Not a lot really.
With over 80% of Greeks committed to the euro, the right decision was made and a pro-European government was formed. The media spotlight then switched to Spain, brought to its knees by banks who lent billions in a property boom so vast it imploded, bringing down prices and sending companies into liquidation. There was never overdevelopment in Crete and prices have therefore remained fairly stable - but still very affordable.
With rumbles about Italy and even France, leaders in Europe have, at long last, began to take decisions to strengthen the euro. Germany has conceded that a strategy for growth is needed, supported by a pan-European banking system.
All the furore about the economy - in the EU or in the UK - is all just fodder for the media and actually makes little difference to everyday life. To the man in the street, provided he is one of the vast majority who has a job, life carries on as normal. You get paid and you spend it. The question is, does your money stretch as far as it might?
Research shows the main reason people make a move overseas is because they're fed up with the rain and cold in the UK, the increase in crime and the poor standard of service provided by utility companies and the NHS.
Well stop your world and get off.
Can you see retirement beckoning? It's the time of your life when you can start living. A time when you can have your cake and eat it too! Research shows that over 40% of over 55's are planning to move to a place in the sun and what better place to consider than Crete? The weather is glorious, there's no ice or frost in winter and the cost of living is lower than in the UK. We reckon a couple can live comfortably on £1,000 per month - and that includes running a small car and eating out a few times each month.
Snobbys are designed for low maintenance and easy living. Eco-built, stylish with a traditional feel, set in a spacious private walled garden at all-inclusive prices that are the lowest you'll find in Crete for new build detached homes. Don't take our word for it. Come on over and see for yourself.
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