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Thinking of Moving to Zakynthos, Greece

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I've lived out in Chicagoland Area all my life and only went to Zakynthos when I was little but lately have been thinking about going for a long visit and maybe staying there.
Any thoughts?

  • Rob Bartlitz

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    Hi Max,

    Kostas is right, it is best to go there first to see whether it really is the sort of thing that you can settle into.

    Greece, like most of the world at the moment (England is the same), is suffering from a financial crisis, jobs are not easy to get and life is that much harder.

    Saying that, Greece is a beautiful country and has a much more relaxed pace than places like USA and England. London in comparison, for instance, is a stress bucket.

    Whatever you do, don't make the mistake of assuming you know what it's like there before you even get to the airport. Check the place out first and observe the minuses as well as the pluses.

    All the best,


  • Kostas Kotsialos

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    it looks like a huge change in your way of living if you really do it. Zakynthos is a great place to live if you like a relaxed life, nice scenery and sea.
    I believe coming first for a visit,like you thinking, checking how things are is your best option.
    You should also take under consideration the financial crisis here, that makes living here harder(at least for now), though US is having similar problems from what i read.

    Anyway, check it out first before you make your choises!

    Take care

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