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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Patras, they said...

"Expats considering retirement in Patras, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living in Patras is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it's still important to have a solid financial plan in place. Healthcare in Greece is of a high standard, with a mix of public and private healthcare systems. Expats are eligible for public healthcare if they are permanent residents and have paid into the social security system. The official language is Greek, and while English is commonly spoken in tourist areas and by younger generations, it's beneficial to learn some basic Greek phrases. The climate in Patras is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The city is known for its vibrant culture and history, with numerous festivals, museums, and archaeological sites. Public transportation is reliable and affordable, with buses and trains connecting Patras to other parts of Greece. Greek cuisine is a highlight of living in Patras, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. The process of buying property in Greece is straightforward, but it's recommended to hire a lawyer to help navigate the legalities. Finally, it's important to understand the Greek approach to life, which is often more relaxed and slower-paced than in other countries. This can be a significant adjustment for some expats," explained one expat living in Patras, Greece.

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