The third largest of the Greek Ionian Islands (406 sq. km), the hypnotic island of Zakynthos is rich in beauty and tradition, both historical and cultural. The island has many hidden depths and a relatively unspoilt coastline that can offer a relaxing, rural alternative to typical island getaways.

Zakynthos is growing rapidly in popularity thanks to its crystal clear warm waters, magnificent sandy beaches and incredible, famous, blue sea caves - all within easy reach from the UK - only a three hour and twenty minutes flight, direct from most UK airports during the summer months, (and via a connecting flight from Athens during the winter).

The island of Zakynthos has something for everyone considering making an investment here - whether you are looking for a home in a traditional, peaceful and tranquil Mediterranean village, away from the holidaying crowds, or in a vibrant tourist resort in the heart of the town’s hustle and bustle.

With great weather virtually guaranteed during the main tourist season, May to September, (summer temperatures peak at around 30oC), Zakynthos’ glorious scenery and blanket of wild flowers provides the perfect backdrop. The wide variety of tavernas and restaurants boasting mouth watering Greek cuisine and wines, served with true Greek hospitality, are complimented by quaint whitewashed villages, the ‘Venetian’ harbour and the pleasant sounds of tolling church bells.

The environment of Zakynthos has become a subject of international interest due to the reproduction of a rare type of sea turtle Caretta-Caretta, protected by international agreement, EU law and Greek legislation. A few years ago the “Zakynthos National Marine Park” was established.

It is impossible to pick out the most interesting spots or the most beautiful areas as everywhere you go you will be charmed. Lovely beaches in Vassilikos, the gulf of Laganas, the sandy Tsilivi and Alykes, the medicinal waters of Xigia and the pebbly beaches of Makrys Gialos and Volimes. Inspiring sunsets in Keri and Kampi will add some dream in your stay and you will wish you could stay in the Blue Caves or Camp of the Smugglers Wreck Beach - which is arguably the most famous beach in the whole of Greece and the Greek Islands. It can only be reached by boat, as can the small, uninhabited island of Marathonissi with its amazing scenery and stunning rock formations.

Lively resorts and entertaining places are to be found in Argasi, Laganas and Tsilivi.

Zakynthos has a coastline 123,2 km long. It is roughly triangular in shape. To a large extent the island is plain (2/3) and it can be divided into three sections, geologically speaking, moving from north to south. The first section starts in the north at Cape Schinari and runs toward the south, including the entire western side of the island, ending at Cape Marathia in the southwest. This lightly-inhabited area is commanded by Mt Vrachionas (756m.).The middle section starts at Alykes Bay and ends at Laganas Bay and includes a fertile plain and the town of Zakynthos. It is flat with rich soil and the main part of the island’s 40,000 inhabitants lives there. The third section includes the eastern and south-eastern section of the island ending at the southern tip of Cape Gerakas, which is dominated by Mt. Skopos (492 m.) and several smaller hills.

The main town has the historic St Mark’s square lined with neoclassical buildings, highlighting that there is much more to Zakynthos than just a beach resort.

Our featured properties include locations with breathtaking waterfront views, rarely affordable in the Mediterranean; rural mountain village locations, famous for their hospitality and surrounded by luscious green hills in protected areas overlooking the sea; and also locations within walking distance to the main towns’ energetic atmospheres with a multitude of restaurants, bars, water sports and fun-filled entertainment.

With around one million visitors to the island each year, Zakynthos is experiencing a high demand for holiday rental accommodation, which represents excellent potential for both capital investment returns and high rental yields.

Property prices in Zakynthos are considerably lower than other comparable sun locations, which, with the added attraction of excellent finance packages, makes the island an ideal property investment location for the discerning buyer, equally suited to investors and those looking for a holiday or permanent relocation/retirement home.




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Crete Properties

Crete, one of the most popular tourist destinations, has a magic radiance and spoils visitors with its golden sands, crystal clear sea, unspoilt beaches and peaceful olive groves,in lush green coastal plains. An island complimented with a wealth of myths, legends and history, a blessed and dramatic landscape, and an extraordinary fusion of past and present with an abundance of choices and experiences. An ideal place to relax and recharge.

The island is home to Europe’s earliest civilisation, the Minoans, and has many awe inspiring classical and rare sites from Greek, Byzantine, Roman, Venetian and Ottoman periods, along with enchanted ancient monasteries, palaces and quaint harbours.

Breathtaking drives along the rugged south coast leads to a sun drenched paradise of long sandy beaches and isolated coves. The island has the most Blue Flag beaches in Europe - awarded by the European Community for their cleanliness and water quality.

Crete, referred to by many as “little Greece”, has a great variety of landscapes and brilliant natural colours all around. Majestic mountains rise in the centre of the island, with four magnificent mountain ranges from west to east, abundant wildlife and a rich variety of flora and fauna, offering a superb environment for nature lovers,with opportunities for walking, hiking and trekking, in addition to the ever popular swimming in the islands glorious waters.

In addition to the popular tourist resorts, the whitewashed villages with narrow winding streets, traditional cafes, hospitable people adjusted to, but not changed by, tourism is the “real Crete”. Enjoy the delight of sipping a Greek coffee at the roadside in a mountain village, the excitement and spill over of weddings and occasions, the history, and the people.

Situated between the three continents of Europe, Africa and Asia, Crete’s unique geographic position makes it the most southerly outpost of Europe, offering the sunniest climate of all the Greek islands, bathed in sunshine for over 300 days of the year and with the least rainy days - enjoying beautifully hot, dry Mediterranean summers (hottest in July and August), and Greece’s mildest of winters (though snow often appears on the high peaks).

The largest of the Greek islands and fifth largest in the Mediterranean, at over 250 km long and varying between 15 and 30km wide, Crete is divided into 4 provinces or more correctly prefectures;

1.The largest and most developed, Heraklion, the capitol of the island and a large modern, busy city, completely different from the beautiful towns of Chania, Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos.

Heraklion is a big city with traffic, noise and all the chaos that goes with a large population. Despite this, fine corners and buildings have been preserved, displaying the town’s glorious past. The Old Port is ideal for pleasant evening walks. The Loggia, the most elegant of the Venetian buildings is in Heraklion, as is The Morosini Fountain, situated in the middle of Venizelos square. A must for all visitors to Heraklion is the outstanding archaeological museum, which houses many of the finds from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other archaeological sites in Crete.
The well restored Minoan Palace is less than 30 minutes from Heraklion.

2.The smaller, Venetian influenced, Rethymnon which is divided into the Old and the New Towns, both delightful in their own way. An endless sandy beach spans the Rethymnon coast with many modern and luxurious "resort" hotels. The old part of Rethymnon is particularly photogenic and charming, full of old buildings, stone paved alleys and a huge Venetian fortress that overlooks the city.

