The Hellenic Cadastre was established by the Greek government in an effort to create a complete and consistent real estate property database throughout the country. Finally, through this database both private and public property will be permanently
demarcated because, under the current system, tracking down property by location or identifying the owner by name is impossible. Thanks to the new system, there will be reliable and detailed legal and technical info to simplify future property transactions.
Declarations to the Hellenic Cadastre must be submitted by each and every property owner or beneficiaries with ownership rights. Declaring property on tax returns is not proof enough of ownership. Please note, property not claimed or registered will eventually be controlled and owned by the Greek government. Even if deadlines in areas where property is located have passed, owners who have not yet registered their rights can still file for late registration by paying a fine, depending on type and value. Information on deadlines and areas subject to registration can be found on the official website of the National Land Registry, at www.ktimatologio.gr