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Corfu, Greece

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Corfu, Greece: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Corfu?

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

"Before moving to Corfu, expats should know that the official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken due to the high number of tourists. The cost of living is generally lower than in many Western European countries, but it can be higher in touristy areas. The island has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Expats should be aware that Greek bureaucracy can be complex and time-consuming, so patience is necessary when dealing with administrative tasks. Healthcare in Greece is of a good standard, but it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. Corfu has a slower pace of life compared to big cities, which can be a big adjustment for some. The island is known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals. The cuisine is Mediterranean, with a lot of seafood, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Public transportation in Corfu is not very reliable, so having a car can be beneficial. However, driving in Corfu can be challenging due to narrow roads and aggressive local drivers. The island is generally safe, but like any tourist destination, petty crime like pickpocketing can occur, so it's important to stay vigilant. Lastly, it's worth noting that Corfu is a popular tourist destination, so it can get crowded during the peak summer months," commented one expat who made the move to Corfu.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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