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Greece

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

Friday September 30, 2016 (16:39:51)
(c) hbieser on pixabay
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

Greece - Recommended Blogs

Friday July 22, 2016 (13:15:00)
(c) Neda Gilsovic on Wikipedia
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 ...

Greece > Living

Greece

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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Greece

5 Things You Should Do When Living In Greece

Sunday August 09, 2015 (13:10:44)
Image © Claudia Schulte on Flickr
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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Greece

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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Greece

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 ...

Greece > Property

Greece

A Short Expat Guide To Buying A House In Greece

Friday March 13, 2015 (04:08:59)

Greece, with its place in antiquity as the beacon of enlightenment, culture and civilization, holds a lot of appeal for expats and tourists from around the world. Whether you are drawn to Greece because of its rich history, art and culture or the beautiful beaches and pleasant weather, you will need to do some serious thinking before you actually make that move. On the surface, Greece may seem like the perfect place to relocate to, because it would appear that you can get a lot more property for your money, but appearances can be deceptive. While you might be able to get property in prime locations, possibly with a sea view, for the same price you’d pay for a 2-bedroom apartment in most big cities in the US or UK, there are other factors to consider.   more ...

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Greece

5 Websites Expats Need To Visit Before Moving To Greece

Friday February 06, 2015 (06:30:12)

Greece is one of those locations that most people would readily move to. The archaeological wonders, culture and abundant natural beauty are just some of the attractions of the country that proudly bears the weighty title of the ‘cradle of western civilization’. Greece or the Hellenic Republic, as it is officially known, offers residents a peaceful lifestyle, excellent weather and interesting job opportunities. All those moving here must browse through the following useful web resources.

Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
www.mfa.gr/en/visas/
The official website of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a section on visas that will be helpful for expats. Apart from providing detailed information about visas that Greeks travelling overseas would require, it also features information on the visa requirements for foreigners who wish to visit Greece.   more ...

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Greece

A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In Greece

Wednesday September 24, 2014 (01:03:12)

Greek food and wine is popular the world over. The Greek cuisine is mainly Mediterranean and uses a generous amount of olive oil. Within Greece, there are regions that have their local specialties. There are also many recipes that are prepared the same way across the country. Here is a short guide to food and drink in Greece.

Appetizers

Appetizers or mezedes are served before or as accompaniments to the main dishes. Different varieties of mezedes may also be served throughout an evening along with drinks.   more ...

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Greece

Shopping For The First Time In Greece? Here’s What You Need To Know

Tuesday August 05, 2014 (00:58:58)

When you move to Greece, you will soon realize that the country has a lot to offer in terms of good quality products. Expats shopping in Greece for the first time are usually impressed by the variety of locally-made and imported products.

Unlike in the US and the UK, people don’t have the tendency to go to a mall or a supermarket for shopping; neighborhood markets, stores and boutiques are a lot more popular in Greece. You will find hundreds of stores selling clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, toiletries, souvenirs, accessories, shoes and household items at most shopping districts.   more ...



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