Buying or selling a home comes with a lot of questions. Over the years, we have found that the people we work with ask similar questions. Our FAQs section below can help you get answers about the buying process, our real estate services, and how to get ready for a move.
Do I need a lawyer to buy a property in Greece?
By law, you are not obliged to have. It’s not a legal requirement but it is highly recommended to have one. A lawyer conducts any «encumbrances» on the property and carries out the necessary legal surveys. A “Power of Attorney” allow the selected lawyer to do all the necessary actions needed to acquire property in Greece.
Is it possible for EU citizen to purchase property in Greece/Crete?
Yes, all EU citizens can acquire properties in Greece. The process is the same for both the citizens of the European Union and Greeks.
Is it possible for non-EU citizen to purchase property in Greece/Crete?
Generally speaking, yes, non-EU citizens have the right to buy a property in Greece. A Greek legislation gives the opportunity to buy property to citizens from countries outside the European Union, but that varies from country to country, so it is best to contact the Greek embassy or consulate in your home country before the acquisition of the property. If the citizens from non-EU have bought a property and it worth more than 250.000 € Greece can grant residence permits for the owners and their families.
What to do/see in Plakias/south Crete?
South Crete and Plakias have so much to offer to the visitors that it is impossible to get bored. The most famous beaches in Crete, water sports, diving, boat trip from Plakias to Preveli Palm Forest and Loutro, mountain biking, hiking and walking. Day trip to magical places like Gramvousa, Balos, Elafonisi, a lot of coffee shops and taverns are around in the centre of Plakias to enjoy the traditional tastes of Crete.