Welcome to Crete-Expert’s FAQ Hub!

Embark on a seamless real estate journey with Crete-Expert! Our FAQ page is your go-to resource for quick answers to common questions about buying, selling, and navigating the vibrant real estate scene on the beautiful island of Crete.

Your guide to clarity and confidence starts here – explore, discover, and let us be your trusted partners in the world of real estate.

About Us

What's our contact info?

You can contact us through email in the following address.


Through mobile phone with messages in Wats ‘up or Viber in the following number.

(+30) 698 004 24 53

Also through social media such as Facebook and Instagram.

And of course through our website crete-expert.com

What sets Crete-Expert apart from other real estate agencies in Crete?

Crete-Expert stands out for its deep local knowledge, personalized service, and a commitment to transparency. With a focus on client satisfaction, we strive to make your real estate journey on Crete smooth and successful.

What types of properties does Crete-Expert offer?

Crete-Expert offers a diverse range of properties, including traditional houses, modern developments, and unique residences across various price points. Our portfolio is designed to cater to the varied needs and tastes of our clients.

How can I start the process of buying a property in Crete with Crete-Expert?

Beginning your property buying journey is easy! Simply contact our team through the website, and one of our experienced agents will guide you through the initial steps, helping you define your requirements and preferences.

Viewing appointments

How can I schedule a property viewing with Crete-Expert?

Booking a property viewing is simple. Reach out to our team via phone or email, and we’ll arrange a convenient time for you to explore the properties of interest with one of our experienced agents.

What hours are the viewings normally happens?

Our office operates everyday except Sundays, from 10:00 A.M. until 17:00 P.M.

Legal matters

Do i need a TAX number (ΑΦΜ) in order to buy a property?

Yes. In order to buy a property in Greece you have to obtain a Greek TAX number (ΑΦΜ).

After sale services

What after-sales services does Crete-Expert provide?

Our commitment extends beyond the transaction. We offer comprehensive after-sales services, including assistance with legal matters, property management, and connecting you with trusted local service providers.

TAX in Greece

How we calculate the TAX when i buy or build in Greece

In Greece when you buy a property the TAX is 3,09% from the buying price. When you build you get Taxed 24% which is the Greek VAT.

What is the cost of all the extras i have to pay when i buy a property?

When you buy a property you will need to pay some extra Fees.

Such as the transfer o the ownership which is 3,09% and the registration which is 0,7%.

Also you will need a lawyer and a notary which each one takes 1%-2%.

Also if you buy through real estate office the fee is 2,5%.

All the percentages are based on the buying price.

Chania's Market

What are the current market trends in Chania, and how do they affect property prices?

Our website and expert agents regularly provide market updates. The 11% increase in property prices in 2023 reflects the positive trends in Chania’s real estate market, showcasing its stability and growth potential.

Building laws and costs

What are the laws to build in Crete?

The building laws in Crete varies from area to area.

Some basic laws are that in order to build inside residence area the plots haw to be at least 300 sq.m. and touches a public road.

For outside residence area the plot has to be at least 4.000 sq.m. and touches a public road.

What is the cost to build?

The costs to build changes all the time.

The lowest cost right now is around 2.000 euros per sq.m. plus VAT which is 24%.

Golden Visa

What is the minimum investment required for the Greek Golden Visa in Crete?

The minimum investment for the Greek Golden Visa in Crete is €250,000. This investment can be in the form of various properties such as houses, plots, lands, shops, offices, or a combination thereof, with a minimum total value of €250,000.