3.The enchanting town of Chania with its old world, authentic, atmosphere - known to many as the “Jewel of Crete", with a beautiful Venetian castle and harbour, narrow stone-paved colourful alleys and back streets, waterfront tavernas, fine restaurants and unique restored buildings. Though Chania is a modern city the interior is a labyrinth of old Venetian houses that you can wander around, with only an occasional reminder of the twentieth century .

4.The picturesque Lassithi in Eastern Crete, with its vibrant capital city Agios Nikolaos built on Mirabello Bay, and its upmarket holiday beach resort, Elounda, which is very popular with ex-pat residents and holiday makers. The area has superb beaches offering a variety of water sports, picturesque mountain villages, many archaeological sites, caves, gorges and one of the resort's most popular sights - the island of Spinalonga, a Venetian fortress, (serviced by numerous boat trips). This is truly a place where old buildings harmoniously blend with the modern. Both cosmopolitan and traditional, giving shelter to luxury yachts and the boats of local fishermen bringing in the catch of the day, the picturesque port is ideal for romantic and relaxing walks and the waterfront is boarded by traditional cafes, modern cafeterias and all sorts of small shops welcoming visitors and locals alike.

A cosmopolitan island with a population just over half a million people, Crete is one of Greece’s most advanced islands, extremely well organised with a well developed infrastructure, excellent roads and travel links in place. The island is so independent that many Cretans regard it as almost a separate country.

Crete is also home to a spectacular 18-Hole Golf course. The Crete Golf Club is a marvellous new addition to Europe’s rich reservoir of courses and it will soon be regarded as one of the finest tests in the whole of the southern Mediterranean.

The club, the first of its kind on the island, offers golfers and visitors a challenging and enjoyable golf experience throughout the year. The course has been built in an exciting desert style design, with each hole individually sculptured to blend into the existing landscape. Designed by Bob Hunt of PGA DC, Great Britain, this course offers dramatic views and truly tests every aspect of the golfer’s repertoire. The architects have made every effort to protect the environment, many ecologically friendly features such as modern water treatment and large untouched areas are to be found. This mountainous golf course, the most challenging in Greece, is meticulously maintained and compliments the typical landscape of Crete.

The cooling breeze in the summer and mildest of climates in the winter allows for play in all seasons, so suitably the course remains open all year round. You can enjoy life in the opulent clubhouse, where the friendly service team is ready and eager to cater to your every need. Après golf, you can relax on the 120m2 terrace which overlooks three ponds and the 18th green. The spacious restaurant offers the perfect venue for your banquet. Learn how to play golf at The Crete Golf Academy, and hone your game at the practice facilities which include a double-ended 300-yard covered driving range, with a short game area and two practice putting greens. Last but not least, the Pro Shop is stocked to satisfy the needs of the discerning golfer.

The Crete Golf Club lies approximately 24 km east of the “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion and 7 km south of Hersonissos.

There are two international airports with regular direct flights to Chania and Heraklion from the UK and most other main European destinations throughout the summer months (May-October) and via a connecting flight from Athens during the winter. There are also regular ferry connections to and from Piraeus and the other islands.

Despite the modern aspect of the island and the exceptionally busy summer months, there are numerous villages in Crete that give the impression that mass tourism has not arrived on the island, many offer something of Crete that is truly special and a treat for anyone in need of the healing power of charm and character in unique climes.
Truly individual and unique places to suit any mood, pace, style or setting exist on Crete. There are walks, climbs, drives and rides that take you across stunning plateaux, dramatic mountains and along sweeping seascapes, special places as "the Crete you will discover".

With one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, low cost of living that includes a superb cuisine of food and wine, and the renowned hospitality of the Greek people, Crete makes the ideal location for your property investment, summer home or permanent relocation.


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Corfu Properties

Enjoy good food and wine, long lazy taverna lunches, dip into the sea and enjoy complete relaxation. An island with a strong and architectural history, it is of diverse contrast.

Corfu, one of the best known of the Greek islands, part of the Ionian group, is nestled off the West side of the Greek mainland. The island is 36 miles long and at its widest part (the North), 15 miles wide. Covered with over 3 million evergreen olive trees, watered by winter rains, Corfu, even during the hot dry summers remains beautiful and extremely green - one of the greenest of the Mediterranean islands. Corfu's six-month olive season is the longest of any island in Greece and lush vineyards cover the island. The island still has thousands of olive trees with a legacy of the Venetians.

The local farmers grow many other fruits and vegetables due to the island's climate and extremely fertile soil, which contributes to Corfu’s famous delicious cuisine of tender meats and organically grown salads garnished with herbs and home-pressed olive oil, along with a superb choice of traditional village wines.

Corfu has many small islands, described as satellites around a planet.

Some of the most amazing beaches in the world are in Corfu, and the mountain villages are as unspoiled as the most remote parts of Greece.
On the Eastern side of the island, the land slopes gently to the sea and there are long beaches and bays. The craggy Western coast is much more dramatic, steep and rocky with high cliffs, deep coves and horse-shoe sandy beaches with spectacular sunsets. The North-East coast is made up of sheltered rocky coves and shingle beaches offering secluded bays and traditional fishing villages. The land to the North is mountainous and gradually descends until you come to Lake Korission, separated from the sea by a narrow piece of land. Both the North and South offer long sweeping sandy bays and popular tourist resorts.

At the centre is 'Mount Pantocrator' with a height of 998 meters.

Along with this breathtaking scenery there is a variety and abundance of plant life, like few other places in Greece.

To explore the island by the coast, visitors can search for quiet rocky coves and untouched sandy beaches. Inland, a network of twisting roads service local villages that seem totally untouched by tourism; to enjoy at its best, stop to explore and meet the warm and friendly Corfiot people. Discover deserted villages such as Old Sinies and Perithia, where sheep and goats seem to be the only residents!

To relax, laze by the beach, or search for the secret coves that can only be reached by motor boat. With sparkling waters, and beachside tavernas awaiting, Corfu is your 'stress cure'.

The island is a few hours by ferry from Brindisi, Italy, and for many tourists this is the only part of Greece they visit – being very popular with Italians and many other Europeans. Incredibly varied, the island has something to offer everyone, and judging by the number of visitors who return year after year, a great deal to offer to many.

Direct, inexpensive, flights are available from most UK airports from May to October, and via connecting flights from Athens during the winter.

Whilst most popular for summer beach holidays, Corfu is also very popular for hiking and nature trail enthusiasts.

With so much to offer, there is always excellent demand for holiday accomodation on Corfu , making it a wise a choice for property investment.

Cooler than most of the Greek islands in the summer and with mild winters, Corfu is a wonderful choice for those who are concerned that they may not be able to handle the burning heat of southern Greece during the high season.

