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WHY INVEST IN GREECE

Compared to other EU countries offering permanent residency by investment, Greece is definitely among the best choices. Set in a privileged and strategic location, Greece is the ideal base for investors seeking business opportunities in Europe or wishing to take their business global. The country boasts top quality logistics and communication infrastructures, and has access to the high-growth emerging markets of the Balkans and the Southeastern Mediterranean.

Greece’s decade-long economic crisis had resulted in the undervaluation of real estate. This means that, compared to other West European capitals, property prices are still low and competitive. As economic activities are recovering, prices are on the rise, so we, at Estia Developments, believe that now is a good time to invest.

Our team of experts can help you locate the best investment opportunities in Greece, through our wide collection of residential and commercial properties, and eventually, buy your chosen property and get residency by investment.

Golden Visa in Greece

The Greek Golden Visa program is the investors’ means to become European residents, travel freely within the Schengen area, start a new life in Greece if they wish so, and most importantly earn income from their return on investment, as there are no limitations or imposed rules on the management of the property as in other EU countries.

The program was introduced by the Greek government in 2014. With a minimum investment of €250,000, non-EU nationals get permanent residency, with the prospect of automatically obtaining EU citizenship after seven years. Among other incentives are the low cost of living and the high quality of life that the country offers.

ADVANTAGES

The advantages are multiple but the most important is that Greece offers the cheapest residency by investment program in the EU. By purchasing property at a minimum of €250,000, non-EU Nationals get full access (free travel) to the European Union and Schengen Area countries.

Other benefits include:

  • No residence requirement
  • Unlimited expiry date of residence permit (as long as the investor owns the property)
  • Opportunity to rent out the investment property
  • Residence applies to the whole family (spouse, children under 21 years old, parents and in-laws)
  • Eligibility to apply for citizenship after 7 years of residence

ESTIA GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM

IN 5 STEPS

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Find your desired property, by browsing through our listings.

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Visit Greece and meet with our sales executives to inspect your preferred properties.

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Acquire your desired property for a minimum of €250,000, sign the final contract and get the title deeds.

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With the free legal advice of our lawyers, gather all the required documents in order to proceed with the application for the Golden Visa.

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Our appointed lawyer will get your Blue Card and arrange an appointment for the Biometrics’ procedure, after which you will receive the Golden Visa.

EU countries & The Schengen Zone

The European Union

The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 countries with common policies and institutions. All EU countries are autonomous regarding their foreign policy and internal affairs but they are bound to some common legislative and judicial institutions. All EU citizens can travel, reside and work freely in any of the EU countries.
 

The Schengen Zone

The Schengen zone is an area comprising 26 countries that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. These countries are: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, in addition to three microstates: Monaco, Vatican City and San Marino.

SOUTHERN EUROPEAN GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMS

GREECE CYPRUS SPAIN ITALY PORTUGAL
Minimum Investment €250.000 €300.000 €500.000 €500.000 €500.000
Processing Time 2-3 months 2-3 months 2-3 months 1-2 months 1-2 months
Minimum Stay in Country Not required A visit by all
family members
once every 2 years
Not required Not required 2 weeks
every 2 years
Temporary Residence Validity 5 years Permanent 2 years 2 years 2 years
Right for permanent residency 7 years Following a
€2.150.000
investment
10 years 10 years 6 years
Travel without VISA Schengen Zone European Union
(no Schengen)
Schengen Zone Schengen Zone Schengen Zone
Residency for Family & Children Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes

*valid for children, parents and parents in law