The Mediterranean country of Greece is famous for its ideal climate and marvelous landscapes, which is the reason why Greece is the chosen destination for millions of tourists every year. During this pandemic, strategic investors are seeing the undervalued real estate in the potential islands of Greece as a business opportunity, for the beauty and the promising profit of purchasing a property in one of the best islands of Greece. There are 6,000 islands, of which 227 are inhabited, that form the European country of Greece, whereas with the Golden Visa Greece, foreign entrepreneurs might find a new location for their business and a desirable place to live in.
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The country is also the chosen destination for foreign retirees that want to live their retirement days seeking for beautiful landscapes, rich culture and lots of island-hopping spots.
The best islands to live with your Golden Visa Greece
- One of the islands a holder of the Golden Visa Greece would probably choose to live in is in the largest of them all, Crete. The Greek island of 1,600 square meters is perfect for those who want to experience traditional Greek food: exquisite cuisine with homeland cheese, honey and olive oil, as well as delicious goat, rabbit and smoked-pork dishes.
Crete offers a distinguished landscape, such as the Samaria Gorge, a national park with an area of 16 km where you can hike and take amazing pictures; beautiful and unique beaches, like the Elafonisi Beach famous for its pastel pink sands; and visits to some of the most historical places in the country, like the glorious palace of Knossos, the ancient Minoan ruins that have been referred to as Europe’s oldest city.
The island is also perfect for entrepreneurs that decide to buy a property to lease to tourists for short term stays during peak season. Nevertheless, Corfu is home to 630,000 people, which promotes great business opportunities to those who choose to live on the island, regardless of the lack of tourists due to the pandemic.
- Corfu is another place where your island lifestyle dream can come to life. Located in the Ionian Sea near Italy, Corfu has been influenced by Venetian, British and French colonies through the years, which have contributed to the wonderful essence of the island.
In Corfu, you will experience the sensation of being in the very Italian Tuscany with the traditional villages and large olive fields, blended with historical and cultural places, such as the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage, and the sandy and gorgeous blue water of the beaches in the island; perfect for foreign residents that want to have the best of Greece, all in one place.
- Moreover, for those who are searching for the best place to buy real estate for business purposes, or want to simply live in a dreamy town, the island of Santorini must be the ideal location. Chosen by many as their honeymoon venue, Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and breath-taking islands in the world. With over two million tourists annually, and still lively during winter with plenty of tourists that want to avoid the wave of visitors during summer, Santorini is Greece’s most visited island; perfect to live in and for business.
There are other islands to choose from, such as the traditional and quiet Naxos, the choice for the unaccompanied, or the affordable lifestyle that Lefkada offers, a haven for retirees.
Regardless of where you choose to live, the philoxenia (word that translates to “friend to the stranger”) Greek culture, guarantees that all new residents of Greece will be welcomed to their new home.