For those who have a home, or a base here, there are many wonderful opportunities to experience the island’s natural beauty, outside of the high season, between October and May.

On an island where a community of around 20,000 multi national people own homes, Corfiots are extremely welcoming to other nationalities choosing to live here; the people, climate and atmosphere will take you under their spell.

The islanders still hold traditional family values dear – Corfu offers a stress-free lifestyle with extreme security due to its very low crime rate, low cost of living and relaxed way of life.

For many, Corfu is heaven.


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Santorini properties

The world famous island of Santorini, known as the ancient jewel of the Aegean, is one of the most unique islands in Greece, if not the world, and could never be confused with any of the other islands; where towering cliffs crowned by tiny and blindingly white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea.

Santorini is the southern-most island of the Cycladic group, located 63 nautical miles north of Crete, the island has an area of 76 km2 and a population of 7000 inhabitants.

With a typical Aegean climate, it rarely rains during the spring and summer, with temperatures rising from 25oC to 35oC, and wonderfully mild winter temperatures typically between 15oC and 25oC .

It is said that Santorini, also known as Thira, is the one essential Greek island not to be missed. Take the ferry and sail into a giant volcanic crater that is as dramatic, or more so, then the Grand Canyon. The sunsets in Santorini are like nothing you have ever seen before.

While large ships to Santorini dock at the port of Athinios, many small ships arrive in Skala, a spectacular harbour that's part of the enormous caldera, the core of the ancient volcano formed around 1450 B.C., when the volcano blew out the island's centre. To this day, some scholars speculate that this destruction gave birth to the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis. In short, this is physically one of the most spectacular islands in the world. Santorini's cliff-faced crescent isle graces tourist brochures and posters the world over.

The real wonder is that Santorini exceeds all glossy picture-postcard expectations. Like an enormous mandible, Santorini encloses the pure blue waters of its caldera, with its two principal towns, Fira and Ia, perched at its summit; as you approach by ship, their whitewashed houses resemble a dusting of new snow on the mountaintop.

Akrotiri is Santorini's principal archaeological wonder: a town destroyed by the volcano eruption here, but miraculously preserved under layers of lava. In 2004, most of Akrotiri closed for extensive preservation work and reopened in 2006. Spectacularly situated atop a high promontory overlooking a black lava beach, the remains of this Greek, Roman, and Byzantine city are extensive. Ancient Thira is reached after a vertiginous hike or drive up and up and up to the acropolis itself.

Arid Santorini isn't known for the profusion of its agricultural products, but the rocky island soil has long produced a plentiful grape harvest, and the local wines are among the finest in Greece. Be sure to visit one of the island wineries for a tasting. And keep an eye out for the tasty, tiny unique Santorini tomatoes and white eggplants - and the unusually large and zesty capers. Most importantly, ensure you see at least one sunset over the caldera; the best views are from the ramparts of the kastro and from the footpath between Fira and Ia.

This cosmopolitan island boasts a ‘tropical’ style, with a mystical and romantic atmosphere, magnificent colorful beaches, crystal clear deep blue seas cascading over white sands, and breathtaking sunsets which make this island the most popular destination in Greece, famous for the warm hospitality of the local people, and making it an ideal place for your dream home.

Easily accessible with direct summer flights from many European airports, (and via Athens in the winter), along with a regular ferry boat service from Athens, Santorini is the top holiday destination in Greece and in 2005 was voted the second most popular destination worldwide, demonstrating the high rental demand for holiday accommodation on the island and therefore the excellent rental income potential for investors.

Our featured properties are Greek island-style villas with classic sky blue and whitewashed exteriors that compliment and respect the extraordinary nature and architecture of Santorini, located near some of the best beaches on the island.


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Paros Properties

Paros, rich in natural beauty and culture, is one of the largest islands of the Cyclades group, with approximately 120km of coastline, situated about halfway between Athens and Santorini.

Parikia, the capital, has one of the main harbours of the Cyclades islands, with frequent connections to almost all other islands. Paros lies within approximately 2.5 hours (with a high-speed boat) or 5 hours (normal ferry) distance from Piraeus, mainland Greece’s main harbour. Almost every ferry stops here!

In Paros you have the island for every man - rich or poor, from the most culturally aware to the most hedonistic, from foreigners to Greeks, they all come to Paros in the summertime.

There are many beautiful sandy beaches - famously a plethora of different sizes and shapes.

There are hotels of every category, from luxury villas to simple rooms, and with holiday accommodation always in demand, Paros offers excellent opportunities for good rental incomes to those purchasing holiday homes on the island.

There are great restaurants and plenty of nightlife including bars which some say resemble Daytona Beach.

There is never a shortage of people to interact with. From traditional island life to Internet cafes, Paros has it all.

Traditionally, there are quaint little shops offering Greek souvenirs, jewellery and other beautiful things, but not too many of them, as they are evenly spread out between grocery stores, little supermarkets, bakeries and other conveniences, you can experience the every day Greek life and atmosphere at the same time.

There are no "ghettos" or multi-story hotels destroying the beauty and original character. Nor have the hospitality and friendliness of the local people diminished through rapid growth of tourism during the past years.

You will still have those remarkable little experiences like Greeks inviting you into their homes for a coffee and telling you the most interesting stories...!

The Island has a lot to offer its visitors!

Whether you prefer a quiet, peaceful holiday enjoying the beautiful nature and traditional Greek atmosphere, an active or educational one, or you would just like to party, you'll definitely find what you are looking for! The infrastructure is very good, the main road around the island being about 72 km long and well sign-posted, which makes it ideal to go discovering the island by yourselves!

Paros is 'the real thing' - not the mythological 'real Greece', but the merging of Greece and the west - Greece in the present time - referred to by many as the real Greek island.

The local saying is “Do not visit Paros if you don't want to come more than once!”. Paros has "the magic" that makes you addicted. Once people stop here, most do not want to leave: An ideal place for your holiday home!


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Rhodes Properties

One of the most wonderful islands in Greece, and what has to be one of the most interesting cities in Europe, Rhodes' overwhelming natural beauty and the significant marks of history are only some of the reasons that make the island so special - a sensational place with sensational people, history, and lifestyles.

In the southeastern end of the Aegean Sea, at a place endowed with one of the most temperate climates of the world, the island of Rhodes bathes under the dazzling Greek sun. The largest island of the Dodecanese group, it has been a major cultural centre of Greece since ancient times and is today a favourite travel destination. Next to the wooded slopes and the sandy beaches, the remains of ancient civilizations that flourished in the island over the centuries coexist with modern tourist infrastructures.

