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Seafront property for sale Crete

Seafront property for sale Crete SKU :#04-1098
Price : € 1900000,-
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Renovations

Seafront property for sale Crete, A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire this sensationally, graphic old stone house, which is considered a listed building, located in the most picturesque area of Chania, in Tampakaria, right at the water's edge, that benefits from a historical atmosphere around it.

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This unique property for sale set on a 1.159,16m² plot and a 1607,03m² building, is arranged on two levels and in need of total renovation.

It offers an amazing 40m facade to the sea that is suitable for making the perfect idyllic and relaxing atmosphere.

This special North-facing building with high ceilings of 6m height on every floor, is very bright and airy.

After a full restoration this house can become a wonderful and prestigious residence to live in the most desired area of Chania, to delight those who desire a stylish waterside retreat.

Elegance and charm are the hallmarks of this historic property! Own a piece of history. This is a must see!


Tabakaria is the district where, since the early 19th century, the tanneries for processing leather were located and it situated in the rocky eastern region of Chania. It is a very atmospheric region, an architectural monument of the industrial age an integral part of the history of Chania.

The buildings where they were housed are still standing, some more well-preserved, while in the older ones only the shells are left standing. Adapted to the natural inclinations of the landscape, the tanneries of Tabakaria have only a ground floor with an entrance from the street and two or three floors from the side of the sea. Built with stone and tiled roofs, they are arranged in a row and interrupted only by very narrow passages with steep stairs to the sea, creating a unique architectural ensemble.

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.

Price (Euros) 1900000
Build area (m²) 1607,03
Land area (m²) 1159,16
Storage yes
By sea yes
Sea View yes
In Valley yes
Levels 2
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 15
Town Distance, km 1


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