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Greece Residency By Investment & Golden Visas

Greece Residency By Investment & Golden Visas

  • Permanent Residency in Europe in just 2 months
  • Real estate investment from €250,000
  • Property can be rented out at around 4-5% annual rental yield
  • Lowest cost entry amongst alternative EU programs
  • Visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone (26 EU states)
  • Option to buy several properties to make up the investment amount

The Greek Permanent Residency Program offers the lowest cost entry route to obtain EU residency for the entire family.

Invest in real estate from a minimum of €250,000 and relocate in just 60 days, with visa-free travel access within the Schengen Zone.

Greece Residency Benefits

The Greece Residency by Investment Program was introduced by the Greek government in 2013 to enable genuine investors to acquire residency in Greece by investing in real estate. The five-year residence permit may be renewed every five years thereafter provided the applicant still owns the property. Greece offers a straightforward residency route, with no minimum stay requirement. The application process is quick with further opportunities to apply for citizenship after a set period.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    Residency in Just 60 days

    Renewable 5-year residence permit.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    Lowest cost entry in EU

    Min Investment of only €250,000.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    Visa-free travel

    To Schengen Zone for 90 days within any six-month period.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    Entire family are eligible

    Spouses and children.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    No residency requirements

    Prior to or after residence permit has been granted.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    High standard of schooling

    Access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    High standard of Living

    Access to the Greek health service for free.
  • Greece Residency Benefits

    Property Investment

    Your summer residence in the Mediterranean.
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Visa-free travel to 26 European states

Greece Residence by Investment offers visa-free access within Shenghen Zone — get visa-free access to 26 EU states, including Switzerland, Luxemburg, Italy and Germany. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe — open up Europe with Astons.

Visa-free travel to 26 European states

Investment Options

Greece offers the most affordable residency program within Europe offering fast application processing in just 2 months. Investors can purchase real estate for a minimum of €250,000 or choose a Real Estate Lease or Timeshare option with the same investment threshold.

  • OPTION 1

    Real Estate Acquisition to the Minimum Value of €250,000

    • Residence permit granted for 5 years.
    • The investor can invest in one or several properties to a total value of €250,000.
    • The residence permit can be renewed for another 5 years each time, provided that the applicant still owns the property.
  • OPTION 2

    Real Estate Lease or Timeshare to the Minimum Value of €250,000

    • Residence permit granted for 5 years.
    • Lease for at least 10 years or invest in a timeshare for hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residencies in a combined tourist facility, as the above facility must be registered with Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece Residency Acquisition Process

Astons' focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you with a residency application. We will hand-hold you through the EU residency acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to application approval.

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3–4 days
Preparation
1
Talk to Astons immigration advisers

Astons Immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you select the most suitable program and real estate option.

In order to apply you must:

- be at least 18 years of age;
- have no previous criminal convictions;
- have a medical certificate from a Greek hospital confirming that you are free of any contagious diseases;
The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including his/her spouse, and children.

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2
Visit Greece to view properties and evaluate investment options

Based on your requirements we will carefully select the most suitable properties for you and arrange direct viewings in Greece.

3–4 DAYS
Prepare documents
3
Prepare documents

A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking a scan of each document for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of investment documentation.

4
Submit residency application

The complete application for a residence permit by real estate acquisition along with all supporting documents confirming investment in real estate will be submitted to the Directorate of Foreign Citizens and Immigration.

5
Processing of application and proof of submission

Processing of the application usually takes approximately 60 days. After the application has been submitted, the applicant receives a proof of submission, which is valid for one year and allows the holder to travel to and from Greece as often as they wish.

Greece Residency Acquisition Process
6
Receive residence permit

Once the application is reviewed and the decision is made by the Secretary-General of the Decentralised Administration, the applicant will be notified. The applicant will receive their five-year residence permit which will allow them to enjoy living in Greece for a five-year period, as well as visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone.

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Luxury development in Gazi, Athens
Modern development in Ampleokipi, Athens
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Glyfada Elite
Chrysafi 6 & Zaloggou 15
Luxury residential development in Сhalandri
Modern apartments in centre of Athens
Apartments in prestigious area of Athens
Residences in a privileged location
Modern residences in Palaio Faliro
Unique development in the centre of Athens
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Modern 1-Bedroom Apartments in Athens
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1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Crete
3-bedroom villas in Crete

Newly renovated apartment in Glyfada

€255,000

Offered for sale a fully renovated apartment in the area of Glyfada.

