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Is tap water in Chania safe to drink?

Crete is a self-sufficient place in potable water. Freshwater is coming straight from the White Mountains and Psiloritis, two nature blessed mountain formations, assuring the water adequacy for the whole region.

The west part of the island is relatively wetter than the east side, and the mountains get more rainfalls over the year. The drinking water sources for the north side of Chania prefecture are groundwater, lakes, and natural springs at the foothills of the White Mountains. In the southern parts of Chania, drinking water originates from local groundwater wells.

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The traditional village of Aradena Sfakion

In the Cretan countryside, wandering away from the big urban centers of the island always reserves pleasant surprises and unique experiences.

On the southern slopes of the White Mountains, we discover one of the few remaining ruined settlements of Sfakia, the village of Aradena. A settlement with a long history, whose name is associated with the Cretan vendetta.

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The recent architectural heritage of Chania.

The beautiful and impressive buildings that one discovers wandering through the picturesque alleys of the old town and in the enchanting corners of the Venetian port of Chania were created during the long history of Chania starting from the Minoan era.

Constructions of similar interest and significant architectural value can be found outside the Venetian walls of the city, in areas that developed when the wind of freedom began to blow in Crete.

It is the period towards the end of the 19th century during which Crete, after long struggles and innumerable revolutions, acquires a semi-autonomous state within the Ottoman Empire. Thus, the "Cretan State" is created, which has its own parliament, flag, currency, and capital, the city of Chania.

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Is the Chania region in Crete a good place to retire to?

Is the Chania region in Crete a good place to retire to?

Chania, the last decades, is a place where many retirees choose to go and start a new life. Its natural beauties, including stunning sea and beaches, fascinating mountains, and exciting countryside nature, will charm even the most tired retiree.

Nowadays, Chania has transformed into a melting pot of various nationalities and ethnicities of people who have migrated to the Crete island seeking a permanent or semi-permanent place of residence.

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Pet owners and home rentals, the current situation in Greece

Pet owners and home rentals, the current situation in Greece

Over the last few years, it is hard to find a residence for a long-term rental. The sharp decrease in the construction pace during the recent economic crisis and the significant upsurge of the short-term rentals, especially in tourist areas and big urban centers, are some of the reasons for this unpleasant situation. An analysis of this development has already been interpreted in one of our articles.

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The prevailing trends of prices in the real estate market in the wider area of Chania, Crete, during the pandemic

The prevailing trends of prices in the real estate market in the wider area of Chania, Crete, during the pandemic

We are getting close to the completion of one year since the pandemic outbreak in Greece. This health scourge has significant economic and social consequences and continues to be a problem in the real estate market. The effects on the real estate prices have already begun to show up and have been recorded in measurements.

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Initiative for energy saving & stand-alone buildings

Initiative for energy saving & stand-alone buildings

A notably interesting financial instrument, that property owners should be aware of, is the upcoming "Initiative for energy saving & stand-alone buildings" of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE). This project aims to significantly improve the buildings' energy efficiency.

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Virtual tours in the real estate market

Virtual Tour, also known as 360 tours, is an edge technology tool, nowadays used in the real estate market. This latest trend allows the home shoppers to digitally walkthrough, a for-sale home. A virtual tour gives home buyers the feeling of being inside the house, having an interactive experience. With the VR technology, a person can visit the whole house virtually and experiencing the surrounding even without being there.

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Considerable changes for the constructions outside the town planning

Considerable changes for the constructions outside the town planning.

The Ministry of Environment announced considerable changes for the constructions outside the town planning, as per the multi-bill recently put up for public consultation. The multi-bill aims to abolish all exceptions and derogations in the rules on the constructions outside the town planning, within the next two years.

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The Cretan traditional house

The Cretan traditional house

Crete always excites those seeking to unravel Ariadne’s thread to discover the hidden beauties on this unique island with its proud inhabitants.


This search often ends up in small settlements, perched on the steep slopes of its imposing mountains. One of the island's treasures, the Cretan traditional house, is nestled there.

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