Greece offers the most affordable permanent residency by investment program in the EU, and it is a gay-friendly and attractive country of fun, sunshine and welcoming culture.
During the European summer, undoubtedly Mykonos is the hotspot gay destination. The gay life of Mykonos island is full of attractive programs:
- The Elia gay beach is ranked among the best gay destinations in the world.
- The gay bars as the "JackieO Beach" at Super Paradise and the exciting Elysium Hotel
- Mykonos Town and its parties during the long and warm Greek summer
- XLSIOR Festival of Mykonos
Athens is a popular cruising point for gays since the ancient times. The city never sleeps, and gay-friendly restaurants, clubs, saunas, shopping areas, and bars can be found in the Greek capital. The
Gazi area is the meeting point of Athen's LGBT community; the most known gay bars are the Sodade and the Shamone. Meanwhile, the "Zappeion" and "Pedion tou Areos" parks are the most crowded cruising areas.
The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki became the "gay capital of the Balkans", according to various guides, all praising the charm and the welcoming LGBT community of the town. It's a beautiful, cosy and romantic town with a lively and gay-friendly atmosphere. The Enola gay bar is the most famous meeting point in Valaoritou Street, one of the most intensive districts of the city.
Gays are welcome even in the most traditional regions of Greece. Try the gay beaches of Crete, like the Sarantaris in Hersonissos. Santorini is one of the most romantic scenes in the world, and it also has a gay beach: try the last section of Vlychada Beach.
If you visit several islands, you will recognise that not all of those have organised gay life. But you may find a couple of gay-friendly nudist beaches, like Vrontonero in Zakynthos.
Moving to Greece as a member of the LGBT community is easier than you think. It is enough to buy a real estate for 250,000 euros, and in exchange, you will receive the permanent resident status in Greece. With the permanent residence permit of Greece you can easily stay, learn or just visit the other EU Member States and Greece is also in the Schengen zone. This gay-friendly residency by investment program attracts applicants with its simple, fast and straightforward process; the investors can receive their permanent Greek ID in 40 days.
Greece is recovering fast from the deep recession, and returned to the sustainable economic growth, according to the experts. As investment is rising the gross domestic product will increase by 2.7 % in 2018, supported by the rising consumption and exports.
It means that the now affordable real estate market will be expensive again in a couple of years. Between 2007-2017, the average house price in Greece decreased by 41,14%! It is a unique chance for foreign investors to obtain the right to live in the European Union and invest in profitable properties in Greece.
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