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How To Gain Greek Citizenship By Descent

Monday June 03, 2019 (13:08:57)

Any individual of Greek descent who was born outside of the country is legally entitled to gain Greek citizenship via a parent or grandparent who was born in Greece. It tends to be non-EU citizens who utilise this option as it enables them to live and work in the EU, either in Greece or elsewhere. Non-Greek EU citizens need not apply for dual citizenship by descent as there is already free movement within the member states of the EU.   more ...

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Volunteer Schemes In Greece - Do Something Good Today!

Wednesday October 03, 2018 (11:47:11)

Made up of thousands of islands, Greece is a country with both natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. However, when it comes to visiting this Mediterranean destination, you might want to do a little more than see the black sands of Santorini or the gorgeous blues of Mykonos. Sometimes you want to give back, and volunteering is one of the best ways to do that.   more ...

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Why Greece Is A Better Expat Destination Than Recent Surveys Suggest

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (11:59:56)

Whilst Greece may be famous for its cuisine, enticing Mediterranean climate and idyllic sandy beaches, there is much more to this biologically diverse country than meets the eye. Teeming with many plant and animal species, deeply historical landscapes and monuments, Greece and all its thousands of islands offer a way of life that keeps millions of tourists visiting each year and sees a steady flow of expats taking the plunge and moving there.   more ...

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Greece - Recommended Expat Blogs

Thursday November 24, 2016 (20:10:27)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Greece and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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How To Open A Bank Account In Greece - A Guide For Expats

Friday September 30, 2016 (16:39:51)
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While the process for opening a bank account in Greece is straightforward there are some important issues to remember because of the country's ongoing financial issues. Indeed, when credit controls were in place it was virtually impossible for anyone to open a new bank account in the country.

Expats could do so to receive their salary but needed a legal document from their employer to prove the need for a new Greek bank account. This requirement is no longer in place.   more ...

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Greece - Recommended Blogs

Friday July 22, 2016 (13:15:00)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Greece and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Interview With Despina M. Kreatsoulas and Thanos Chinis, Co-Founders, Politismos

Thursday March 03, 2016 (09:30:13)
Despina (third from right) and other Directors at the launch event
Tell us a bit about the museum and its aims.

Politismos Museum of Greek History brings the museum experience into your home. With a 21st century online format, Politismos gives visitors the chance to explore Greek history and culture, from antiquity to modernity, from the comfort of their computer, tablet and even their smartphone. Our mission is to inform, engage and inspire people about the history, culture and influence of Greece and its people.   more ...

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5 Things You Should Do When Living In Greece

Sunday August 09, 2015 (13:10:44)
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Greece is an inviting expat destination for a variety of reasons. The local population has a reputation of being warm, friendly and extremely hospitable. The country enjoys excellent climate throughout the year. Greece also has a rich history and cultural heritage that makes it an intriguing place to live. The delicious local cuisine is another major factor that adds to Greece’s attraction as an expat hotspot.

Here are some things every expat should do when in Greece.   more ...

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Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In Greece

Thursday May 14, 2015 (14:43:31)

Expats moving from one European country to another often expect that they won’t have to deal with culture shock, especially if they feel they have a good idea of the country, its history, and its current events. Greece looms rather large in our cultural imagination, at least in most Western countries, and is therefore often approached in this way. However, the way the country works is sufficiently different to require a fair amount of adjustment and in the meanwhile give you a pretty strong case of culture shock. Here are a few Greek customs and traditions that will probably take some getting used to.   more ...

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Ten Top Insider Tips About Greece

Friday March 27, 2015 (02:06:35)

Greece’s pleasant weather and comfortable lifestyle are just a few of the reasons why many expats are drawn to its shores. There is a lot to discover in this land of great culture and heritage and to make it simpler for you, here are ten insider tips that will help you make the most out of your stay in this fascinating country.

Best historical places
Crete is a paradise for history and mythology lovers. According to mythology, Zeus, the towering figure in Greek mythology and the ‘Father of Gods and men’ was hidden in a cave in Crete by his mother and raised there by nymphs. In Minoan times, Crete was the headquarters from which the rest of the island was controlled. The remnants of the Minoans' power bases can be seen at Phaistos and Gournia.   more ...