So, you’re thinking of moving to Greece? If you’re working from a laptop, there is no time like the present to make the leap and work remotely from Greece.
Due to a new piece of legislation that was passed in Greek Parliament last year, it has never been easier to live the carefree life you’ve always wanted to. So, now if you are a remote worker, there will be a 50% tax break running through your first 7 years of life living in Greece.
However, while work may not be location dependant, location is important so make sure that you take into consideration a few vital factors when making your decision.
In a country made up of so many incredible places, only a few make the cut when it comes to making a selection. Factors such as internet speed, coworking areas, living costs and transportation all play a part in how feasible a location is.
Lesvos has become a popular destination for digital nomads, with its many coworking options, great WIFI and affordable living, it has attracted a community of individuals who work remotely.
It even has many co-living options available, so if you were looking for something within a budget or wanting to spend your time with other digital nomads this could be the location for you.
With plenty of places to visit, beaches to relax on and restaurants for the finest cuisine Lesvos really is a great place to kick off your journey.
Corfu has a strong community of digital nomads living on the island which makes it a great location network and meet likeminded individuals.
It’s pretty easy to navigate around the island too, its local bus service runs routes all around the island, or if you’re itching to visit more remote areas there is always the option of hiring a car too.
You simply can’t go wrong with its idyllic beaches, cobblestone alleys and rolling green hills it has something to offer everyone. Days off can be spent visiting historical landmarks or relaxing at the beach, you’ll never be without something to do.
While Santorini doesn’t have any coworking areas so to speak and a decent internet connection may not be as readily available as you’d like, as long as you’re all charged up and have your own connection there is some breathtakingly beautiful spots to work from.
Although you may find living costs in Santorini to be slightly more expensive than other areas of Greece, you can’t put a price on its gorgeous sights and famous white buildings.
It is easy to explore the island too, with its frequent bus service running from its centrally located bus station in Fira. KTEL buses travel to almost all destinations on the island daily giving you everything you need to make the most of your time in Santorini.
Rhodes has become a popular destination with digital nomads from all over the world, the sunny island boasts great connections with a host of other locations in Europe, making it perfect for last minute weekend breaks away.
The island welcomes digital nomads with its easy to reach coworking spaces. Café’s on the island also offer free internet too if you’d rather set yourself up in a window with a view and a coffee in hand.
With a beach on your doorstep, blue skies and heaps of shopping ad activities to do when you’re not hard at work, this could be the location for you.
The island of Mykonos exceeds where other locations don’t with its wide selection of rich history, gorgeous weather and its lively nightlife scene.
A good internet connection is a staple for anyone working remotely and where Mykonos may not possess the same super speed seen in other European countries, it still has a good internet connection to offer.
With many other digital nomads taking to the island there is plenty of networking opportunities that are seeming to grow by the day.
Soak up the history of Patras or take a stroll through the cities lively shopping areas when you are taking a break from work, but for when you are working there are plenty of cafes where you can pull out your laptop and grab a coffee.
Patras also has an abundance of coworking spaces to choose one, so you’re bound to find something to suit your needs and fit in with your schedule. These workspaces are reasonably priced too, you can bag yourself office space from as little as €12 per day.
With plenty to see and do from historical landmarks to dazzling beaches and traditional restaurants. Patras is also one of the most important port cities in Greece, meaning it has plenty of ferry links to other islands and countries too, perfect for a last-minute getaway.
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If Crete isn’t on your radar yet, it should be!
It is Greece’s largest island and contains an abundance of impressive mountains and rocky terrain that scream to be explored. Your days off will be filled with activities, with many towns on the island to visit, you’ll never be short of something to do.
You’ll find free WIFI available in most café’s too, although a good connection may not be accessible everywhere on the island.
The main form of transport on the island is the local bus service, it runs a pretty regular service with routes running all around the island making it easy to travel place to place.
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Take in the beauty of the island while weaving your way through the winding alleys, chat with the friendly locals or try some traditional cuisine, Syros is the perfect location to begin your digital journey.
Syros has daily flights going to Athens and is close to lots of other Greek islands, so it’s pretty easy to make the most of your stay and visit other locations.
It’s no surprise many digital nomads have taken residence on the island, with its good internet connection and coworking areas it really does have everything you need to help you get started.
There’s no place quite like the buzzing capital of Greece, rich culture and history can all be found in Athens.
Athens has many transport links which makes it simple to get around in the city, its underground metro system is popular with residents and is makes getting around so much easier.
The city also has heaps of coworking locations situated across the city along with plenty of cafes with a good WIFI connection where you can sit back relax and complete the day’s work.
Without a doubt Thessaloniki almost seems like a no brainer when it comes to choosing a location to set yourself up for working remotely, from its gorgeous scenery to vibrant nightlife there truly is something for everyone.
There is something about walking around the city surrounded by ancient ruins that does something good for the soul, it also has many cafes with phenomenal views over the port with great internet connections.
The city has many coworking options to choose from, along with internet cafes too, so you’ll never be short of a place to work or a good WIFI signal.
It is easy to get around the city too, with lots of buses running frequently to all areas of the city, you can even visit a further afield with KTEL buses travelling to many other cities and even the islands too.