The Emir of Qatar is just one of many that recently snapped his own piece of Greece. He just bought six Greek islands for the bargain price of just £7.35 million.
One of the world’s richest men, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, fell in love with the islands in the Ionian Sea four years ago and after 18 months of wrangling has convinced the eurozone’s poorest country to sell the idyllic isles as a job lot.
The privately-owned islands, known as the Echinades, had been put up for sale as crisis-hit nationals struggled with the high real estate taxes imposed on them by the state.
Maybe you like many others are discussing if you should book your next holiday to Greece. In many ways, it is a good time to visit. Visitor numbers have fallen in recent years, prompting many hoteliers and tour operators to offer significant discounts (Telegraph Travel recently reported that Olympic Holidays is offering savings of up to 60 per cent). The last thing Greece needs is for visiting holidaymakers to steer clear – the country is hugely reliant on tourism, which accounts for around 15 per cent of GDP
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My personal opinion is to just go. The very last thing Greece needs is for tourists to abandon them. They will more than probably love you even more when you arrive.