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
Kostas Bakoyannis, mayor of Athens, overseas a city in transition, where the financial crisis of the previous decade is an increasingly distant memory and the future is bright indeed.
Haris Theocharis, Minister of Tourism, declares that Greece offers anything international tourists can ask for in the wake of the crisis
Stefanos D. Vlastos, CEO, Hellenic Public Properties Company, in his efforts to run the real estate portfolio of the Greek state, sees the pandemic as the ultimate catalyst for change
George Kakoulidis, Chairman, Asklepieia Health Cluster, explains the path that will establish Greece on the global map of medical tourism
Dr. Spyridon Silvestros, Founder, Silvestros Dental Perio & Implants, is part of a wave of clinical clusters that is upending the medical industry in Greece
Themos Charamis, President & CEO, Henry Dunant Hospital, believes that health tourism can be the next product of interest for Greece
Nicolas Plakopitas, Vice Chairman, Euroclinic Group, highlights the need to elevate patient experience onto the next level
Dr. Anastasios Vekris, CEO of CDM Medical Group and Medical Director of Advanced Hair Clinics, underlines the importance of a ‘quality over quantity’ mindset
Charalampos Amoiridis, Founder, Amoiridis Law Services, describes how the firm manages to differentiate its offering to satisfy its international clientele
Helen Alexiou, Managing Partner, AK Law Firm, underlines the remaining necessary amendments in order for the Greek real estate market to grow further
Eleni Tsoukala, Managing Partner, Tsoukala & Partners Law Firm, underscores the many schemes and opportunities for people looking to come to Greece using their coveted golden visa program or as a
Jad Abi Mansour, CEO, JP & Partners, sees the real estate market elevating unfazed by the recent crises
Elena Shiapani, CEO, MIBS Group, is bullish on the growth prospects in Greece’s property market, which, after a long recession, has been moving from strength to strength even in the face of the pandem
Petros Iliadis, Managing Director, MI4 Real Estate Brokerage, guides us through the real estate gems located within the Greek capital
Panagiotis Karampinis, Managing Director, Endeavor Greece, presents all the right ingredients for the establishment of a buoyant tech hub for the entire region
Alexandros Chatzieleftheriou, CEO & Co-Founder of Blueground, has developed the perfect product for the age of the digital nomad: the globally-recognized, long-term furnished rental.
Michael Petychakis, CTO of Orfium, sees the shifts in the music industry and seeks to provide big-tech and data solutions to understanding listeners’ consumption patterns.
Takis Papaspyrou, CEO, Modus & Amplio, makes clear that Greece is the ideal destination to live and work in
Antoine Assi, Group CEO, Estia Developments, notes that Greece is capable of satisfying the needs of any type of tourist