Islands for Sale in Greece

Last update: July 13, 2022

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Greece has over ~6,000 island properties, 16 of which are listed publicly for sale.

Most Greek islands for sale are located in either the Ionian Sea, or Aegean Sea – this map shows the location of both bodies of water. The Aegean Sea is characterised by its deep blue tone, whilst the Ionian Sea often looks turquoise in colour.

Greece has a wonderful climate, too.

Unlike Nordic islands (which tend to be too cold during the winter), or Caribbean islands (which can be too hot during the summer), Greek private islands are liveable year-round.

Most of the islands are state-owned, but some of them have been sold off to private individuals and companies.

Islands in Greece are usually sold as freehold. But islands can be leasehold too.

(When you buy a freehold island, it means that you will own it in its entirety. Buying leasehold, the alternative, means you can have the rights to own the island for a designated period of time – usually 100-years).

16 Private Islands for Sale in Greece

Greece Private Islands in Numbers
Private islands for sale: 16
Average island size: ~963,152 SQM (238 acres)
Average island price: ~€7,193,000 ($7,217,000)
Median island square meter price: ~€72.15 ($72.39)
Last updated: July, 2022

1. Patroklos Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Lavrio, East Attica, Saronic Gulf
  • Size: ~640 acres / ~260 hectares / ~2,600,000 square metres
  • Description: 850m from shore, 45km south of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

This private island is named after Patroklos, a hero of the Trojan War from Greek mythology.

A culturally rich, private island, Patroklos is one of the largest in Greek territory. The likely price tag of over €180,000,000 also makes it one of the most expensive islands in Greece.

What makes Patroklos so prestigious is its close proximity to Athens and its international airport. Athens is less than 45-kilometres away from the island, and Athens International Airport (ATH) is even closer, being just 30-kilometres away. The island can be reached from Charakas Beach – it only takes 5-minutes by boat.

Patroklos itself is spans over 260-hectares, and is mostly covered by olive and pine trees. The south side of the island is a bit rocky, but the north side has some nice sandy beaches.

There is currently minimal development on the island – four small houses have been built. Though, the current owner is waiting for permission to build more.

Patroklos Island is listed for sale here.

2. St. Thomas Island (€16.6M / $16.7M)


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  • Location: Aegina, Diapori Islands, Attica, Saronic Gulf
  • Size: ~300 acres / ~121 hectares / ~1,200,000 square metres
  • Description: 5.5km from Corinth, 46km west of Athens (45-minutes by water taxi)
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

St. Thomas Island, also known as Agios Thomas, is one third of the Diapori Chain – three islands that inhabit the Saronic Gulf. The chain, and surrounding mainland coastlines, are an area of renowned natural beauty.

Spanning roughly 300-acres, St. Thomas is one of the five largest private islands on sale in Greek territory. The island, which is flat and largely covered by both pine trees and Frygana bushes, can be found 46km west of Athens in Central Greece.

The combination of St. Thomas’ price and proximity to Athens makes it a very interesting investment opportunity. Reaching St. Thomas is as simple as getting a water taxi from the nearby cities of Athens or Corinth – the water taxis take 45-minutes and 20-minutes, respectively.

The island itself is ideal for residential use.

St. Thomas Island is listed for for sale here.

3. Dulichium Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Ionian Sea
  • Size: ~1350 acres / ~540 hectares / ~5,400,000 square metres
  • Description: 700m from shore, 235km west of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Dulichium Island, otherwise known as Petalas Island, stands as the largest private island on sale in Greece. It spans 1350-acres, over twice the size of Patroklos Island.

Dulichium Island is one of nine islands in The Echinades – a group that can be found in the Ionian Sea. Dulichium, as with many of The Echinades, is famed for its mention in the historical writings of Homer. The islands were also the setting for two notable conflicts – the Battle of the Echinades and the Battle of Lepanto.

Currently, the land is only populated by olive trees, Frygana bushes, red soil, and rocks. But, Dulichium certainly has lots of potential. It can be found on the west coast of Greece – the island sits just 700-metres from the shoreline. Its size, and its vicinity to the coast, make it ideal for development.

Dulichium Island is listed for sale here.

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4. Makri Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Ithaki, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Ionian Sea
  • Size: ~245 acres / ~99 hectares / ~1,000,000 square metres
  • Description: 4km from shore, 226km west of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Makri Island, another of The Echinades. Much like Dulichium Island, Makri is known for its involvement in both the Battle of the Echinades and the Battle of Lepanto. Aside from its historical provenance, the area is widely known for its raw beauty.

What sets Makri Island apart from other private Greek islands is that it has been granted special planning and building regulations – numerous studies have already been conducted by a number of companies to scheme for the island’s development. This puts Makri in an excellent position to grow and evolve.

The island’s best natural feature is its 7280-metre shoreline – the rest of the island is mostly forested.

Makri Island is listed for sale here.

5. Skyros Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Skyros, Sporades islands, Aegean Sea
  • Size: ~136 acres / ~55 hectares / ~550,000 square metres
  • Description: 4.8km from Port of Skyros, 110km northeast of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

This ~136-acre parcel of land shares its name with the neighbouring island of Skyros – the southernmost of the Sporades islands, and the historic home of the Magnetes tribe.

