Greece could be a hot destination for digital nomads in 2021. It’s gorgeous, warm, affordable and, most importantly, one of the first European countries to reopen its borders after the COVID-19 pandemic.
That kind of savings could buy a lot of sunscreen and Ellinikos Kaffés, so let’s take a look at some of the best locations for digital professionals to set up shop.
5 Best Places for Digital Nomads in Greece
Greek Reporter recently asked a group of digital nomads to name their favorite areas in Greece to live and work. Here is what they came up with:
Digital nomads can’t go wrong with Athens. The Greek capital is full of great cafes, restaurants, entertainment options and historical sites. It’s also blanketed with fast, free Wi-Fi and co-working spaces.
Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom flat: €340 ($410 USD)
Chania on Crete Island
Chania is a beautiful, old town on the western edge of Crete. While its known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor and narrow streets, it also has modern conveniences like speedy Wi-Fi and well-appointed coworking spaces.
Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom flat: €375 ($451 USD)
While many tourists are drawn to Mykonos, nearby Syros is a hidden haven for digital nomads. It mixes top-notch teleworking perks with quiet charm and uncrowded beaches.
Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom flat: €327 ($394 USD)
Coastal port city Volos, also known as the City of the Argonauts, is located halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. Known for its natural beauty, it also has excellent internet service and plentiful coworking spaces.
Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom flat: €225 ($271 USD)
Pelion is a mountainous region in Thesssaly with lovely beaches and a quaint, quiet vibe. This city is perfect for digital nomads looking for productivity and a change of pace.
Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom flat: €260 ($313 USD)
While the digital nomad visa is coming, it has not been finalized by the Greek government. Until it is, non-European Union remote workers can only stay in Greece for 90 days at a time.
However, British digital nomads can take advantage of the “Brexit Bonus,” which allows U.K. citizens to stay in the country for up to 180 days.