Eligibility

... for residence
Moving to live and/or work permanently in Greece is a relatively simple process for citizens of EU member countries. Although strictly unnecessary under EU law, a visit to the local police station with your passport and four photographs will procure a foreign resident's permit which is currently required if you want to purchase a car or a house.

... for property purchase
You may currently purchase property in Greece if you are:

• of Greek nationality -or-

• of provable Greek ancestry -or-

• a citizen of an EU country.

If you do not meet these stipulations, it is possible to purchase via a nominee who does. However we do not recommend this method, as it does not give you guaranteed security. It is also possible to set up a Greek company and purchase in the name of that company. However - apart from the legal requirements to complete the company returns - there are also implications if you decide to sell at a later date.