The island has many spectacular beaches and sandy coves offering crystalline waters. The northwest side of the island, from Rhodes town and the cosmopolitan Ixia down to Mandriko and Skala Kameirou, has large beaches developed for tourism. On the southeast shore are the equally developed beaches at Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi. On the rest of the island you will find many small sandy coves, almost hidden, such as Glyfada, Paliochora, Kopria, the small beaches of Monolithos down to Kamlamos, Kerameni Bay and the exotic beaches of Prasonisi - the southwest coast is an endless beach with few people on it. The West Coast of Rhodes is subject to shore winds and can be rough, but is a windsurfer's paradise - known as the Windsurfers’ Mecca.

The time to visit Rhodes is ‘anytime’ - even in the winter, due to its wonderful mild climate. Arriving in Rhodes is special, whether you are sixteen or sixty! The city is divided in two; the new town with its modern buildings, shopping areas and hotel-lined beaches, and the old town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a medieval walled fortress complete with the moat and castle of The Knights of Saint John.

If you like to mix beaches, medieval history, culture, art and architecture, exploring the natural beauty of Greece, shopping, eating, drinking and wonderful nightlife, then Rhodes is the perfect place - and with one of the best climates in Greece, it means nine months of swimming and three months of plenty to explore. It is a big island with a big town and so there is something for everyone – including one of Greece’s most picturesque locations - t he town of Lindos, the eco-park Valley of the Butterflies - a phenomenon which attracts thousands of butterflies, and the Seven Springs which has seven trickling streams that flow into one beautiful lake – to name but a few. The landscape contrasts, from rocky wild scenery to lush greens valleys, make the island so special and an inspirational source for Classic and Modern artists.

Rhodes charms all its visitors. The abundant natural beauties, the historic heritage, the “living” folk traditions and the carefree lifestyle, make Rhodes not just an impressive tourist destination but also an ideal place for someone to live.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Rhodes is one of the sunniest places in Europe, with one of the longest summers in the Mediterranean (from April to November). The island is quite large, more than 90 kms from north to south and with 50 different villages and towns to choose from. You may choose the pace of the modern and cosmopolitan city of Rhodes or the forgotten and peaceful life of a village.

Population Rhodes has a population of around 110.000, including people from all areas of Greece, students of Rhodes University and various nationalities, who chose the island to be their home. Each of them, with different culture and traditions, add to the special and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rhodes.

Lifestyle People in Rhodes, have a wide variety of lifestyle. From luxurious to simple and rural life.

Healthcare There is a brand new hospital, with all the up to date facilities and qualified staff, hospital clinics and health centres in direct proximity to every municipality of the island. British and other EU nationals are officially entitled to free medical care due to reciprocal agreements

Education Public and modern private schools provide a high quality education to children.

Costs & Safety With a low cost of living in most areas its is possible to live as the locals, enjoying the simple things in life within a natural environment. In Rhodes your stress level will drop and your enjoyment of life will rise.

Low crime rates. According to statistics, Rhodes is one of the safest places to live and enjoy a quality life, with practically zero crime rate.

Cuisine A gastronome's paradise. The Rhodian Cuisine is renowned for using a combination of fresh local products and ingredients, pure olive oil, fresh vegetables, and famous traditional recipes to satisfy every taste, from traditional village tavernas to high-class sophisticated restaurants, offering authentic and international specialties.

Shopping Owing to the islands cosmopolitan character, you will find virtually anything from boutiques offering internationally well known fashion designers to Marks & Spencer and BHS! Handicrafts and folk art are also in abundance. You will meet craftsmen at various locations producing colourful ceramics, hand-carved wood, weaving, knitting and hand-made jewellery.

Nightlife A cosmopolitan nightlife offering entertainment to suit all tastes and desires. From alfresco relaxing bars, lively nightclubs and discos with international music, to cafe bars, typical Greek hot spots with live bouzouki music and even a luxurious casino.

Events There are many Cultural Events organised by the municipality in the Town of Rhodes during summer (from July to September) consisting of various concerts, art exhibitions and theatrical performances, with important participants not only from Greece, but from all over the world. More traditional events can be seen during the rich variety of religious festivities celebrated on the island.

Hobbies There are many welcoming clubs available which are very popular with British expats and which are easy to join - from bridge, chess, dance, winter swimmers and fine arts, to some of the charity clubs active on the island.

Cinema There are two brand new multicinemas, with more than 8 new films per week, showing daily in English.

Sports Enthusiasts will not be disappointed, with a variety of gymnasiums, horse-riding clubs, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, tennis, squash, football. basketball courts, paragliding, jet-skiing, bowling and for the more adventurous, scuba diving and flight schools, are amongst the choices.


The island has as excellent infrastructure: whether from the remote beaches to the bustling capital of the island, or from isolated mountain villages to the luxurious tourist resorts, transportation is fast and easy. Additionally, Rhodes has daily services to the port of Piraeus (mainland Greece) and direct summer flights from most European cities, (4-5 hours flight) and via connecting flights from Athens in the winter.

Rhodes takes in more annual holiday visitors than virtually any other Greek island, which creates exceptional demand for holiday accommodation and illustrates the potentials to investors for both high capitol returns and rental yields., whether purchasing purely for investment, occasional holiday use, permanent relocation or retirement.

The island is lively all year around, apart from some of the tourist resorts, the island is open all year with a distinctive and separate character for each of the four seasons, an inviting experience for all. It is therefore an ideal location for a second or permanent home, as it is far more than just a holiday island.

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Syros Properties

Syros, the 'capital' of the Greek Cyclades islands lies in the middle of this island group, between Kythnos and Tinos, and is full of unspoilt beauty.

You will be charmed by the island’s authentic architecture which is perhaps the most unique classic city remaining in Greece. An architecture that begins from the ancient years and leads to today - a combination of the old with the new, classic with modern.

Ermoupolis is the capital of Syros and has numerous Venetian and neoclassical style buildings, museums, medieval villages, beautiful Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches and traditional tavernas. The town with all its grandeur has the most superb atmosphere.

Dellagrazia for example is full of gardens and pine trees, preserving the nobility that the first genuine Greek middle class of Hermoupolis created in the 19th century.

It is a wonderful cosmopolitan spot with tree-lined streets and mansions, which were once owned by Greece’s wealthy ship owners.

Syros has an area of 86 sq. km., a coastline of 87 km., and a population of around 25,000. Easily accessible from UK airports, direct during the summer and via domestic flights from Athens all year round, or by ferry from Pireus Harbour on Greece‘s mainland, Syros is conveniently located and connects daily by ferry to many islands including Rafina, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands, making the famous Greek Island Hoping experience very easy for its residents and visitors.

From the hill of Ano Syra you can see all the islands around Syros and it becomes immediately evident why Syros developed into the administrative, commercial, intellectual and cultural centre of the Cyclades.

today, the nightlife is wonderful, the food excellent, the sea is crystal clear and the beaches are beautiful.

