What are the advantages of Greece?
In this article we will give you a brief list of 12 advantages one gains for getting a golden visa, investing and residing in Greece, Europe’s last “undiscovered” paradises. We could say much more than just 12 reasons to live here, but we will just give you a taste.
1.Rapid tourism rate increase
Greece is a top tourist destination. According to Airbnb, it is a 12 month destination and showcases a full 90% occupancy rate hotels booking which means investing in that industry (hotels, apartments, local businesses) has a high rate of return on investment (ROI).
When travelling to Schengen countries one just needs his/her Greek residency permit. Golden Visa holders enjoy exactly the same travel privileges with a Greek citizen in the Schengen Area. This means they can: travel directly from their country of origin to any Schengen country, travel freely within the (Schengen) zone customs check free, reside to any other Schengen country up to a period of three months.
3.Member of the European Union
Greece’s official currency is € (euro), which is the second largest reserve currency in the world and it is used in 23 member countries of E.U. (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain) and some non E.U. (Andorra, Vatican City, and Monaco and San Marino). Additionally, Greece has a low living cost in comparison with other european countries (up to 50 % lower than in many northern European cities).
4.Beautiful country with strategic geolocation
Who doesn’t dream of visiting the hundreds of famous greek islands with breathtaking views of blue sea (16.000 miles of coastline) or visiting the spectacular mountains and hills (80% of Greece’s total aerea) in the mainland. The islands themselves are one of the most fascinating reasons to live in this country. Athens is geographically located in the centre of Greece, so every destination (island or mainland) is in the closest range. Moreover, this country has a strategic geographical location being in the heart of the Mediterranean, a meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa.
This country offers 300 days of sunshine a year. Especially in Athens, winter season has temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees until April, May, (when temperatures starts to rise) and it rarely has temperatures below zero.
6.High educational standards
Like other countries in Europe, Greece has high standards of education. There are several English speaking Colleges and Universities available in major cities to choose from. In addition, the education system in Greece has undergone reforms to keep up with the best education systems in the world.
One of the safest places on the planet, based on environmental and social factors. Personal space and freedom of each individual are highly respected here. Also, it is the country with the lowest crime rates in Europe.
It is worldwide known that Greece is one of the richest countries historically and culturally. It is the birthplace of democracy and western civilization. Parts of its ancient history can be found in Athens while visiting the Acropolis, monuments and museums. It is also worth mentioning that at any place that one can find a piece of this history at literally every corner of the Greek land.
Vivid cultural scene, regional variety of craftsmanship, museums, cultural centers and theatrical/musical festivals. The majority of festivals occur during summer, in ancient or contemporary theatres but there are also some festivals at other times of the year. Besides various festivals, the Greek culture itself is fascinating with a lot of different dancing styles, traditions, folk costumes and much more!
The gem of Mediterranean gastronomy, it combines traditional recipes of the mainland, the islands and Minor Asia, with quality raw materials, wine and distillation products. But, besides thousands of taverns, and restaurants, various Mexican, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Russian restaurants can be found as well.
11.Natural health products
A growing market & production of natural health products, herbs, essential oils & cosmetics, foods & byproducts, famous for their macrobiotic effects.
12.Friendly and hospitable local community
Filoxenia’ (“friend to foreigners”), is an important point of pride for Greeks and is something rooted in ancient times and in mythology. Greeks are warm and hospitable people who love to show guests and visitors a good time.