Greece is and will be in the centre of the investment track in the coming years, as the Greek government has made momentous amendments to an array of laws facilitating transparent investment procedures. Complex legislation, nepotism and bureaucracy which deterred the international investor or delayed the implementation of projects have now been substituted with ones which are investment friendly. More specifically, laws such as 3894/ 10 along with its amendments which were incorporated in Law 4072/ 2012 and Law 4146/ 2013 aim at creating a modern infrastructure, services and a more competitive economy so as to promote the country’s exit from the crisis.
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In view of the latter and with the specifications of the European Union the investor can now relish not only friendlier public and private sector services but also funding for his business plan. ETEAN (Greece’s national fund to support small, medium and innovative businesses ) has been designed to facilitate access to funding. NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) is another set of programs to fund development in consistence with the Community strategic guidelines on cohesion and identifies the link between Community priorities, on the one hand, and the national reform programme, on the other.
Elis the destination of Investment
Our firm specialises in investment schemes in Elis, south west of Greece. An area of about one hundred kilometres of unspoilt sandy beaches, mountainous areas, gorges, lakes, rivers and hot springs. A place with enchanting sceneries, and majestic landscapes with a fast growing demand for accommodation, entertainment, sea sport facilities and more.
Elis is just a breath away from the Ionian Island and includes the unique birthplace of the Olympic Games, Olympia- an international tourist attraction all year round. There are cultural as well as traditional festivities and events, both historical and religious, while the local gastronomy soars to an average of six hundred dishes. The land is fertile and well known for its extra virgin olive oil and savoury wine. With highly educated and multilingual human resources, accessible from three ports and two airports connecting it to major European countries, Elis is the ideal place for investment projects.
Overview of advantages for investment in Elis
- Breathtaking sceneries
- Natural resources
- History and tradition
- 100 Km of sandy coastline
- 300 sunshine days in the year
- Accessibility from major European cities
- Health Care facilities
- Well- educated and specialised human resources
- The best financial incentive in Europe
- Year round operation
- Unmet demand
Investment sectors & Integrated resorts
We offer investment options in tourism, as our area is finely located to offer the optimum holiday experience to all target groups. We design custom made venture proposals as well as professional business plans for all kinds of investments. We have experience in developing resorts, sport facilities, agrotourism plans, spas and thalassotherapy venues.
There are three world renowned integrated resorts in Elis and other locally owned small hotels or room rentals. Elis has become a major tourist attraction year round owing to its Mediterranean climate. During the Olympic Games it receives international media attention. As Greece transforms into an investment destination, the need for resort accommodation becomes imperative. The already existing resort amenities with spas, water sports, conference halls, island tours and villas fail to meet the increasing demand. Developers are certain to find unique seaside or mountainous areas as well as acres of untouched land close to hot springs.
Manolopoulos Rooks & CO is aiming at providing the best of services to the investor. Our team includes different departments to assist draft, plan, accelerate and materialise the best investment project for your budget.
Our services include:
- Consultancy upon investor investigation
- Capital value and business assessment
- Custom made business proposal
- Business plan
- Full financial analysis of cost
- Proposal for investment location (zoning, coastline, archaeological restrictions analysis)
- Project management
- Financing Scheme dossier
- Building design
- Time Frame for total operation of investment
- Energy efficiency plan for prospective facility
- Surrounding area projects and landscaping plan
Thematic tourism is the optimal investment plan as it may operate twelve month round, targeting at the adherent of a specific background.
Elis boasts a unique ecosystem for ecotourism experiences. From canyons to moors, caves to hot springs, plateaus to waterfalls, beaches to valleys, the area abounds in wildlife, forests and an abundance of agricultural areas and products. The Greek government supports an array of schemes with attractive incentives for investment in this field.
Agrotourism is gaining ground as an alternative holiday experience due to the area’s fertility and, therefore, cornucopia of agricultural products. Strawberries, grape harvest and wine making, the picking of olives and oil making, water melons, orange and lemon picking, wild vegetable gathering, potatoes, sultana, vinegar are some of the many products and practices that have made Elis famous. The lifestyle of the farmers simple and traditional, the works around the farm an endless fest with traditions alive to this day. Investment in this area with hands- on experience of traditional Greek life, local gastronomy and perhaps resort facilities, would surely be the ingredients to a success story.
The birthplace of the Olympic games is the only place for sports to be taken literally. Elis caters for all kinds of sports. Canoeing and kayaking in Lousios River, all water sports at Ionian sea, cycling, trekking, tennis and golf and even alpine skiing only about a couple of hours away. Equestrian sports, angling, archery and shooting, beach volleyball are but some of the choices the tourist can be spoilt for.
The World Healthcare Organisation ranks the Greek healthcare system in the fourteenth place in the global 191 countries. Patients travel to Greece for healthcare issues for its recuperative environment and cost saving practices. The Greek doctors study at European and American universities whereas Greek nurses are sought for by many countries.
Some of the medical services Elis can offer are cosmetic surgery, rehab centres, fertility clinics, elderly homes to name but a few healthcare services that can be provided in a resort like environment.
Religious and Culture Tourism
Greece, is known to attract orthodox pilgrimage for it has preserved religious heritage dating back to the fist century. the visitor can visit cave perched monasteries and churches exhibiting masterpieces of Byzantine art. Shrines, religious celebrations, litanies, mosaics and murals. The Greek Easter is known to be the ultimate celebration of the resurrection of Christ and therefore attracts scores of tourists who usually book accommodation at Christmas.
The glorious past of the area has been preserved in its shrines, ancient temples, theatres and stadium. The visitor can marvel at the skilled marble portrayals of the ancient lifestyle and wars on the finely preserved marbles and statues. Ancient Olympia, Ancient Ilida, Epicurus Apollo rotating shrine, all accessible, yet lacking amenities in the nearby places to host visitors. All Elis ancient theatres come to life during the summer period with famous Greek and international actors who endeavor to revive the ancient Greek oratory skills or drama. A magnet for culture lovers, schools and universities the world over.
As the global demand for products conducive to better health increases, investing in wellness in Elis can only be well grounded. The area abounds in thermal spring water and mud, both rich in minerals and therapeutic elements for major ailments ranging from myoskeletal pains to dermatological conditions, gynecological problems to stress relief. Elis thermal resources are abundant and recognised for their revitalising properties, thus attracting health visitors all year round.
Thalassotherapy is another sector which has been as a tourist attraction by only one highly acclaimed hotel chain in the area. The use of seawater and seaweed are particularly popular and form the major ingredient in many health treatments, thus yielding the investor a range of by products and services. In conjunction with olive oil treatments, local export product, the creation of spas and thalassotheraphy centres located in Elis can boast innovation in this field, cost effective services and, why not, an array of side firms.
Specialised human resources, experienced and multilingual, the appropriate land and climate for development, investor friendly legislature and local variety of resources and natural products make this target market an appealing investment choice.