Visa-free travel in the Schengen Area
Fast-track two month application process
No requirement to live in Greece
Minimum €250,000 real estate investment
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Introducing Greece

Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean and over 200 inhabited islands.

The crossroads between east and west

Greece, the birthplace of democracy and western philosophy. From the vibrant and historic capital Athens to thousands of sun-drenched Mediterranean islands, Greece offers a variety of superb options for European residency.

A member of the European Union since 1981, Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a good quality of life, and a very high standard of living. As the crossroads between east and west, it is a superb business location with the capital, Athens, providing access to both international business and travel.

As the lowest cost residency programme within the European Union, the Greek Golden Visa Programme is an attractive option, particularly for applicants whose principal aim is to leverage visa-free travel throughout the Schengen Area. There is no minimum stay requirement in Greece, and applicants' children up to the age of 21 can qualify within the application process.

Investors are granted a residence permit that is valid for 5 years and renewable thereafter. If you choose to put down roots in Greece, the Golden Visa Programme also offers a pathway to Greek and European Union citizenship after seven years.

Capital city: Athens
Languages: Greek
Visa free countries: 26 (Schengen Area)
Currency: Euro €
Total area: 131,957 km²
Population: 10.8 million (2017)
Nearest country: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey
Time zone: Eastern European (UTC+02:00)

Greece Golden Visa Requirements

Applicants must fulfil ONE of the following:

Property purchase

Purchase real estate with a value of at least €250,000, to be held for the duration of residency and for a minimum period of 5 years.

Property investment

Invest in one of the following options:

  • A €250,000 time share investment with a minimum 10 year lease.
  • A €250,000 real estate investment (land purchase and construction costs).
Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Greece Golden Visa Application process

  • Weeks 1-3

    Submit application.
    Greek authorities issue a receipt of application, which may be used as a temporary permit prior to residency being granted.

  • Weeks 4-7

    The application is reviewed and diligence checks are carried out.

  • Week 8

    Golden Visa is issued.

  • Citizenship may be applied for after seven years of residency.


Our clients enjoy the benefits of Greece's Golden Visa Programme in as little as 8 weeks after application. Fill out the form below to begin.