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What does a typical day in Greece look like?

Last update: 25 January, 2024  ◦  15 January, 2024 by Photo from Lisa Lisa  ◦  21 views  ◦  4 minutes reading time
A typical day in Greece

Ever thought about what it's like to live and work in Greece? Each day has its own flair, that’s different for everyone. Here's a peek into what a regular day could look like, giving you a taste of the adventure awaiting you!

Morning kick-off 🌅

In Greece, your day starts with that trusty alarm clock, nudging you out of bed and ready for the day ahead. Breakfast? It's not a big deal! Usually, it's a quick coffee and a bite to eat on the way to work. Imagine grabbing a pastry like tyropita or a spanakopita, maybe a sesame-coated koulouri, or a yummy croissant—to fuel your morning, Greek style!

Getting around 🚇

Especially in lively cities like Athens, getting around is a breeze! There's the super-efficient metro, buses that go everywhere, and in some places, you might even find trams. Knowing your way around these transportation options early on makes life easier, letting you explore without feeling overwhelmed.

Work-life balance 👩‍💻

In Greece, the typical workweek is 40 hours spread across 5 days, kicking off somewhere between 8 am and 9 am. You’ll have your evenings and the weekend to go out and explore the city, this is the time to make exciting plans! Of course, Yobbers assists you in finding the job that suits you best, either if it’s part time or full time. You can become the next Customer Advisor for Netflix or work for one of the biggest social media platforms!


Feeling hungry? Lunchtime in Greece is a treat! They see this as their main meal of the day and eat this between 2 and 3 pm, maybe a bit later than you’re used to.  The Greek diet revolves around fresh ingredients like olive oil, fresh vegetables, and lots of seafood. If you want to know more about the fantastic food in Greece, read about it in our blog about the 8 best food spots in Athens!

 

Greek culture is all about tradition, history, and a strong work ethic. In Greek society, people value tradition, community ties, responsibility, and the importance of family & friends. These values shape also how they approach work, Greek people tend to be hardworking and loyal employees. They take pride in their work and are great at working in teams. Want to know more about what it’s like to work and live in Greece? Check out Kaat’s experience blog about living and working in Athens!

After work 👯‍♀️

Depending on what city or island you are planning to work in, your day will of course look different. If you are living on one of the Greek islands like Crete, take a dip, put on those snorkeling glasses and explore the ocean. If you are planning on staying in Athens, your after work hours might include doing fun activities with colleagues or friends. Think of escape rooms, karting, taking a bicycle tour, or going to a football match. In Athens you’ll get the chance to see two of the greatest football teams in Greece: Panathinaikos and Olympiakos at The Stadium of Leoforos. Want to get some shopping in? There are plenty of good malls and shops located in Athens such as the Mall Athens. 

 

For some drinks make sure to visit the iconic Brettos Bar, located in the heart of Plaka, the oldest distillery in Athens, known for its delightful creations. In the trendy neighborhood of Koukaki, you'll find bars that cater to both traditional tastes and modern fruity cocktails. For a unique experience, don't miss the open-air cinema, Cine Paris, in Plaka, which has been enchanting audiences since the 1920s. For some more recommendations check out our blog what to do in Athens!

Are you more interested in living in Thessaloniki than Athens? The city where history, culture, and modernity come together. Visit the iconic White Tower which stands majestically along the waterfront. Feeling more adventurous? Climbing Mount Olympus, you'll feel like you're on top of the world, and the journey from Thessaloniki is worth every moment for a memorable encounter with Greece's mythical and natural beauty. If you enjoy being on the water, Thessaloniki is famous for its variety of watersports such as parasailing, a snorkeling excursion, sailing/boat tour, jet skiing, or diving… the options are endless! 

 

Once night falls, there are many lounge bars, shows, live music, discos, and clubs! Thessaloniki's best bars are mainly found in the city's center and along the Beach Promenade. You will definitely find a place to enjoy a good drink. “Le Coq Tail” is a favorite among the locals in Thessaloniki with its beautiful views of the city from it’s balcony. Their cocktails are one-of-a-kind and are truly imaginative. But if you are more into getting a drink at a bar, check out “The Pub” with it’s rock vibe, relaxed setting, pleasant company, plenty of beer, and a very modern cellar. It’s located in the old Ladadika neighborhood of Thessaloniki and bears the motto "Friends Welcome". 

 

Can you picture yourself living this day in Greece? Who knows, you might just find your next big adventure waiting there for you! Take a look at our vacancies in Greece. 🇬🇷


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