The Project

The big strategic vision and plans of Minoan and the unique scale and quality of the location are the unchanging backdrop to the Project and its strength.

It is a vision designed to be at one with the natural world, as well as drawing inspiration from it. 

It draws heavily on the natural, historical and cultural richness Cavo Sidero provides, from near tropical beaches and palms to rugged crags and cliffs with lovely coves, all with the tangible aura and footprint that only comes with thousands of years of history engrained in the land from the mythical activities of gods and the real tread of ancient peoples. 

It unites subtle and respectful development, investment in the extraordinary natural environment and the creation of value. 

Outline planning consent for a high quality villa and hotel tourism project by means of unappealable Presidential Decree (March 2016/June 2017)


The approval of the project:

  • represents a momentous consolidation of the support of Government and the other authorities in the land
  • enables our absolute focus now on the implementation and achievement of the Project
  • Provides the framework for maximising and delivering value.

Minoan's and the Foundation's vision - a unique asset

  • Largest private estate in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Set in the Cavo Sidero 25 sq km Peninsula, with its 28kms of coast with numerous secluded coves and bays
  • In an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular views
  • Permitted build space of 108,000 sq m, plus allowances
  • Distinctive locations for hotels and resorts
  • Properties can include significant outside space
  • Project granted “Strategic investment” status by the Greek Government
  • With the benefit of an extremely flexible outline planning permission
  • Using less than 0.5% of the land for building
  • Endowed naturally with a history spanning the Minoan, Hellenistic, Venetian and Byzantine periods
  • 30 minutes from Sitia international airport
  • Project supported by Municipality of Sitia and 28 unions & trade associations, in addition to the Church and Foundation
  • The current design teams include both International and Greek specialists.
  • Will contribute a significant number of jobs and economic benefits to the local area and Greece in terms of tourism and competitiveness.