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China, Russia, Turkey Investors Top Golden Visa Greece List

The largest number of buyers seeking to invest in Greece, through the "golden visa" program, are from China, Russia and Turkey.

Greece to Present Advantages of Golden Visa Program to Chinese Investors

Executives of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and the Athens Stock Exchange will visit Beijing to present the advantages of the golden visa program to Chinese investors.

Greece’s Investor Visa Pays Off, Boosts State Coffers by €1bn

Greece’s investor visa program is paying off, boosting state coffers by approximately 1 billion euros, Deputy Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas said.

Greek Golden Visa Program to Include Bond Buyers

The Greek economy ministry will expand the investment visa program to include extending "gold visas" to foreign nationals investing at least €250,000 in bonds/shares.

Greece’s Golden Visa May Soon Include Investors Buying Bonds

One step further in efforts to bring in much-needed cash, Greek authorities said they are looking into expanding the current investor visa program.

Greek Golden Visa Attracting Chinese, Russian Investors

Investors from China benefited most from Greece’s golden visa program which offers 5-year residency rights in return for investments over 250,000 euros.
Posted On 23 Feb 2017

Greek Gov’t Planning Changes to Investor Visa Program

The Greek government is planning changes to the so-called golden visa program extended to foreign nationals investing in property in efforts to make it more attractive.

Greece Ups Investor Visas, Aims to Bring in Cash

Greece is increasing the number of “golden visas” to individuals investing more than 250,000 euros in property, aiming to boost state coffers while offering five-year residency rights in return for real estate acquisitions or for strategic investments.

Greece ‘Enticing’ Saudi Investors with 5-year Visa

Greece is extending the so-called golden visa to Arab nationals investing more than 250,000 euros in property. The investor visas offer five-year residency rights in return for real estate acquisitions or for strategic investments.
Posted On 10 Jun 2016

EU Talk of Visa Requirements for US, Canada Causing Commotion

The European Union may do away with the current visa waiver program applicable to US and Canadian citizens as a retaliatory move for restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Canada on some EU countries.
Posted On 14 Apr 2016

Investor Visa Brings in Money with 5-year Greece Residency in Return

In efforts to bring in much-needed cash, the Greek interior ministry has through its ongoing investor visa program thus far issued 1,056 special visas to individuals who have invested more than 250,000 euros in Greece.
Posted On 15 Feb 2016

Greek Hoteliers Weary of New Schengen Visa Scheme

Greek hoteliers are expressing their concerns about the new visa regime that requires travelers to EU countries to show up personally at a Schengen consular station to give finger prints and photos in order to obtain visas.
Posted On 26 Oct 2015

Tedious Visa Procedures Sends Turkish Travelers Away From Greece

Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Prefect Giorgos Pavlidis recently stated that thousands of tourists are being turned away due to the time-consuming procedure, which is leading to a loss in revenue and business.
Posted On 13 Jul 2015

Greece Will Continue To Offer Efficient Visa System To Russians

"In recent years, Greece has made considerable progress for visas to be issued easier, faster and more efficiently, always in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on 19 March.
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

Traveler’s Checks Next to Extinct

Traveler's checks are on their way to extinction. They are nice to have if you have a habit of losing things or are traveling to a destination with a high crime threat, or to a very remote area, but travel professionals insist on ATMs, which are virtually everywhere these days,...
Posted On 01 Mar 2006

Tourism Organization Signs Deal With Visa

The Hellenic Tourism Organization and the Visa credit card company have announced an agreement for a mutual promotion project within the framework of the 2004 Olympic Games.
Posted On 01 Jan 2003