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Kavala, 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 Kavala, Greece: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Kavala?

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

"Kavala is a beautiful city located in the northern part of the country, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and picturesque beaches. Before moving to Kavala, expats should be aware that the official language is Greek, and while English is spoken in many places, learning some basic Greek phrases can be very helpful. The cost of living in Kavala is generally lower than in many other European cities, but it's still important to budget carefully, especially if you plan to eat out often or participate in many tourist activities. The city has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, so pack your clothing accordingly. The healthcare system in Greece is a mix of public and private providers. While public healthcare is available to all residents, many expats choose to also have private health insurance for more comprehensive coverage. Kavala is a safe city with a low crime rate, but like any place, it's important to take basic safety precautions, especially at night or when in unfamiliar areas. The city is well-connected by public transportation, including buses and taxis, and having a car is not necessary for getting around the city. Greek cuisine is a highlight of living in Kavala, with many local restaurants serving fresh seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and traditional Greek dishes. The city is also home to many cultural and historical sites, including the Kavala Castle and the ancient city of Philippi, so there's always something to see and do. Finally, Greeks are known for their hospitality and friendliness, so expats can expect a warm welcome in Kavala. However, it's important to respect local customs and traditions, and to make an effort to integrate into the local community," remarked one expat who made the move to Kavala.

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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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