Greece Sees Rapid Growth In Digital Nomads In 2023

Greece Sees Rapid Growth In Digital Nomads In 2023

According to information from Nomad List, it is estimated that there were nearly 2,000 remote workers living in Athens in September of this year alone.

However, this figure likely falls significantly short of reality when considering the numerous members present in various Facebook groups dedicated to digital nomads.

For instance, Digital Nomads in Greece is a private group with 43.9K members. Greece Digital Nomads, a public group, has 3.9K members, and Digital Nomads & Expats in Athens, another private group, has 24K members.

Russia, Israel, Canada, the United States, and China account for the majority of foreign nationals who have settled in Greece in the last two years.

Is the Greek Digital Nomad Visa Impacting the Growing Interest?

Under Greece’s Digital Nomad Visa scheme, non-EU citizens can live and work in Greece as long as they are employed by a foreign company.

Nairametrics reports that about 1,693 digital nomad visas have been approved in Greece so far.

The digital nomad visa for Greece has an initial validity period of one year, which can be extended. The freedom to travel to other European Schengen countries and abroad is one of the main advantages of this visa.

Digital nomads can be freelance writers, developers, bloggers, YouTubers, travel bloggers, or anyone else who works remotely for an employer or as a contractor. 

It may take up to 10 days or 1 month to process your request.

You must present a legitimate employment letter if you are working for a foreign corporation.

Further details regarding the application process for the Digital Nomad Visa for Greece and the requirements for 2023 can be found below.

Visa Financial Requisites

  • Application fee: €75.
  • Administration fee: €150.
  • Starting in October 2023, a minimum monthly income of €3,500 is required.
  • If you plan to bring your spouse and one dependent, you must demonstrate the ability to earn €4,830 per month.