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Alexandroupoli, Greece

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Alexandroupoli?

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

"Alexandroupoli, is a city known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture. Before moving there, expats should be aware of several things. Firstly, the official language is Greek, and while English is commonly spoken in tourist areas, it may not be as widely spoken in residential areas. Therefore, learning some basic Greek phrases would be beneficial. The cost of living in Alexandroupoli is generally lower than in many other European cities, but it's still important to budget carefully, especially considering fluctuating exchange rates. The city has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It's advisable to pack clothing suitable for both extremes. Greek cuisine is a major part of the culture in Alexandroupoli. Expats should be open to trying traditional dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and baklava. The healthcare system in Greece is a mix of public and private providers. Expats should ensure they have adequate health insurance coverage, as the quality of healthcare can vary. Public transportation in Alexandroupoli is reliable, but many locals prefer to use cars. Expats should familiarize themselves with the local driving laws and consider obtaining an international driving permit. The city is generally safe, but like any other place, it's important to take standard precautions to protect oneself and one's belongings. Finally, Greeks are known for their hospitality and love of socializing. Participating in local festivals and events is a great way to immerse oneself in the culture and make new friends," explained one expat living in Alexandroupoli, Greece.

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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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