We have just bought a house through Minoan Properties, and would highly recommend them. Both Maria and George are very helpful,lovely people, and we found the property descriptions very accurate. Maria organised house viewings, and drove us around providing local information. Most importantly, she spent time finding out exactly what we were both looking for, and either suggested properties that we might not have considered or was honest about those that were clearly going to be too remote for us.
We have just bought ( we signed the final sale contract on the 15/12/16) a house with Maria and George 's assistance .Both are very efficient, honest , direct, quick, trustworthy and intelligent persons .We were deeply satisfied with their work and full understanding and helpful ways during the different steps of the purchase process .We can without any restriction recommend Minoan Properties to anyone wanting to buy or rent a property in the area.You will benefit from a perfect service and will be always well attended.Appointments and timetables are respected .All questions and queries are fully and clearly answered .You get direct , frank and honest answers not trying to hide reality or to paint it white when it is grey or black.In fact , you get the truth ,which is so nice and reassuring .If you have any difficulty , you will be immediately helped and supported .Maria and George are both highly qualified and experienced and know perfectly their job . Finally they are a nice , smiling, polite, friendly and charming couple who will make you feel at home everywhere you meet them .It was a real pleasure to work with them .
Chiara Gariazzo and Richard Weber
My daughter Lisa Hollaway had a wonderful experience with Minoan Properties and suggested that I contact Maria for a long-term rental and when I arrive in Crete.
I emailed Maria with what I was looking for and had an appointment the very next day. Maria went above and beyond my expectations and found me the place of my dreams with a perfect sea view so close that I hear the waves day and night
George and Maria walked me through the paperwork from beginning to end always with a smile and encouragement I can't say enough good words about these two wonderful people.
Many thanks Maria for doing everything to ensure that we were able to buy our little place in Crete. You were most kind and courteous, and above all enthusiatic about our purchase. Everything was explained well and went smoothly. We put our trust in you and you did not disappoint or let us down.
Unser Traum ist wahr geworden.
Dank der professionellen und eine hervorragende Unterstützung und Hilfe von Maria und Giorgos fanden wir unser Traumhaus. Es ist wirklich der One-Stop-Shop. Auch ihre warme, freundliche und professionelle Art und Weise uns durch den Prozess der Führung hat uns überzeugt. Eine ehrliche Empfehlung.
Our dream came true.
Thanks to the professional and excellent support and help from Maria and Giorgos we found our dream house. It is truly the one stop shop. Also their warm, friendly and professional way of guiding us through the process convinced us. An honest recommendation.
Wonderful, friendly couple who bend over backwards to help one live the dream in Crete. From start to finish they were supportive in helping us to find our feet and we struggled to find another company who could match their attention to detail and service. Thanks again Maria and George, we couldn't have done it without you - you are great!
I walked into Maria and George's office by chance when looking to settle in Kalyves and am so happy I did!
Maria didn't just answer my questions, she spent quite some time asking about me, taking the time to get to know me so she could really understand what I was looking for in not just a place to live, but a new home.
Within 24 hours, she had properties for me to see and encouraged me to see others when I thought I had made a decision... she felt like there was a more perfect place for me, and she was right.
Geroge spent extra time showing me around the different areas and local businesses so I could know more about Kalyves before deciding to move permanently here.
The two of them truly show you they care. It isn't just about making a quick deal. Their professionalism, grasciousness and caring made moving to a new country alone so much easier, and immediately felt like I had new friends here before even chhosing where to live.
I am now the happy new resident of Kalyves, and couldn't be more thankful to these two wonderful, beautiful people, Maria and George!
Thank you both so much!
Lisa, formerly United States
We had been looking for a long-term rental in the Kalyves area and luckily stumbled across Minoan Properties which is run by Maria and George. We filled out the "wish-list" questionnaire which Maria used to narrow down properties for showings. This approach worked perfectly and we moved into our new home on Crete the next week!
Even after moving in Maria and George are still going the extra mile for all our requests and worries. Electricity setup, Internet, having outdoor furniture made, reconfiguring the yard...the list is endless.
We stop by regularly just to have a little chat and share stories. Maria and George are not only professionals, but genuinly nice people with a smile and desire to help and guide you in your Cretan experience.
We do wholeheartedly recommend Minoan Properties to anybody who is looking for property to rent, buy or sell in Western Crete!
We met Maria while we were viewing properties in the Chania area, recording an episode of A Place in the Sun- Winter Sun for British TV. The second property we saw, which was recommended by Maria, was perfect for our needs and we have now purchased it. From start to finish Maria could not have been more helpful and informative, but it did not end with the sale- we don't know how we could have managed without her help in so many ways while organising our dream villa and are so grateful to her. She has a network of reliable and trustworthy contacts for all your needs, expected or not. I fully recommend Minoan Properties!