnut, oak, cypress, palm and pine woods, herbs and fragrant shrubs on the rocky and steep mountain slopes. In the mountainous areas of Crete is still preserved a unique screw-horned goat, called “Kri-Kri”.
MOVING AROUND AND A MODERN HEALTH SYSTEM
The easiest way to travel to Crete is of course, by air. Crete has two major airports: International Airport named N. Kazantzakis, which is located in the city of Heraklion and International Airport I. Daskaloyannis in the city of Chania.
Additionally, you can travel to the island with ferries that regularly go from the mainland port of Piraeus.
Greece has a very high level of health, is the 14th country in the world. In Greece, physicians and surgeons have all the medical knowledge, and in Crete there are two of the best hospitals of the country.
Also, you have the free emergency medical care since Greece is a member of the European Union.
INVESTMENT IN CRETE
There are several reasons why so many people have decided to buy a property in Crete. Just a few of them are listed above, but of course except the unique climate, the rich history and tradition, the culinary civilization and the picturesque places of the island, there are more reasons for a potential investor to invest in this unique place situated in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a favorable placement of free assets, a way of receiving residence permit or the Schengen multi-visa, and an earnings’ method by delivering the acquired rooms for rent. If you want to explore more about the reason for investing in Crete, click below, or simply just contact us at Action Constructing to guide you through this.