How to

How to

Samos Estate the most reliable option because it has a big experience in building and selling over 35 properties in Samos since 1998. Here you can find information on how to sell or buy your property in Samos.

Why do you need a lawyer and how can we help you?
The legal consequences from mistakes or omissions during the buying or planning to build process can cause you some major headaches.
We support you in real estate transactions as well as in project development, during the construction and utilisation phases and in home ownership legal questions.

Golden Visa Programme – What it is? How it works?


Golden Visa Programme

The Law “Creation of a Development Friendly Environment for Strategic and Private Investments” (4146/2013) of the Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, facilitates the residence of investors in Greece through the granting of residence permits for executives of Strategic Investment Projects. In addition, third-country citizens (non-EU citizens) and their family members, who buy property in Greece, the value of which exceeds €250,000, may obtain residence Permits. Read more about it here


Are you interested in selling land in the area of Samos?

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The required documents for Sellers are listed below:

1.Copy of ID.
2.Copy of Tax Statement.
3.Contract of the Property.
4.Building Permission.
5.Plot plan plus floors plan.
6.Statement of the law N.2238/94 certified by the Tax Office or a certificate to see if the property is leased.
7.Statement of the law N.2459/97 certified by the Tax Office.
8.Tax statement.
9.Property fee (T.A.P) from the City-owned property (with DEI account and a contract).
10.Rental contract if the property is rented.
11.Certificate from the Tax Office that the property tax is paid if the property is derived from parental benefit, gift or inheritance.
12.Insuranse awareness by IKA when the seller is a freelancer.

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Non EU Citizens
From 16/6/2011 Non-European citizens could buy their property in Greece without any extra licenses. The procedure is the same for EU and Non-EU citizens as well.

Required Documents for Buyers:
1.Copy of ID and Greek Tax Number (AFM)
2.E1 and E9 of the last five years certified by the competent tax office
3.Statement frot the tax office of exemption for primary residence Tax or not which shall be stated by his / her notary

Required Documents for Loan:
1.Application for home loan
2.Copy of ID
3.Copy of last 3 income tax notes
4.Copy of last payroll (for employees and retirees)
5.Copy of analytic Income Tax (E3 E1) for the past 3 years (for professionals)
6.Copy of E9
7.Loan awareness if any other loans or obligations.

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Is there an international airport?

Samos’s airport has flights to many EU countries, especially during the summer months with chartered flights. In addition, there are daily flights to Athens and weekly flights to Salonica and the surrounding Aegean islands. The new modern airport of the island, “Aristarchos the Samian”, is located at Pythagoreion.

Is there a port?

The town of Samos has one of the biggest and most modern ports of the Aegean Sea. Ships sail daily to Peiraeus and there are frequent routes to the surrounding islands, as well.

Is there a marina?

A marina is under the final construction stage at Pythagoreion and will make a safe place for crafts to anchor.

Is there a hospital at the island?

Certainly. There is a well-staffed hospital in the town of Samos. There is also a health centre in Karlovassi.

Are there any problems with water supplies?

Most areas in Samos do not have water-supply problems. However, the use of tanks for surplus water is recommended. The water is drinking and many villages have sources with spring water. 

Do you undertake all the required work for the completion of the construction?

Our company undertakes all types of construction work by contract, employing experienced workers and delivering work on the estimated time. Your presence during the actual construction is not necessary, since we supervise all the work and we keep you constantly informed about its progress.

Can I choose the plans?

You will choose the plans according to your needs and requirements. We will help you with our experience in order to achieve the optimal results.

Can you help me with accommodation and travelling matters?

Once you decide to visit the island we can advise you on accommodation and help you to rent a car.

How do I open a bank account?

It is very simple – you only need your passport and a minimum amount of money.

Can I bring my car with me?

You will need to check with your embassy/consulate as to the present situation, which is constantly changing.

How much does it cost to buy a house?

Prices vary  and depend on, amongst other things: whether within or outside village/town plan limits distance from the sea condition of property if the property has a plot of  land or a garden

Can anybody buy?

Any person holding an EU passport may purchase property or land within Greece, i.e. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxenbourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.  Additionally, Greeks of the diaspora and persons of Greek descent.  Outside this criteria, there is a process by which non EU passport holders can purchase property/land.

I have heard Greek builders and workers are unreliable. Is this true?

It is well known that part of the Greek charm is a slightly laid back attitude and sometimes a lack of urgency. It is wise to use established construction companies, such as ourselves in order to ensure the reliability and professionalism of the people working on your house

How do the locals accept foreigners buying in their country?

On the whole, the Samian people are extremely hospitable and welcoming. Most families build for themselves and do not buy and sell property with the frequency that occurs in other countries and there is no shortage of affordable homes or properties to renovate or land to build upon.  It is appreciated however if you learn at least a few words of Greek with which to greet your neighbours.