Living and Teaching English in Greece - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Greece has been a top travel destination for many years due to its extensive ancient history, a vibrant culture, hundreds of great beaches, and picturesque towns that attract millions of tourists each year.
Greece is also a great place to live and work as an EFL teacher and there are always plenty of opportunities available.
These brief guides should help you decide whether Greece is a suitable location for your adventure of teaching English abroad.
They cover a range of topics you should know before you leave home, as well as what to see and do once you get there.
When traveling to Greece, be sure to have a valid passport and visa (for some countries). The language spoken is Greek but many people also speak English, especially in tourist areas.
Other must-visit sites include the Blue Caves in Zakynthos, the Samaria Gorge in Crete and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes.
The euro is used in Greece so be sure to exchange your money if needed. When in Greece, you absolutely must see the Acropolis and visit the museum in Athens.
Must-eat local specialties include Moussaka, a dish of layered eggplant, minced meat and tomato, and Souvlaki, a fast food consisting of grilled meat or veggies on a skewer or pita bread.
Athens is the capital of Greece, making it impossible not to visit.
Elsewhere, the island of Santorini is an absolute dream destination for many.
Another popular destination is Crete which is Greece’s largest island. Here you will find a multitude of great beaches and beautiful nature.
The city's most famous landmark, the Acropolis, is best visited in the late afternoon or early evening when most tour groups have left and you can enjoy a wonderful sunset.
The Red Beach, named after the volcanic rock that dominates the island, is very popular for its scenery and clear blue water.
When in Greece, you can also explore hundreds of amazing islands by renting your own sailboat or yacht.
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