If you think of the Greek islands, you probably think of the Cyclades: white-washed villages with blue-domed churches, steep cliffs and sea views all around. Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos attract hordes of tourists every year, but it’s easy to find quiet spots if you know where to look. Join us as we head off the beaten track.
In just a few months, Sally and Jeremy, from Bath, have gone from dreaming of a holiday home in Italy to having the keys to their own apartment in beautiful Liguria in hand. They told us about their property search, their plans for the future and how an introduction to the right estate agent helped smooth the path immensely.
Karen and her husband swapped the hustle and bustle of UK city living for the peace and quiet of the Charente, France. With two daughters born and raised in France, she’s an old hand at parenting à la française. We spoke to her about schooling, learning the language and the active childhood they’ve enjoyed in the French countryside.
For anyone buying a home in Spain, a property survey is a must. It means you can plan wisely and surprises won’t crop up just when you don’t want them. But what can you expect from a survey, and how do you choose a surveyor? We spoke to Campbell Ferguson, founder of Survey Spain and RICS Spain’s first Vice-President, to find out.
There’s nothing like local advice when you’re moving overseas, so this week we’re taking tips from the Greeks. Over 90% of domestic tourists stay in private accommodation – so where are the most popular spots for a holiday home? Find out as we explore some of the best areas in Greece that are often overlooked by international buyers.