Spacious Plot of Land in Fantastic Location, Kavousi, Lerapetra, Crete, Greece
With its glorious warm climate and stunning Mediterranean coastlines, it is no surprise that the Greek island of Crete continues to be one of the most desirable places across Europe to be. On offer here is the chance to make a shrewd investment into this consistently wonderful place with this excellent plot uniquely set in a conservation area.
Located in the magnificent village of Kavousi, in the Lerapetra region, the plot is a huge 2382m2 and from its elevated position (160 meters above sea level) it enjoys views of the sea, the valley and the surrounding mountains. it has a building license for the construction of a ground-floor house of about 118 m2 with a basement of 155 m2. The building license is valid until the 31.12.2022 and can be modified to the needs and wishes of the buyer within the limits of the building regulations. As well as being close to shops, bars and restuarants, the site also just a 10 minute drive away from many of the stunning beaches that make this area so enchanting, such as Thalos beach.
This property not only offers buyers a modern, spacious and comfortable place to live, but is also a potentially smart investment into the ever-growing Greek holiday rental market, thanks to its spectacular location. Kavousi is not only a beautiful place in its own right but its location makes it a great base from which to explore the many other amazing places that the island has to offer such as nearby Lerapetra and Agios Nikolaos. The beautiful and vibrant Malia is also just 45 minutes away, Malia is the nightclub/nocturnal town of Eastern Crete and very popular with the younger visitors.
Sports and leisure fans will not be disappointed as the area is close to many excellent water sports, fishing, walking and cycling areas. Soccer fans will also be keen to not that the property is just one hour 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. There are also many golf courses on the island such as Crete Golf Club, just over one hour away.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise on the ground, in the air and by sea with Heraklion international Airport/Ferry port a 65-minute drive away, providing yet another massive plus point in the holiday rental context.
FURTHER PROPERTY DETAiLS
This plot is located near and above the village of Kavousi, at the eastern coast of the Mirabello Bay, North-East Crete.
From its elevated position (160 meters above sea level) it enjoys views of the sea, the valley and the surrounding mountains and forestry.
it has a building license for the construction of a ground-floor house of about 118 m2 with a basement of 155 m2. The building license is valid until the 31.12.2022 and can be modified to the needs and wishes of the buyer within the limits of the building regulations.
The maximum building capacity of the plot is 120 m2, buildable as a single story with a maximum building height of 3.5 meters. There is in addition, a huge flexible basement area of 155 m2.
A swimming pool is included in the building permissions and there is excellent scope for terraces, pergolas, landscaping and garden areas. There is ample parking space in addition to the covered basement garaging.
The plot has road access and services like electricity, water supply (both drinking and irrigation water), telephone and broadband internet are in the local area.
it is 3.6 km (on a straight line) from the hidden gem beach of Tholos (approx. a 6-minute drive), which has sunbeds and umbrellas during the summer season. There is also a canteen operating at the beach and a small harbour where you can tie your boat.
The nearby village of Kavousi is in walking distance from the plot. You will find a few nice restaurants and cafeterias in the village as well as shops (including a small supermarket) for basic needs.
Agios Nikolaos, the provincial capital of Lasithi, is approx. a 25-minute drive away from the plot and offers all the amenities you would expect to find in a big modern tourist town.
Lerapetra, the second largest town in the province, located at the south coast of Crete, is approx. a 15-minute drive from the plot.
The international airport of Heraklion is about a 65-minute drive away.
ABOUT THE 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.
Kavousi is built at the foot of two imposing mountains, and it is one of the most interesting villages in ierapetra. At an altitude of 140 meters with a view of the planted all over with olive trees flatland and the waters of the Cretan Sea, Kavousi is a historic and really lively village that offers many activities and sights.
The exact etymology of its name remains unknown; however, in the Cretan dialect it describes a small hole, a trough where water is gathered. The first historical registration with this name seems to have taken place in 1577, but the area has been being inhabited for thousands of years and this is obvious by the number of the Minoan settlements and rare ecclesiastical monuments that have been discovered in its surrounding area.
The square with the traditional coffeehouses at the centre of the village is a reference point and at a small distance there are the churches of Saint Georgios and Twelve Apostles that are worth your attention.
Just 3 kilometres from the centre of the village there is the beach of Tholo. The sandy beach with the shallow waters and the tamarisks creates the ideal circumstances for carefree holidays. There will be also evidence found about the age of the history of the village. The ruins of the Roman warehouses stand imposing next to the bathers in the summer, and after a short walk you will find the remarkable chapel of Agios Antonios with its wall paintings.
Opposite, Psira can be seen; an island that thousands of years ago formed a basic part of the Minoan civilization with a big port and a big city that were discovered in the beginning of the previous century. The only shipwreck of the Minoan era that has been found until today was there in 2006. The view of the island -and the whole bay of Mirambello- from the area of Platanos, on the east of the village, is very impressive.
Ascending towards the mountain of Afendis, we can see another great historical monument; an ancient and extremely impressive olive tree, almost 3.500 years old, with a huge trunk the diameter of which is more than 20 meters. it is one of the oldest trees in the world that has been declared a protected monument because of its adjacency with the Minoan settlements as well.
For a superb visual representation of the area, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/QDiExYAolrM
Located in a peaceful and well-run community.
Spacious 2382m2 plot.
The site has been incorporated into a conservation area.
Full planning permission granted for a 3-bedroom, single storey house with huge basement for garaging, utility, gym etc.
Plans are for a ‘Green’ house with as much self sufficiency as possible, e.g. solar panels, insulation, generator, natural swimming pool etc.
Swimming pool build included in licence.
Has road access and services in the local area like electricity, water supply (both drinking and irrigation water), telephone and broadband internet.
Plot is the only location in this conservation area with permission to build and no further permissions will be given.
Massive potential in the holiday rental market.
Just minutes away from stunning beach areas.
Walking distance to essential amenities like such as food outlets and pharmacy.
Walking distance to bars and eateries.
Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas such as Malia, Lerapetra, Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos.
Many excellent water sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas nearby.
Close to excellent golf courses such as Crete Golf Club (http://www.cretegolfclub.com) and Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort (https://www.portoelounda.com/en/home).
Just one hour from the home stadium of Greek Super League Club, OFi Crete.
Excellent local transport links.
65 minutes from Heraklion international airport.