Greece (Ellas)

This section provides relevant information and links about Greece for those wishing to move there. In addition there are a number of blogs linked to which can provide first-hand experience in life in Greece as an expat.

Greece at a glance

Population: 10,767,827 (July 2012 est.)
Major cities – population: ATHENS (capital) 3.252 million; Thessaloniki 834,000 (2009)
Languages: Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%
Time difference: UTC+2
Labour force – by occupation: agriculture: 12.4%
industry: 22.4%
services: 65.1% (2005 est.)
Unemployment rate: 17.4% (2011 est.)
Currency: Euro
Internet users: 4.971 million (2009)

Governmental Information

Visit Greece – The Official Greek tourism site (available in English and Greek).

Recommended Blogs

A Kilo of String
Writer and reluctant olive farmer podcasting about life in Greece.
leavingcairo
From England to Egypt and now in Greece, this is a Travel Blog About Finding Happiness (and a Steady Job!) on the Road.
Ramblings From Rhodes
A diary of life in southern Rhodes, crammed with photos, links, reviews on places to eat and visit, plus experiences of daily life on Rhodes.

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