Syros, like the rest of Greece and her islands, has great history dating back to early prehistoric times. Excavations here have brought to light fascinating artefacts which have been an important help in the study of ancient civilisation. This history and culture, combined with excellent landscapes and beaches has transformed the island into a very popular tourist centre which is also attracting those seeking a second home in a safe, beautiful and relaxing haven.

The capital, known as the “Sovereign of Aegean", is built in the hills that surround the harbour. The northern part of the island, Apano Meria, is mountainous while the southern part is flat, with most of the settlements, traditional villages and beaches located here. Apano Meria is extremely picturesque and calm, requiring exploration; the streets and the paths are minimal but lead to astonishing landscapes of rocks, caves and bridges leading to the island’s virgin beaches. In contrast, the southern side of Syros has excellent roads links to all its villages and to Ermoupoli. The towns here are developed tourist resorts with organised, modern facilities and beaches.

Syros does not have as many beaches as some of the other Greek islands but there are some lovely beaches to discover, ideal for swimming in beautiful, crystalline clear waters, with golden sands and bordered by olive trees.
There are easily accessible shallow water beaches for families, and with a little further search, some wonderfully unspoilt, calm, secluded bays along the coast can be discovered.

There is a selection of areas safe for water sports, yachts and sailing boats.

The climate in Syros is a typically Mediterranean with dry summers and mild winters.

Syros is a very “Greek” island, remaining unspoiled by holiday trappings and without huge hotels or a multitude of tourist shops. The island does not need tourism in order to survive and this is clearly evident as the inhabitants are welcoming and helpful, without the presence of commercialism to take advantage of visitors.

Our holiday homes on the island represent an excellent investment, all surrounded by a combination of natural beauty and tranquility, on an island offering unforgettable hospitality .

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Syros Sunset


Kos Properties

Kos is part of the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, the third largest of the group and the second most popular tourist island after Rhodes. It is very well organised and has everything in terms of tourist infrastructure. The island’s various charms and beauties, picturesque villages and fine beaches amaze all visitors.

Kos lies very close to Asia Minor. It has an area of 290 sq. km., a coastline of 112 km. and a population of around 20,000 people.
The island, popular with many nationalities, can be reached by air from many UK and other European airports - directly in the summer and via Athens in the winter. Also, it is within easy reach by ferry from Piraeus (mainland Greece), the Cyclades, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean, Crete, Rhodes and the other islands of the Dodecanese.

A perfect combination of relaxation, some historical quests and a variety of summer activities, such as boating and island hopping; snorkelling; lazing and swimming in the white sand beaches; motor biking; visiting ancient ruins (Byzantine and Romanesque), castle fortresses and Greek windmills; trips to the striking mountain villages; enjoying the nightlife; long walks by the coast with the sweet smell of jasmine wafting in the air; shopping in the abundant shopping streets in the Centrum and beautiful market squares; sumptuous and romantic dining experiences in the city centre along the beach, harbour, and city squares; and sailing out of the Greek and EU borders to visit a very different world, Turkey.

The picturesque landscape makes Kos even more appealing, its villages are
amongst some of the most picturesque in the Dodecanese, having held on to the traditional style for most of the buildings and variety of blue and white Greek houses, complimented by pretty churches, mosques and minarets, ancient and medieval structures - which all show the important heritage and culture of the island through the ages.

When getting to know the island, most visit the city of Kos, the capitol and chief port of the island. It is a very attractive city, with an abundance of trees, flower gardens, avenues lined with palm trees and marvellous beaches, which stretch for miles end to end from the harbour. There are  many monuments to admire, for example, the large Venetian castle of the Knights of St John, and the world famous Tree of Hippocrates. Visitors and locals alike love to take a walk around the harbour boulevard with its coffee shops and confectioners, which is decked out with 16th century traditional European ships, yachts and small craft - these are the normal everyday life scenes of Kos.

The castle of the Knights of St John, built in the 15th century, stands proudly in front of the harbour with only a narrow passageway to the north for small vessels. South of the castle, a bridge, crossing over the beautiful Avenue of Palms, links the castle with the square where the Tree of Hippocrates stands; tradition says it was planted by Hippocrates himself and that he taught medicine in its shade.

The city has many important archaeological sites such as  the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the Nymphaeum, the Roman House, the Temple of Dionysos, the Harbour Baths, the Ancient Stadium, the Hellenistic Wall, the Ancient Agora, the Hellenistic Sanctuary, the Sanctuary of Hercules and the Sanctuary of Aphrodite Pandemos. The most importnat and most visited monument on the island is the world famous Asklepeion ruin, is said to be the oldest hospital complex in the world built in honour of Asklipios, the god of healing/healers. Some of the remaining pillars in Asklepion were said to be Hippocrates medical school.
About 3 km from the town, it is a unique and beautiful  place with a wonderful view across Kos town, with the coast of Asia Minor beyond.

Beyond this cultural heritage, Kos offers swimming in its countless sandy beaches - some crowded, some totally empty - along with enjoyment of a rich atmosphere in resorts such as Kardamena, Teak, Marmari, Mastichari, Kefalos, Asfendiou, Antimacheia. The majority if the beaches are organized and offer an array of products and services.  Kefalos, the ancient capitol of Kos, is today well known by locals and tourists for its pristine blue flag beaches and as a surfer’s paradise.

The nightlife in Kos City has everything. Choose from the inviting, quaint, informal and traditional Greek tavernas, or from the countless modern bars and clubs along the streets, where the fun ends early in the morning!

On Kos, you can live as you please, either spending time in the vibrant and cosmopolitan areas which attract many colourful visitors from all over the world, or retiring to secluded spots in the mountains or by the sea, to live a simple and traditional life on the island - the island of Hippocrates promises to “heal your body and soul forever”.  

Because of its Mediterranean climate, the island of Kos enjoys long glorious summers, and has mainly sunny days during most of the year. The temperature of the water remains quite high and allows locals and visitors to enjoy the island even in the low season. This contributes to the island’s popularity for property investments as there are excellent opportunities for high rental yields from the loyal base of return tourists each year seeking
good quality holiday accommodation. Today, Kos is one of the most popular
tourist places in Greece. The fact that the climate is mild most of the year together with the long hours of sunshine, the vast beaches, the enormous historical interest and the attractiveness of the city, Kos has raised itself to the level of an international tourist centre.
Whilst you can find everything concerning tourist facilities, enjoyment and nightlife, there are still many deserted places around the island with a traditional way of life waiting to be discovered, with the many beautiful churches, monasteries and chapels helping to embellish the island further.

