7 easy ways to make new friends in Greece

7 easy ways to make new friends in Greece

If you have moved to Greece recently you may be wondering how you can make new friends. This could be difficult if you don’t speak the language, but it isn’t impossible if you make an effort to get out and about.
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2019 was a great year for Greece (and 2020 looks even better!)

The past year was one of the best in recent memory for Greece, with the economy growing, political stability and tourists coming in ever-greater numbers. The property market is buoyant too, but prices are low. So will 2020 be the year you buy here? Diana from Corfuhomefinders tells us about the year just gone and how the good news should make buying in 2020 even more tempting
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Why Greece is a safe place to live

It’s natural to be concerned about your personal safety when moving abroad. The good news is that Greece is exceptionally safe, with a special police force dedicated to helping the international community. So if such concerns are contributing to your decision regarding buying a property in Greece, let me alleviate any fears you may have.
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Sun, sea, sand…and mountains

When you think of Greece, you probably conjure up images of sun, sea and sand. I doubt you get to mountains. However, there are many mountains in Greece, with the highest on the mainland being Mount Olympus, legendary home of Zeus and the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. The peak, Mytikas, is 2,918 metres.
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Let’s retire to…the Peloponnese

Most people, when they think of Greece, think of its islands, but Greece has even more to offer. The Peloponnese has everything, sea, towns and mountains, and is more accessible from Athens throughout winter.
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Let’s retire to…Corfu

Greece and the islands are becoming increasingly property as retirement locations, and as the tourist market continues to expand, so too does the market for people imminently retiring, or planning their retirement.
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How does healthcare in Greece work?

If you are buying, or have bought a property in Greece, one of the first things you need to do is register with a doctor and decide what to do about your health insurance. Wherever you live or intend living in Greece there will be a choice of doctor’s practices near your home.
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5 places to buy within an hour of Athens

Athens may be one of the greatest cities of the world, but living there can be a little frenetic! So where offers the best of both worlds – countryside, seaside, and a base near the city? Long-term expat in Athens, Lynne Evans has a few suggestions.
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How much Greek do you need when living on mainland Greece?

If you’ve spent holidays on the islands, you may believe everyone speaks English. You might be wary of buying a property on the mainland because fewer people will speak English in the countryside. Actually, neither of these are 100% true! However, English is still a second language, and learning Greek will open so many doors (with the odd hilarious mistake along the way).
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