Greece is often considered to be the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy. Its long history in literature, academia, and arts has played an important role in the development of cultures through different European countries. Many expatriates enjoy the climate, beaches and rich culture in Greece. The country has long been a haven for backpackers and tourists, especially in the Greek islands such as Santorini and Ios. Athens, the capital of Greece, is a vibrant city with a rich history.
More recently, Greece has suffered from social turmoil after the late-2000s recession. Today the country is on the road to recovery, however, many steps still need to be made after public debt reached 126.8% of GDP, making this the largest deficit throughout the European Union on record. The current financial crisis in Greece is making life in Greece more difficult. Expats and visitors alike are encouraged to take cash to Greece.
Healthcare in Greece
Public Medical facilities in Greece are mostly on par with the rest of Europe. However, private clinics and hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki are superior in supplies and medical training. To know about healthcare system in Greece check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance for Expatriates in Greece
If you are visiting or permanently residing in Greece, it is vital that you talk to Expat Financial about your international insurance requirements, especially for global medical coverage. Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Greece:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans