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An Expat Talks about Living in Nea Makri , Greece

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Nea Makri

How long have you lived there?

2 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

AWOG (American Womens Org of Greece), Newcomers, Playgroups (if you have kids)

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

There are many Pakistan immigrants living here due to the farming as well as other nationalities. And I understand they have been for many years, so this is nothing new to the townspeople. As far as being accepting of differences, as is the case with most Greek towns, especially the smaller ones...the "original" Nea Makri residents are not that happy about the recent infux of people to this pretty town. Many new homes, stores and even a Carrefour soon means alot more traffic and Im sure they are used to the way thinngs were before...

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Well jobs are not that easy to find here. Mostly labor work for the builders, and of course ladies for domestic help are always in demand. New stores like Folli Folli and Benetton have arrived and I believe this is the trend to give the place a facelift... AB and Carrefour I'm sure will add more jobs to the area.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

It's a beach town so its really laid back. Without the hustle and bustle of other towns. Although the summers are really crowded since everyone comes to the beach on the weekends. Fresh produce along the side streets from local farmers (just like Jersey..) a nice waterfront with boats, playgrounds, a 2 kilometer path along the sea for jogging, walking or bike riding. Nice restaurants along the coast as well. And close to Kifissia, (about 20 minutes over the mountain of Dionissos)

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Definitely not for those who are looking for action. A nice place to raise your family. Just close enough to main towns and highways. Most stores are open even on Sundays since its considered a tourist area. This is always a plus. All in all Im glad I moved here from Kifissia, my baby is growing up in fresh clean air, with no street noise... it's nice to hear the birds chirp once in a while ya know...

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