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Greek Island home for Brad & Angie

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Hollywood celebrity superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reported to be in negotiations to buy their own private Greek Island.

Celebrity magazines say the couple are bidding to buy the remote island of Sofia, also called Gaia, located in the Ionian Sea between the holiday island of Kefalonia and the Greek mainland.

The 43-acre island is uninhabited but is understood to have planning permission for six villas, four in the centre of the island and two on the northern tip.

The tiny Ionian island is on the market for just over £3 million ($6.5 million), a bargain when you consider that a three-bedroomed home in a smart district of Los Angeles would cost around the same.

US OK! magazine reports: "Angie fell in love with it. It will need development, but at that price they'll have no problem building the vacation home of their dreams".

Reports say the couple, who have six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, recently put their New Orleans home on the market for £4.25 million ($6.5 million)

The Ionian island is part of the Echinades chain located near Ithaka and Kefalonia. According to Greek mythology, the Echinades were nymphs who were turned into islands after refusing to worship the river god Achelous.

Sofia is just one of the islands on sale on the Private Islands Online website which lists islands up for sale across the world.

The Greek islands have attracted a long list of A-list celebrities who often spend their summer holidays cruising the Aegean or who have summer homes there.

Star Tom Hanks has kept a holiday home on the island of Antiparos with his Greek wife Rita Wilson for many years while the former Rhodes' beachfront mansion of former Pink Floyd band member David Gilmour was sold for around €1 million last year

Actor Russell Crowe became a fan after visiting Mykonos, tweeting: "I cannot understand how I lived 49 years on this planet and had never visited the Greek islands" while Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford often holidays on Syros in the Cyclades.

Rumours were rife last year that American movie heavyweight Bruce Willis had bought a luxury villa home on Corfu after a holiday there with his wife Emma Hemming and their daughter.

Other top name celebrities spotted on Greek Island beaches in recent years include Cristiano Ronaldo on Crete, Madonna on Ithaca and Leonardo DiCaprio on Paros.

Greek island holidays are also popular with stars like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeremy Irons, Naomi Campbell, Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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