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Greece sells off London consulate and royal cemetery

The Telegraph
The Royal Palace in Tatoi, Attica, owned by former King Constantine.

The Royal Palace in Tatoi, Attica, owned by former King Constantine.


Greece intends to sell high-end properties in London, Belgrade and Cyprus, including a palace with royal graveyard, as part of a privatisation programme designed to free up cash and appease its bail-out rescuers.



The debt-laden nation is selling its 10,000 square foot consular residence in London's Holland Park via estate agents March & Parsons.Business Week reports that homes similar to the 115-year-old townhouse currently attract rents of around £25,000 per week and sell for as much as £12m.

Also up for sale is the partially-ruined Palace of Tatoi, 16 miles from Athens, which was home to the royal family prior to them being forced to flee the country in 1967. The property comes as part of an estate that includes 40 outbuildings, stables and the graves of several members of the royal family dating back to 1880.

Other lots will include an office building in Brussels, property in Belgrade, a home in Llubljana and land in Nicosia, Cyprus.


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