Saturday, May 15, 2021

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island - Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

Elafonisos Island looks set to become the latest casualty of Greece’s financial disaster, with government officials reportedly planning to put the picturesque island up for sale.

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island – Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

It seems much as changed since Private Island News reported on Greek tourism minister …Read More: Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Breaking Island News

Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, celebrates triumph over Greek bureaucracy after gaining planning permission to develop a dream home on the private island of Oxia.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands/René Böhm)

The first foreign investor to successfully buy a …Read More: Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

Breaking Island News

Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios Island

Skorpios Island

The sale of the Greek island of Skorpios is to be reviewed by the Greek Legal Council to ensure compliance with the terms of former owner Aristotle Onassis’ will.

Skorpios Island

The widely reported sale of Skorpios Island is to be placed under judicial review after doubts were cast over …Read More: Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios

Breaking Island News

Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

The mayor of the cash-strapped municipality of Chalki has decided to raise funds in a unique way: offering a beautiful local island for lease.

(Image of Alimnia by Hans H. Hoffmann)

A furor surrounded Greece’s islands last year when several prominent EU politicians suggested that the near-bankrupt country sell …Read More: Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

Governments buying Islands

Europe: Can the Lithuanian Government Buy a Private Isle in Greece?

The mayor of Lithuania’s capital city has suggested that struggling Greece should sell the country a private island to use as a resort – but is it even possible?

(Skorpios Island Courtesy of Farhad Vladi)

A paradise island on Greece’s sunny Mediterranean shores sounds to many people like the …Read More: Europe: Can the Lithuanian Government Buy a Private Isle in Greece?

Island Gossip

Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

The sale of the fabled isle of the Onassis family to fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been widely misreported in the press – what makes this private island rumour so compelling?

…Read More: Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

Island Issues

Greece: Tourism minister says islands are not for sale

In Greece, enticing, turquoise, clear waters surrounding precious and stunning islands offer tourists from around the globe unforgettable holidays, whether on the busy built-up party islands or the more quiet, less developed and perhaps more exclusive destinations in the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.

Atokos

Unfortunately, Greece is often …Read More: Greece: Tourism minister says islands are not for sale

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Ever considered buying an island in Greece?

Skorpios Island

The word Greece is almost synonymous with the word island. With around 6000 islands in total, mostly privately owned, this should be a private island paradise…

However selling or buying an island is virtually impossible in this country, thanks to an elaborate maze of bureaucracy, which must be navigated at all governmental levels, plus …Read More: Greece: Ever considered buying an island in Greece?