JOHNNY DEPP BUYS GREEK ISLAND
(left) and US tycoon Warren Buffett are the latest celebs in a long line of wealthy businessmen and stars who have purchased a Greek island, a London-based real estate firm said. Buffet along with Italian millionaire Alessandro Proto, shareholder of a popular American daily, bought the island of St. Thomas, which covers an area of 1.2 sq km, in the Gulf of Egina near Piraeus port, the firm announced this weekend. The acquisition was concluded last week for ¤ 15 million (`103 crore). Johnny Depp, too, became the owner of a small islet in Greece’s Aegean Sea named Strongylo for ¤ 4.2 million (`29 crore). “At this time, Greece is coveted by several investors. After the new loan made by the European Union, it is clear that this is the best time to invest in Greece,” Steven Taylor, a spokesperson of the organisation told on Sunday. There are more than 40 private islands available for sale. Among the celebrities who have also expressed interest in buying a Greek island this summer are Hollywood star couple Brad
Pitt and Angelina Jolie (left), who are reportedly preparing to buy the Greek island of Gaia located in the Echinades complex in the Ionian Sea. According to reports, the Hollywood couple is planning to buy the 43-acre island, which has secured planning permission for six villas, and is valued around ¤ 4.7 million (`32.45 crore) and couple has already made an offer for the same.
After new loan has been made by the European Union, it is clear that this is the best time to invest in Greece