Author: Yvonne Miles

Why you should book your honeymoon in Greece via a travel agency

A honeymoon is a trip that will only happen once in a lifetime, at least that’s the idea, which means that it should be completely perfect and as memorable as possible. When it comes to your honeymoon, there is pretty much zero margin for error, since the smallest mistake can mar this unique experience. It goes without saying then that the planning phase for this trip should not be taken lightly. That’s however when things start to get a little complicated: since honeymoons are all about beautiful and unique memories, couples tend to choose destinations that they have never visited before and also one that are rather far away and planning a trip to those destinations can be rather difficult.

Here’s where Greece comes in. In the last few years Greece has become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Couples from every corner of the globe choose this country to create their wonderful new memories in because of its beauty and because of the fact that it is widely recognized as one of the most romantic places in the world. Also, Greece is not what one would call an exotic destination since it’s located in Europe and is easily accessible, especially during the summer.

As you can probably tell, planning a trip to Greece for a honeymoon is significantly easier than planning a honeymoon trip to an exotic destination such as the Maldives, Bali or even Thailand. With that in mind however, there are still a lot of things that one should take into consideration and plan for while organizing a honeymoon, which is why a lot of people choose to leave that job to the professionals i.e. travel agencies. Why should you trust a travel agency for your honeymoon in Greece though?

They will help you pick your destination

Greece may be a small country but the famous Greek islands number in the hundreds, if not thousands and each one of them unique, so picking the right one for your honeymoon is very important. It is virtually impossible to research all or even most of the Greek islands by yourself, but a professional travel agent knows them like the back of his or her hand and they can help you and your significant other pick the one you will have the best time in after hearing what you like doing during your holidays etc. They will even suggest some islands and other places that are not well known but are still beautiful and romantic!

You will find rooms and tickets more easily

As you may already know, Greece is one of the most popular vacation and tourist destinations in the world, especially during the summer. If you plan to visit the country during the high season (late June to early September) you may find that there is no vacancy in most of the hotels and that booking airplane tickets is expensive or even impossible. It goes without saying that a good travel agent has all the necessary resources and connections to help you get both a hotel room and tickets in time for your honeymoon and for the best possible price.

They will provide you with more options

There may be some holiday and honeymoon ideas that might that you might not have considered or thought of but can still provide you with amazing amounts of fun and lovely memories. A travel agent’s job is essentially providing you with ideas that you never thought of. For example, instead of helping you find one Greek island to send the entirety of your honeymoon on, they can book you a cruise around the Greek islands, allowing you to experience as many of them as possible! If you are looking for the best agency to book your honeymoon with, click here to redirect to their website and explore their amazing options.

Renting a villa in Greece? See the qualities of a good property management agency

Greece is one of the best places in the world to spend your summer vacation in. We all know that Greece is home to some amazingly beautiful landscapes, a lot of the more important cultural monuments and some of the best beaches in the world but we don’t know, is that the country is the perfect destination for a luxury vacation. If you have ever wanted to live in luxury, you can do so in Greece since thousands of fully furnished and very luxurious villas are available for rent all over the country.

In order to get a good impression of the villas in the country and to see what each one has to offer in order to determine which one is the best for your vacation, then you really need to get in contact with a property management agency. Here’s what you should look for in a good management agency.

Variety

It goes without saying that some destinations in Greece are considered more luxurious than others which means that they are full of luxury villas. A lot of agencies specialize in one particular island or region in the country. So, before picking an agency, it’s always good to see how many properties they have available and where. The more the properties the greater the chances that you will find just the perfect one for you and your family or friends. Keep in mind that there are actually agencies that have properties all over the country. If you don’t have a particular destination in mind, they are your best option.

Clearly explained rates

A lot of agencies usually offer some perks along with the properties that will make your stay in them even more relaxing and enjoyable. Those perks range from a VIP transfer service to butlers and professional chefs waiting for you in the property. A good management agency will clarify upfront what the rate includes and what it doesn’t.

Look for reviews and word of mouth

Since a luxury vacation is something that you will probably get to do once in your lifetime, the experience should be as memorable and perfect as possible. Your management agency is essentially the liaison with the property and its owners s they are kind of the ones that you should turn to in order to ensure that everything is fine and ready before and during your vacation with regards to the property. Always choose agencies that are praised for their communication and customer service.

Why now’s the best time to invest in real estate in Mykonos

When it comes to real estate, Greece is one of the best countries to invest in currently, and the reason is simple and rather well known: the country has been engulfed by a very serious financial crisis for about a decade now. This crisis resulted in a rather steep drop in prices in many properties, including some very luxurious ones. To put things into perspective, in some of the most expensive parts of Athens and other major cities prices have gone by as much as 50%. Since the country is currently turning a corner and leaving the crisis behind, if one’s interested in investing, there is no time like today and now.

One of the areas in Greece that has been most severely affected by the crisis is the island of Mykonos. That’s not to say that properties there have become hard to sell or buy – as is usually the case during times of crisis because no one wants to sell their property for less than what they paid for – in fact, the opposite is true. Real estate in Mykonos has always been ridiculously expensive because of the island’s popularity with local and international jet setters, the crisis however has made land there up to 40% cheaper.

The prices drop, but the tourists keep coming

Real estate prices seem to be the only prices affected by the crisis on the island of Mykonos. The island is still home to some of the most exclusive and expensive clubs in the world – it’s not unusual to be asked to buy a few thousand Euro for a bottle of champagne – and many famous restaurants are still maintaining branches and off-shoots on it. What this means is that although the “quantity” of visitors to Mykonos might have diminished during the crisis since the Greeks simply couldn’t afford it, but the “quality” of the visitors has remained the same or even increased. Mykonos is still and will probably always be one of the most popular summer destinations for the rich and the famous.

What do investors do with Mykonos real estate?

Luxury housing seems to be the name of the game on Mykonos with old villas being remodeled and renovated while new ones are also built every year. This is because it is extremely easy to sell a villa on the island, which is why many people or companies choose to remodel and flip older villas or build new ones from scratch.

There are of course a lot of investors that choose not to sell or flip the properties they buy. Instead, they choose to rent them out to the many tourists that visit the island each year, thus turning them into long term investments that actually produce a steady stream of profit.

How are things now on the real estate market?

Real estate prices were dropping year by year until a couple of years ago. The current political situation in Greece is way more stable than it was a few years ago and the Greek economy seems to start rebounding from the crisis. This has resulted in a halt in price drops. This doesn’t mean that you lost the investment train though. Mykonos villas and other properties were pretty overpriced before the crisis because the Greek nouveau-riche could get enormous loans pretty easily. The crisis just “corrected” the market. In other words, property prices will probably not get any cheaper soon, but they will probably never again be as high as they were before the crisis engulfed Greece.

The more things are getting better in Greece the more the prices will keep climbing, even if that climb is incremental. If you want to buy luxurious Mykonos villas or other real estate, you should hurry.

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