A sprawling site used as a US Navy base during the Second World War has gone on the market for £250,000. The 10-acre site at Dunkeswell airfield, Devon, served as the US Navy's only European land base during the war and served as the strategic hub for the Battle of the Atlantic. Two of the derelict buildings on the estate already have planning permission to be transformed into a large five-bedroom family home, complete with a gym, cinema, bar and library. Meanwhile a separate outbuilding is primed to be turned into a 12-car garage - making it the perfect purchase for even the biggest automobile enthusiast. Derelict: The 10-acre site at Dunkeswell airfield, Devon, served as a strategic base for the US Navy during the Second World War. The collection of derelict buildings, pictured, is now on the market for £250,000 Room to grow: The site has planning permission for a five-bedroom family home, pictured in a computer-generated … [Read more...] about US Navy’s European World War Two land base is for sale for £250,000
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Nancy Trejos USA TODAY Published 1:01 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Greece faced one of the worst recessions of any country in Europe for a decade. For years, few people wanted to invest in real estate in the southeastern European country. But since 2016, that has been changing, especially on the many Greek islands located in the Aegean and Ionian seas. “While the economy was picking up in Spain and Portugal, Greece was left behind,” says Natalie Leontaraki, chief operating officer of Greece Sotheby's International Realty. Then the economy turned around and investors started taking advantage of Greece’s low real estate transfer taxes and annual property taxes. Investors from the USA, Europe and Australia began looking for second homes on the Greek islands. Now, prices are up as demand has become so high, Leontaraki says. She says that Mykonos is the hottest of the islands in terms of real estate purchases. Corfu and Crete are next, followed by Cyclades islands such as … [Read more...] about Dream homes: Five tempting properties for sale on Greek islands
An authentic taste of Greece has come to Princes Avenue, promising fabulous food and wine straight from the Aegean coast. The Greek has opened in the former Fish & Chip Kitchen, in the hope of bringing a true taste of Grecian food to Hull diners. John Alexakis, the restaurant's owner, took the decision to transform the former Fish & Chip Kitchen several months ago. “Everybody loves fish and chips, but there are so many people doing it now that I thought we could create something authentic and different,” he said. “I am Greek, all of our staff are Greek, so we are experts when it comes to Greek food. "We want to bring some real education to our food, as well as showing off all the great tastes, sights and smells of the country.” Almost all of the ingredients, right down to the oregano and pitta breads, are imported from Greece, with the small menu ever-changing due to make the most of seasonal produce. Read More Food reviews 2018 The taste of Greece … [Read more...] about First look inside Hull’s new Greek restaurant
The heavy scent of citrus blossom hung outside the Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, where about 100 small-business owners, lawyers, accountants, and their partners packed into the ballroom to mark the Chinese New Year. Guests were treated to a fan dance and a performance by drummers clad in red silk costumes.But the symbolism went far beyond celebrating the Year of the Dog’s arrival: This was about cementing a burgeoning relationship between two unlikely partners.One is an increasingly assertive global powerhouse of 1.4 billion people, the other an island nation of 1.2 million that boasts a strategic location and a reputation for a no-questions-asked approach to financial affairs. That makes for a compelling match as China seeks to expand its footprint inside the European Union.“We have investments right across all sectors of the economy,” Christodoulos Angastiniotis, president of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said before joining the other … [Read more...] about Everything Is for Sale in Cyprus, and China’s Buying
You have already started thinking about your summer vacations and you can’t wait to relax under the sun and dive in cool, transparent waters. You are looking forward to leave the office for a while and all the pressure and stress behind. You badly need some break – and it would better be a dreamlike one! There is a little, picturesque Greek island that can offer you all you need for the best vacations of your life. Mykonos has it all: big beaches with soft, golden sand, crystal clear waters, tremendous luxury and services, unique gastronomic experiences, amazing views and sunsets, a great number of 5 star hotels and villas that could cover any preferences and a strong, revitalizing sun. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you as there will be so many special moments you would like to keep in memory and share with your friends. Plus there are just very few places in the whole world that attract so many celebrities, VIPs and jet setters and a selfie with some of them … [Read more...] about Five reasons you just have to travel to Mykonos for this summer!