One of the best places to live
WITH THE NEW LAW GRANTING THE GREECE RESIDENCE VISA BY INVESTMENT, NON-SCHENGEN AREA CITIZENS HAVE NOW THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELOCATE IN GREECE AND ENJOY THE UNIQUE LIFESTYLE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.
The sun shines 300 days a year in Greece! The climate in Greece is predominately Mediterranean with mild and rainy winters and warm and dry summers. Rainfall does not last many days, even during wintertime, and the sky does not remain cloudy throughout the winter, as in other regions of the world.
There are countless choices for entertainment in Greece. You can enjoy your coffee in one of the cafeterias which are found in almost any corner in Athens or you can experience the city's vivid and diverse nightlife. You can go shopping in one of our shopping malls or go swimming at the beach!
Greek cuisine has a culinary tradition of some 4,000 years and is a part of the history and the culture of Greece. The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in most dishes. It is produced from the olive trees prominent throughout the region, and adds to the distinctive taste of Greek food. Typical modern Greek dishes such as spanakopita, gemista, mousakas, giouvetsi and souvlaki are well-known and enjoyed throughout the world.
Greeks are famous for being a warm and friendly people. They inherited Xenia from the ancestors, which is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality and generosity shown to those who are far from home, expressed through giving gifts and offering shelter and protection. On top of that, Greece welcomes several millions of tourists every year making it one of the most visited countries in the world. This explains why Greeks are enormously courteous and friendly when it comes to visitors or tourists from foreign countries.
History and Culture
Greece is a country with a very rich history and the homeland of many famous personalities throughout centuries. In ancient times, Greece was the birthplace of Western culture and democracy. Modern democracies have been heavily influenced by ancient Greek beliefs, such as government by the people, trial by jury, and equality under the law. The ancient Greeks pioneered in many fields that rely on systematic thought, including biology, geometry, history, philosophy, and physics. They introduced important literary forms as epic and lyric poetry, history, tragedy, and comedy. In their pursuit of order and proportion, the Greeks created an ideal of beauty that strongly influenced Western art.
Greece is one of the safest countries in the world and Athens is the safest capital in Europe. Athens is a cosmopolitan city with an active nightlife where people can roam the streets safely until very late at night.
Cost of Living
In Greece the cost of living is relatively low compared to other European countries.
Here is a comparison of the capital, Athens, with major European capitals.
- Consumer Prices: 31.21% lower
- Restaurant Prices: 35.81% lower
- Groceries Prices: 24.98% lower
- Consumer Prices: 28.84% lower
- Restaurant Prices: 27.92% lower
- Groceries Prices: 38.97% lower
- Consumer Prices: 10.87% lower
- Restaurant Prices: 7.19% higher
- Groceries Prices: 11.34% lower
- Consumer Prices: 19.36% lower
- Restaurant Prices: 21.56% lower
- Groceries Prices: 26.80% lower
Competitive Real Estate Market
Athens, a historical city that has been inhabited since prehistoric times, is an open museum of architecture. Residents and visitors of the city get to experience the harmonious co-existence of Ancient and Byzantine-era monuments with modern structures. Greeks have always invested in property. The Greek people have one of the highest percentage of property ownership in the world. The great reduction of prices, after many years of financial recession, resulted in the creation of many opportunities for property purchases in the country. The following years will generate great returns to investors of the Residence Permit Greece program, as prices are expected to start rising again. According to a study, prices could even double from what they were in 2016.