A country with many faces, Greece offers different landscapes and so different opportunities for property investment. Whether you prefer a seafront villa on one of the many little islands, or a big house in Athens, you will have plenty of choice here. In addition, property prices in Greece have dropped by 30% to 50% depending on the region. A wonderful blend of ancient ruins and mythology, Greece has an astonishing history that can still be appreciated today. Go for a stroll between the Acropole and the Pantheon, or take advantage of the idyllic beaches of the small islands, the landscapes will help you benefit from the wide palette of choices and different settings to buy a house or apartment in Greece.
A seaside villa The Aegean is now a reachable dream. If you wish to buy a house or apartment in Crete, or invest in property in Crete, this small island, scattered with olive trees is turning out to be a great investment. The operation is even more interesting than in 2014, the purchase prices reached a relatively low level and have stagnated since then. The biggest island in Greece is also part of Europe, which makes buying procedures easier in intracommunity terms. It is thus possible to buy a house in Crete, in the hills, or by the sea where you will have a panorama that will take your breath away. This is an island just loaded with history, where mythology mixes with the ancient ruins. Legend has it that the birth of a famous mythological character, Zeus, took place here.
Thessaloniki Cathedral, Macedonia
Central Macedonia plays a strategic geographic position, open to all of Europe.
On the shores of the Aegean Sea, the region is also home to the second capital of Greece, Thessaloniki.
The first commercial port of south east Europe, Thessaloniki benefits from a very rich historic heritage, inherited from the Byzantine period.
European youth capital in 2014, Thessaloniki is above all known for its dynamism and cultural influence through the International Exhibition or the International Film Festival among others.
Property in Macedonia is in addition relatively inexpensive.
So, will you opt for an apartment with courtyard in the old town of Thessaloniki?
Or maybe a villa with sea views on the Chalkidiki Peninsula?
Lush vegetation, splendid mountain landscapes, dream beaches and Venetian architecture sum up the Ionian Islands.
But these islands, located just a short distance from the west coast, are also authentic islands with a large rural population.
So, which island to choose?
Corfu, the enchanting, amazing and wonderful mixture of Greece and Italy?
Peaceful Ithaca where Penelope weaved while waiting for Ulysses?
Or Kefalonia, the largest and most mountainous of the Ionian islands, a true paradise for all types of holidaymakers, and even more so for hikers?
So why not let yourself fall under their spell and buy here?
For real estate in the Ionian Islands, with many apartments and houses for sale, remains buoyant and affordable although the selling prices seem a little higher than on the mainland.
The region for olive oil, Attica attracts investors. The winter is mild here, like the prices of property in Athens. They have lost nearly half their value since 2008 and represent an opportunity not to be missed for people wishing to buy a house or an apartment in Attica. There are several possibilities to buy an apartment in Athens: the area to the south offers good access to the sea, to the north is more of an ideal family setting with many schools and the nearby old town, Plaka, at the foot of the Acropole. You can also choose to buy some land or a villa on the heights of the town, just out of the centre. The rich history of this region, its gastronomy and landscapes will win you over.
This region in the south of Greece is Littered with olive groves, and includes different panoramas. Whether you be town centre or fishing village, several options are open to you if you wish to buy a house, villa or apartment in Peloponnese. The character of the villages differ according to their locality, like Nauplie, ancient village with an Italian history, which can be seen through the little paved lanes bordered by bougainvillea. Property in Peloponnese is an affordable dream; buying a house or apartment in this region is globally 10% to 15% less expensive than buying on a Greek island. A hillside villa in Peloponnese offering a panoramic view of the three seas that surround this region is motivating a growing number of investors. They tend to favour the region of Laconia, often easier to get to than some Greek islands which need the ferry for access.
The fertile and green plain of Thessaly, at the foot of Mount Olympus, is rich in natural and cultural sites.
Although it's not the top tourist destination in Greece, it is nevertheless a region with lots to do and see.
A must see is spectacular Meteora: after a bend, you'll discover the 24 rocky peaks with monasteries on the summets - it is quite a sight.
To recover from such emotion, what better to do than a little laze on the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea.
Or why not take a trip to the Sporades islands like Skyros, so rich in mythological legends.
And, the cherry on the cake: Property in Thessaly has many properties of all kinds, at very affordable prices: plots of land, apartments or houses sometimes with the bonus of a sea view.
Ancient theatre of Delphi, Greece
The oracle of Delphi, the battle of the Thermopylae, the Sphinx defeated by Oedipus ... all this takes us back to our history and mythology lessons.
Visiting Central Greece is a bit like flipping through these old textbooks as the region abounds with vestiges of the past.
Of course, you must begin with Delphi.
In a breathtaking setting, the richness of the site arouses many emotions.
And although the island of Evia attracts many visitors for its picturesque little villages on the mountainside and its beautiful sandy beaches, it is also rich in ancient ruins and Venetian or Byzantine relics.
So there is something to suit every taste and desire.
You just have to decide where to stay.
So, will it be an apartment with a sea view, a villa on the beach or a traditional village house?
Because the property market in Central Greece offers lots of property for sale to suit all budgets.