Known as the cradle of Western civilization, Greece embodies the best of business and leisure, welcoming nearly 40 million tourists each year. Whether it is swimming in the turquoise seawaters of Zakynthos, enjoying a vibrant nightlife in Mykonos, or delving into the historical heritage of Athens, Greece is perfect for leisure and for building a desired life. As one of the most popular investment programs in Europe, the Greece Golden Visa Program offers access to a European oasis with arguably the most competitive investment options in the region.
A member of the Schengen area and of the eurozone, Greece bridges historical heritage and exceptional Mediterranean scenery, with a booming economic landscape that has regained momentum through growing FDIs by global investors. Participation in the Program enables holders to acquire a long-term residence status, which is one of the prerequisites for naturalization.
The Greece Golden Visa Program is considered one of the most attractive and competitive residency-by-investment programs in Europe. To qualify, applicants must fulfill all investment criteria in addition to meeting the below requirements:
The following family members qualify as dependents of the main applicant:
In order to qualify for the Program, investors must comply with the regulatory requirements related to the contribution. In summary, applicants should:
For applicants to be eligible to maintain and renew their permits, they must hold their investments. Reselling the property/investment without replacement nullifies the permits for the applicants.
Applicants can own multiple properties as long as the combined value matches or surpasses the minimum property investment threshold. Joint ownership of property by the spouses is allowed as well as joint ownership by two or more main applicants provided each applicant individually meets the minimum investment criteria. The property can be rented out to third parties without any restrictions.
Property purchases made after December 31, 2023 will be subject to the payment of VAT on the sales price. Exclusive offers and bespoke products designed by ARTON are available upon request.
The fees associated with this Program include service fees for the principal applicant and all accompanying family members. Applicants must also consider the out-of-pocket expenses related to the purchase of the property and translation and authentication of documents.
All application fees and taxes determined by the Greek authorities are subject to change without prior notice.
Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.
Population Growth: 1.95%
GDP (per capita)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
314 billion USD
Visa free countries
South Eastern Europe, on the southern tip of the Balkans
131,957 sq. km.
0-15: 14.2% 15-64: 66.2% 65+: 19.6%
Greek (official): 99%, English, German, French, Italian: 1%
Orthodox Christianity: 90%, Other Christians: 3%, Unaffiliated: 4%, Islam: 2%, Other religions: 1%
1 EUR = 1.07 USD