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Renting Property

Greece - Renting Property

Long term rentals are usually unfurnished and prices are dependent on the area. The best place to search for rental accommodation is in the local newspapers (but most are in Greek only). In Athens try the English language "Athens News" classifieds. Also look out for 'For Rent' signs, 'ENOIKIAZETAI', usually a white or yellow sticker with red writing, posted on doors or walls of properties that are for let.

Deposits of two or three months rent are normal, but you should get this back when you leave (or the last one or two months rent free). If you sign a lease make sure you get it translated if you don't understand Greek...don't just sign anything!

Rent increases of 5-10% after one year may be mentioned in your lease, others will remain static for two years.

Short and long term rentals (furnished) can also be found on the internet, particularly for the islands, as many non-Greeks are buying second homes and renting them out.

Information courtesy of Carol Palioudaki, author of The Cool Guide to Living in Crete, available at www.livingincrete.net

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