ATHENS -- The Kolonaki-Lycabettus areas attracted the highest interest for house purchases in Athens in 2020, while distant regions such as Sounio, Vilia, Keratea, Ano Liosia and Markopoulo attracted the highest interest for house rentals in Attica, the real estate ads platform Spitogatos said in a report on Wednesday.
More specifically, Spitogatos said that the Ambelokipi-Pentagono region attracted the highest interest for house rentals in 2020, followed by Pangrati, Neos Kosmos and Petralona. Kolonaki-Lycabettus attracted the highest interest from house buyers in 2020, followed by Ambelokipi-Pentagono, Pangrati, downtown Athens and Kypseli. Distant regions such as Sounio (+47 pct), Vilia (+45 pct), Keratea (+44 pct), Ano Liosia (+43 pct) and Markopoulo (+42 pct) attracted the highest percentage interest for house rentals. Spitogatos noted that the western suburbs of Attica gained popularity for house purchases in 2020 and in particular Nea Philadelphia (+35 pct), Acharnes (+35 pct), Metamorfosi (+34 pct), Ilion (+34 pct) and Kamatero (+33 pct).
In Thessalonki, the most popular regions both for house rentals and purchases were the city centre and Toumba. Pylaea (+7 pct) and Kalamaria (+7 pct) recorded the highest increase for house rentals, while Panorama (+26 pct), Thermi (+25 pct), Oreokastro (+24 pct), Mikra (+23 pct) and Pefka (+22 pct) recorded the highest percentage increase in demand for house purchases.