Greece is a wonderful country full of history with very nice and friendly people, not to mention their gastronomy.
Due to a number of factors, this country offers investment potential.
We offer a few reasons why this is so:
1. Location: Greece is conveniently located in South Eastern Europe and on the Mediterranean Sea, making it a key regional player for trade and investment not only within the European and global market.
2. Tourism industry. This is linked to the growing demand for properties for rent and purchase, which can be advantageous for investors.
3. Property prices: in recent years, property prices in Greece have stabilised and are relatively low compared to other European countries such as Spain or Italy. In addition, the Greek government authorities are trying to create a favourable business environment for real estate investors, for example by providing tax breaks and subsidies.
4. Potential for development: Greece still has great potential for development in various sectors such as tourism, energy, agriculture and renewable energy. Investments in these areas can be profitable for investors in the long term.
What is the development of real estate prices in Greece
Property prices in Greece are still relatively low and stability has been coming in recent years.
According to data from the National Bank of Greece, which publishes the Property Price Index for Greece, property prices in the first quarter of 2021 were on average 3.3% lower than in the previous year. However, there has been a slight increase in prices over the past few years, which can be positive for investors.
Specifically, in Athens, the capital of Greece, property prices have increased in recent years. According to data from Numbeo, in January 2022 the average price of an apartment in central Athens was EUR 2,710/m2, while the previous year it was EUR 2,460/m2. In areas outside the centre, prices are lower, ranging from around EUR 1 500 to EUR 2 000/m2.
Average net rental yields in Greece are currently something between 5% and 6% of the property price.