From underwear as outerwear to kabbalah devotion, Madonna has started more than her fair share of trends. Now the Material Mom is credited with identifying the latest must-have luxury: your very own Greek island. There are at least 10 available for sale, and sincethe Greek government seems to have relaxed the buying process, now is the time to get in on the action, according to Chris Krolow of Private Islands Online (, one of the premier listing agents for the region. The site's properties include deserted islets like the 32-acre Ligia off the coast of Ithaca, with only a pier, for $800,000. On the other end of the spectrum, $8 million "turnkey islands" come with irrigation, electricity, and a fully-equipped residence. But for jet-setters looking for peace and quiet, the isolation—and prestige—of a private haven in the Ionian Sea is priceless.
—Eleni N. Gage