Our CostAnitaVillas Team

We at CostAnitaVillas are an international team of motivated people happy to help you find a property to buy, rent or to design and build your new dream home. We have all known the area for a long time and are happy to assist you in Greek, English, German, French, Russian or Ukrainian language. Feel safe and let us assist you with all the Greek procedures to purchase or rent a property in Greece.

Kostas Krasakis

Owner and General Manager


Kostas is the local Greek owner of our Cretan Real Estate and Construction Company with in depth knowledge of the area and Cretan properties. He is always looking for new opportunities and happy to help everyone looking to buy or build in his beautiful area of the Crete island.

Meike Lechat

Office and Sales Manager


Meike grew up and graduated in Biotechnology in Germany. She lived, studied and worked in Spain, Australia and Greece and finally decided to install herself with her family in Crete 10 years ago. She started to work in Holiday Rentals and is the CEO of her own company “Kali Zoé” exporting Cretan products to Germany and France. Since 2019 Meike works for CostAnitaVillas as a sales manager and Cretan Real Estate Consultant.

Anita Hamilton-Foster

Interior Design


Anita grew up outside of Sydney, Australia and has been in the hospitality trade for many years. Anita and her mother Janelle had 2 very successful country Hotels in Kent, U.K for a period of 10yrs. With her experience she is the perfect person to help you find your rental property if you want to stay long term in Crete or a stunning place for you to enjoy your holiday in Crete.

Matt Wilson

Estate Agent & Market Manager


Matt comes to us from the hospitality industry where he and his wife ran a successful hotel, prior to that he worked as a senior District Manager for the Dollar Financial Group working in the US, Canada, UK and southern Ireland. He earned his degree from the University of Southampton, UK in 2003 and has more than 15 years of managerial and operational experience. Matt has lived in Crete with his family for 5 years and joined our team at CostAnitaVillas as a Cretan real estate market manager.

Georgios Tsianis

Estate Agent & Consultant


Georgos was born in Athens and grew up in Crete. He has been working as a Sales & Lettings Negotiator in Crete and London with 12 years of experience in real estate. He always looking for of the market Cretan real estate deals.

Eleni Prifti

Rental Manager & Estate Agent


Eleni grew up in Akoronas, pursued her studies in Athens, and has called Crete home for the past several years. She currently serves as our office’s Rental Manager and Estate Agent. Known for her amiable demeanor, she is dedicated to assisting individuals in finding their ideal homes on the captivating island of Crete.

Kelly Katsouli

Estate Agent


Half Ukrainian half Greek Kelly was born and raised in Crete.She plays an important role in our real estate office, assisting clients in finding their dream home. Alongside,she is deeply engaged in studying data analytics and business intelligence, shaping her unique perspective across both professional and academic endeavors.

Maria Bountouraki



Maria was born and raised in Chania, studied in Wales and worked in the UK for 16 years then moved back to Crete in 2014. She has managed the sales and development in the financial sector and hospitality industry. She chose the Apokoronas area for buying a home and raising a family. Maria will help you with renting your property as a holiday option for visitors.


CostanitaVillas is a family business run and owned by local businessman Kosta Krasaki and his Australian wife Anita.

As Kosta is a local guy, growing up in Chania, Gavalochori and Almyrida he has extensive knowledge of the local area and a good idea of property opportunities that are available.

Kosta started out working in hospitality for his family business. At the age of 10 years old he began working as a labourer for a local builder to pass the winter months until the Taverna reopened. He realised early on that general maintenance was an ongoing part of hospitality and decided to take on the responsibility himself. He learned the skills of general maintenance and was doing all kinds of repairs with either wood, metal or plumbing. He has been in and out of the building industry ever since.

Kosta’s first major project was building the family home in Almyrida. The following project was 2 luxury villas in Gavalochori and then on to another traditional villa in Gavalochori which was completely renovated and sub divided into 2 separate dwellings.

Kosta’s experience in the building trade grew after meeting Anita. Every winter they travel back to Australia were Kosta works as a carpenter/builder increasing his level of skill. Whether it be building Villas in Crete or luxury homes in Australia, Kosta is always ready to take on a new project.

Anita grew up outside of Sydney, Australia and has been in the hospitality trade for many years. Starting out as a Pizza Chef way back when she was 14yrs old she has now worked in 3 different countries running busy Wine Bars, Cafs, Pubs Hotels and Tavernas.

Anita and her mother Janelle had 2 very successful country Hotels in Kent, U.K for a period of 10yrs. Both had B+B facilities, one hotel with 8 letting rooms and the other with 18 letting rooms. It was Anita’s involvement in the maintenance, renovating and decorating aspect of this side of the business that started Anita thinking about the property industry.

And so CostanitaVillas was created.

Why choose us

CostanitaVillas team have extensive knowledge of properties for sale in and around the Chania .We have working in Kalyves, Almyrida,Plaka,Gavalochori and around area and we know what restrictions and allowances are required for each property.

Kostas is one of the few developers who grew up in the Almyrida area. As such he has in depth knowledge of the local land and all the best places to build. He is also well known, liked and trusted in the community with both local Greeks and Non Greek residents.

Kostas previously worked for one of Australia’s top carpentry firms  working with new materials and learning all the latest building methods. He gained an Australian perspective on unique and individual building styles and detail which he likes to incorporate into his projects.

Kosta is well respected and grew up with most of the contractors in the area.  All the local quality tradesmen are happy to work along side our team.  This assures our clients that they will not only get the best price but also a quality construction from every tradesman.

Kostas and the design team are always thinking “outside the box”. They have extensive knowledge of modern materials and unique styles that are used in building today.

Our construction team are experienced in all types of work from renovating older properties to building traditional stone villas, modern houses, as well as commercial buildings.

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