Friday, June 15, 2007

Froydis and Jacob Erstad: Share their experience from Crete

We have been looking around for several years for house / property in Greece. We have been around the Kyklades and Ionian islands many times. The access to remote islands, - our first choice – is difficult. It is always possible to come to Crete from Norway. Besides – Creteans have a hospitality and a lifestyle we love.
We wanted to buy a stone house and dropped into the New Builders office in Rethymnon three years ago. They did not sell such, but the real agent had bought his through Ktimatoemporiki. The agent recommended your company and gave us tel.number.
The house we decided to buy in a village close to Fres, Apokorouno area, was under construction and cost more money than we had planned to use. But the view was stunning, the area peaceful and it was in the outskirt of a village. Surrounded by an olive grow, it seemed to remain unspoiled for years. We spend about 2 – 2 ,5 months a years in the house.We are the only Norwegians in the area and are overjoyed to be friends with the locals.
A local memory
We were sitting at a small local taverna and some locals entered, saying – Have tourists showed up here??? Another customer replied: They are not tourists, - they have house in Paidochori….. We felt really proud ……..
Dealing with greek constructers are no joke.
It was not our favourite thing at all. Scandinavians are used to quality as well. After 1 year we had to do all the windows, after 2 years the iron at windows and balcony and now we have to change one of the entrance doors. It was unexpected work and costs.
Earlier we had some small problems of cosmetic art, but Ktimatoemporiki has handled it well.
As soon as we hear friends, people we meet mention property in Crete, we rush to recommend Ktimatoemporiki.