We feel blessed to have been in lockdown in Corfu all this time, says Diana from CorfuHomeFinders. Like most things, the Greek property market has certainly taken a hit. But as life returns to normal, buyers are beginning to think about their options.
As Plato said, necessity is the mother of invention, and Greece’s lockdown could be just what the country needed to modernise its property buying systems. We look at the lockdown in Greece, how it is being relaxed in time for summer and what it might have done for property prices.
Greece hasn’t been spared the coronavirus, although living on 227 islands its spread should be slower. We asked our writers there to comment on how expats are coping and the measures Greece is taking. Lynne reports from the Peloponnese and Diana from Corfu.
Imagine your own Greek home: a villa on the Saronic Gulf, or perhaps a Cretan farmhouse with olive groves. Now imagine that these cost the same as the average UK home – yours for no more than £250,000.
Many of us first fall in love with the Greek islands on our summer holidays, but the smaller tourist islands do often close down in winter. So if you’re looking for somewhere with that year-round buzz, where are the best places to start?
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