|For $268 million you can buy the Li Galli Islands in Italy.|
The real history goes back a bit further, to Greek and Roman mythology. Situated between the Amalfi Coast and the emperor's getaway on Capri, the islands, then known as the Sirenusas, were said to be the home of the mythical sirens, the musical half-beast half-women who lured mariners onto the rocks with their songs. The modern name, Li Galli, meaning "The Roosters," references this mythical past, as the sirens are often depicted as part bird, part woman.
Not all of the five islands on this global list enjoy such a star-studded or mythical history, but we can guarantee slightly lower prices.
Listing price: $110 million
|$110 million buys a lot, including a private airstrip.|
Location: Brooksville, Maine
Listing price: $7.995 million
|Nautilus Island's 37 acres are on sale.|
Location: Whitefish Lake, Montana
Listing price: $9 million
|A rare island home in Montana.|
Photo: Ed Meek
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Listing price: $18.9 million
|A causeway connects this mansion to the mainland.|
Photo: Houlihan Lawrence