Expat Guide to Living in Greece
Whether you're already living in Greece or preparing to move to Greece, our Expat Guide to Living in Greece offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Greece. For answers to specific questions, visit our Greece Forum to talk with expats in Greece.
If you're moving to Greece, it's important to understand the health insurance requirements when seeking a short or long-term visa, the quality of healthcare outside of Athens including in Greek Islands, vaccines for Greece and more.
Many Brits retire to Spain, Australia, Canada, and America and these countries have thriving expat communities. Ella Jameson talks about other retirement destinations that are sometimes overlooked.
An expat in Nafplio, Greece discusses the positives and negatives of living in Greece. The language, lack of green space and general attitude of the people are all challenges. The weather, laissez faire attitudes of Greek people and carefree lifestyle of children are all positives.
A British expat talked about leaving the UK for better weather and less political correctness for Paros, Greece. She enjoys the weather, swimming at the beach, walking in the countryside, having time to relax, learning new hobbies and the friendliness of the people.
A British expat retiree in Paros, Greece offers a window into the life of an expat retiree there. She offers some advice on housing, health care, challenges and more.
More Culture Shock Reports for Greece
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Greece handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Greece:
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More Living in Greece Reports
What are people's priorities in Greece - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Greece:
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More Moving to Greece Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Greece? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Greece? Below are some of the responses from expats in Greece:
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Reviews of Schools in Greece
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Greece. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Greece:
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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Greece Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Greece. If you are already living in Greece, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Greece:
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Retiring in Greece Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Greece, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Greece:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Greece Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Greece? Below are some of the reports from expats in Greece:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Greece? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Greece? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
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