The ever growing tourism industry includes medical, nautical, beach and thematic sun, alongside cultural and religious attractions. Getting straight to business! Greece’s Golden Visa Program has become a golden ticket of endless opportunities to non-EU investors. Approximately 4000 residence permits are given to investors and their families per year. AREAA Global eyed Greece as another great opportunity for our members to add to their business and so was born the Greece UpClose trip!
The investment tour took place this past Oct 15-22nd allowing 16 AREAA members from across the US chapters an opportunity to see first hand what it truly is the country has to offer. Organized and led by AREAA Global CEO, Carmen Chong and Frederica Tassis, managing broker & AREAA Boston Chapter board, who is also a native of Greece and an expert on Greece real estate!
The 7-day trip balanced a focus on business and a mix of pleasure to make up a productive yet enriching cultural experience! Our investment agenda included a meeting at Enterprise Greece, the official agency of the Greek state under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Development whose purpose is to promote investments and exports in Greece. Our group learned from government officials who shared the latest in the economy and real estate market of Greece.
Property tours in Athens, offered a good overview of the market with homes ranging from 100,000 to 2.5M Euros including luxury property with ocean-views. Some highlights of the trip: a visit to the Acropolis, Corinth Canal, the Ancient theater of Epidavros, Vouliagmeni Lake and a tri-island cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina include some of the destinations toured. Of course, no trip to Greece is complete without a visit to breathtaking Santorini, where the group spent 2 nights enjoying the world-renowned beauty this island boasts!
To sum it up…friendship, excellent food, dancing, laughter, business connections established, deals done and memories made! AREAA Global is going back to Greece in 2018 due to the high demand from those who couldn’t join, we invite you to join our next UpClose investment tour! Dates to be released after the holidays.