Greece is a country located in South-Eastern Europe, at the meeting point of 3 continents – Europe, Asia & Africa. It is a peninsular country possessing an archipelago of approximately 3000 major islands. 80% of the country consists of mountains & hills.
Greece has an ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of Western society. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece’s cultural legacy lives on in the modern Greek society. Its rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites, amongst the most in the world.
And of course, the Mediterranean diet which is a global brand & the globally celebrated wines. There is nowhere on earth better suited for healthy, wholesome eating than Greece.
Greece offers a wide variety of international educational options for expatriates, from pre-schools to universities—especially for students seeking studies in English, French, and German. Many high schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and have a good track record in placing students in prestigious universities, both in Greece and abroad.
At the same time, many international universities offer unique educational programs in Greece for undergraduates and graduates alike.
Health Care :
Greece has universal health care. Health care is free and universal for all citizens, as well as for all EU nationals. For non-EU nationals, only emergency care is provided for free. Healthcare is provided by the National Healthcare Service & by the private sector. Many citizens prefer private healthcare for long-term hospital stays. The healthcare infrastructure is very modern & consists of highly skilled physicians & specialists. Greece has the largest number of doctors-to-population ratio of any OECD country.
As Greece emerges from the economic crisis, the country is appealing as an investment destination because it offers business people a wide variety of investment opportunities to take advantage of the country’s strategic geographic location and unique competitive advantages. Greece is a natural gateway to more than 140 million consumers in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, a region with a GDP of almost 1 trillion euros.
Greece is also a leading global tourist destination, an emerging regional energy hub, and possesses a highly educated and multilingual workforce.
In 2022, the Greek economy achieved a growth rate of 5.9%. Along with the increase in GDP, there was a significant increase in exports from €40 billion in 2021 to €54.7 billion in 2022, as well as in investments from 12% to 13.3% (% GDP).
Some of the more prominent sectors that offer immense opportunities for investors include the following: Tourism, Food and Agriculture, ICT, Life Sciences, Logistics, Energy, Pharma and Health, Global Business Services, and Cultural & Creative Industries/Filming
Greece currently runs what many consider the most popular and successful Residency Program in the world. It grants direct Permanent Residency to investors who invest specified amounts in the country.