The island makes for a fantastic second home or relocation choice, with a very happy and welcoming ex-pat community already established; some of whom are retirees, and some who have relocated with young families for a new life on a island which is easy to adapt to, with a safe environment, strong family values and a relaxed pace of living. 



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Kos town centre

Boats and sea

sea and mountains

white buildings


Kos County Hall




Kefalonia Properties

Kefalonia, with its spectacular landscapes, is one of the most popular destinations of the Ionian Islands and the largest of the group, set in the middle of the Seven Islands, with many wonderful beaches of fine sand and turquoise, bleach-like waters, specific to this island. The island also boasts many picturesque villages, a National Park on its highest mountain (Mount Ainos), with terrific landscapes on which a rare species of fir forest grows.

The main influences of Kefalonia, like the rest of the Ionian islands is Italian since the Venetians controlled it for almost 300 years. These influences can be found in the cuisine, architecture, art, literature and music of the island.

Kefalonia boasts some of the best beaches in Greece, so whether you prefer a long sandy beach with water-sports or a tiny secluded cove, the island has something for everyone.

As many wrote in the past, Kefalonia is a land blessed with natural beauty that still remains untouched. It is one of the islands that have escaped from speedy development and has a slow relaxed pace of life.
There are approximately 33,500 inhabitants living on the island on a permanent basis and during the summer months many visitors arrive to enjoy the hot, sunny climate and clear skies. Kefalonia has glorious summer sunshine and warm temperatures. The wintertime is mild with moderate rainfall which gives the island is luscious greenery, however the temperature does not fall too low. Infact those on the island during the off peak season are rewarded with one of the most beautiful and fascinating locations in Greece.

Kefalonia has a number of stunning features including beautiful villages to discover, contrasting landscapes, breathtaking beaches surrounded by vertical rock cliffs, geological phenomena, rich history and local culture. ‌The mountains offer beautiful walks to monasteries with amazing views.

Kefalonia is unique in that it provides so many diverse locations and its impressive beaches are no exception. Whether looking for long sweeping golden sandy bays, little rocky coves, or deserted bays - Kefalonia can easily offer all of these, including beaches which can only be reached by boat, or busy beaches with easy access and plenty of facilities for sunbathing, snacks and water sports.
The Blue Flag, a programme of environmental awareness and protection, which is run each year for beaches which meet all 27 of the strict criteria, was awarded in 2007 to the following Kefalonia beaches: Poros Aragia, Katelios Saint Barbara, Lourdas, Avithos, Myrtos, Petani,Xi, Lassi Makris and Platis Yialos.

Myrtos Beach, one of Greece’s most famous beaches, is the best example of the island’s beauty where sheer cliffs drop to a breathtaking beach of small pale pebbles and a unique blue sea. Additionally, Antisamos is also a magical beach with crystal clear water surrounded by deep green mountains.

If you prefer a holiday that is not centred round the beach, there are many activities such as sailing, walking and horse-riding. Experiences not to be missed are visits to Drogorati Cave, a cave of stalactites and stalagmites, Melissani a lake-cave, and the unspoilt areas of Fiscardo and Assos which take you back in time.

North of Kefalonia, near Lefkas, there are many smaller islands, such as Meganissi, Madouri, Skorpios, Skorpidi, Thilia, Tsokari, Sparti, Heloni. Wherever you go on Kefalonia you should be able to see another island in the distance, whether it is one of the tiny islets such as Dias, near Avithos, and Vardiani near Lassi, in the south of the island or scenic vistas across the Ionian sea to the Ionian islands beyond. The larger islands are connected by ferryboat or seaplane and some by water-taxi. Others are only reached by cruiser, yacht or motorboat.

Driving around the island you will see castles and archaeological sights that indicate the timeline of civilization in Kefalonia.  Archaeological museums are located in Argostoli and Lixouri . The Kefalonians have a great history and tradition which they ensure is passed on to their new generations, with all age groups participating in the local dancing, music or theatrical groups. Cultural and religious events take place on specific days of the year, with many traditional festivities organised both in the villages and towns.

During World War II, in 1941, the island was occupied by the Italian troops, which were allied with the Germans. In 1943, Italy capitulated but its troupes refused to leave from Kefalonia. As a punishment the German forces killed more than 5000 Italian soldiers, a historic fact described in the famous book “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”, written by Louis de Bernieres. The island was used as the location for the film based on the book, which starred Nicolas Cage.

In Kefalonia, most people can speak some English. Even if they do not, you are assured of a warm and hearty welcome, since language is not a barrier to Kefalonian hospitality. On the whole, the Kefalonian people are extremely hospitable and welcoming, exuding local charm!

Kefalonia is also very proud of its local traditional products. These include a large variety of sweets and foods, thyme honey, the famous Robola wine and cheese products. Some locals producing these in their own homes.

Kefalonia offers a large number of shops, although the majority are situated in Argostoli, the capital. Roughly speaking you can find almost anything on the island at retail enterprises, which are mainly family run, although international outlets, department stores or hypermarkets have not yet arrived.

During the summer you can see a lot going on around the island. In the wintertime you can still go out for your entertainment but on a more local style. You will experience the authentic Greek culture behind everything and you will not be treated as if you were a tourist. Picturesque tavernas and coffee shops are open all year around and some of them also organise events with live traditional music. The cinema in Argostoli is also open and shows most of the new release films.

Property investment on the island has great potential as visitors discover that it is nearly impossible to find a place to stay during the summer months, especially with the island having become more popular due to its recent media fame. Rental accommodation is therefore in very high demand.

The main benefit of moving to Kefalonia is that you can have an improved, relaxed way of life, escaping from routine and simply enjoying resting. Typically most ex-pats discover that having a garden and growing their own organic vegetables and fruit can keep them busy whilst also being very rewarding. For those choosing to invest in a second or permanent home, the island offers an escape from many of the stresses associated with modern life with its low cost living, security, a healthy diet, wonderful people and perfect surroundings.




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Kefalonia Beach

Blue door

Building in sea

Kefalonia harbour

stairs by harbour

Kefalonia caves

Fishing boat

Boat in sunset

Palm tree view



Kefalonia beach





Mykonos Properties

Mykonos, a gem of an island anchored amidst the unbelievable blue of the Aegean Sea, is part of the Cyclades group of islands, situated near to Paros and Santorini, and is one of the most famous and popular of Greek islands, attracting thousands of visitors every year.  Famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere,  exciting nightlife, picturesque capital full of whitewashed houses, blue domed churches and magnificent sandy beaches, the island is small and can easily be explored.

The beaches have soft white sand and crystal clear waters, made famous in the popular film Shirley Valentine that was filmed at Agios Ioannis, just a few kilometres from Ornos beach.

The capitol of the Island, Mykonos Town (Hora), has a quaint and colourful harbour with little fishing-boats nestling happily side by side with luxury yachts, and presents quite a different picture from the majority of Aegean island towns.

