Ghizani fresh water fish (Squalius ghigii) are native to Rhodes and found in the islands lakes and streams. This little champion of survival can live in minimal quantities of water, during the hot summer months. However, it’s short life of three years is endangered due to human activities such as improper irrigation, water diversion and pollution. It’s population count is actually a reliable measure for the health of Rhodes ecosystem, which fortunately is part of the Natura 2000 Protection Legislation. Such European Directive helps to ensure that specific areas and species stay protected.
So what has this little fish to do with Rhodes Property Market?
Well most of social research indicates that luxury and valuable real estate goes hand in hand with a natural, health affirming quality of life.
Indeed when it comes to choosing a second home location, people are attracted to areas of beauty and sublime landscapes which heal the body, mind and spirit like nothing else can.
As Eddy one of our customers said to me once “When I am surrounded by these secular pine forests at the slopes of Mt Profitis Ilias, the only sound I can hear is the light breeze whispering through these trees. Then I just know I am going through a soul healing experience”. We are all in the search of our ideal sanctuary to escape too.The more pristine, authentic and preserved the environment the happier we are and the more our property investment becomes desirable, increasing it’s perceived value. It really is as simple as that.
The preservation of the Gizani as well as that of the Rhodes famous Fallow Deer (Dama Dama), the Mediterranean Seal and the sea turtles are important indicators of environmental prosperity on the island. It’s no wonder then that Rhodes is a popular choice as a quality second home destination. More about Ghizani here.