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!
We have dealt with Maria and George over a number of years. Firstly when they arranged and oversaw the substantial remodelling of our apartment and more recently when they sold our apartment for us. In both cases they made what could have been a difficult time easy. They run a professional company and are a delight to deal with. Particularly, when we were having significant rebuilding work undertaken we never had a moments worry. Maria and George found us a wonderful builder and kept us informed all along the way. You will always get sound and considered advice from these guys.
We have nothing but praize for the wonderful, friendly service received from the family owned - I shall call it "home finders' boutique" - ran by charming Maria and George her husband. The moment we stepped into their offices, we were immediately made to feel at home. If you can imagine a hassle free, in fact a joyful house hunting experience, this is it!
We would highly recommend Minoan Properties to the most meticulous and hard to please person. You won't regret it.
If you want to find a suitable property to rent or buy on Crete, look no further than to Minoan Properties. The handling of my requests and related communication was done in a professional manner combined with a personal approach.
Having decided to initiate my plans to retire to Crete (approximately 10 months ago), I contacted Maria at Minoan Properties via email. Communication was swift in its response and she took details of my requirements through completion of a series of relevant questions on a pre-prepared form (i.e. a ‘wish list’).
Suitable dates were arranged (Nov 2015) and I took a flight to Crete for a long weekend. Maria a, smiling and cheerful character, arranged for several viewings which involved her having to give up valuable weekend time with her family. I had envisaged viewing properties for 2-3 days then having to go away and think about options and perhaps making a return trip.
After the fourth viewing I found the property, one that Maria felt I should look at as it had just come on the market. The decision I had to make was a ‘no-brainer’ and I decided to take the rental. The strange part about it was that the property did not meet some major requirements of my ‘wish list’ but it seemed not to matter. Having thought about reasons for my decision I can only put it down to the intuition of Maria helped by her understanding of client’s needs through the ‘wish list’ which in real life has to have flexibility.
Many property agents will gladly close the deal and off you go. With Maria, the service does not stop there, she will willingly help with other related matters e.g. opening bank accounts, registration and taxation.
Four weeks to go before I move to Crete and I am no stranger to moving around the globe. No matter how experienced any of us are in moving to different countries, it is comforting to know Maria at Minoan Properties is there to offer additional advice/help outside her remit.
Maria et George nous ont fait voir la vraie hospitalité grecque !!!!
Ils ont réalisé nos désirs, nous ont accompagné dans nos démarches :les démarches administratives et celles de la vie de tous les jours
Tout cela avec professionalisme et en prime beaucoup de joie de vivre et de gentilesse
Cela fait chaud au coeur!!!
Ne manquez pas de venir les voir et vous serez comblés
Thank you Maria & George at Minoan Properties, you have been a delight to deal with. Your professionalism and friendly outlook could not be bettered, you made the daunting business of buying a property in Crete easy. We can't recommend you highly enough!
P.S. When George, the local taxi company owner heard that we were dealing with Maria, he said ' she's the best ! '
We would highly reccomend Minoan Properties,
Maria & George have been very helpful and listened to our wishes, finding what we were looking for not once but twice!
Thank you both.
Patricia & Peter.
We have been so wrapped up in living our dream in Crete that we have not got round to writing in this guest book. We have been living in Crete for 10 weeks now in a fabulous Greek village with wonderful neighbours and great landlords and this was all down to the right questions posed by Maria. No one had asked the right questions and we had seen properties that did not suit. We are eternally grateful to Minoan Properties and have no hesitation in recommending them.
we are very satisfied wtih the help we have gotten from Maria and George. they are honest and very helpful. they take good care of you, and find whatever you want.if they dont know where to find it, they do all the research they can to find it for you.
Heidi and Olav from Stange, Norway
Maria and George have enabled me to move to Crete with ease. Maria has shown the ability to rapidly identify and match her clients' needs. They have both provided a friendly and responsive service through all my dealings with them. I can therefore highly recommend Maria and George in Kalyves to anyone wishing to relocate to West Crete. Liz 5/11/15