Most people dream of going on a Grecian holiday – of being in the cradle of western civilization, marvelling at the glory that was Greece. People dream of exploring the Greek isles, soaking up sun on the sands of Crete, partying all night in Mykonos and watching the setting sun in Santorini.
The reasons why one should want to go to Greece are infinite and that is why Greece ranks as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. But for people who are moving to Greece, it is time to pull your heads from the clouds first and do some serious planning. Nobody wants moving to Greece to become a nightmare.
If you’re moving to Greece either to work or to retire, find comfort in knowing that countless others have made that same decision. Surely, you’re not the only one who has fallen in love with Greece. Before you leave though, do everything you can so that things will go smoothly during the big move.
This can be ensured by first making a thorough and extensive research about Greece. Know Greece not in the way that tourists perceive it but in the way the locals live it. Study its geography, culture and history, and only then will you begin to understand its people. Learn to converse in Modern Greek. By eliminating the language barrier, you will have an easier time interacting with people and overcoming cultural differences. Familiarize yourself with local Greek cuisine and learn to love it if you haven’t still.
After doing your homework, start laying down your plans. Try to establish contacts in Greece even before you leave. If you’re moving to Greece to work, use the internet to search for jobs if you don’t have one yet. If you plan on buying a house, it is also advisable to contact a real estate company beforehand so it can start looking for the house that you have in mind. If you are planning on renting an apartment, iron out everything before you leave as well. Make a list of all the things you are bringing with you and make arrangements for their transport.
You will find that are many companies on the internet which offer removal and shipping services to Greece.
When you finally make the move, keep in mind that this time, you are living in and not just touring Greece. Go out of your way and find time to make new friends. Moving to Greece is, after all, a new beginning.
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