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Heraklion Real Estate


Heraklion or Heraklio is the largest city and capital of the island of Crete. It is also the fourth largest city in Greece. Other names receiving the city are Herakleion, Iraklion or Candia.
The name Heraklion which was received throughout the Greek island of Crete when it was occupied by the Venetians was called Candia . At the centre of the city combines Byzantine churches, Venetian palaces, fountains Turkish neoclassical buildings and concrete buildings built in the 1950’s. Destroyed several times, notably in August 1898 and during the Second World War, Heraklion had the worst difficulties in managing its development. During the military junta of Venetian buildings, yet in a perfect condition, were razed . The notion of architectural heritage is only very recently entered into the mentality of the local people.

This property is not only a villa, but a superb plot of land, located on a prime tourist location, in the middle of the lively resort of Adele. Its location makes it an ideal property for development.

This villa is a beautiful, large, detached family house, uniquely positioned with enormous gardens reaching right to the sea, and the sandy beach at Adele. To the front and rear of the house, the huge 5,237sqm gardens host a variety of established flora, and are lush with mature palm trees, bamboo plantations, olive groves and a variety of shrubs and flowers. The house, positioned in the centre of alively beach resort some 6 km from the city of Heraklion, is a generous 220sqm in size.

The ground floor has an elegant living room with a stone corner fireplace and a satellite TV. To the rear of the villa there is a huge veranda overlooking the beach. The large dining kitchen of the house is fully equipped. On the ground floor there are three bedrooms, and a shared bathroom with hip-bath, shower and WC.

The first floor has a small lobby area with two bedrooms off, and there is a large veranda with sea views. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and a small private balcony overlooking the gardens. The other double bedroom has a small seating area, en-suite shower room/hip-bath/WC and a 30sqm balcony.

At the end of the huge rear gardens, beyond the olive grove and a fringe of tall trees, there is a gate through the fence directly onto the beach. Close by, after less than 50 meters, there are sun beds and umbrellas on the beach, and a beach taverna. There is a variety of tavernas and shops, and a bus stop all within walking distance.

There are several supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and recreation areas (including a mini-golf course), all within walking distance.

The villa can be inhabited without any restoration but, because of its location (in the center of a lively beach resort, on the old national road from Rethymno to Heraklio, on the beach), this property is ideal for development. Properties with these features and of this size are simply not available in the area any more, which also makes it an excellent investment.