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Johnny Depp buys Greek island

- by Dabs Banner

US movie star Johnny Depp is the latest in a long list of celebrities reported to have bought himself a Greek island.

The Hollywood star is said to have snapped up an uninhabited Greek islet in the Dodecanese for a reported €4.2 million.

The 54-acre (22 hectares) islet of Stroggilo is in the north Dodecanese near the popular Greek holiday islands of Patmos, Leros and Lipsi

Stroggilo is in the Arki group of islets that lie to the north-east of Patmos that includes the islets of Arki and Marathi, favourite haunts of the yachting set.

Stroggilo island has three sandy beaches and a sheltered boat anchorage. It is uninhabited but has a ruined house and a ground water well. It's an ideal getaway Greek islands for someone who loves sailing.

The closest island to Stroggilo is Marathi, just 50 meters away at the nearest point, and wish has a long sandy beach and three tavernas.

Marathi is a popular day trip islet and boats call in daily during the summer season to offload holidaymakers onto the sandy beach.

Stroggilo has been on the market with Private Islands Online for some time and Johnny Depp is thought to have used property consultants Proto Enterprises to handle the deal.

The Proto organisation is the real estate consulting firm for several celebrities including Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The consulting firm acted on behalf of Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who recently expressed interest in buying the Greek island of Gaia (Sofia) located in the Echinades island complex in the Ionian, near Kefalonia.

A spokesman for Proto confirmed that many celebrities have expressed interest in purchasing land in Greece in the wake of all the recent media attention. Many have had holidays in Greece and fallen for the sunshine, beaches, clear water and famous local hospitality.

Johnny Depp is currently in Australia filming yet another sequel to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise but is expected to visit Stroggilo later this month.

Regarded as one of the world's biggest movie stars, his films have grossed over £4.8 billion (€6.8b)worldwide.

The most commercially successful films are the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which have grossed £1.9 billion worldwide (€2.7 billion).

In 2012, Johnny Depp featured in the Guinness World Records as the highest-paid actor in the world with earnings of £48 million (€68m).