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Seafront property for sale in Crete

Seafront property for sale in Crete SKU :#05-2753
Price : € 800000,-
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Renovations

Seafront property for sale in Crete, located in the most picturesque area of Chania, in Tampakaria and right by the sea, this property is benefited by the historical atmosphere of the area. This unique property for sale totaling 325m², is arranged in two levels and is in need of total renovation, which combined with your taste and character, will help it find its old glory. A great investment opportunity for those that know what these opportunities look like.

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It is situated right by the sea and is stone – built. An impeccable old stone building, with the ground floor of 200m², and the 1st floor of 125m², and also provided with a sizeable balcony that looks straight to the sea, providing the most breathtaking views of the turquoise sea and the old Tampakaria, with its historical atmosphere and the glory of the old times. It has also been declared a listed building.

There are already approved licenses for the construction of two ground floor apartments, each armed with 1 bedroom. One of a total of 75.60m², and the second one of 72.40m². Both provided with their own kitchen, the dining and the living room area, their own bathrooms, and of course lovely patios and inviting outdoor living areas.

The licenses also include the construction of two maisonettes on the 1st floor, each one of them also armed with 1 bedroom. Out of them, one spreads over 92.20m², while the other one spreads over 85m², also both of them designed in a thought out way, provided with all the amenities and services of a house, as well as offering lovely outdoor areas, for lounging and dining and of course admiring the sublime views lying ahead.

Tampakaria is a unique neighborhood of the district of Chalepa, about 2 km east of the center of Chania

Most of the old buildings in the area have been abandoned today, but some have been renovated and operate as hotels, restaurants and of course houses. Do not miss this opportunity to own your own home in paradise or your own rental business in one of Chania’s most beautiful areas!


Tampakaria is a district that developed on the east rocky area of Chania, far away from the city walls, which was known during the 19th century for its tanneries. However, there is evidence for the existence of tanneries in the area from the 18th century. The leather manufactures established in this area since the Egyptian period (1830-40), according to an official Arabic document.

The area was ideal for the establishment of tanneries: it was near enough the city to attract customers, but also far enough, in a location with abundant underground brackish waters, next to the sea (which was very useful for the first stage of the leather manufacturing).

The tanneries of Tampakaria flourished between the 1st and the 2nd World War. During the German occupation the tanneries were closed. Later, the new post-war mechanical equipment replaced the old methods and brought innovations in the leather industry that increased profits.

An important amount of profits came from leather exportations. The decadence of Tampakaria started in the 70's and today only one tenth of the tanneries are still in business. The remains of the old tanneries are monuments of industrial archaeology.

Many of the old tanneries are today abandoned and ruined, some are preserved and have a different use,while some are still in business. The only thing that remained intact is their architecture.

Adjusted to the naturallandscape, the tanneries have a ground floor by the front street entrance and two or three floors by the seaside. They are stone- builtand have a tiled roof. The tanneries, built in a row, characterize this district of unique architecture.

Price (Euros) 800000
Build area (m²) 325
By sea yes
Sea View yes
Mountain View yes
Parking yes
Levels 2
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 15
Town Distance, km 1
Internet Connection possible


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