Moving to Greece - All You Need to Know

It is not uncommon for people who want a change in their lives to decide to leave their countries and to move to Greece. Why Greece? Because it is a country with a temperate climate and beautiful landscapes, which accommodate both beach lovers and mountain lovers. 

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However, moving to Greece, or to any country for that matter, should not be a spontaneous decision. You should check the financial, political and social state of the whole country, and of the specific area you would like to move, and then consider if you can adjust and live according to the prevailing lifestyle of the target country. 


This is exactly what we will do today in this article; read carefully some of the information about the living conditions in Greece before you make up your mind if moving to Greece is a good idea or not. 

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Entry requirements


European citizens can enter the country by showing their national identity card to the authorities at customs. 


Non-Europeans need to apply for a visa in order to enter the country. They will have to complete a form and gather several documents that they have to submit to the Greek embassy in their country in person. They might even be invited for an interview before being allowed to enter the country. 




If you work remotely or you are retired, the economic situation of the country won’t affect you much. However, if you want to work in Greece, things will be difficult for you. Greece hasn’t managed to overcome the financial crisis that has been going on ever since 2008. Jobs are scarce and the annual salary is pretty low. Of course, depending on the job you find, wages vary, but the average annual salary is about €16,500. It would be recommended that you secure a job in Greece before moving all the way there. 


If your plan is to set up your own business, it can work as the Greek government gives a lot of incentives to new entrepreneurs. You should definitely book online a meeting with in order to learn all about the procedures, costs and benefits of founding a business in Greece. 




The majority of Greek people are Orthodox Christians. However, everyone is free to worship whatever religion they believe in. There are shrines of other faiths in Greece, such as mosques and catholic churches. 




Greek is the official language of Greece. Besides their native language, most Greeks speak English fluently since English is taught to pupils from the age of 6 at public schools. What is more, a lot of people work in the tourism industry and they ensure that their English is as nativelike as possible in order to be able to communicate effectively with all the tourists that visit the country every year.