Homes in the villages around Paphos

Sandy beaches, a lively seafront, ancient harbour, castle and old town… no wonder Paphos is a favourite with British holidaymakers and homeowners. But the area’s magic extends beyond just the resort, with the villages around Paphos offering their own spin on the idyllic Cypriot lifestyle. We look at the options…

Building your own home in Spain, part 2: architects and planning permission

How do you find an architect and get the planning permission to build your own home in Spain? Last month we covered buying a plot, and the basic types of land to build a property. When you’ve bought the plot, if you haven’t already, you will need to get an architect in Spain. Together you will be able to test the basic feasibility of your project, refine it, cost it and get planning permission. 

Buying in Greece, made easy

Let’s face it, Greece’s popularity doesn’t lie in being a place where it’s easy to get boring things done quickly. It’s a place to do enjoyable things slowly! That’s why we love it here. And when it comes to buying a Greek home, the processes are straightforward, if occasionally long-winded. The good news is that there is always someone to help you. Diana from Corfu Home Finders explains how to make the Greek property buying system work.

Is Basilicata the new Tuscany?

With Apulia and Sicily already wowing international property buyers, the latest southerly region turning heads is Basilicata. Is it time to look for a property in Basilicata? Matera is a great place to start looking. EU Capital of Culture 2019, the city has been attracting buyers from around the world. We give you the lowdown on the city and wider region, and speak to Greg from Manchester, one of the first foreigners to fall in love with the authentic Italian lifestyle. He didn’t only fall in love with the region…