Unlike its inhabited sibling, this island is devoid of existing development. As such, Skyros’ private and commercial potential is, as of now, untapped – the passing of a 2014 bill, which declares the island subsidised for development across its entire surface, paves the way for construction. Though parameters to the island’s evolution do exist, significant scope for expansion remains.

With year-round connections to Athens via plane, and panoramic access to the Aegean, Skyros’ value is abundantly apparent.

Skyros Island is listed for sale here.

6. Spalathronisi Island (€11.2M / $11.2M)


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  • Location: Neos Marmaras, Chalkidiki, Toronaios Gulf
  • Size: ~26 acres / ~10 hectares / ~100,000 square metres
  • Description: 500m from shore, 227km north of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Solitude and serenity are the defining factors of Spalathronisi Island. It sits just off the coast of the Halkiki coast in Northern Greece, an area far from the busy, tourist centres of the South.

Northern Greece’s coastlines are renowned for their majesty – a fact that reigns true for the landscape of Spalathronisi Island too. The island harbours a number of natural beaches, the best of which being a crescent of white sand that sits hidden from the mainland. Inland, the island boasts olive trees and low-standing vegetation.

Spalathronisi is an island that feels beautifully remote, whilst also remaining widely connected. The international airport of Thessaloniki – which in of itself is Greece’s second largest city, is only 90-kilometres away.

Spalathronisi Island is listed for sale here.

7. Northern Aegean Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Megalonisos, Petalioi Island complex, Petalioi Gulf
  • Size: ~34.1 acres / ~13.8 hectares / ~138,000, square metres
  • Description: 45km east of Athens
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

It’s universally understood, that with land and property, location takes precedence. Being just 30-minutes from Athens by speedboat, the strategic position of this island cannot be understated – few properties can rival its convenience and connections.

The island itself is poised for development – white sand beaches inundate its coastline, the interior boasts topography ideal for both walking and biking, and the warms waters of the Aegean beckon for recreational activity.

It is pertinent to note that a prominent Greek family hold residence on the western part of the island – though, the island’s private designation understandably eliminates any fears of public interference.

Private residence or commercial development, this island awaits.

Northern Aegean Island is listed for sale here.

8. Trinity (Ethereal) Island (€7.5M / $7.52M)


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  • Location: Eretria, Evia, Evoikos Gulf
  • Size: ~12.4 acres / ~5 hectares / ~50,000 square metres
  • Description: 900m from shore, 90km north of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Trinity Island in the Evoikos Gulf also goes by the name of Ethereal. Now, it is rare that an island so aptly fits its moniker, but Ethereal is a name that is so remarkably fit for purpose. In parallel with the word’s definition, Ethereal does seem to not be of this world.

The 12-acre private island is a Greek haven. Not only is it surrounded by cerulean waters, but the island itself is inundated with natural beauty: fruit trees, pistachio trees, olive trees, and pine.

Trinity’s beauty has long been recognised; the island having amassed an iconic list of previous guests – The Beatles and the Greek Royal Family being amongst the most famous.

Residential development has already taken place on Trinity, but this simply primes it for further evolution.

It is, without doubt, an island of immense pedigree. The opportunities for development are ripe.

Trinity Island is listed for sale here.

9. Nissos Sofia (€5.5M / $5.52M)


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  • Location: Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Ionian Sea
  • Size: ~42 acres / ~17 hectares / ~170,000 square metres
  • Description: 4.3km from shore, 245km west of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Located in the northwest of Greece is the island of Nissos Sofia.

Privacy, peace and tranquillity are the hallmarks of Nissos Sofia – characteristics owed to the island’s location within a RAMSAR designated national park. The 42-acre plot of land is surrounded in its entirety by clear, blue waters. It is a sight to behold.

As is, the island stands as a blank canvas; a canvas, though, that presents immense opportunity for development. And this potential has not gone unseen – Russian and Qatari businessmen have been showing significant interest in the Ionian Island region.

Processes have already been set in motion to begin developing Nissos Sofia – the island is simply calling for investment.

Nissos Sofia is listed for sale here.

10. Stroggilo Island (€2.5M / $2.51M)


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  • Location: Patmos, Kalymnos, Dodecanese, Aegean Sea
  • Size: ~54 acres / ~22 hectares / ~220,000 square metres
  • Description: 160m from Marathi Island, 270km east of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Another island primed for development is Stroggilo – a 54-acre piece of land within the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Stroggilo (also to be found under the name Strongylo) hosts generous anchorage alongside three natural beaches. It’s these features that make the island so ready for expansion.

Whilst being its own slice of secluded paradise, Stroggilo is not far from pre-established development. Around 100-metres by boat is Marathi, an island frequented for its own pristine beaches and ocean-born activities.

Stroggilo hosts a singular house and well – both are currently in ruin. Though, these structures, if redeveloped, can be the perfect launchpad for further residential growth.

Stroggilo Island is listed for sale here.

