Integrating Yourself in Greece as an Expat |Making Friends and Feeling at Home

How easy is it to integrate yourself into a new country, specifically Greece? How can you make friends and as an expat in Greece? Here are some tips on how to feel at home in this southern European country.

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Tips for Foreigners in Greece | In a Nutshell:

  • Take advantage of your initial contacts and resources (free classes, buddy system, roommates, councilors, coworkers, neighbors).
  • Initiate communication: don’t wait for others to make the first move.
  • Use social media to connect with other expats and create your initial support group.
  • Start learning the language or improve your Greek speaking skills.
  • Meet the locals by attending events and classes for Greek speakers.
  • Consider dating locals, if single.
  • Read and watch the local news.

Coffee and Drinking Culture in Greece: Dos and Donts

Are Greeks heavy drinkers? Do Greeks prefer coffee or tea? Here is what you should know about the coffee and drinking culture in Greece.