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Samos, Greece is perfect for holidaymakers of all ages

Samos is a fantastic holiday destination for visitors of any age. Its unspoilt beaches, ancient sites and rural villages provide a unique view of typical Greek lifestyles. If you’ve never been to Samos before some potential highlights of any visit are discussed below.

Exploring the Greek islands

One of the reasons why holiday home ownership in Greece is so popular is because tourists flock here year-on-year. One activity they often enjoy is a sailing trip to explore the Greek Islands. Read on to find out more.

Three Bespoke Wines in Limousin

Nothing is more iconic of French culture than wine. Although the Limousin region is not currently famous for wine-making, like Bourdeaux or Rhône Valley, it is slowly regaining its lost reputation.

In the Middle Ages, Limousin was famous for its Renaissance art and lesser known for its wine. Historic periods of poor weather and disease ravaged the region’s wine growers, and only recently has there been a wine-making renaissance in Limousin.

So, whether you’re looking for holiday homes in France, or you already have an investment property in Limousin, here is Halycon’s take on the three best wines in the region for your holiday itinerary…

4 thrilling activities for the space enthusiast in Florida

When you think of Florida, you imagine the shrieks of thrilled holiday-goers on the rides at Universal Studios, or little children dressed in fancy dress eating Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes.

However, Florida is also renowned around the globe as one of the original homes of space exploration, which is another reason it makes a popular destination for holiday homes. Florida offers some truly hair-raising – literally! – and educational activities for its residents that are just out of this world.

Here are our top suggestions at Halcyon Developments:

Could Limoges become the high speed transport hub of France?

When you think of the Limousin, you think of chateaus and lakes, museums and gastronomy. After all, this is where the prized Limousin cattle were first bred and beautiful hand-painted porcelain is crafted. But the Limousin is fast developing a reputation for innovation of a different kind, with a number of startups making the relaxed and beautiful centre of France their home.

And no wonder. The Limousin has low unemployment, excellent transport links to Paris and a bustling airport. But it may soon be the world pioneer for subsonic transport.

3 reasons why you should retire in France

When you reach retirement age, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend the golden years of life. For many, the thought of retiring abroad provides an exciting opportunity to take in different cultures, climates, and experiences. One such location that is very popular with UK retirees is France; approximately 200,000 British expats currently reside in the country, with a third of them being retirees. With that in mind, here are just a few reasons why you should consider spending your retirement in France.

Paris, for the art of it!

View across Paris

France is targeting more visitors

There are many reasons why people consider <a href=””>holiday homes</a> in France. One reason is that of the culture. Whether or not you buy an investment property in Paris, it is likely that you and anyone else who stays here will venture to the capital at some point. This is a city that has so much to offer, and one thing it certainly has in abundance is art! So, let’s take a look at the galleries to explore…

Why choose Greece for your holiday-home location?

If you are thinking of buying a holiday home then choosing the perfect location is key. However, with so many fabulous places around the world to select from, it can seem tricky. One destination that many holiday home investors have gone with is Greece. This beautiful Mediterranean country has a whole host of attractive features to make it stand-out from the crowd.

If you want to find out more about what Greece has to offer, then the below should help.

4 reasons why Florida is the ideal holiday home location

If you’re looking for one of the best spots to invest in a holiday home, Florida is a great pick. In the south-east region of the United States, it juts out into the Gulf of Mexico and has a truly exotic feel. Many people choose this state to buy a holiday home in and it is one of our favourites at Halcyon Developments too.

But just makes Florida such a great place to spend time in?

Why retire to Limoges

If you’re considering retiring to France you’ve probably looked at all the big hitters – Provence, the Cote d’Azur and Paris. But whether they’re a stretch financially, or you’d simply prefer to enjoy the ‘real’ France, Limoges offers a great alternative.

Well connected, with regular flights to the UK and the high-speed TGV to Paris, Limoges has plenty to offer the newly retired including a cost of living around half that you’d expect in some of the more well-known locations. But you won’t be sacrificing your lifestyle – in fact, in a recent survey Limoges came out on top for quality of life and was named the best city to retire to in France.

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