Greece Island 'Antikythera' Pays Monthly Stipend To Families Who Move There
Have you ever wished that you could leave behind the modern busy city life and move to live a quiet life by the sea? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.
There is a small Greek island that is desperate to populate their island, and they are offering anyone who wishes to move there a salary. To find out more, keep reading on to find out all of the details that you need to know before you start packing your bags for the big move.
Found in the Aegean Sea, you'll find the beautiful island of Antikythera that is only around 7.89 square miles, and on the island, you will find the small town of Potamos.
It was on this small island that the first analog computer was discovered in 1902, which is is believed to have been designed and constructed somewhere between 150 and 87 BC. This discovery made the island very popular.
However, the buzz about the island didn't last, and it wasn't long before the island slipped back into oblivion. Now, the current governors of the small island have decided that they want to find willing people to become residents of their wonderful island life. With the help of the Orthodox Church of Greece, the island was able to launch their repopulation project, and it was in hopes of attracting new families to come and live on the island.
To help move this project along, these families will be rewarded a small house, a monthly stipend of $572 for their first 3 years of residency, and a small portion of land, to allow them to start their own business and make a living.istockphoto.com/wundervisuals
This project was launched in hopes of repopulating the island that is now down to only about 20 residents that reside there. They have been losing their community to migration and a decrease in the local birth rate, as the younger generation takes off in search of larger cities and better economic opportunities that are not available on the small island. Thinking of this, the project was designed to target families who have children.
At the moment four families with young children from the Greek mainland are preparing to move to the island, according to LA Times. They will be provided with housing, land and an allowance.istockphoto.com/Wojtek Skora
Due to the new child residents, they have even been able to reopen the local school, that has been closed for over 24 years. If you are wanting to start your life in a new place and experience a life full of magnificent views and people, then Antikythera might be the perfect place for you to consider.
However, if you still have your doubts about no longer being connected to the world, then you really have nothing to worry about. You can hop on a ferry for just 2 hours and reach bustling cities on the island of Crete or head to Greece's mainland in Laconia, which is only 4 hours away.istockphoto.com/KenWiedemann
Do you think you are ready to give your life a nice turn or do you know someone that is? Tell us how you feel about this extraordinary opportunity and be sure to spread the word about this!