Crowded Market in Athens, Greece
Crowded Market in Athens, Greece
Crowded Market in Athens, Greece

Moving to Greece

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Moving to Greece: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Greece.

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What do I need to know before moving to Greece?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Greece, they said:

"There are no real estate agents on the smaller islands, so be prepared to do the foot work yourself, looking for signs posted. Ask around about what is for sale in each village and don't be shy. Good contacts might be architects, expats already here, lawyers. Be prepared for climate differences - extreme heat, gale-force winds. We never reach the freezing point here, so have flowers (and bugs) all year round. But we also have roaming goats and sheep and dogs and cats run free. So having a successful garden is a major challenge, even with a fence. Learn a fair amount of the new language before moving abroad to any country! It's your best bet and opens all sorts of doors for you," said another expat in Agean Island.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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