Cottage & Fertile Land in Ancient Area Crete Island€79,000
- Listing type: For Sale
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Plot Size 9629
- Living Area 54,31m2
- Property type: Traditional House
Cottage & Fertile Land in Ancient Area Crete Island
On the road to Ziros plateau, at Etia area, Sitia province, sets this beautiful cottage 54,31m2 surrounded by olive grove and views to the Cretan countryside. It is two main rooms very well maintained and belongs to a local Civil Engineer.
• Fire place
• Modern kitchen
• Electricity and water connection.
It is in very good condition, some painting only required.
This house is just next to the Saint Fanourios chapel, and the access by car is just in front of the house. A gate secures the place and privacy.
The land is 9.629 m2.
Etia Venetian Monument
Etia took its name from the tree “Itea” (willow) The village had been populated since the Byzantine period as one can see from the remaining churches of Saint-Ioannis and Saint-Ekaterini. During the Venetian reign it was on of the largest villages of the area with 563 citizens.
The area was a feud of the Venetian aristocrat Dei Mezzo from the great Dei Mezzo family, which is one of the most populous families of Sitia. Dei Mezzo built the villa that bears its name and is one of the most important Venetian monuments of the Cretan country side.
All the auxiliary structures around the mansion were probably built during the Ottoman reign. Many engravings and the escutcheon of the Dei Mezzo family can also be found.
The villa was built at end of the 15th century, the same time the Toplou monastery was built and it was preserved intact until 1828.