Mykonos is famed as being the quintessential Cycladic village, with paved narrow paths framed by dazzlingly whitewashed cubic buildings that make the island particularly charming and magical.
The characteristic of the architecture in Mykonos is slightly different to the other Cyclades, as its houses, churches, chapels, and buildings in general, all have a smooth and asymmetrical shape on their corners, with flat roofs, a phenomenon which gives the whole ensemble a perfect harmony, making the island picture perfect.

Mykonos has two main villages: Mykonos Town, also known as Chora, and Ano Mera. The main Mykonos Town is of great importance from an architectural point of view and is considered the most beautiful village of the Cyclades, attracting many artists :-

Little Venice, a labyrinth of maze-like narrow stone streets lined with traditional houses and shops is one of the most charming districts of Mykonos Town, and one of the prettiest places in this island group. The buildings in this small quarter differ to the rest of the island, as the name indicates, they are Venetian in design. Its picturesque two and three storey houses with colourful flowered balconies, windows and doors, built right on the sea, form a unique picture. Little Venice is the perfect spot from which to view the sunset.

Ano Mera is, after Mykonos Town, the most important of the older villages of the island. Standing 8 km (5 miles) to the east of the town, Ano Mera offers a taste of a more rural Greek life. Life moves a little slower here. This little village is home to the famous, ornate, Tourliani monastery that has a beautiful little courtyard with a delightful marble fountain and bell tower. The Town Square (plateia), surrounded by traditional Greek tavernas shaded by trees, is center stage for village life. As the square is not visible when passing by on the main road, Ano Mera may look like nothing more than a wide spot in the road with a few shops, but is worth a stop over to enjoy traditional village hospitality.

This traditional and picturesque island offers pretty villages, culture, and history with its 800 churches, museums, architecture, and interesting excursions, including day trips to the ancient Holy Island of Delos, the Windmill Museum and the Traditional Mykonian House Museum.

Mykonos is a busy island with excellent services and a high standard of helpfulness. It has all the amenities of a modern resort and plenty to do by day or night for those who want to have a lively time. The island offers many facilities, including Jeep safaris and water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling, windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, pedal boats, and jet skiing.  Yet, visitors fond of more peaceful holidays will still find quiet corners in which to relax, along with strolling around art galleries, sophisticated chic shops, designer label fashion boutiques and elegant jewellery stores.
With the best bus system to be found on any of the islands, the island is an accessible place to visit as it combines with a caique system which provides alternative, frequent, transport to the beaches.

The beaches of Mykonos are famous for the great fun they offer. Most of the popular beaches which are very busy during peak season can be found in the southern coast; they are protected from the wind and all are sandy; they include Paradise and Super Paradise which are known as the party beaches, Platis Yialos, Psarou and Ornos.

In contrast, the beaches of the northern coast are less organized and less crowded, most suitable for those in search of tranquillity and calm. To reach them, one will need a private car or motorbike as the bus services do not run to them, and therefore are more peaceful.

The island is serviced by both air and sea. Not only daily flights from Athens three times a day throughout the year, but also a multitude of direct international charter flights during the summer.
There is also a small airline that connects Mykonos with Santorini and Crete with daily flights during the high season.
The fastest boat to Mykonos from Piraeus [the port of Athens] is the High-Speed ferry, which takes only 3 hours to reach the island.

The weather is classically Mediterranean with mild winters and hot dry summers. From April to September the weather is always bright and sunny.‌

The reasons which make Mykonos an ideal island choice for a holiday home are many, in addition to the fabulous weather, beaches and scenery, for many private buyers and investors the high demand for rental accommodation is a key factor, as during the summer months there is an average of 70,000 tourists on the island per day, an international mix of visitors, many of whom return year after year.


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Beach and umbrella

Church in sunset



Donkey and man

White building


Boat and rock


Windmills in sunset

Skiathos Properties

Skiathos is one of the Sporades group of islands, lying just off the East Coast of mainland Greece, east of Volos and north of Evia. A small, compact island just 12km long and about 4km wide, Skiathos is the smallest, prettiest and most popular of the Sporades with a picturesque, colourful and cosmopolitan main port. It is packed with around sixty beaches, on a coastline peppered with sandy bays and inland peaks of fragrant and
lush pine forests.

This is a beautiful, wooded island, far greener than most Greek islands with an abundance of fig, olive, plum, almond trees, and grapevines. The environment is incredibly varied and ranges from hidden wooded valleys, to monasteries set against a backdrop of barren rock, and from shallow beaches to plunging cliffs with beaches nestling below them, accessible only by boat.

Whilst some beaches are busy and quite crowded there are many that are virtually empty, even in peak season. The better known beaches such as Koukounaries, rated 7th best beach in the world, quickly become packed with holidaymakers in July and August. The few north coast beaches are just as sandy as the south but much less crowded. Most of the  beaches are easy to reach by bus or moped as they are mostly found off the island’s only
main road.  There are many water sports available at most of the beaches, including a diving centre.

Additionally there are breathtaking offshore islands, which are well worth visiting to discover private beaches. There are excursion boats leaving from the old harbour to Lalaria, one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, and the caves of Galatzia, Halikini, and Skotini which can only be reached by excursion boat.

Walking in Skiathos is wonderful. The green and mountainous interior is worth an effort to reach, as is discovering the Kounistras Monastery in the hills behind Troulos where visitors stop for a cooling mid day drink and simple food. Also worth seeing are the ruins of Kastro, which can be reached by excursion boats, and the Evangilistria Monastery, located among pine and cypress trees in a beautiful and dramatic setting.
Whilst Skiathos attracts large volumes of tourists , for its beaches and nightlife, in July and August, the warm months of May, June, September and October are wonderful seasons to be in Skiathos. Even in the cooler months the town is not deserted due of the number of foreigners living on the island.
‌Although the international airport has created a huge influx of holidaymakers, Skiathos still manages to retain its Greek flavour due to Greece’s density rules which preventhigh rise hotels.

At the eastern end of the island is the main (and only) town, also called Skiathos, surrounding a well sheltered harbour which fills in the summer with every type of vessel from 3 metre fishing boats to 11 metre yachts and 40 metre motor yachts. In Skiathos Town you can find everything. It is a thriving, cosmopolitan centre buzzing with energy during the summer months and contrasting nicely with the lazy beach days.
The most original part of Skiathos rich in Mediterranean atmosphere are the narrow streets through the upper west part of Skiathos, down to the Plakes and around the Old Port.
Skiathos Town,  often described as the Mykonos of the Sporades, is the place to eat and to be seen eating! The beautiful people meet up here, have a meal in one of the harbour-side restaurants and just pass the time over waterfront wine and cocktails. Around the harbour area there are many real Greek Tavernas with great character which make you just want to stay for the night !