11. St. Athanasios Island (€2.2M / $2.2M)


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  • Location: Itea, Delphi, Fokida, Corinthian Gulf
  • Size: ~2.6 acres / ~1.1 hectares / ~11,000 square metres
  • Description: 1km from shore, 124km west of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

St. Athanasios is the smallest island in the Greek market. But, its manageable size, flat land, and picturesque location provide the perfect conditions for private residential development.

The island lies just 1-kilometres from the shore, and reaching it is as simple as taking a boat from the nearby, coastal town of Itea.

Olive and pine trees are the only current inhabitants of St. Athanasios. Though, perhaps the island’s best natural feature is the small sand beach that can be found on the north-western coast.

St. Athanasios’ size makes it the most affordable private island in the Greek market.

St. Athanasios is listed for sale here.

12. Tragonisi Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Aegina, Diapori Islands, Attica, Saronic Gulf
  • Size: ~90 acres / ~36 hectares / ~360,000 square metres
  • Description: 5.5km from shore, 46km west of Athens (45-minutes by water taxi)
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

As a neighbour to St. Thomas Island, Tragonisi can also be found in the Saronic Gulf as one member of the Diapori Chain.

Tragonisi, when compared to St. Thomas though, is just under one third of the size. Regardless, the island still offers equal access to the Grecian coast – azure waters, sandy beaches, and tropical marine life.

Being a member of the Diapori Chain means that the capital of Athens is just 45-minutes away by water taxi. The historical city of Corinth is even closer – just 20-minutes by water taxi across the Saronic Gulf.

Tragonisi’s proximity to Athens, and its flat topography, makes it ideal for residential development.

Tragonisi Island is listed for sale here.

13. Vouvalos Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Preveza, Epirus, Ambracian Gulf
  • Size: ~32 acres / ~13 hectares / ~130,000 square metres
  • Description: 4km from shore, 270km northwest of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Vouvalos Island sits within one of the largest enclosed gulfs in Greece; an area that is also designated as a Grecian national park due to its ecological significance. The Ambracian Gulf is region less travelled than most, but that fact does not diminish the resident beauty – more so it shows the gulf to be one of Greece’s hidden gems.

The island itself is one of particular charm. Its unusual shape provides a number of natural harbours and beaches to utilise, whilst much of the interior is covered by olive groves and pine trees. A lagoon also sits at the centre of the island.

Even with some portions of rocky coastline, and mild interior elevation, Vouvalos remains an exciting residential development opportunity.

Vouvalos Island is listed for sale here.

14. St. John’s Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Aegina, Diapori islands, Attica, Saronic Gulf
  • Size: ~700 acres / ~283 hectares / ~2,830,000 square metres
  • Description: 4km from shore, 270km northwest of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
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To complete the Diapori Chain set – St. John’s Island.

At 700-acres, St. John’s Island (known locally as Agios Ioannis) is the second largest private island in the Greek market – and of those 700-acres, roughly 300 are classified as flat ground. The island’s sheer size alone makes it an incredible opportunity for residential development. And again, with Athens only a 45-minute water taxi away, any potential development would be exceptionally well-connected.

Currently, the island’s only inhabitants are a plethora of Frygana bushes and a herd of goats. But with St. John’s potential, that is surely set to change.

Idyllic surroundings, large acreage, vicinity to significant locations – the possibilities for St. John’s Island are near endless.

St. John’s Island is listed for sale here.

15. Aspronisi (near Santorini) Island (Price Upon Request)


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  • Location: Santorini, Cyclades islands, Aegean Sea
  • Size: ~34 acres / ~13.8 hectares / ~138,000 square metres
  • Description: ~2km from Santorini, ~230km southeast of Athens
  • Ownership: Full ownership / Freehold
  • See on Google Earth

Though being the little sibling of its namesake, Santorini Island offers what Greece’s most desirable tourist destination cannot – complete ownership and privacy. Here, enjoy all the benefits of Santorini – world-class dining, panoramic caldera views, Cycladic history, South Aegean sailing, access to transport links, and valuable amenities – without compromising personal space and solitude. This miniature version of Santorini even has two beaches of its own.

The ~34-acre body of land sits just 2-kilometres from the larger Santorini itself, and has untapped potential as either a private retreat or commercial resort.

Santorini Island is listed for sale here.

16. Lihnari Peninsula (3.34M / $3.35M)


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  • Location: Katakali, Corinth
  • Size: ~95 acres / ~38 hectares / ~384,000 square metres
  • Description: ~15km from Corinth, ~60km southwest of Athens
  • Ownership: Freehold Peninsula
  • See on Google Earth

~95-acres of ocean peninsula await in the municipality of Corinth – a potential private haven within reach of the Greek capital of Athens.

Though not a private island, the Lihnari Peninsula presents a substantial opportunity for high-net-worth investors – the asking price for the parcel of land has recently been halved, and so interest is expected to be high.

Investors would be inheriting land with pre-existing infrastructure – roads and water – a plethora of native flora, and remarkable waterfront views of the Saronic Gulf.

Lihnari Peninsula is listed for sale here.

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