Greece fast facts
Investing in Greece and obtaining Greek residency brings with a wealth of benefits and opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the key facts on Greece.
The population of Greece is 10.6 million over a 132 km2 surface. The population density is 82 people per km2.
The euro has been the official currency used in Greece since 2002 when it replaced the drachma.
Athens is the capital city of Greece, with a population of 664,046. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world.
Greek is the official language of Greece. Just over half of the population also speaks English.
Greece has a Mediterranean climate, which means the summer months are hot and dry. The winter months in Greece can be wet and cold.
The Greek GDP represents 0.35% of the total world economy with a value of $218.03.
Greece is located in Southeastern Europe which sits at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula.
The country boasts several stunning marina locations, including Athens Marina, which is located just outside of the capital, with both the latter and Thessaloniki particularly attractive locations for any lovers of history and culture.
The Greek capital Athens is one of the oldest named cities in the world. The city has been inhabited for 5000 years and is home to 664,046 today.
Modern western civilisation as we know it today is considered to have originated in Greece. The country is the birthplace of systems that formed modern scientific and mathematical principles, as well as democracy, of course.
Benefits of second residency in Greece
Living standard quality
Greece has a high-quality living standard which makes obtaining Greek residency an attractive option for potential investors.
The country’s residency by investment programme is the most cost-efficient programme of its type in the EU.
Real estate prices in Greece are fairly low compared to most of Europe, offering attractive value for investors.
Travel is simplified with this programme, allowing you to travel visa-free to the 26 members of the Schengen zone.
The country’s residency gives you access to high standards of schooling and access to prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees.
There is no need to travel to the country to obtain your Greek residency. The whole application process can be completed at the Greek Consulate in their country of residence before arriving in Greece.