Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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

Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

Grecian isles are sought-after by foreigners but difficult to purchase, unless you have the means to help finance the country’s struggling economy.

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

Headlines were made this week when the Royal Family of Qatar was permitted to buy a handful of islands in Greece; …Read More: Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

Island Issues

Europe: Greek Islanders Want to Secede, Join Austria

If you don’t like your neighbourhood, you can just pick up and move – it’s rather more complicated, however, for entire islands to unilaterally switch countries.

(One of Ikaria's beautiful beaches)

The Aegean island of Ikaria is a picturesque slice of rustic Greek life, with plentiful olive groves and …Read More: Europe: Greek Islanders Want to Secede, Join Austria

Island Issues

Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

Throughout Greece’s ongoing financial crisis, rumors that the country is considering selling off its treasured islands to foreigners have been rampant in the media.

(Image of Skorpios by Farhad Vladi)

What makes the idea of owning a Greek island so captivating? Of course, the rocky, desert isles in the …Read More: Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

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?