Greece and its islands are increasingly popular as retirement locations. Corfu has always been a top choice for British and international buyers, but what does a retirement in Corfu offer? We spoke to Diana at Corfu Home Finders about lifestyle, weather, making friends and what you’ll pay for your home!
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.
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).
We’re full of good news from Greece this month, as the property market shows its biggest surge in 12 years, the government cuts property taxes and capital controls are lifted. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, temperatures here are set to stay in the 30s for much of this month and Greece officially has some of the best beaches in Europe.
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