Sunday, 10 May 2009
How do the locals react to foreigners buying/renting properties in Greece
Generally speaking Greek people are warm and friendly and the concept of filoxenia is happily alive and well. Families tend to build for themselves and do not buy and sell as frequently as in other countries in an effort to climb the property ladder, which means there are plenty of properties to modernize or land on which to build. Additionally, there are no state handouts or accommodation granted for those who are homeless or unemployed, which means no resentment at state funds being allocated to non-Greek persons. In the villages most people are happy the older properties are being renovated and brought back to life.