This Tiny Island in Greece Wants You to Move There—And They’ll Even Pay You $20,000

If you’ve ever dreamed of what life would be like if you picked everything up and moved to a gorgeous island in Greece, you have a new incentive to make that dream a reality. The small Greek island of Antikythera is ready for more young families to move onto their land—so much that they’ll even pay you to do it, the Los Angeles Timesreports.

If (or when) you move to this almost remote island (the official population is currently 20), you’ll receive housing, land, and an allowance of 500 euros a month for the next three years (which adds up to a little over $20,000) from the local Greek Orthodox Church. While living on a barely populated island might not be your ideal situation, those with an adventurous streak will feel right at home—and the cash incentive itself isn’t too bad, either.

Currently, four families are being sponsored to live on the island—and Antikythera wants even more families to join them. The goal of this program is to stimulate the local economy and bring new life to the island.

While it doesn’t have any grocery stores, gas stations, or even taxis, it’s currently being built up—a new facility has been put in place for geoscientists to study climate change and its effects on our planet, and the island currently has its own source of water and autonomous power station. Hopefully, this new feature will drive a generation of scientists to the small island’s shores.

The selection process for families could take years to complete, so just you’ll just have to sit back and relax (preferably on another island) while you wait.






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