At this time of the year, many of us are jetting off around the world on our holidays. Have you ever thought about buying your own home overseas, either to use as a holiday let or even to build a whole new life in a different country?
We’re taking a look at the most popular holiday destinations for people living in the UK, and sharing our selection of the top properties available. This week, we’re concentrating on the third most popular holiday destination: Greece.
What makes Greece so special?
Nearly two million British people went on holiday to Greece in 2012. The country has rich and complex history, with plenty of archaeological evidence testifying to its crucial role in the ancient world. In addition to the ruins and museums to visit, Greece has amazing cuisine and culture. One big attraction is the weather- hot, dry summers and mild winters. With so much coastline and so many beautiful islands, beaches are plentiful.
There is something for every holidaymaker in Greece, whether a party animal, sun seeker or history buff. So why not see if there is something for you in our choice of holiday homes for sale in Greece?
A traditional village house
The first of our property picks is this traditional two bedroom village house in Kritsa, Crete. It might be an older property, but it has been carefully renovated within the last 15 years. Featuring spiral staircases and a terrace with views across the mountains and sea, this home enables you to become part of Greek village life.
The house is located on a quiet street, with its own off-road parking. Kritsa is the largest village on Crete, and is very popular with visitors. It’s also only a short distance from the cosmopolitan town of Aghios Nikolos, which you can reach via a regular bus service. Kritsa itself has lots of souvenir stalls, tavernas and restaurants as well as all the necessaries for everyday life such as doctors’ surgeries, banks and schools. At only £75,901 this property is ideal for a holiday home.
A secluded three bedroom villa
Our next holiday home for sale in Greece is located on the stunning island of Syros, one of the Cyclades Islands. A classic Greek villa, this property has preserved its original features whilst being renovated with modern conveniences.
It is surrounded by greenery, is only a short walk from lovely beaches and tavernas and has breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding hills. The villa is on one level, making it easy to access, and boasts three large bedrooms. There is a veranda and patio area outside, featuring mature olive trees. That’s not all though- at £383,970 the price includes antiques and furnishings, a rowboat, a moped and scuba equipment! Great for renting out to holidaymakers as-is with little work to do.
A modern maisonette in Marathon
Holiday homes in Greece aren’t all about the islands- there are some beautiful houses on the mainland too. This three level maisonette is a short distance from Athens, making travelling there a breeze.
This new-build complex has been constructed on a slope, meaning that all properties have views of the sea from their balcony. A sandy beach is only two kilometres away. This house features all modern conveniences and is finished to a very high standard, featuring fitted wardrobes and fitted kitchen- a home from home. At £232,168 the owner will also be allocated two parking spaces, and benefit from the security at the gated development.
For holiday homes in Greece, the place to come is Netmovers!
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