When considering a move to a new country, there is nothing more useful than hearing real stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Greece and would like to share your story.


American expat Marissa is the author of Chasing Athens (a modern romance novel), a blogger, and a freelance writer for Fodor’s, Forbes Travel and others. She talks to us about finding your niche in a foreign country, navigating the job market, and seeing the positives in living abroad. Read about her expat experience in Athens.

Eleni is a Canadian expat who, as a child, spent summers visiting family in Greece. After completing her Master’s degree, she moved to Athens where she met her husband and started a family. Now, she's a managing partner at XpatAthens.com, which supports the city's growing expat community. Read more about her expat experience in Athens.

Bex is a British expat who moved to Greece to learn a different culture. She has travelled to and lived and taught in various places around the globe, including Sri Lanka and Cambodia, and now finds herself living in Athens. Read more about her expat experience in Athens.

Yadira is a global nomad of note, but now she's finally settled down in Athens, Greece to pursue a life as a wife and mother. She also maintains a website aimed at helping expat parents adjust. Read what she has to say about her expat experience in Greece.

Tove, a Norwegian expat living in Greece, left home to escape the rat race of life as a reporter and to settle down with her Greek hubby. Now, nearly 20 years later, she reflects on a very lengthy expat experience.

Breeynn Johnson has always had itchy feet. She grew up in Minnesota, then attended the University of Arizona where she studied Communications and Cultural and Religious Studies. While travelling around Europe, she found herself wanting to get to know a foreign land in more detail, and so eventually decided to move to Greece and experience the country up close. Read about her take on expat life in Athens.

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