Three-bedroom house located five minutes from the beach will cost about 300 000 Euro. House with one bedroom, close to the shore (pretty hard to get away from the sea on this small island) can be purchased for 160 000 euros. "Prices on Patmos did not change much over the last year", – says Elena Panagopolu from the agency GoldAcre Estates, Patras, Greece. She adds that while property prices are falling in Athens, in the 227 islands of the country they have become more flexible. In order to create a list of the most idyllic places to live in Europe, members of Forbes turned to a group of experts in the field of travel and migration, each of whom was asked to create your own list of five favorite, simple, unspoilt and almost paradise, according to them, places of residence. Many of them seem unfamiliar, because they have not caught the hasty mass tourism market. Following Italy Patmos, second on the list is Lucca – medieval town in the city, located in the region of Tuscany, Central Italy.
"He embodies all the charm of the Tuscan neighbors – Pisa and Tuscany, but not overflowing crowds of people," – says Gillian Pirsall, marketing manager for Intrepid Travel. Coaches are not the norm here: "The city is blessed shielded her perfectly preserved Renaissance wall" – adds Patricia Schultz. "It's quiet, but stylish city lawyers and housewives, cobblestone streets, centuries-churches and trendy boutiques made-in-italy . Also you can visit the antique sale in the open, held here every month to pick up something to fill the interior of their Tuscan residence.