You are no longer obliged by Greek law to have a lawyer to act for you. However, you would be well advised to have one to check the provenance of the property, and to check that the Notary has all the transfer papers in order. The lawyer’s fee is around 1% (+ expenses) of the contract price of the property. Included in this will be a search through the public records to make sure that the property is free and clear of any debts, mortgages, and other potential problems. Your lawyer will translate the contract price to you or be your representative if you cannot be present in person at the time of signing contracts.