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How is Greece coping with coronavirus?

Greece hasn’t been spared the coronavirus, although living on 227 islands its spread should be slower. We asked our writers there to comment on how expats are coping and the measures Greece is taking. Lynne reports from the Peloponnese and Diana from Corfu.

How to get a residence permit in Greece

Whether you’re moving to Greece before or after the Brexit transition period ends, you’ll need to apply for Greek residency. Our writer in Greece has been through the process and explains the niceties.

5 Greek islands with a buzz all year-round

Many of us first fall in love with the Greek islands on our summer holidays, but the smaller tourist islands do often close down in winter. So if you’re looking for somewhere with that year-round buzz, where are the best places to start?

How do taxes work in Greece?

Greece’s tax system can be opaque to foreigners: when do you start paying income tax, what is solidarity tax, and which ones are being phased out? Find out in my rundown of what you could pay 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.

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

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.

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.

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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