The 1st Digital Mobilities Conference, the first conference in Greece regarding the digital nomadism and remote working, was successfully held on 8-9/11, by the Digital Nomads Observatory. The conference hosted a number of specialists regarding digital nomads, also including the Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Varvitsiotis, as long as mayors from large Municipalities of the country. They all came to the same conclusion: “Greece has the potential to become a top destination for Digital Nomads”.
Mr. Varvitsiotis mentioned “We live in an age where work is changing. Providing distance work is becoming more and more common“. He also added that “In a competitive environment we tried to see what kind of facilities we could provide” and regarding the goals of the government he mentioned: “The main goals of the government were two. First, to offer a simple, functional, and accessible legal framework to digital nomads, and second, to prevent this framework from being exploited by various smugglers.”
Greece has the infrastructures to make the life of a Digital Nomad easier. The procedure is simplified for residence permits that can be renewed and enables the establishment of a remote worker with his family in our country thanks to “one stop” services, i.e. free from any kind of bureaucracy. It has also been mentioned that 3000 nomads have already applied for the Greek Digital Nomad Visa.
Greece is a country that can attract digital nomads for many reasons, including warm climate, the beauty of the natural landscape, the high percentage of graduates, the adequacy in infrastructure and the of course the low cost of living especially in areas out of the big cities.