This Greek island wants to pay you €6,000 to move there and our bags are packed

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  • Endless deadlines, cramming yourself onto a packed train during your commute and the unreliable British weather are just a few reasons you might be daydreaming of packing your suitcase and jetting off to a beautiful little island.

    But what if you could do just that and get paid for it? Sounds too good to be true, right?

    Wrong. If you like the sound of sun, sea and sand on a secluded slice of paradise then the Greek island of Antikythera, located between Crete and mainland Greece, is looking to boost its population. If you decide to make the move they’ll provide you with a plot of land, a house and €6,000 (€500 per month).

    Currently there are only twenty residents living on the island, and it’s hoped that the attractive offer will encourage young families to pack their bags and make the move.

    However – and yes, there’s always a catch – despite the fact that a ferry runs from Crete to Antikythera if can be a pretty hard place to get to as travel can be disrupted due to the weather.

    It may also be a little isolating at first, considering that only a handful of people live there at the moment. One resident, 62-year-old Vassals Aloizos, told the LA Times: ‘We are an island of pensioners, old men.’

    Four families have reportedly been approved for the move but it should also be noted that the process for new residents can take up to five years according to Insider.

    See you there in 2024?

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