Pros and Cons of Moving to Greece
Greece is perhaps the perfect European country to move to, not only because it has affordable cost of living and relatively inexpensive real estate, Greece is steeped in history, an exotic atmosphere, a beautiful climate as well as a beautiful culture. Let us continue our short discussion on why prospective expats should move to Greece and purchase property.
Greece would be a perfect place for retirees to live in and purchase real estate Greece (https://www.bluehomes.com/Immobilien-Griechenland-kaufen+verkaufen/kat.html). Greece has a lifestyle that emphasizes family, tradition and a relaxed way of life. Because the country’s main industry is tourism, it should be easy for expats to integrate as English is widely spoken. The food in the country is not only exotic but varied and exquisite especially the seafood and meat dishes.
Prices however tend to increase the closer one gets to popular tourist destinations. If you’re already a permanent resident who by then can speak Greek, prices can be managed. To live well on a fixed retiree income an inland town or a lesser-known island would be a good idea when purchasing real estate. Greece is also good with healthcare while on the subject of retirees. Healthcare is free regardless of nationality and there is no shortage of medicine as the country has the most number of pharmacies in Europe.
One drawback again would be the language barrier in case you’re situated in a remote area, as well as dealing with the bureaucracy of the country’s social healthcare system before being able to take advantage of it.
As for the topic of safety and security, Greece is one of Europe’s safest counties. Of course, basic precautions on personal belongings should always be exercised. One thing expats should avoid in the country are civil and political protests which could get heated as with any country facing economic problems. Otherwise, expats can feel relaxed and safe.