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Greece forecasts fastest GDP growth in 2 decades

The revised forecast came after a stronger-than-expected expansion in the second quarter, paving the way for the government to roll out 3.4 billion euros ($4 billion) of additional tax-relief measures and other assistance to combat rising prices. “Today I am able to announce the revision of the growth target for the Greek economy for 2021… Read more »

In an Ancient Greek Port, a New Cultural Hub

On an exceptionally hot July evening, a crowd was mingling and drinking wine at an art opening on Polidefkous Street. An unassuming thoroughfare lined with low-slung ship-repair and metal workshops in Piraeus, the industrial port city on Athens’s southeast side, it is not a place where galleries have historically set up shop. But despite the… Read more »

Seaplanes set to operate in Greece once again

Seaplanes are a fast and convenient way to travel between Greece’s many islands and with test flights expected to begin in October, it’s expected that that by summer 2022, they will once more, be back in operation. This fast, alternative way to travel will provide great connectivity. The first flights are expected between Corfu and… Read more »

Significant Sales | First Semester 2021

A waterfront masterpiece in Crete, an extraordinary estate in Rhodes, and the last beachfront signature villa in Costa Navarino are the three major real estate deals brokered and closed by our company in the first semester of 2021 with a combined value of €28,500,000. Added to another €52,000,000 of closed or secured transactions from January… Read more »

The Athenian Riviera is Getting a Brand New Look

The Athens Riviera is changing its looks, offering millions of visitors a unique opportunity to experience singular moments at one of the most magnificent Mediterranean sites. There are many works currently underway, in different stages of construction, along the entire coastline. The seafront of Attica is inundated with construction sites, renovations of buildings, re-development of… Read more »

5G, a game changer for the Greek property market

There is no question that the way we work is changing. Savvy corporate and digital nomads are actively on the hunt for their new business and family retreat in the sun. Now, with the coming 5G revolution, even the most remote Greek island can be your new office base. Here is why 5G will have… Read more »

Greece’s first underwater museum

Earlier in the year, Greece opened its first underwater museum in Alonissos. Visitors will be able to experience the ancient shipwreck called the Peristera. The Peristera was a cargo vessel loaded with thousands of amphorae, filled with wine, which sank in the Aegean sea around 500 BC. The cargo included black-glazed bowls, cups, plates and… Read more »

Corporate nomads are on the road to Greece

John Roese, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Dell Technologies, discussed in a recent teleconference the open prospects and great potential that Greece has to attract foreign workers and companies in the field of technology and informatics. “I think that I will easily work from an island in Greece. It is a very beautiful country. As… Read more »

Greece Sotheby's International Realty wins international awards for 2020-2021

A new international recognition for our firm

Greece Sotheby’s International Realty was honoured at the European Property Awards in an online ceremony held on 11th December, 2020. Competing against the best property professionals across the European region we won the Five Star award for Best Real Estate Agency Website in Greece and won an award in the Best Real Estate Agency category…. Read more »

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“The war for Digital Nomads Heats up as Greece Passes New Tax Law”, says Forbes

“If you can work from anywhere, why not work from Greece?” asks a promotional document seen by Greece’s parliament this week. Amid dreamy images of whitewashed farmhouses and deep-blue seascapes, it sets out a new law that allows newly settled foreigners to pay half their income tax over the next seven years. From January 2021,… Read more »

Introducing the new sothebysrealty.com

With more than 60% of website traffic coming from outside the U.S., the new sothebysrealty.com features human translations in more than 15 languages and nearly 60 currency conversions to continue serving the brand’s growing international clientele and fuel referrals worldwide. “With an international presence in 72 countries and territories around the world, Sotheby’s International Realty… Read more »

Greek Golden Visa Program

A Greek residence permit allows you to remain in Greece for the duration of the permit; the initial period is five years, renewable every 5 years for as long as the property remains in ones ownership. Fundamentally granting a residence permit for life

Breaking News: Greece is open for 29 countries

Starting from June 15, Greece will be welcoming tourists and travellers from 29 countries. No tests or quarantine will be required. Authorities will be performing occasional random testing, while visitors will be required to take all the necessary social distancing measures. The list of the 29 countries is the satisfactory result of an epidemiological profile… Read more »

Private jet industry CEOs say business will boom

Executives predict that the health and safety aspect will make more flyers willing to pay the extra cost to fly private as opposed to first-class on commercial. CEOs from the nation’s top private jet charter firms and even some based overseas are in agreement that despite the current downturn associated with the pandemic, they’re expecting… Read more »

Headlines of praise for COVID-19 Greece’s success story

Greece has managed in a competent manner to keep the COVID 19 pandemic under full control. The country’s authorities not only have taken swiftly all the necessary measures to contain the spread of the virus, but they also have excelled in superb communication management since day one building the crucial trust necessary for its population… Read more »

Stay home. Tour homes.

At the same time, we have immediately switched to remote working and our business continues to be operational offering a wide range of services available now online: – Video Conferences – Video Tours – Digital Staging via our dedicated app “Curate” – Facetime Viewings – Browse our mobile app – Watch our Apple TV app… Read more »

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 – Questions and Answers

How long will the outbreak last? We cannot predict the length of the outbreak nor how it will evolve. This is a new pathogen, of which we still have limited knowledge. For example, we do not know whether its spread in the community will be limited during the summer, as is the case with seasonal… Read more »

Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves Record $114 Billion in Global Sales Volume in 2019

We are pleased to announce that our Affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $114 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual U.S. sales volume performance in the history of the brand. $102 billion USD of the global sales volume was achieved in the U.S., marking another record accomplishment for the brand…. Read more »

European Property Awards 2019

Our latest award

The International Property Awards are established as the premier programme recognising and rewarding excellence in their field. More than 80 experts representing every corner of the real estate industry selected the prizewinners in almost 50 categories, evaluating each submission based on its design, quality, service, level of innovation, originality, and sustainability. Companies received awards for… Read more »

Art de Vivre | Exclusive 2019

Athens – 02 August 2019, Greece Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce the launch of its signature in-house magazine, Art De Vivre | Exclusive in Greece. The luxury lifestyle publication is aimed at readers who are interested in the sophisticated world of the arts, gastronomy, architecture and real estate, and will highlight the best… Read more »

Qatar welcomes the Sotheby’s to Doha

Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty has just opened, marking the exciting expansion of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC in the Middle East. The branch is the second Sotheby’s International Realty-branded company in the area, joining Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty in Dubai. The new offices are based in Doha and, as well as covering the demand for… Read more »

Sotheby’s New York Galleries Transformed

As Sotheby’s celebrates its 275th anniversary, the auction house has unveiled the dramatic reimagining of its New York exhibition galleries. Located in an old factory building on York Avenue since 1982, the New York hub had always felt lacking in its flexible yet characterless display spaces, sandwiched between private offices and not quite matching the… Read more »