Greece, the country synonymous with the magnificent ruins enriched with thousands of years of history and philosophy is slowly turning into a favourite country among the digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and the remote workers across the world.
While Greece’s economy is trying to bounce back from the recent crisis, more and more people all over the world are calling this beautiful country in south eastern Europe home, which is a sign of better things to come.
One cannot compare the costs to the countries in Asia, but compared to the other countries in Europe, Greece fairs better.
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1- Beautiful Locations to Inspire & Network
A country that lies at the crossroads of three continents truly has something more to offer. The neighbouring countries in the continents of Africa, Asia, and wonderful European cities have had a profound influence on Greece, which has become a melting point of culture, history, food and people.
So whether it’s the ruins that beckon the travelers or the gorgeous islands along the Aegean coastline with views to behold, Greece has it covered.
While the postcard like streets of Santorini overlooking the southern part of Aegean sea needs no introduction, the picturesque party destination Rhodes, Mykonos and Zakynthos waits to be explored.
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Also, the island of Crete, comprising of many quaint cities surprisingly have a great internet connectivity and network communities for digital nomads.
According to the Nomad List, Athens, Rethymno, Santorini, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Patras and Crete are the favourite cities of Greece for digital nomads, with Rethymno topping the list based on the Nomad score which is calculated taking many parameters into consideration.
2- Well Connected & Easy to Travel
Greece offers visa free travel for up to 30 days to more than 50 nationals worldwide, as compared to many nations in Europe, making it easy to travel. Also, once in the country, it’s convenient to move in the cities or go island hopping – whether it’s the famous Rhodes or the majestic Santorini.
Plus, thanks to the many budget carriers and short travel time, it’s easy to visit the neighbouring cities in other countries. The best and the largest airline in Greece is Aegean air, which provides the best prices for cities in Europe, with the flight to Milan in Italy costing as low as 50 Euros!
3 – Good Internet Connectivity
One of the top parameters for the digital nomads and remote workers is the internet connectivity, which is obviously an indispensable part of their lives. Taking this into account, the internet connectivity is good in most of the places in Greece. May be not as great as many other top cities in western Europe, but it is good nevertheless.
As expected, the capital city Athens has a great speed at 10 Mbps, followed by Rhodes that has an average of 4 Mbps, while the rest of the cities have an average speed of 3Mbps.
The average cost of the connection depends on the providers and the cities, but it must not cost more if you move to coworking places for work. It would cost around 230 Euros per month for a coworking space in Athens.
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4 – Great Night Life
Digital nomads swear by the words ‘Work hard, party harder’, and Greece does not disappoint this new generation of remote workers. The vibrant island of Rhodes, the bustling capital Athens and Santorini rank top among the cities with a great night life.
Obviously, you cannot compare it to the party destinations in Asia for an economical nightlife, but we bet you can party without digging too deep into your pockets!
5 – Safety
Safety is one of the important factors to consider when you are new cities. Especially for the digital nomads that are most of the time equipped with expensive laptops, cameras and other gadgets, you can’t overlook safety.
Greece is better than many of the countries in the world when it comes to safety, particularly for solo female digital nomads, travelers or entrepreneurs.
Athens, Santorini and Rethymno are safe havens for a majority of digital nomads.
For a detailed report on the cities of Greece for things like accessibility, actual coworking spaces, amenities accustomed to in the rest of Europe, prices of everyday items and more, check this page here.
We are sure that these facts should convince you well to move to Greece! Plus, we at GoGo Places have stunning homes around the country of Greece to make you feel at home, at extremely affordable prices.
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