Ancient Wisdom but Modern Day Myopia
You may have birthplace of philosophy in mind when you’re relocating to Greece, but the fact is that even though the ancient Greeks had wisdom, in modern Greece they have lived for the present. Entire generations have eluded the tax inspectors – or paid them off. Unemployment soars -16.5%. Consulting the internet to ascertain where the day’s strikes are likely to be is an essential part of life just now. The worst thing in the air is the loss of hope for ordinary people.
Greece entered the EU in 1981 and has been a member of the Schengen area since 1992. The capital city is Athens and the curency is the euro. There are over 2 000 islands as well as the mainland.
Greece is one of the cradles of European civilisation, whose ancient scholars made great advances in philosophy, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. Their city-states were pioneers in developing democratic forms of government. The historical and cultural heritage of Greece continues to resonate throughout the modern world – in literature, art, philosophy and politics.
Expats in Greece
There are several sites where you can get information about expat clubs, news and communities. These three sites will give you a taste of what is available.
Top Tip on Relocating to Greece
Sadly, at present, the most important websites are the ones telling you when and where the next strike action is to be. Hopefully this will change soon.