Thanks for that, saved me the typing. To explain further how the housing thing works, you don't pay property taxes on unfinished houses, so people make sure their houses are never finished. What they'll do is, for example, to build a 2-story house, file plans for a 3-story house and only build the 2 stories they need, leaving some token rebar sticking up into the air or a skeleton of some part of the house. You drive through the countryside and see house after house like this.
The government doesn't help. Generally taxes aren't collected during election years, to encourage voters to re-elect the current government. So every four years you get to take a tax holiday.
Then there are the tax offices themselves. A while back the local tax office decided that their (already generous) government holidays weren't long enough, so they printed up a notice to say that their printers weren't working, hung it in the window, and went home. Come back in a week or two, we may take your tax payments then, if you feel like filing them.
Now, let me tell you what it takes to set up and run a business in Greece.
On second thoughts, I won't. I don't have enough beer available to go through that...