You don't have to be a castaway to consider Island habitation! These latest gems on the market, may not actually cost the arm and a leg you thought they would. How does an island covered with abundant flora and fauna, bountiful fishing and snorkeling in dazzling turquoise water on your doorstep sound?
St Athanasios Island, Greece
This small Greek Isle in the Gulf of Corinth would look good on your annual Christmas cards. Loaded with olive groves, pine trees and a buttermilk sandy beach on the northwestern coast, it sounds too good to be true. At €1.6 million let's hope there is still money in the bank to build you dream house on it too. Enjoy extreme serenity on the comfort of your own island.
Isla Centinela, Spain
Just an hour from the hustle and bustle of Madrid in the middle of the Valle Iruelas Nature reserves lies Isla Centinela. Inhabit the Spanish castle you dreamed of, half the year accessible by car and the other half by boat. 2.5 acres of land all yours, with dreamy views, a banquet hall fit for royalty, Spanish terraces to drink sangria on and an array of epic wildlife. €4 million doesn't sound all that out of the question.
Nissos Sofia, Greece
For the same price as Isla Centinela, your Greek paradise, a kaleidoscopic pallet of blue at €4 million too, might be within reach. Set in a nature reserve in the Ionian Sea, this is a green paradise perfect for a nature-loving millionaire. It isn't even too far from the west coast of mainland Greece. With 44 acres to go round, consider buying a slice of this to build your dream getaway house on.
Santa Maria Island, Italy
Off the coast of Sicily, a 460-square-metre manor valued at €17 million, sits on Santa Maria Island. It boasts a Chapel built in the 1500's, a residence for the island-keepers and an animal shelter for the current inhabitants-the donkeys. With bountiful olive groves, that could become your next business venture, this investment may give you the return you're looking for and a second career you never thought was on the cards.
Trinity Island, Greece
This 12 acre spot of paradise, known to have hosted high flyers, the rich and famous and prominent politicians could too be a lucrative investment. Fertile land boasting olive, pistachio, pine, cyprus and an array of fruit trees could be your next best bet and turn you into a green-fingered Grecian. Or give your career a second-wind as a farmer! It too has its own little chapel. Price available on request- fingers crossed it's in your budget...