Greece is one of Europe’s last “undiscovered” paradises for holiday homeowners, according to a report released by Algean Property, a full-service property company focusing on the Hellenic market and other select opportunities in the EMEA region.
“These and other contrasts, differentiate Greece from its competitors and make it a top holiday destination for the whole year”, Algean Property said. As noted in the report, Greece boasts a unique landscape comprised of more than 2,000 islands with a mountainous mainland offering more than 20 ski resorts, as well as a dynamic consumer culture filled with sports, cafes, restaurants and bars, juxtaposed with the famously cultural and sophisticated atmosphere of the country with its rich history and ancient civilization. According to these statistics, Greece scores highly on the most important factors for holiday homeowners.
Ten reasons why foreigners should buy a holiday home in Greece
The first reason for buying a house in Greece is accessibility, as access to Greece is easy and prompt by all means of transport (airplane, ship or car). Greece has 21 international airports to which numerous airline companies intend to increase their flights to. These airlines include British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Airberlin, Aegean Airlines, Norwegian, Ryanair, EasyJet, Brussels Airlines, Transavia and Ellin Air.
A second reason to buy a house in Greece is the ideal climate the country has, throughout the whole year (average temperature is 18°C/64°F with more than 300 days of an average of 8.5 hours sunshine daily). “It is a perfect location for an outdoor lifestyle with sun and sea, and full of outdoor activities like sports, sightseeing and entertainment activities,” the report notes. The average temperature in Spain and Portugal is 15°C, 13°C in Italy and 12°C in Turkey.
Culture is the third reason to buy a house in Greece as the country boasts 232 sites of archeological interest, as well as more than 400 museums, 17 sites categorized as World Heritage cultural and natural sites by Unesco and two out of seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia.