Time to invest in Athens?

Time to invest in Athens?

With Athens out of the political news in the past year, it is starting to be mentioned in the property pages once again. Here we sift the evidence to see if investors should be heading to “the glorious city”. In recent years, many European countries have become awash...
Protecting your family and home from earthquakes

Protecting your family and home from earthquakes

In Europe we are mercifully free from the natural disasters that devastate other parts of the world. We also have strong building codes that protect us from earthquakes. In Greece, the most seismically affected part of Europe, strict rules have once again saved many...
Sunrise for Greek property prices

Sunrise for Greek property prices

What is happening in Greek property? Prices may still be bumping along the bottom, but with crisis averted for another summer and the economy rising, the stars are aligning for a property recovery. Property prices rose in large parts of Greece during the winter of...
Cafeneon, the friendly heart of Greek society

Cafeneon, the friendly heart of Greek society

It’s easy to feel a little isolated as a new arrival in a foreign land. But just as you might advise a newcomer to Britain to pop down their local and get chatting at the bar, so in Greece the café is the place to make friends and watch the day go by. If I had to name...
The Greek escape: could you do a Durrell?

The Greek escape: could you do a Durrell?

TV hit The Durrells has returned to Sunday nights. This warm-hearted tale of a family leaving England for Greece in the 1930s stars Keeley Hawes as the impoverished widow who takes her family to Corfu. The Durrells couldn’t afford to live well in England and believed...
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