Greece Takes Actions To Attract Digital Nomads

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Greece Takes Actions To Attract Digital Nomads
Greece is quickly evolving into a remote work destination with authorities taking actions to facilitate the move, according to the conclusions of the 1st Work from Greece Summit organized by Marketing Greece.

Government officials, company executives, and digital nomads attended the event and exchanged ideas on ways to develop the country into a remote work destination as well as on the added value it will provide the Greek tourism sector.

Opening the event, Marketing Greece CEO Ioanna Dretta referred to the site which aims to answer all questions regarding remote work options in Greece and offer guidance.

In efforts to simplify procedures, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis announced that individuals will be able to soon establish self-owned businesses (sole proprietorship) through whose services are currently being translated into English.

On his part, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Greece was an ideal destination for remote work thanks to its climate and hospitality. “Executives of large international tourism companies have told me that Greece’s fine climate boosts employee moods and as a result their performance also.

As part of government efforts to simplify procedures and attract more remote workers, Deputy Foreign Minister Militiadis Varvitsiotis noted that Greece was one of the first countries to regulate remote work adding that in view of global competition, “it may be the time to make our approach more flexible”. Varvitsiotis also referred ministry initiatives, including the creation a special visa for digital nomads.

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