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Settling In

 

Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more.
Within the ‘Settling In’ section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property
and/or living in Greece.
 

National sports and pastimes in Greece

It’s strange how in each country, one particular sport always seems to be the most popular – the one the newspapers are full of, the one that people talk about most often. In the UK that sport has to be football, so expats will feel right at home in Greece – it’s an overriding passion there too! In Greece it is often called soccer, as it is in many other countries such as the USA, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Matches are usually played on  More...


The law and the police in Greece

When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week, Carol Dunning of the Greece Buying Guide provides an insight into law enforcement and policing in Greece and provides some need-to-know background on the most important areas of the law...  The first police force  More...


Finding work in Greece

Beginning your job search when looking for work in Greece can seem like a daunting task, especially given the current economic climate. This week, Carol Dunning of the Greece Buying Guide provides an insight into the type of work available, tips on how to find work and how to increase your chances of finding employment by looking for the right employment opportunities. It’s no secret that Greece is struggling economically and this will no  More...


Healthcare in Greece: Part 1

Greece has a national health system that provides free or low cost healthcare to residents and patients from EU member country residents with urgent medical needs. Non-EU citizens should arrange private health insurance before they leave their home country; however, emergency care is provided free of charge to anyone in public hospitals, regardless of nationality. If you are travelling to Greece you should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK  More...


Communications: make sure that its not all Greek to you

Keeping in touch with your loved ones, running your business and keeping up to date with films and television are just three of the most important things that you will want to do whilst living or visiting your holiday home in Greece. This week I share with you advice given by a number of residents who know all the tricks when it comes to getting the best coverage for the best price.  Particular thanks to Diana Giannoulis (a partner at Corfuhomefinders, the estate agent that the OGC  More...


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