Greece’s scenery and near-perfect climate are complemented by a low cost of living and high quality of life.
These factors, alongside its world-class medical infrastructure and top facilities, are contributing to Greece’s emergence as a premier destination for health and wellness tourists. Boasting internationally sought-after medical specialists, Greece is attracting patients for procedures from all over the world.
Applying the latest technologies, procedures popular with visitors include plastic surgery, in-vitro fertilization, hair implants, ophthalmology, dentistry and renal dialysis.
Partnering with hotels and luxury spas, clinics and hospitals are ensuring that medical tourists enjoy their post-treatment care and recovery in pure bliss next to shimmering beaches and panoramic vistas.
Greece’s tech revolution is well underway, with Greek startups raising €455 million in capital in 2020. This 71% year-on-year increase from 2019, also saw over 2,000 tech jobs created in a year. Industry insiders are predicting the emergence of Athens as a South European tech hub, with Greece’s high percentage of STEM graduates contributing to growth in the coming years. The tech talent in Athens can match those of existing hubs like London and Stockholm but at a fraction of the cost. The appeal of the lifestyle benefits of Greece may also see Greek diaspora tech-experts and foreign talent choose Athens as the place to operate from. The European Investment Fund will pump a further €400 million into the Greek tech scene in the coming years, which may see the economic recovery accelerated through innovative start-ups and dynamic tech-founders.
Greece’s real estate market has remained strong during the pandemic, and demand across the board has been aided by the Bank of Greece’s measured approach to the economic fallout. As Greece looks toward its post-pandemic economic recovery, the government’s amicable reforms in property transfer red-tape and tax breaks, bode well for real estate investors. Through its golden visa program, foreign investors can secure residency by investment in the property market. This program awards investors EU residency through a minimum investment of €250,000. Special tax breaks for digital nomads and self-employed expats will also attract valuable capital to the market. Through Greece 2.0., the government envisions a competitive economy and attractive business environment. The real estate market will draw strong yields from this pro-business, pro-investor strategy.
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Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, discusses how Greece is going from strength to strength
Haris Theocharis, Minister of Tourism, declares that Greece offers anything international tourists can ask for in the wake of the crisis
Panagiotis Karampinis, Managing Director, Endeavor Greece, presents all the right ingredients for the establishment of a buoyant tech hub for the entire region
Jad Abi Mansour, CEO, JP & Partners, sees the real estate market elevating unfazed by the recent crises
Petros Iliadis, Managing Director, MI4 Real Estate Brokerage, guides us through the real estate gems located within the Greek capital
Nicolas Plakopitas, Vice Chairman, Euroclinic Group, highlights the need to elevate patient experience onto the next level
Charalampos Amoiridis, Founder, Amoiridis Law Services, describes how the firm manages to differentiate its offering to satisfy its international clientele
George Kakoulidis, Chairman, Asklepieia Health Cluster, explains the path that will establish Greece on the global map of medical tourism
Dr. Anastasios Vekris, CEO of CDM Medical Group and Medical Director of Advanced Hair Clinics, underlines the importance of a ‘quality over quantity’ mindset