Move to Greece now (and beat the rush!)

Move to Greece now (and beat the rush!)

Greece is beautiful, affordable, friendly and on the rise again economically. With property prices at rock bottom, is now the time to beat the rush and make the move? Moving to Greece is a big step for anyone, but with a family the challenges are even greater. Yet...

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Live like a celeb in Greece

Celebs love Greece, and we’re not just talking about the stars of Big Brother or EastEnders. Find out where bona fide Hollywood A-listers holiday and buy property here. Bored with sitting on the loo flicking through Heat magazine to see where your favourite celebs...

Focus on Corfu

The island that so many of us have fallen in love with on The Durrells is surprisingly affordable. It has a strong British connection and one surprising son, who you may have heard of! Prince Philip officially retires from Royal duties this week aged 96. They breed...

Protecting your family and home from earthquakes

In Europe we are mercifully free from the natural disasters that devastate other parts of the world. We also have strong building codes that protect us from earthquakes. In Greece, the most seismically affected part of Europe, strict rules have once again saved many...

Which has the better healthcare, Greece or UK?

It could be the warmer weather, or the healthy diet, or the fact that Greece has twice as many doctors as the UK, but the Greeks are in great health. You could be too. Although many Greek people have suffered unemployment, bankrupt businesses and depleted pension in...

Gardening under the Greek sun

If you’re an avid gardener with designs on moving to Greece there are some important things to consider before you start brandishing your trowel. If you’re a member of this green finger brigade and planning a move to Greece you’re probably looking forward to being...

Sunrise for Greek property prices

What is happening in Greek property? Prices may still be bumping along the bottom, but with crisis averted for another summer and the economy rising, the stars are aligning for a property recovery. Property prices rose in large parts of Greece during the winter of...

Focus on: Chania, Crete

Could Chania be your home from home? The British have long and deep ties to Greece’s largest island, and the island’s second biggest city combines lovely Italianate architecture with a lively expat lifestyle. Chania, which is pronounced and often spelled Hania, is...

How to make a success of your life in Greece

When you move to Greece, culture shock and loneliness can hit you despite the wonderful weather and amazing lifestyle. To avoid that, there are some simple steps you can take to give homesickness the heave ho. 1. Be neighbourly from the off. Drop that reserve and say...

The perfect combination of food, love, music and property

You danced to the musical, you love the Greek food and soon you can enjoy the Mamma Mia! experience in central London. But really, you need to buy a home in Skopelos. Bjorn Alvaeus has applied for planning permission to open a Mamma Mia-themed restaurant near Waterloo...

Cafeneon, the friendly heart of Greek society

It’s easy to feel a little isolated as a new arrival in a foreign land. But just as you might advise a newcomer to Britain to pop down their local and get chatting at the bar, so in Greece the café is the place to make friends and watch the day go by. If I had to name...
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