Practical Advice

Many people who choose to live here have fallen in love with the place, the climate, or a person (perhaps all three). The apparently simple lifestyle is itself very attractive! However, the transition from holiday spot to home base may well show that, while blue skies endure, the reality of dealing with Greek bureaucracy is slightly less than idyllic and rarely straightforward. We hope to be able to unravel some of that annoying red tape for you, or at least point you in the direction of someone who can! We don’t claim to be an authority on every aspect of Greek law, taxes or lifestyle, but from our (and hopefully, your) experiences and from official sources such as local government offices and consulates we hope to provide useful and informative advice.

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Who is this site for?

The site is for anyone who already lives here on Rhodes, or is planning to relocate to the island in the future. We call it English-speaking because it will be written in English. We welcome all input and hopefully it will provide a useful resource to all English speakers, whatever their nationality and mother tongue.

So this is a site for you, whether you are looking for something to do at the weekend or for advice as to how to tackle the tax office. We hope the site will be fun and informative and we welcome your feedback as well as your experiences of Greek life in Rhodes. It is not a site intended to create a ‘Little Britain’, but to help you integrate yourselves into Greek life, the lifestyle that brought you here in the first place!

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Forums

You can join our active forums for advice on Rhodes island and a discussion of all things Greek. Get insiders’ ideas about living in Rhodes, ask and answer questions about life on this beautiful island.

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News & Events

A major aim of the site is to inform people about local news, events, activities and groups that may be of particular interest to the English-speaking community on Rhodes; regardless of nationality. For example, if there is a change in residency law, or a new group started for mothers with young children, we hope to be able to publicize it here. Similarly, many events are organised which might need wider advertising to boost them (in the past, organisers have relied on word-of-mouth and notices pinned to boards). There may also be a North/South divide – with people in Rhodes town not knowing what’s going on in Lindos and vice versa. So LivingInRhodes will try to mind the gap; helping everyone see what’s happening, regardless of where on the island they live.

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