In The Greek Islands, Cruising Is The New Norm

Posted by admin 11/03/2022 0 Comment(s) Greece,

It's impossible to go wrong with any of the Greek islands if you want to spend your retirement sailing, but which islands provide the best value for money when it comes to waterfront properties?  Some of the most favourites locatoins are:

 

Kefalonia

In addition to being a stunning island from the air, Kefalonia is even more stunning from the water. Sailing around the island's stunning coastline, taking in its breathtaking cliffs, forests, and coves, is a dream come true. Here, you can see loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins, and other marine life in their natural habitat. A lush island, Kefalonia is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty. With sunlight and steady winds all year round, the Ionian islands dream of sailing around, but Kefalonia is the most popular destination for sailors.

A two-bedroom house or apartment on Kefalonia's island may be had for as little as €100,000 – €195,000, but for those with higher means, there are exquisite luxury villas with private pools and stunning sea views starting at roughly €400,000 to €900,000.

 

Corfu

Corfu, another Ionian island, is lusher and greener than its neighbours. Sailing around the island would take you through soft sand beaches and lovely fishing towns, with a lot of time to stop and enjoy a refreshing bath in the crystal clear seas.

The island would be a lovely place to live all year round, not only for summer vacations spent on water. In the summer season,  you can spend your days on the water, and in the winter, take a stroll to view the beauty of the historic Old Town, where you can take in the architecture, museums, parks, and a cup of coffee overlooking the harbour.

Property in Corfu is more reasonable than on some of the other islands we've covered, despite pricing variations. Village homes and detached houses in need of restoration may be found for as cheap as €30,000 if you're ready to put some work into them. It's also possible to acquire a two-bedroom house or apartment with rural views for less than €150,000. Corfu is just three or four miles wide in some areas, so even if you buy further from the coast, there is still access to the water.

 

Crete

Crete, Greece's largest island and a favourite among international homebuyers, deserves a spot among our top five favourite Greek islands. If the kind people and fascinating historical landmarks aren't enough to entice you, the secluded coves and secluded beaches just might. These remote beaches are best reached by boat, allowing you to immerse yourself in the island's natural splendour completely.

In terms of marinas, look no further than Sitia Marina in Heraklion, Herakleion Marina in Kissamos or Port of Chania in Crete.

The cost of a home varies by location. There are four areas on the island of Crete; they include Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, and Lasithi. The cost of real estate in Heraklion ranges from modest studio flats starting at €50,000 to extravagant mansions costing close to €3 million. Between €100,000 and €150,000, two-bedroom homes are available in Rethymnon.

 

Mykonos

A beautiful whitewashed town with a cosmopolitan vibe and exciting nightlife, Mykonos is a must-see for any traveller. Mykonos has beautiful beaches and sailing routes to choose from for yachting. Rhenia and Delos, two deserted islands, are two of the most popular destinations for snorkelling and swimming.

As expected, Mykonos is one of Greece's most costly islands. Mykonos gained a reputation for exclusivity and glamour after Queen Frederique of Greece declared her love for the island during a Cyclades tour in 1954.

Even if you don't have much money, you may still locate homes with sea views in Mykonos for less than €400,000.

 

Santorini

Santorini has it all: romance, sunsets, and whitewashed villas with blue domes. On top of being breathtakingly beautiful, Santorini also provides a unique and exciting environment for sailors to explore at sea.

Black pebble beaches, rocky landscape, and many hot springs remind the island's volcanic origins. With its vivid red sand and rock face, Red Beach is another well-known attraction.

Like Mykonos, property in Santorini might be pricey, but renting out your home is a great way to generate extra money. It would cost roughly €400,000 for a terraced house with two bedrooms in one of Pyrgos' larger communities, while larger villas may go up to €800,000.

 

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