The New York Times | Looking to Pair Golf and Real Estate? Try Greece.
With its myriad beaches, picturesque islands and excellent cuisine, Greece has long attracted vacationers and second home buyers from all over the world. The country’s up-and-coming golf scene is another draw to add to this list.
According to sothebysrealty.com, searches for Greece and golf lifestyle increased by 205 percent from January through July of this year, compared with the same period in 2021. Also, Savvas Savvaidis, president and chief executive of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty, said that the company had $50 million in home sales in Greece in 2022 in areas or developments where golf is a main interest, compared with $10 million in 2017.
Most of the market for golf homes in Greece is concentrated in the Peloponnese, but Glyfada, a suburb of Athens, and the island of Crete, also figure in.