What do I need to know about living in Greece?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Greece, they said:
"Learn some Greek before you arrive..although, more & more people speak English, it will be appreciated by your new neighbors....
The other thing I'd suggest is.. network.. find, join, meet, make friends,with people already here .. have some type of support network in place before arriving..
You may need it, when whatever your trying to get done.. is being handled in only the way that Greeks know how..!
mentioned another expat in Thessaloniki.
"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..,"
commented one expat who made the move to Nea Makri .
"Learn Greek before you come!
Make sure you bring your sense of humour with you and plenty of patience.
Die your hair dark brown and get a good tan so you blend in.
But come, it's a cool country and the weather is perfect,"
remarked another expat living in Drama, Greece.
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