  • PlaceGlyfada
  • Bedrooms2
  • Space125 m2

Modern apartment in the center of Athens

€255,000

An apartment of 82,91 sq.m. (B1) that consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room with a kitchen as an open space, 1 bathroom and 1 WC is currently for sale.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2
  • Space82 m2

Investment Property in the Heart of Piraeus

€265,000

Offered for sale an ideal investment opportunity in the heart of Piraeus providing to the investor a stable yield, as well as potential for high capital appreciation.

  • PlacePiraeus
  • Bedrooms2
  • Space92 m2

Contemporary apartments in Kolonos, Athens

€268,000

A breath away from Metaxourgeio is the urban area of Kolonos one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Athens. Kolonos which took his name of ancient Colonus

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Spacetbc

Residencies in Melissia, Athens

€385,000

This project is a 3-storey building in Melissia region in Athens, hosting 6 residences in the form of floor apartments with large common complex free areas

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Space113 m2

Sea view luxury villa in Crete

€1,500,000

This luxury villa for sale in Chania Crete is located in the area of Marathi, on the peninsular of Akrotiri, which is one of the most exclusive areas of Chania.

  • PlaceCrete
  • Bedrooms4
  • Space270 m2

Luxury villa with panoramic views in Crete

€1,700,000

This high standard villa in Chania Crete for sale has panoramic views across the town of Chania and the sea.

  • PlaceCrete
  • Bedrooms7
  • Space550 m2

Luxury villa with spectacular views

€1,800,000

This fantastic luxury villa for sale in Platanias, Chania is located near the village Polemarchi on an elevated position, with great sea views and mountain views.

  • PlaceCrete
  • Bedrooms4
  • Space300 m2

Luxury development in Gazi, Athens

€210,000

Few minutes away from the center of Athens is Gazi an urban and techno area.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • Spacetbc

Modern development in Ampleokipi, Athens

€140,000

This project is a 4 storey building in the form of apartments featuring a roof top with amazing view above Athens.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • Spacetbc

Investment opportunity residencies

€100,000

This project consists of 9 micro apartments and 3 maisonettes featuring a roof top with amazing view above Athens.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • Spacetbc

Luxury development in artistic neighbourhood

€80,000

This project consists of 19 micro apartments and 2 penthouses featuring a roof top with amazing view above Athens.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • Spacetbc

Glyfada Elite

€329,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID#: GC019. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Live in Glyfada, a neighborhood whose unique geography, public spaces, and revitalized natural beauty inspire fresh thinking, real engagement, and deep relaxation. Located in the luxurious southern suburbs of Athens, Glyfada is only about a half-hour drive from the city center. With lovely beaches, Michelin stars restaurants and many high-end stores, this is where many dream of moving in order to combine the best of cityliving with all that the coast has to offer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Glyfada Elite consists of eight two-bedroom apartments delivering a premium living experience to its residents by having communal spaces such as swimming pool and rooftop terrace to enjoy the panoramic sea view. Glyfada Elite is a mix of comfortable modernism and highest level of finishes and technology. All residents benefit from a private outdoor space within each apartment, a communal rooftop terrace and a swimming pool with a lounge area on the Ground floor. The top floor residents may take relaxation to another level on their private rooftop terrace with an optional Jacuzzi and lingering sea views.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2
  • SpaceFrom 91 m²

Chrysafi 6 & Zaloggou 15

€306,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID #: GC018. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The building&rsquo;s location is only 100 meters away from the coastal zone as well as Poseidonos Avenue, next to Hellinikon Metropolitan Park, which is currently constructed on the site of the former Hellinikon International Airport.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Within a short distance from the Building, two famous beaches of Alimos lie. The first one, called &lsquo;Akti Iliou&rsquo;, is organized, whilst the other, called &lsquo;Alimos Beach&rsquo;, is open.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Akti Iliou&quot; beach is a popular destination for swimming and entertainment, being the first organized beach that one encounters from the center of Athens, with easy access by tram, bus or car. The beach is covered with white sand and fine pebbles. The popular Beach Bar Akanthus, with its beautiful and idyllic setting, which is located on Akti Iliou beach, is ideal for fun all day. The Building lies within a short distance from &lsquo;Alimos&rsquo; Marina, one of the largest marinas of Greece, with more than 1,000 berths for yachts, 50 of which intended for large yachts (over 25m long). Next to Alimos Marina, lies Alimos Municipal Swimming Pool, along with lots of restaurants and cafes inside the marina.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2,3
  • SpaceFrom 67 m

