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Greece hopes to open to tourists from May 14th

Greece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on 14 May, the country’s tourism minister has said as he announced a much-awaited date for the tourist season to officially begin.

Haris Theoharis told the IBT Berlin tourism fair, that Greece would after this date welcome anyone who had been vaccinated, had antibodies or had tested negative for coronavirus.

“We aim to open tourism by 14 May with specific rules and updated protocols,” he said. “Until then, we will gradually lift restrictions if conditions allow.”

Source: https://www.theguardian.com

Greece Opens World’s First Underwater Museum Around a 2,400-Year-old Shipwreck

Greece’s first underwater museum allows visitors to dive down in time to the era of the Peloponnesian War while viewing ancient shipwrecks and pristine coral gardens.

Diving down to depths of 80 feet, guides are able to show visitors the 90-foot-long Peristera shipwreck sitting where it sank 2,400 years ago while carrying a cargo of wine and black-glazed clay tableware.

The optimistic opening, COVID-19 permitting, will be June 2021.

Located in the National Marine Park of Alonissos and Northern Sporades, the first Marine Protected Area established in Greece and the largest in Europe, divers will also have the chance to come face to face with over 300 fish species, Mediterranean monk seals, and beautiful coral beds.

For those not intending to dive, five underwater cameras can show visitors a glimpse of what’s underneath the waves, including one which runs on a 24-hour live stream.

Source: https://goodnewsnetwork.org

Cynvestco Real Estate – Your Property Professionals in Greece

Cynvestco Real Estate

Over time and generations, real estate has proved to be one of the most valued and stable assets. It is recognized as a classic investment option that is rarely absent from any serious investor’s portfolio.

In fact, in many cases real estate is often the starting point of an overall strategy to begin building wealth. And there is hardly a better place to start than the beautiful European country of Greece under the guidance of Cynvestco Real Estate Agency.

Whether you are interested in buying a home for your own use or as an investment, our property professionals will make the search easier and quicker, and the transactions smoother and safer. The Cynvestco team has a lot to offer and above all industry know-how, market insights and human-to-human approach. We aim to develop a long-term relationship with our clients who rely on our professional support from the first enquiry till the time comes to either re-sell or pass the property on to the next generation.

Our portfolio includes a broad range of properties: compact city apartments in central locations, deluxe penthouses in residential neighbourhoods, exclusive villas in the most desirable suburbs, and holiday homes in popular resorts.

As soon as you start thinking of buying a property – especially in a foreign country – many questions are bound to arise, including availability, pricing, market trends, investment potential, and exit strategies. We’re here to answer them all, offering you the attention and advice you expect from established professionals.

Clients interested in buying property to qualify for Greece’s Residency Program will have access to our close legal and financial advisors who can explain in detail how to apply and what exactly the program offers.

We are delighted to inform all clients, associates and friends of our social media channels:
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Life in Athens

Athens is so much more than just a European capital worth visiting. Athens is a vibrant dynamic city that offers remarkable quality of life.
There are so many different neighbours and various residential areas for every taste. From Athens ‘alternative’ neighbourhood Exarxeia to the really close by posh district of Athens Kolonaki and from the northern residential suburb Kifisia where neoclassical mansions blend with minimalist modern houses along tree-lined streets to the coastal suburb Palaio Faliro that includes a promenade and a marina, Athens presents a hundred reasons why is one of the most exciting cities in the world right now.
Moreover, the wonderful thing about Athens is that the city’s heritage is still remembered, whilst also keeping up to date with modern society.
Because of the crisis and the tough financial conditions of the recent years many people are wondering: ‘‘Athens? Really?’’ Actually, it was Greece’s financial crisis has kept the prices extremely competitive in every way, meaning you’ll be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes.

Taking all these under consideration and also the smooth way of incorporating a mixture of Greek history and culture with today’s modern aspects and the Greek nature and beauty, Athens is a wonderful place to live and to invest.

Brand New, Cynvestco Website!

Just like with the value of any good property, here at Cynvestco, we strongly believe that a well-designed, intuitive, modern website is a must for every leading company.
We are proud to announce the deployment of our brand new website and wish to thank our online partners, Web Theoria, for their collaboration.

Enjoy! We’d be happy to hear your comments and suggestions. Feel free to get in touch!

Do I need a visa to enter Greece?

Depending on your nationality and where you are coming from, you may or may not require a visitor’s visa to enter Greece. In many cases, entry and a visit for up to 90 days are possible with obtaining a visa in advance. To avoid disappointment, find out what applies in your case by consulting the official pages and list of countries as published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Info

Should your country be listed among those whose nationals require a tourist visa, you will need the following documents to accompany your application:

  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • Passport
  • Recent photograph
  • Letter from your employer (if you are an employee)
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Proof of provisional booking of travel arrangements (e.g. trip itinerary and round-trip ticket with fixed dates)
  • Hotel reservation, with confirmation letter from the hotel manager

Note

Bear in mind that security arrangements may change at short notice, and it is therefore always advisable to contact the local Greek consular office in your country of origin.