A Great Place for a Wonderful Life
As Greece emerges from the economic crisis, the country is appealing as an investment location because it offers a wide variety of investment opportunities that take advantage of the country’s strategic geographic location and unique competitive advantages.
These advantages, such as rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and geographical variety, have been attracting significant tourism investments in recent years, thus further strengthening Greece’s image as an ideal destination both for holidays and tourism-related investments.
A) Greece is a full EU Member State,
B) is in the heart of the Schengen zone,
C) is centrally located in the junction of 3 continents, scores high on all major factors are taken into consideration when choosing a new country for relocating
- the quality of life,
- has a regulated and clean environment,
- there are secure living conditions in urban and rural areas,
- has access to efficient services,
- offers residence privileges for family members,
- offers freedom to travel, among others. Despite its small size, Greece features a particularly diverse natural environment, providing many recreational opportunities.
- there are no language criteria. Also, English is the most widely spoken second language in Greece and is often the language of business used daily, especially in foreign companies. In addition, there are speakers of most European and non-European languages.
- Rental of property is allowed
A country with 300+ days of sunshine per year, the climate makes living in this Mediterranean destination a year-round joy.
The country’s stunning topography and existing facilities offer countless options for recreation and relaxation, such as swimming, sailing, kite surfing, rafting, biking, rock climbing, skiing, golf, spas – just to name a few.
For after-hours entertainment, restaurants, bars, clubs and cultural venues, all contribute to a vibrant nightlife.
As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece’s cultural legacy lives on in modern Greek society.
While countless archaeological sites and museums offer a chance to experience Greek history in person, the country’s deep heritage is also felt in concert halls, summer open-air theaters, and the bustling neighborhood art galleries found throughout Athens and other cities.
Greece is today, as it has been for thousands of years, an inspiring place to be.
The Mediterranean diet is a global brand that needs no introduction.
There is nowhere on earth better suited for healthy, wholesome eating than Greece, with a rich variety of ingredients and traditional products, mainly seafood, olive oil, tempting pastries and specialty wines that will satisfy every foodie and thrill every cook.
Also, there is a full and diverse food market where one can find any delicacy from all over the world and a market that respects any food particularity.
Greece offers a modern Private and Public healthcare infrastructure and highly skilled physicians and specialists who have been trained in the world’s finest medical facilities.
Healthcare in Greece is provided by the National Health Service and by the private sector with numerous Hospitals all over the country and a network of high-speed emergency medical and rescue services.
The hospitals are modern and equipped with the state of the art technological infrastructure
Investment Opportunities in Greece
Nowadays, Greece presents unique investment opportunities through business development models that promote its competitive advantages and investment potential in various sectors of production.
1. The Lowest Cost in Europe for a Golden Visa.
Greece offers the most affordable Golden Visa option, with a minimum of 250.000 euros.
This is the lowest investment capital required for a European residence permit now.
2. Resale Option.
Property in Greece is now regaining the value it had before the years of the recession which is a promise for a profitable resale option as property prices being expected to soon rise in Greece.
Sources: Bank of Greece. Weighted index (%change) according to the stock of houses in Athens.
Chart based on data collected by the credit institutions. from 1994 onwards.
3. Competitive Real Estate Prices among European capitals.
Properties in Greece are undervalued as a result of a long-lasting recession.
Compared to other European capitals, Athens offers very competitive pricing per square meter without compromising on the quality of real estate.
Note that the Greek Golden Visa Programme allows investors to choose their property without any geographical limitations or restrictions to the type or age or location of the property, while other countries may impose such limitations which are factors that result in significant deviation from the average price.
Following chart: Average Property Prices (€/Μ2), in the Center of European Cities.
Country data (source The World Bank, 2018)
4. Low Cost of Living
Greece is known for having a remarkably low cost of living, which benefits foreign property buyers and investors.
The maintenance, renovation costs, and professionals hired require minimal expenses.
Following chart: Basic utility cost (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment in EU Countries.
Country data (source The World Bank, 2018)