- Real estate prices and generally lower than in Europe;
- The best value for money for real estate;
- A safe place to live and raise children. There is virtually no crime on the island;
- Relaxed lifestyle, natural healthy food, plenty of light (about 300 sunny days a year);
- The highest life expectancy in Europe;
- The Greeks are friendlier and more hospitable than the other nations of Southern Europe;
- Crete is 20–25 years behind Spain and Portugal and 15 years behind Cyprus in terms of pace and level of property prices. Prices are, in fact, very low if compared with the coast of Spain. In this regard, before the real estate investor opens up an excellent investment opportunity;
- In the past few years, people from all over the world have been buying property and investing in Crete, considering the island as the ”new Cyprus“;
- High political stability compared to other Eastern European countries in which to invest;
- Unlike other Mediterranean and Southern European countries, which attract real estate investors (e. g. Turkey, Croatia, Egypt, Morocco), Greece is part of the European Union;
- The people of Crete seem to be the friendliest people in Greece;
- The island is a delightful beauty, a huge variety of landscapes and scenery. Every settlement is different from each other;
- There are currently 3 airports on the island; ferries depart daily from Piraeus (Athens) and Peloponnesus;
- The largest island in Greece, full of life in both winter and summer. More economically stable and independent than other Greek islands, as the people of Crete produce everything themselves.
Almyrida was first inhabited by the Phoenicians, many centuries ago, and traces of their settlements can be seen on the hillside of Mavroharakas. Until recently it has been just a fishermen village of 50-100 residents. Due to its wonderful Mediterranean climate, its two clear, sandy beaches and its beautiful nature, the village has recently evolved into a tourist resort. Almyrida is now famous for its taverns’ fresh fish and local delicacies as well as its quality nightlife. The natural surroundings and neighbouring villages offer endless hours of trekking and exploring while there is always one or the other traditional celebration or festival with its local food, music and dances taking place.
The most important archaeological sight of Almyrida is what remains of a three-aisled Basilica of the early Christian era (6th century AD), with its restored, extraordinary mosaic floors. On Finikias hill, right above the Basilica site, one can see the ruins of a greek-roman city. Greek-roman ruins are also found on the islet of Karga, just off Almyrida.