This is an enchanting island, which although much smaller than many of its neighbouring islands, has a great deal to offer its visitors and residents.

Our featured properties are located in the North of the island where there is peace and tranquility, an ideal location for a beautiful holiday home and still within easy reach of the wonderful, vibrant town.



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Beach restaurant

Skiathos at night

Beach through rock

Boats in harbour



Church in sunset




Click for Samos Properties

Samos, with its classical Greek charm, is the eighth largest Greek island and is situated to the far east of the Aegean Sea. It is blessed with many interesting historical sites and has a flavour of the East as it lies less than 2 miles from the shores of Turkey, boasting beautiful lush green scenery, fresh water springs, and gorgeous beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters. The nearest islands include Ikaria, Chios, Fourni and Patmos. Samos is especially popular with the yachting fraternity.

The island benefits from the typical Greek climate, consisting of an abundance of warm sunshine, offset by minimal rainfall in the winter.

Located on the South coast of the island, Samos International Airport currently handles over 500,000 travelers per annum. This figure is expected to rise by 20% per year. There are several flights daily to and from Athens and charter flights directly from many European countries. The island has no less than three ports making it the transport hub for the North Eastern Aegean islands. With flights to Samos now available direct from around the UK, getting there has never been easier. Samos is a very popular holiday destination, it is well connected to nearby islands and mainland Greece via ferry and there are daily flights to the island from all over Europe. It's easy to get around, either by bus (the islands bus service is excellent and travelers are able to reach most destinations), scooter/moped, or car (there is an abundance of car rental agencies), ensuring that you have the freedom to explore this paradise at your leisure. Locally there is an abundance of well  organized excursions both around the island and to neighboring isles.

Tourism on the island increased by 21% in 2006 and 40% of all tourism is from Greek Nationals, ensuring a strong local demand for rental accommodation. At present, there is one five star resort on the Island . It’s developer commissioned Christie & Co. to produce a feasibility study into five star tourism on the island. The report that was produced strongly indicates that there is a need for further up market tourism on the island. Tour operators offering package holidays to Samos include Thomson, Tui, First Choice and Cosmos and many are offering ‘flight only’ deals, and with early bookings, travelers can often get hold of very cheap flight to Samos.

The landscape of the island is absolutely breathtaking. There are two major mountains on Samos, Kerkis - standing at 1,443 meters and taller than Ben Nevis - and Ambelos, measuring 1,160 meters. The mountains provide the perfect platform to survey the beautiful rich green hills as they meet the crystal clear sea.

In the north of the island you will find the capital, Samos Town, a bustling town rich with culture and experience. Built on the lush slopes that surround the island’s deepest bay, Vathy has retained its individual appearance with its attractive neoclassical houses and old mansions with colorfully painted facades. The unique architecture here sets a theme of traditional values and welcoming hospitality for which the locals are renowned.

Samos is a modern extension of the historical capital, Vathi. Above the harbor town Iies vathi, with narrow meandering streets and traditions architecture that seems not to have changed for centuries.

Although Samos has several fine archaeological sites, the island is most notable for its excellent beaches and plentiful opportunities for hiking, cycling, and windsurfing. There are examples of cultural references all over the island such as Pythagoras Square, where you will find an imposing statue of a lion symbolizing the bravery of Samians defending their country.

Both the north and south coasts have numerous sandy beaches, many of which tend to get busy in high season. For those prepared to hike, bike or take a 4x4 drive off the beaten track, they'll be able to find quiet secluded  coves. The island's heavily forested and mountainous interior makes it a paradise for ramblers, hardened hikers and cyclists. Away from the seaside resorts there are beautiful unspoilt mountain villages, lush valleys, rushing streams and dramatic ravines carpeted with wild flowers and scented with aromatic herbs.

Samos has a fairly low-key nightlife compared with some of the party islands of the Aegean. But the island offers many excellent ouzeris and eateries. The liveliest night scene is to be found in the three main ports of Vathy, Pythagorio and Karlovassi all of which have late night music bars and dance clubs. The pretty resort town of Kokkari on the north coast also offers some buzzing bars on summer nights, but there is not  too much action elsewhere on the island.
The waterfront of the island's capital, Vathy, is a bustling port town, awash with waterfront bars, cafes, restaurants and tourist facilities. These can be expensive so the key to value for money dining is to follow the locals to traditional tavernas such as Ta Koutopola, about 800 metres inland from the southern end of the harbour. Basic but good quality Greek fare is served to mainly local diners on vine-covered terraces. Many visitors stop here while travelling between the Cycladic islands and Turkey, but for the independent traveler it's well worth taking a few days to explore the island's many attractions, which include some fascinating ancient sites, magnificent mountains and excellent traditional taverns.  Few visitors venture to the old part of the town, Ano Vathy, where 19th century red-tiled houses flank pretty cobbled lanes which wind their way up the hillside away from the mid-summer busy seafront.

Pythagorio, on the south coast, is a more picturesque port named after Pythagoras. To the west of Pythagorio visitors can see the ruins of the once magnificent Heraion sanctuary - built on the orders of Polykrates to be the finest and biggest temple in ancient Greece. The temple, dedicated to Hera, was four times the size of the Parthenon and was approached by a now submerged Sacred Way lined with thousands of statues. Priceless treasures excavated at the site are on display at the impressive archaeological museum in Vathy.

The Samian economy depends mainly on agriculture and the tourist industry which has been growing steadily since the early 1980s. The main agricultural products include grapes, honey, olives, olive oil, citrus fruit, dried figs, almonds and flowers. The Muscat grape is the main crop used for sweet wine production. The islands wines have won several international and domestic awards.

The island of Samos has so much to offer that you will never tire of exploring this beautiful Aegean Haven. Below are just a select few of the attractions that keep tourists returning year after year.

  • Roman Baths
  • Temple of Hera
  • Museum of Archaeology
  • Museum of History
  • Epfalinian Tunnel
  • Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Numerous Watersports

Of course, to fully sample the lifestyle of this ancient island paradise, we recommend you sample the local produce such as:

  • Muscat Wine
  • Sweet Honey
  • Fresh Fish
  • Folk Art
  • Ceramics
  • Pottery
  • Rugs
  • Goat's wool crafts
  • Colourful hand-woven fabrics

Samos is an island steeped in history, culture, and of course some of the most beautiful scenery that Greece has to offer. With an area of 476km2, Samos is small enough to retain a very traditional Greek feel, whilst large enough to explore time and time again.


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Samos Harbour


Samos harbour

Samos church bell

Samos beach

Samos house

Samos village

Samos fisherman


Samos beach in sunset



Samos boat in harbour

Speed boat




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