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How To Learn The Language In Greece

Living and working in Greece will give you an ideal opportunity to learn one of the great classical languages of the world. Modern Greek differs somewhat from its ancient forbear, but it is still a rewarding language to learn, whether you will be working in a Greek-speaking workplace or simply visiting the country.    more ...

Volunteer Schemes In Greece - Do Something Good Today!

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 ...

Why Greece Is A Better Expat Destination Than Recent Surveys Suggest

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 ...

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

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 it ...    more ...

5 Things You Should Do When Living In Greece

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 exp ...    more ...

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

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 adjustmen ...    more ...

Ten Top Insider Tips About Greece

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 ...    more ...

A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In Greece

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 or mezedes are served before or as accompaniments to the main dishes. Different varieties of ...    more ...

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

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 hundred ...    more ...

Life As An Expat In Greece

by Omaira Gill

Greece had never featured particularly high on my radar of places I wanted to visit. I found myself there in August 2004 after successfully applying to volunteer at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. But Greece is the home of interfering gods and the Fates, and they had other plans for me. What was to be a one-off two week trip ended up turning into a much longer relationship.

On my first day as a volunteer, I met my husband w ...    more ...

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