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  • Category: Villa complex
  • Location: Darmarochori

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Valley Rise is a project of 6 detached houses, each one set on a private plot of more than 500 sq.m., located right outside Darmarochori Village in Kolimbari area.

Surrounded by green hillsides, olive groves and vineyards as far as the eye can see, while the view to the magnificent White Mountains takes your breath away… And as if that’s not enough, wonderful undisturbed sea view decorates the scenery.

Only a few minutes by car from to the sea front and Kolimbari, and a few minutes away from the national road which takes you straight to Chania town within 20 minutes.

Our clients’ testimonials

“We live in Steinach at the Brenner (1.045m above sea level) in Austria, Tyrol. My husband and I founded almost 20 years ago a company (metal constructions), that means very much work and stress. As we are surrounded by mountains at our home, we wanted our second home to be by the sea, surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards … So we decided about 3 years ago to realize our dream. For us definitely just Greece came into consideration, since we were spending our holidays there for over 30 years. We love the scenery, the good food and above all the hospitable Greeks. We liked very much the region of Kolymbari, and the small town Darmarochori. It was central, but a little off the beaten track, just what we needed. We could realize our dream, thanks to the “absolutely right” decision in choosing the contractor, namely Minoan Homes. The collaboration – despite the distance – worked great. For the construction of our house we had many special requirements, which were perfectly done by Minoan Homes, even down to the last detail, with hard work and in an incredibly short time. Based on current progress reports (with pictures) of the construction phases, we were always informed about the last detail. Every extra request has been agreed always in advance and what is even more important, they were perfectly realized and executed in detail. My husband is working for about 35 years in the construction industry and he as a very good eye for this, because he knows about this business. At the time when our dream house has been finished, he said that he does not believe that he could find in our own country (Austria) a construction company, which could do such a very good job. Finally it had to be mentioned that both the business owners of the company Minoan Homes, as well as all the staff are all incredibly friendly, helpful and affectionate people. We always had the feeling of being welcome and we have now new friends in Greece.”

Hannes & Sabrina Bolli, Austria


“In 2007, whilst staying nearby, we decided to pay a visit to the Minoan showroom after seeing that it had been established for some while, having stayed in the town two years earlier. We received a very friendly welcome and immediately, without any pressure, an offer was made to take me, my wife and our son to see a couple of houses and plots within a short drive of Kolimbari. We were impressed with the plot sizes and workmanship and fell in love straightaway with the potential of the plot where our new house was to eventually be built. Of course, being relatively astute, we were cautious and apprehensive and, like most people, had heard all of the potential downsides of buying property abroad. However we were put at ease straightaway and, the following day we went to Chania to sign the agreement. We were kept up to date with progress with emails being sent back to the UK on a regular basis. The following summer, we were absolutely delighted with our new home which was finished on time and with no “hidden” costs to pay. The finishing touches were excellent as was the quality of materials. Our swimming pool was also thoughtfully sited so that it was not in shade until late in the evening! The only “snagging” jobs were very minor and were attended to straightaway and without complaint. Additionally, when we have queries regarding bills and other Greek peculiarities, Eleni, at the showroom, is only too pleased to help. We cannot praise Minoan Homes highly enough and, having stayed at a home built by a larger rival builder, we thank our lucky stars that we chose the right company!”

Adrian-Beverly-Fay & Mark Northcott, UK


“We have long said that we are not staying in Belgium for ever, (not a bad country, but the weather in anything but!) In 2009 we went for the umpteenth time traveling, and our fourth time to Crete. We went out with bicycles and passed Minoan Homes offices, we looked at the pictures and went in for information. Then we went to look at houses and we lost our hearts immediatly to a bungalow in Darmarohori, near Kolymbari. We were not planning to already buy a house, but we could not wait! It was beautifully located, beautifully finished, solid materials, everything was fine! Minoan Homes helped us tremendously with everything, thanks to them, we can realise our dream!!! And the after-service is VERY GOOD!!! – that unlike other companies. We had never thought before it was possible. We can warmly recommend anyone MINOAN HOMES!!! We love Greece, and her people very much!!!”

Guy & Rita, Belgium


“After quite a few visits to the island of Crete and the last five to Chania area of western Crete, we decided to retire to the Kolimbari district.
After looking at different builders and areas we chose to select Minoan Homes bungalow.
We are so pleased with our decision, the built was just what we wanted, we bought off plan and made some adjustments to what we required, and this was carried out exactly as instructed. 
The after sales service strengthened our feelings that we had made the correct choice. We were advised on resident’s permits, buying a car, tax numbers and accounting. Also other things that made us feel grateful for living here are the views from our house, the Cretan people and the standard of living. We experienced no problems from the day we chose the plot to the day we moved in.
We were supplied with photos of every stage of the build and helped with the financial payments. We were never placed under pressure and made to feel that we were important to them as they still do.
Everyone from Mr Kiriakos, Eleni, and Mr Manolis always found time for our questions and offered help in every way possible.
As we wanted to do, we are living our dream.”

Mr & Mrs A. Howman, UK





Location : Δαρμαροχώρι

Darmarochori is only a few minutes by car from the seemingly endless beach of Kolimbari and the small hidden coves of “Spatha” peninsular. Kolymbari, which is the administrative and commercial center of the area is also very close. The City of Chania can be reached within 15 – 20 minutes. There is a mini market for the everyday necessities and a well-known tavern for your evening meals.