Living in Greece Information
Last Update November 28, 2020
How we retired to Greece
She and her husband, Americans in their 60s, moved here without speaking Greek and only weeks after she retired from her job in Arkansas. They settled on Athens after considering Tampa, Fla., Barcelona and Venice and say it’s a great fit for what they want: easy travel and an affordable place to live.
December 3, 2020: Story at MSN News
Tax reduction benefits for foreigner workers moving to Greece
November 25, 2020: Article at Daily Hellas [in Greek]
Facebook Expat group - in English
Living in Greece - in English - Blog which addresses many bureaucratic and practical aspects of living in Greece with personal anecdotes and some step-by-step guidance on maneuvering through problems. Hasn't been updated for years but is a wealth of helpful info.
"...this incredibly noisy and always-busy megalopolis"
August 2020 article about Athens at Dispatches Europe [English]
Greece News Media Sites - Newspapers, online blogs, more
LIVE CAM LIST - Greece
Covid-19 / Coronavirus in Greece
Visting the land of the Hellenes
American Hellenic Institute
Greek-American advocacy group concerned with USA-Greece relations
HALC : Hellenic American Leadership Council
"HALC will utilize a national network of Greek American community leaders who have distinguished themselves in American civic life to encourage an active form of citizenship."
Annual international exhibition for Hospitality and Foodservice companies
Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)
Began 1991, association of tourist-oriented Greek businesses
Athens Local Events
Athinorama [Greek Language]
Greek language site compiling info on Movie showing times, theatre, tourist site schedules, and more
Greek Festival / Athens Festival [Greek Language]
Theatre, Music and Dance presentations - National Greek organization with an annual schedule dedicated to the 'high arts' and fulfilling a national cultural mandate that began in 1955.
True-Athens [English language]
Site about enjoying Athens "off the beaten path" instread of the usual tourist haunts
Grocery stores in Athens
Live Cam AthensList of live Camera Views of Athens Greece (and elsewhere in Greece)
Ionion Line - for example, Patra to Corfu
Athens City Municipal
Web site for searching legally registered businesses
Article at TOVIMA on "When taxpayers who do not live in Greece are taxed"
Olive oil of Greece
Online resource representing the Greek olive oil industry at Liquid Gold
Greek Language - Alphabet and basic words
Greek racism / xenophobia
Page on the Movie Theaters of Greece
Greek names derived from Turkish words
This article at TANEA [in Greek] is a brief overview of a 2018 edition of a book which researches the Turkish origins of 12,000 names and their Ottoman and Byzantium roots.
Images of Greece - L'IMAGE de la GRECE
This 1921 Book L'IMAGE de la GRECE - Athenes Ancienne from Fred Boissonnas has about 45 photos of Athens Greece from 1921. The images include various lanscape shots of the Acropolis and images taken from atop the mount, also various artifcats within the National Museum.
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