Luxury residential development in Сhalandri

€275,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID #: GC017. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Northern suburb of Chalandri is one of the best neighborhoods in Athens and can be characterized as having a &ldquo;dazzling bit of everything&rdquo;. Although it retains its suburban atmosphere intact, Chalandri is lacking in literally nothing you need to stay entertained: from restaurants to bars, cinemas, cafes, bakeries and much more.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Although Chalandri is best known for its vibrant nightlife, it also hosts a very satisfactory shopping scenery, with plenty of local apparel stores, shopping malls with international brands, bookshops and jewelry boutiques. The majority of international schools are located in the neighborhoods and nearby area.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project is perfectly positioned in the charming neighborhood of Chalandri, at the north side of Athens. It consequently positions itself as an ideal luxury residential development for all type of high-end residents and investors with long-term approach seeking great capital value and rental returns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Situated in a prime area with convenient transport links, The Ivy provides quick and efficient transport connections across Athens.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2,3
  • SpaceFrom 86 m²

Modern apartments in centre of Athens

€174,000

A beautiful apartment block with 40 Apartments and 54 parking spaces in the centre of Athens.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • SpaceFrom 48m²

Apartments in prestigious area of Athens

€539,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID #: GC015. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project is located near the Acropolis monument, a prestigious urban area of the city. The project is spread across 9 floors and is comprised of 7 two bedroom apartments with a magnificent three-bedroom duplex penthouse on the 8th and 9th floor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each apartment offers fully equipped interiors with advanced technology, premium interior quality and spacious balconies. Residents also benefit of useful storage space and parking spaces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The development enables its residents to enjoy a spectacular view, just a breath away from Acropolis that is standing high above the city, a monumental beauty built in homage to Athena, the goddess of wisdom.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms3
  • SpaceFrom 163m²

Residences in a privileged location

€290,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID#: GC014. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Alimos is one of the most beautiful coastal suburbs of Athens. Its build-up area is continuous with those of the neighboring Faliro and Elliniko. A privileged location that you can escape the bustle of the Greek capital and discover the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera while having the Aegean Sea at your doorsteps.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Alimos is conspicuous by its beautiful sandy beachfront as well as home of one of the largest marinas in Greece with 1080 berths and which is the next big public development in the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Situated in a posh area walking distance from the Aegean Sea &amp; the Beach with crystal blue waters, sunbeds, beach bars and restaurants, the project provides a superior living environment, next to luxurious marinas, yacht clubs, international schools and all main facilities and transportation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A 6- floor building consisting of 10 residential Units (apartments and duplex). 10 Units, 6 Floors, 9 Parking Spaces.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2,3
  • SpaceFrom 90m²

Modern residences in Palaio Faliro

€320,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID#: GC013. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Modern, renovated residences, at a fantastic location in Palaio Faliro. Palaio Faliro is conveniently situated close to Flisvos marina and Syggrou Avenue, providing easy access to Athens center and the port of Piraeus. In 20 minutes you can be in a ferry to the Aegean islands or go swimming at one of its beaches!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Athens International Airport is also just a 30 minutes drive, through Poseidonos Avenue. Right in the heart of Palaio Faliro, taking a relaxing walk will get you to the Flisvos Park, Marina or beach for swimming.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Super markets, restaurants, shopping, bars and cafes, museums, and cultural centers, this location will give you a unique sensation and quality of life. 150m Supermarket, 250m Public School, 200m Tram. 300m Shopping Area, 350m Playground. Nearby Attractions: Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center seaside avenue, Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos park and marina in the background&nbsp;Palaio Faliro seaside.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In walking distance, residents of Palaio Faliro can access the waterfront of the city. Gorunning, ride your bike or just relax by taking a walk while having one of the best views of Saronic gulf. Established in 2008, Flisvos Park and Playground is the largest of its kind in Southeastern Europe. Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lagonisi and enjoy the sun in this beautiful coastline scenery and beaches.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2
  • SpaceFrom 95m²

