We worked with Maria in 2009 to find a plot and she found us the perfect olive grove within about six weeks. She recommended an engineer who is excellent. And she negotiated with two builders to get us a good deal. Our build was completed in late 2010 and we are absolutely delighted. Maria and Iorgos are professional and very effective and, quite importantly, great fun to work with. We regard them as friends.
You've come to the good place !
Crete is the best place to live : there is sun and water and... the Cretan People. But, there is also Apokoronas, I think it is the most pleasant place for staying. In Apokoronas, you will find a beautiful Village, Kalyvès and that is there that live Maria and Giorgio. You'll be delighted to discover the smile of Maria and the Kindness of Giorgio. Since they're native, they'll know anything you need to know to spend a good time here and they'll be delighted to share it with you. Especially if you don't speak greek (not yet) or if you don't know greek's law or the way to get things.
Maria and Giorgio help me to find the places where we stayed. I read the others posts and everything is right. At Minoens Properties, you will find true professionnals that will listen to you and make their best to find the place that you search.
Maybe, you will smile reading the descriptions made by Maria, "second to none", "spectacular view", "really fantastic sea view"... But just come here, you'll see by yourself.
But, I advise you to prepare your search first ! You could have really difficult choices to make. I remember the first thing Maria asked me when we came to her office : "do you want a sea view or a mountain view" ? Better be prepared .
Wanting to rent in Kalives I contacted Maria. After giving her a list of my wants, dont wants and budget Maria set forth to show me a large number of properties and found the perfect one for me and my dog. With her teams skills and friendly manner arranging everything was easy. They have been wonderful in the after care service too, being both helpful and informative. I would strongly recommend her and her team ! Thank you all xx
On first deciding to move to Crete we contacted several agents, with Maria being the only one to get back to us. Through the 5 months prior to us coming out to view long term rentals Maria kept us up to date with new properties that were exacting to our requirements. In less than 12 hrs of us arriving to view houses we had secured the right property for us. Maria works tirelessly to provide a professional, personal, friendly and considered service to every single one of her clients and we could not have asked for a better person to guide us through the whole process. Maria and George have continued to provide us with a dedicated faultless service and we would highly recommend Minoan Properties to anyone looking to settle in the Apokoronas region. Well done Maria and George and thankyou.
We wanted a stone house in the area of Chania
Maria we find the perfect home at a very affordable price.
But this is not it
Maria to help whenever we needed it.
Always smiling and welcoming!
I recommend this agency if you are looking for a house!
Thank you again Maria
Claudine Michel (Belgium)
Maria is simply wonderful. We had a bad experience with the first home we rented and when we had to move Maria went to tremendous lengths to find us the perfect new place. She is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Maria offers continuing help and support when needed and is completely trustworthy. If you are looking for an agent to help find a rented home in Apokoronas then I thoroughly recommend contacting Maria.
After retiring in 2009 I decided to fullfill a lifetime wish and go and live in a sunny climate for at least a year.At the end of 2011 I sent emails to three estate agents in Crete telling them of my plans to have a long term rental starting in April 2012.Minoan Properties (Maria and George) were the only firm to get back to me and offer some properties for me to view on my arrival in Crete.I am so pleased they did.They have gone far beyond the job of any estate agent and made establishment in Crete as easy as it possibly can be.Not only did they have me in a beautiful house in Kokkino Chorio within five days of arriving ,but they also directerd me through all the Greek beurocracy of getting a registration card and tax number.George also escorted me to second hand car dealers and helped a very good car for my years stay(if not longer) and also the purchase of a greek mobile phone.
Any problems I have had Maria and George have only been a phonecall away.They have been fantastic!!
I can not remmend them more. David Lancashire 28.5.12
We first worked with Minoan Properties in 2010. Their service was first-rate: professional, courteous, knowledgeable and completely trustworthy. Maria and George, plus their office assistant Janie, are brilliant. We wouldn't dream of using anybody else.
Philip and Donna
Congratulations Maria on your wonderful new website.
We would like to thank you very much for your help when we arrived in Kalives, when you used your local knowledge to find us the perfect property and later for our son also.
We also wish to thank you for your continued help with everyday matters which is invaluable.