The residents of 28 small and remote Greek islands are now exempt from paying the unified property tax (ENFIA) from 2020 onwards, the Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Scrapping the ENFIA tax for islands with up to 1,200 residents, was among the measures announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum for the support of Greece’s businesses and workers who are still recovering from the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
Following is the list of the 28 islands exempt from the tax as released by the Finance Ministry:
- The islands of Fournoi, Agios Minas and Thymena in the regional unit of Ikaria,
- Agios Efstratios in the regional unit of Limnos,
- Samiopoula in the regional unit of Samos,
- Oinousses, Psara and Antipsara in the regional unit of Chios,
- Agathonisi, Kalolimnos, Plati, Telendos, Pserimos, Lipsi, Farmakonisi, Arkoi and Marathi in the regional unit of Kalymnos,
- Saria and Kasos in the regional unit of Karpathos,
- Megisti (Kastelorizo), Tilos and Halki in the regional unit of Rhodes,
- Gyali and Nisyros in the regional unit of Kos,
- Gavdos in the regional unit of Chania and
- Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi in the regional unit of Corfu.
The exemption concerns persons whose main residence is on these islands and covers their entire property. It does not apply to other properties these people may have in other areas of Greece.
“The aim of the measure is to motivate people to remain or settle down [on small and remote islands] and to financially support these areas that are not easily accessible,” the Finance Ministry said.