TOP FLOOR LUXURY APARTMENT NEAR SKI RESORT

Edessa, Pella, Central Macedonia
€170,000

Summary

  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception rooms: 1
  • Property size: 85 sqm
  • Year built: 2004
  • 1 hour away from Thessaloniki
  • Large open parking area
  • 30 min away from Kaimaktsalan ski resort
  • 3 min. away from nearest supermarket and 5 min. away from city centre
  • 5 min. walking from Edessa Waterfalls
  • Autonomy in heating and airconditioning
  • Top floor apartment with mountain view
  • Fully furnished and equipped

Details

The apartment is situated on the 4th top floor of a block of flats, in the most wanted region of the city, 5 min. walking for the centre of the city and less than 5 min. walking from the nearest supermarket. Its total surface is 85 square metres and it includes 1 living room, 3 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom, 2 balconies, 1 corridor and 1 storage area. Further there is a large parking area belonging to the building. The apartment was constructed in 2004 and has been inhabited by my parents until 2010. Since then, it has been used only for short winter vacations and for winter sports (skiing) as the city is close to one of the biggest and modernised ski resort of Kaimaktsalan (https://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?ID=197) and the graphic village of Agios Athanasios. The apartment is in perfect condition, as it has never been leased and it receives maintenance every semester.

The city of Edessa is perhaps the most beautiful city of the Macedonian region of Greece, as you can see from various photos of the city: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/edessa-greece.html

Edessa is a small city 45 miles (75 km) west and a little north of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city and port of Greece. Its most famous and best feature, and what makes a trip there well worth are its magnificent waterfalls. The falls can be seen tumbling 250 feet (70 m) over the cliff on which the city is perched from miles away as one approaches from the east.

Unusually, for an arid country like Greece, Edessa is a city defined by water; indeed, the city's name means "Tower in the Water." The Eddessaios river comes into the city from the foothills of the Pindus Mountains to the west, and is then channeled via concrete banks through the city, finally spilling over the cliff's edge in one large, and two small waterfalls. Water is life, and for that reason Edessa is a city full of the greenness that life provides.

The Eddessaios provides water for the abundant plant life in the city, for the trees in its beautiful parks, for people to drink and to bathe in, and even to water the extensive cherry orchards out west of the city. That's one reason June is an excellent month to visit; there are cherry stands along the road heading west into the mountains selling the biggest, juiciest, cheapest bing cherries in Europe. Cherry season runs from mid-May into early July.

Even on the hottest summer days, mist from Edessa's waterfalls can cool you off. Waterfall Park (Parko Katarakton) at the cliff's edge in the city center is a beautifully designed place of mini waterfalls, footbridges, ornamental plants and concrete pools. There are steps leading down to both the large falls, called Karanos, and the twin falls, called Diplos, requiring a slow descent. At the base of Karanos is a stone-paved path that leads to a mist-damp bridge connecting to Diplos.

The water has been channeled with concrete banks between the city's buildings, and runs right through a shaded cafe in the Park, both halves of which are connected by a railed footbridge.. The falls themselves are floodlit at night.

The asking price is 170.000 euros. Take into account the fact that the Greek governments is planning to enact very soon legislature in favor of foreign buyers, especially pensioners, who plan to purchase property in Greece and declare it as their tax residence, with significant tax advantages, i.e. annual taxation of 7% of their incomes that come from abroad as a total tax that covers all tax obligations. Also, I myself run one of the biggest law offices in Greece with specialty in finance, banking and real estate, I will assist the potential buyer to conclude all the necessary and profitable processes, without any legal fee, apart from the classic legal costs.

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