Unique development in the centre of Athens

€135,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID#: GC012. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project is located in the Evelpidon neighbourhood, it is in the heart of Athens. It is only a breath away from the main Court of Justice and the biggest park in the city that covers over than 250 acres - Pedion Areos. The Evelpidon area naturally attracts many law firm offices and benefits from secured parameters. It is also a central residential area for the middle and upper class. It is in fact a popular area for students and young professionals, who can have easy access to top universities, shops, parks, and sports facilities nearby.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This unique mixed-use development is comprised of 54 contemporary serviced apartments. It is ideally located in the center of Athens, right by the Pedio Areos Park and the main Court of Justice.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Spread across 6 floors, the building offers 9 residential units per floor with 2 retail stores on the ground level and 25 parking lots in the lower ground level. The residents of this building will benefit from luxury services and a stunning swimming pool on the rooftop. From the first floor to the rooftop lounge area, the building has the unique advantage of enjoying spectacular views of the Acropolis and 180 degree of unobstructed Athens city landscape, other words, a perfect scene for young professionals and University students.&nbsp;</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2,3
  • Spacefrom 30m²

1 and 2-Bedroom Apartments in Athens City Center

€131,000

<blockquote> <p><b>ID#: GC011. Further information and photos are available on request.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Athens, one of the world&rsquo;s oldest cities, lies at the very heart of Greece. Labelled as the birthplace of democracy and home to some of the most famous philosophers, Athens is a city with a heady mix of history and edginess. Explore the vibrant city of Athens, discover the narrow streets and small buildings of Plaka, and merge into 3.000 years of Greek history while visiting the Acropolis Hill, the forefront of early civilization.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Located in a privileged location between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, the project offers the ultimate living experience, a breath away from everyday facilities, transportation, luxurious shops, posh restaurants, public and private schools. Spread across 6 floors, comprised with studios, 2 bedroom apartments and duplex penthouses you can savor the contrast between elegant contemporary design and the classical architecture of the Acropolis.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Residents of building can experience the exquisite comfort of the newly build modern apartments, equipped with the latest amenities, premium interior quality and spacious balconies. The development combines the contemporary urban living, the accessibility to all the major attractions and sights of Athens and the breathtaking Riviera seafront (just 3km away), but at the same time, in a peaceful and safe environment.</p>

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Space35-108 m2

1 and 2-Bedroom Apartments in Athens

€270,000

One and two-bedroom apartments with balconies close to Athens city centre.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Space60 - 104 m2

1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Apartments in Athens

€360,000

A contemporary five-storey residence with one, two and three bedroom apartments with balconies.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2,3
  • Space105 - 136 m2

1 and 2-Bedroom Apartments in Athens

€162,000

A contemporary eight-storey building with modern apartments of one and two bedrooms with balconies.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Space55-100 m2

Luxury 1 and 2-Bedroom Apartments in Athens

€195,000

A contemporary six-storey building with modern one and two-bedroom luxury apartments.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2
  • Space60 - 113 m2

Modern 1-Bedroom Apartments in Athens

€185,000

New residential development in Ampelokipoi, one of the most central areas of Athens.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1
  • Space50 m2

New apartments close to the beach in Paros

€260,000

Beautiful light-filled one and two bedroom apartments with balconies only 50 meters from the beach.

  • PlaceParos
  • Bedrooms1
  • SpaceTBC

Luxury 2 and 3-bedroom villas in Santorini

€428,000

Exclusive villas with private swimming pools and landscaped gardens close to the beach.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms2,3
  • SpaceTBC

Spacious 3 bedroom villas in Crete

€650,000

Detached beachfront villas close to the best rated beaches in the area.

  • PlaceCrete
  • Bedrooms3
  • SpaceTBC

1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Crete

€288,000

Exclusive seafront apartments and townhouses close to the beach.

  • PlaceAthens
  • Bedrooms1,2,3
  • SpaceTBC

3-bedroom villas in Crete

€373,900

Detached villas with extensive living space and fitted kitchens located close to the beach.

  • PlaceCrete
  • Bedrooms3
  • SpaceTBC
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