Crete Island Estates is the longest established Real Estate company in Kalives and Claudia Marenbach-Fountoulaki, the owner of the Company, has been involved in the Real Estate business since 1999. Under her guidance, Crete Island Estates has become one of the market leaders in the area for land and property sales in Western Crete. Her vast experience and intimate knowledge of the business enable her to understand the complexities of the real estate operations in Greece. Claudia was born in Germany but has mastered the Greek language plus English, Russian and a smattering of French to enable her to provide the best possible service to our international client base by giving honest information and regular communication during the property location and purchasing process.

Together with Giorgos Fountoulakis, she has also built a well-established building company, Crete Island Construction, which has a proven track record of building or renovating many bespoke properties including conventional built modern and Santorini style villas, renovations, stone houses and major extensions. They can assist you with any villa design you desire. Several clients have enjoyed the experience of building with the Company so much that they have commissioned further constructions either for themselves or for family members.

Under Claudia’s direction, Crete Island Estates has chosen to specialize in providing an exclusive and complete service for prime land, home sales and long-term rentals in Western Crete. Her team are experienced and ready to assist should you be looking to buy a vacant plot for construction or investment, restore an older traditional villa or simply find a holiday home for yourself or to rent

Crete Island Estates are able to put our clients in touch with a variety of highly qualified professionals to help you realise your dream: Architects, Lawyers, Accountants, Landscape Gardeners or even recreational specialists to ensure your time and investment in Crete is the most exhilarating possible even if you are resident miles away. Weekly reports with photographs are given for constructions showing progress made, making the whole project exciting.

Crete simply abounds with possibilities for every lifestyle and Crete Island Estates’ team have a wealth of experience and local knowledge to assist you, offering comprehensive guidance and advice on how to settle in to your new home and lifestyle.

Claudia and her family live here in Apokoronas as part of the local community and it is therefore in everyone’s interest to ensure our clients are happy with their chosen property and ultimately become friends.

We create possibilities for every lifestyle and budget