Stunning 5 Bedroom House, Manoliopoulo, Crete, Greece.
Stunning 5 Bedroom House, Manoliopoulo, Crete, Greece Euroresales Property ID – 9826031 PROPERTY OVERVIEW If you have ever dreamed of basking in the glorious Mediterranean sunshine and making a smart financial investment at the same time, then this superb property in the stunning Greek island of Crete, could be just what you’ve been waiting for. Located in the picturesque area of Manoliopoulo, this beautiful property features, among many others, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and stunning terrace/balcony areas to enjoy the glorious mountain views and of course, the sunshine, on. With 13 rooms in total, this house offers potential owners plenty of room to be creative and put their own unique influence on the place. As well as being a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live, this property has limitless potential as a holiday rental home due to its spectacular location in the popular tourist resort of Crete. The property itself is just a short distance from many of the island's breath-taking beaches. Manoliopoulo is a well-connected and serviced area, with access to bars, clubs, restaurants, activities and more. Chania International Airport is just a 45-minute drive from the property. ABOUT THE AREA Manoliopoulo is located 20 kilometres west of the city of Chania. It is a village amphitheatrically built at an altitude of 120 meters, with approximately 250 residents. It has tourist infrastructure, and it is preferred by visitors. The village is full of the orange and olive groves as well as planes and has cafes with traditional grocery stores for you, to cover your basic needs. Manoliopoulo is only six kilometres away from the neighbouring village of Gerani, where you can find supermarket, automatic cash machine as well as restaurants, bars and other similar services. The “Little house of the Priest” is located at Manoliopoulo and it was built in 1973, in order to accommodate the respective priest of the village. In 2009 the building was transferred to the Cultural Association of the village, who undertook its complete renovation, with the aim to turn it into the first hostel of the region, intended for tourists who want to live in a place untouched by any form of tourism. At Manoliopoulo as well as at other settlements in the hinterland – like Gerani, Modi, Apothikes – the visitor will encounter the pure landscape and authentic images of everyday life away from the bustling tourist centres. WIDER CRETE AREA Crete is a tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures and landscapes, weaving in vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit. Bewitching Scenery There’s something undeniably artistic in the way the Cretan landscape unfolds, from the sun-drenched beaches in the north to the rugged canyons spilling out at the cove-carved and cliff-lined southern coast. In between, valleys cradle moody villages, and round-shouldered hills are the overture to often snow-dabbed mountains. Take it all in on a driving tour, trek through Europe’s longest gorge, hike to the cave where Zeus was born or cycle among orchards on the Lasithi Plateau. Leave time to plant your footprints on a sandy beach, and boat, kayak or snorkel in the crystalline waters. Rich Historical Tapestry Crete’s natural beauty is equalled only by the richness of its history. The island is the birthplace of the first advanced society on European soil, the Minoans, who ruled some 4000 years ago. You’ll find evocative vestiges all over, most famously at the Palace of Knossos. At the crossroads of three continents, Crete has been coveted and occupied by consecutive invaders. History imbues Hania and Rethymno, where labyrinthine lanes are lorded over by mighty fortresses, and where gorgeously restored Renaissance mansions rub rafters with mosques and Turkish bathhouses. The Byzantine influence stands in magnificent frescoed chapels, churches and monasteries. Bountiful Cuisine If you’re a foodie, you will be in heaven in Crete, where ‘locavore’ is not a trend but a way of life. Rural tavernas often produce their own meat, cheese, olive oil, raki and wine, and catch their own seafood. Follow a gourmet trail across the landscape and you’ll delight in distinctive herbs and greens gathered from each hillside, cheeses made fresh with unique village- or household-specific recipes, and honey flavoured by mountain herbs. The Cretan diet is among the healthiest in the world. Pair your meal with excellent local wine, and cap it off with a fiery shot of raki. Village Culture Untouched by mass tourism, villages are the backbone of Cretan culture and identity – especially those tucked in the hills and mountains. The island's spirited people still champion many of their unique customs, and time-honoured traditions remain a dynamic part of daily life. Look for musicians striking up a free-form jam on local instruments, such as the stringed lyra (lyre), or wedding celebrants weaving their traditional regional dances. Meeting regular folk gossiping in kafeneia (coffee houses), preparing their Easter feast, tending to their sheep or celebrating during the island’s many festivals is what makes a visit to Crete so special. Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection