8th most powerful passport, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival up to 186 countries.
Greece has long been considered the cradle of Western civilization, where democracy and political science, poetry and drama, science and philosophy took their birth. It's no surprise, that it has no less than 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, reflecting its rich history and long tradition of culture.
Greece permits those who invest a minimum of €250,000 into residential property to obtain a five-year residence permit. This permit can be indefinitely renewed for five years at a time as long as the property is held.
In 2015, Greece introduced new legislation to allow non-EU citizens who stay in Greece continuously for seven years to become citizens. This is the most economical and fast way to get residency in an EU country, with the possibility of citizenship in the future.
Additional Government fees will apply.
Modern Greece came into existence in 1830 after a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire, which is modern-day Turkey.
Today it is a part of the EU and the Eurozone. Its rich cultural legacy, the tradition of hospitality, more than 30 scenic and popular islands such as Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini, combined with the climate, fine food, and natural attractions make it the 7th most visited country in Europe, and 16th in the world.
Its unique geographic position makes it possible to travel to three different continents within an hour; the farthest points in Europe are, at the most, only 3 hours away. The largest economy in the Balkans, it is considered a "middle power".
In 2013, Greek Law 4146/2013 made it possible for foreign nationals who buy a residence worth at least €250,000 to obtain an indefinitely renewable 5-year residency visa.
Southern Europe, at the tip of the Balkan peninsula.
10,761,523 (July 2018 est.)
131,957 square km
Mediterranean: Hot, dry summers, cool, wet winters