The prospect of living on a Greek Island is for many people inviting. Greece is an extremely vibrant country that is famed throughout the world for its year-round good climate, detailed history, beautiful architecture and unique culture. Greece is generally a very safe place and there is very little serious crime. Greece has one of the lowest costs of living in the European Union, although cities such as Athens are generally more expensive than the rest of the country. The cost of living is generally 30% less than many other European countries.
Greeks are famed for being exceptionally welcoming and friendly. That said, the country does welcome foreign workers and Greece’s heavy promotion of tourism means that there are usually opportunities in this industry, such as opening a business, becoming a tour guide or managing hotels. The Greek Islands are the best retiring destinations especially for citizens from USA, Canada and the Northern/Western Europe. You will not only experience endless sunshine but also unspoiled natural beauty, spectacular flora and fauna, as well as an active lifestyle which is very beneficial to your longevity. You’ll experience the hassle free lifestyle, wonderful Mediterranean climate and cuisine. You will be able to experience a truly healthy, happy, and more affordable life on a Greek Island.
Buying property in the Greek Islands is not expensive. You can find a nice and affordable home in the Island of Naxos depending on the size, condition of the property and location. If you will have your own vehicle and you like the quite lifestyle it is a good idea to buy a home in one of the villages up in the mountains with gorgeous vies of the sea. In Greece in order to buy property you need an experienced realtor and you need to hire an attorney for the closing. Naxos also has many old stone houses that you can purchase and renovate according to your taste and maintain the old Greek island style.
The Greek Islands is still a cheap place to live compared with the United States, Canada, Australia and many Western European countries. Most things are cheap such as rent and buying property, real estate taxes, utility costs and food. You will spend less on many items, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil, and wine which are locally produced. Meats and cheeses and breads are excellent, healthy and very reasonably priced. You can make the most by buying fresh fruit and vegetables in season, which are inexpensive. The City of Naxos has a farmer’s market (Laiki). Eating out is affordable in all the small tavernas and cafes.
Greece has many Americans and Northern Europeans that retired permanently and live on a Greek island especially during the summer months and go to their home countries during the winter. But for those wishing to live, work or retire in the Greek Islands you will experience a stress-free, laid-back, affordable and healthier lifestyle. The Greek Islands have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Life is easier and simpler. The rich culture, history, sunshine and beaches, and friendly people make the Greek Islands a perfect destination. You will be able to spent long lazy days by the waterfront cafes which will help you integrate with the locals and their culture. Greeks are hospitable and friendly people so you will soon feel part of the community. The fresh air and sunshine can also help you make friends. When the weather is warm and sunny, it’s easy to spend more time outside. You will experience outdoor living and a more sociable lifestyle.