3 Bedroom Villa with Stunning Ocean View, Milatos, Crete, Greece
With its glorious warm climate and breath-taking Mediterranean coastlines, it is no surprise that the Greek island of Crete continues to be regarded as one of the most desirable places across the globe to be. On offer here is the chance to make a shrewd investment into this consistently wonderful place.
Located in the magnificent traditional fishing village of Milatos in the north-east region of the island, this fabulous property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, lower living area/office area, utility room, storage room, private swimming pool, spacious outside terrace area to bask in the sunshine and it is just a few steps away from the beautiful Milatos beach. With 9 rooms in total, this house offers potential owners plenty of room to be creative and put their own unique influence on the place.
in an era where we all need to be more environmentally aware, this property certainly plays its part with a solar powered water heating system and excellent insulation. Not only are these features setting the standard we all need to follow in terms of environmental awareness, but they have the added benefit of huge savings on energy bills for the lucky owner.
This property not only offers buyers a modern, spacious and comfortable place to live, but is also a smart investment into the ever-growing Greek holiday rental market, thanks to its spectacular location. Milatos is not only a beautiful place in its own right but its location, between Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, makes it a great base from which to explore the many other amazing places that the island has to offer. The town of Malia, with its long sandy beaches, is also just 12km away, as is the beautiful traditional Greek town of Neapoli, where you can just sit enjoying a drink and watch the world go by.
Sports and leisure fans will not be disappointed as the area is close to many excellent water sports, fishing, walking and cycling areas. Golf fans will also be happy as the property is just a short drive away from excellent courses, including Crete Golf Club (24km away) and Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort (29km away). Soccer fans will also be keen to note that the property is just 45 minutes away from the stadium of OFi Crete, who compete against the likes of Olympiakos and Panathinaikos in Greece’s top division, the Greek Super League.
The area is also very well connected with transport links on the ground, in the air and by sea, with Heraklion international Airport/Ferry port just a 45-minute drive away, providing yet another massive plus point in the context of holiday rentals.
This beautiful modern villa offers 144m2 of living space on two levels, on a 2300m2 plot with a swimming pool. Built on the hillside overlooking Milatos village, Milatos Beach and surrounding olive groves, it offers unobscured panoramic views of the sea and mountains.
The upper level of the villa comprises an entrance hallway, an open plan kitchen/living/dining room and a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The lower level has two double bedrooms and a bathroom, with a large open area between the bedrooms which can be used as an office or extra lounge. Additionally, there is a storage room and a large, fully equipped utility room comprising a washing machine, dryer and freezer, plus built-in cupboards.
The kitchen has ample modern cupboard units, an electric oven and hob, tall fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. it has marble worktops and tiled splash-backs. There is a central island which is large enough to be used as a breakfast/dining bar.
All bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes with plenty of hanging and drawer space.
The villa has floor tiles throughout and wooden beam ceilings in the lounge and master bedroom.
Facilities are available for comfortable all year round living. Central heating is installed throughout the villa but can be operated independently on each level. Dual air-conditioning/heating is installed in the lounge and all bedrooms and there is also a fireplace.
Hot water is provided by both solar and electric power, and the villa benefits from a 25 cubic metre external concrete water tank.
The villa is fully insulated and double glazed, with sliding patio doors and built-in insect screens in all rooms, plus electric roller blinds.
Externally, there is a terrace which runs the length of the villa on the upper floor, facing the sea and hills, ideal for dining outside and for barbecues. There is also a patio on the lower level.
The swimming pool is 55m2 in area and has spectacular views overlooking the sea.
There is ample parking space for several cars on the property.
The traditional village of Milatos, with its seafront tavernas, is within walking distance. Local towns are a short drive away and Heraklion, with its international airport and domestic ferry port, is only 45 minutes by car.
As well as being ideal for a family home, this property has great potential for income generation through holiday or longer-term lettings.
ABOUT THE AREA
Milatos is a small village on the north coast of Crete that has not been affected by the development of tourism in the area. Nevertheless, the majority of the inhabitants in the bay of Milatos live from tourism. it has remained quiet and tranquil. Many day trippers from the nearby mega-tourist resorts Malia, Hersonissos and Agios Nikolaos come to Milatos in summer for a few hours by rental car. Another small beach town, Sissi, is not far away.
Numerous tavernas and some cafes, especially on the seafront, offer their services and prices are still remarkably low. The friendly locals always have time for a little entertainment and they often provide free traditional music and dance evenings.
The official name of the place described on this page is Paralia Milatou. Translated, this means “Beach of Milatos”. The actual village of Milatos is about 1.5 kilometers inland from the settlement at the sea. You drive through the village when you arrive. From a tourist perspective, however, the name Milatos has become established for the much larger village by the sea.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Located in a peaceful and well-run community
Spacious 144 m2 house
Massive plot overall at 2300m2
Overlooking Milatos beach, mountains and surrounding olive groves
Huge private swimming pool
Open plan kitchen