My Passion for Greece and Property written by John Petropoulos
My name is John Petropoulos and this is my story. I am a product of immigration. My parents migrated to Sydney Australia in the mid-1950s. They left behind their homeland of Greece to seek a new life in a faraway land. They bought with them the fire to work, and work hard they did to succeed, as failure was not an option.
They raised a family and children very much like the famous movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” revolved around all things Greek! Perhaps this was my parent’s way of dealing with being so far away from their homeland and loved ones, as well as ensuring that we never ever, forgot our roots.
My parents insisted I spoke Greek which in the beginning I rebelled against as I used to argue “but we are in Australia”. The funny thing was, however, that Greek was my first language and the only one I spoke, up until I went to school.
As I grew older I began to value and understand that being able to speak Greek and knowing about my Greek heritage was a great advantage and would become the greatest gift my parents would ever give me.
At home we were Greek and outside of that, we were Australian. This distinction shaped the person I am today and I am a very proud Australian who is extremely proud of his Greek ancestry and heritage. We were bought up on the stories of our Greek family and their village life which captivated my imagination and fuelled a passion and connection with Greece that has transcended distance.
My passion for Greece was further ignited when in 1971, at the ripe old age of ten (10) my parents decided to send me to Greece for the first time. I was instantly amazed and captivated by her raw beauty, history, culture, people, food, her contrasting landscapes from the mountains to the sea and especially the magical islands surrounded by crystal clear waters.
With each visit to Greece, my appetite just grew and I came to the conclusion that I needed to make my passion my work, as I am a strong believer that if you love what you do, you will succeed.
I started Golden Visa Experts to give people who also have a love and connection to Greece, an opportunity to live there. I have made a career of helping people with their realestate choices in Australia and have now extended this realestate knowledge to my motherland.
I see myself as being someone who has gone through the hurdles of owning a property in Greece and understanding exactly what needs to be done to make it a reality. I only wish that when I was doing this, I had someone to guide me through the complexities of the transactions.
I don’t want people to go to Greece and spend their time looking for the right property, I would rather do it for them and let them spend time falling in love with the wonders of Greece, this amazing country.
We have access to property all throughout Greece. All you have to do is tell us what you want and we will find it. Let me help you buy your Greek property, with Australian compliance. It’s called piece of mind. www.goldenvisaexperts.com.