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Living and working in Athens

17 November, 2023 by Photo from Lisa Lisa  ◦  4 minutes reading time
Living and working in Athens

Are you considering living and working in Athens? That's definitely not a bad idea! The Greek capital has all the ingredients for an unforgettable time abroad: warm temperatures, delicious food, and a great mix of historical landmarks and trendy hotspots. Sounds good? Then keep reading!

Life in Athens🌎


When you think of Athens, you naturally think of ancient themes: nowhere else can you find as many historical landmarks as in this city. On the 156-meter-high Acropolis hill stands the stately Parthenon, which you can already spot from the city center. That's just the beginning! Historical ruins, beautiful cathedrals, theaters, and incredible ancient temple;  Athens is one enormous open-air museum! Equally impressive is the old and the new Olympic stadium. So, if you're a history enthusiast, there's no shortage of sights to see when living and working in Athens!


However, Athens is more than just history. Picturesque streets, charming shops, authentic neighborhoods, and the most delicious (Greek) restaurants, it's all there! Each neighborhood has its own identity. The ancient Plaka, for example, is known for its coffee culture. When you live in Athens, you can get your daily caffeine fix here, just like the locals. Make a note of Café Melina and Anafiotika! In the vicinity of Plaka is the Monastiraki district. On Sunday mornings, the central square here fills up with Athenian traders selling their goods at the flea market and you can find great trinkets on the market for little money. Discover Athens' nightlife in Psiri and Gazi, which are also great shopping districts!


Another reason why Athens is a perfect destination: the beach! What many people don't know is that Athens is situated by the beach. Like Spain’s Barcelona, the city is the perfect combination of a bustling city with a beautiful extended beach. After work in Athens, you can take the tram to Glyfada, where you have the choice of several beaches to enjoy the evening sun.

Living in Athens🏡


When you're considering working in Greece, having a nice place to live is definitely important! Athens offers plenty of cozy neighborhoods with narrow streets, colorful houses, and welcoming terraces. The authentic Plaka, the popular Monastiraki, and the oldest residential district of Athens, are great areas to search for accommodation. With the help of a real estate agent, you'll definitely find an apartment that suits your needs. You can rent a studio or apartment starting at 300 EUR per month. If you prefer to share a place, there are plenty of opportunities to live with roommates, which can help you save on costs when living in Athens! The average price for a two-bedroom apartment ranges from 450 to 700 EUR, and for a three-bedroom apartment, it's between 600 and 650 EUR.


Are you curious now about the housing options in Athens? Yobbers collaborates with HousingAnywhere, Homelike, Uniplaces, and Spotahome. These websites can assist you in finding a new home! What's even better, at the bottom of this page, you can find discount codes and links to get priority access. This makes searching for accommodation abroad a bit easier (and cheaper). It's already an exciting experience to look for a place to stay in another country, so having some extra support is always helpful!

Working in Athens👩‍💻


Due to its Mediterranean climate, it's never really cold in Greece. This makes Athens a beloved destination for working abroad, for adventurers from all over the world! This is why there's a great chance that you'll end up in an international team when you work in Athens. It's super exciting to get to know people from around the world this way! What's even better is that English is widely spoken in the workplace, so if you have a good grasp of the English language, you won't have to worry about a thing when you move to work in Athens. Furthermore, Greeks themselves speak English well because many make a living from tourism. So, whether you're in a store, on the street, or at a restaurant, you can easily ask for anything! Do you have a talent for languages? With some determination, it's definitely possible to learn some Greek too. Fun fact: the Greek language has a different alphabet from our familiar ABC. Kali epitichia (good luck)!


While working in Athens, you can explore the rich, ancient culture Greece is known for. . So, while working in Athens, be sure to seek out valuable stories from antiquity and discover the history of Greek gods. At the foot of the Acropolis, you’ll find the so-called Asklepios. This sanctuary, named after the Greek god of medicine, was once used for seeking healing. Today, this place mainly symbolizes the power of medicine and is definitely worth a visit when you're exploring Athens. On "Greeka," you can find more cool facts and hotspots!


💡Important to note: If you plan to work in Athens for more than 6 months, you will need a residence permit. You can easily apply for this at the immigration service.

Are you ready to discover Greece? Check out all our job vacancies in Athens, and who knows, you might be living and working in Greece soon!🇬🇷

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