Retire on a Greek Island

The Greek Island of Samos, Crete and Skopelos are the most popular destinations to retire followed by Rhodes and Corfu. If you’re
considering retirement in the sun a Greek Island is a perfect retirement destination for you. The cost of living is lower than the USA, Canada and the Northern/Western Europe and you’ll experience the hassle free lifestyle, wonderful Mediterranean climate and cuisine.
You will be able to experience a truly healthy, happy, and more affordable life on a Greek Island. The Greek government promotes the
Greek Islands not only for tourist destination spot but also as a place for retirement. Greece may be one of the best places to retire because
of its imposition law on taxes and the determination of the Greek government to be one of the best places to retire in the entire
Europe. There are strict government regulations regarding overbuilding and reserving the natural beauty of the Greek Islands. Retiring onthe Island of Samos or any Greek Island you will not only experience endless sunshine but also unspoiled natural beauty, spectacular flora and fauna, great culture, history, as well as an active lifestyle which is very beneficial to your longevity.

Affordable Property Prices – Bying property in the Greek Islands is not expensive. You can find a nice home in the Island of Samos between 100,000 to 150,000 euros depending on the size, condition of the property and location. Rents are very low depending on location. You could rent an apartment for all year round lease for 300 euros a month. Actually is a good idea to rent a home for a year first before you decide on the location that you want to live.  Property prices in small villages are low compare to properties in the cities and by the sea shore. However, if you will have your own vehicle and you like the quite lifestyle it is a good idea to buy a home in one of the villages up in the mountains with gorgeous views of the Aegean Sea. However, in the city you will have better access to public transportation, market, restaurants and cafes. In Greece in order to buy property you need to hire an attorney for the closing. There are numerous real estate agents to contact to help you find to buy property or rental but is also very customary to find a home through word to mouth. Samos also has many old stone houses that you can purchase and renovate according to your taste and maintain the old Greek island style. If you rent first the neighbors and social circle will be able to help you find a property that is right for you. You can find here a beautiful property to build, with olive trees & a vineyard in the area of Karlovassi, Samos.

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