Buying a land plot in Halkidiki to build a new house, business premises (hotel, shops, etc.) or simply as an investment looks exciting, but do you have all the information you need?

Are you aware of the extensive due diligence needed?

Are you being properly informed by a professional real estate broker or have they just presented you with any plot of land as an opportunity?

In order to help you ascertain whether buying a land plot in Halkidiki is a good idea and making an informed choice on your purchase, we will give some helpful tips when buying a plot of land in Halkidiki outside the building zones.

Many people prefer to buy an isolated plot of land in Halkidiki, Greece to build their dream home, to enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside. The purchase of a large area of land in Halkidiki, with few exceptions, can be done outside the borders of the villages. However, there are a few important points to keep in mind, so you stay on the safe side, to ensure that the plot is buildable and to avoid unpleasant surprises.

1) Request an up-to-date topographical plan, in which the exact boundaries and size of the plot of land are indicated by the topographer-construction engineer, as well as the building law and his signed and stamped confirmation that the plot is buildable.
2) Make sure that the land has a forestry permit which certifies that it is not classified as forestry land, in which case it is not buildable.
3) Check that there is a certificate from the archaeological authority confirming that there are no archaeological objections to the land being buildable.
4) Check whether there is a certificate from the agricultural authority confirming that the land is not highly productive and that there are no objections from this authority regarding the buildability of the land.
5) Check whether there is a document from the local district authority confirming that the land does not include any public land within its boundaries.
6) Check utilities such as water, electricity, and telephone lines, if they are nearby, and whether the land is served by a public or private road or a servitude road, to ensure supplies are available.

All the above documents must be obtained before purchase, as they are necessary to obtain a building permit.
It is highly recommended that you first seek advice from a professional, e.g. an established estate agent, to find the right plot of land to ensure that your interests are protected.

Unfortunately, the real estate market in Halkidiki hides many pitfalls and many appear as brokers without the necessary licenses and experience, deceiving potential investors. Prefer your guidance from a real estate broker with a good name and knowledge of the market so as not to be surprised!