Athens among the best cities in the world to move to

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Athens is one of the best cities in the world to move to in 2022, according to research conducted by Property Guides, a UK-based property company.

The company that boasts of offering a step-by-step resource to help people buy a dream home abroad has picked the 22 best cities to buy property this year. Athens is in second place, just behind Malaga in Spain.

Featuring the Greek capital, Property Guides says the pandemic has changed many people’s views of Greece. “The government is generally considered to have performed well, while nowhere feels safer during a pandemic than an island in the sparkling Mediterranean.”

Grecian Delight supports Greece

The article sheds light on a recent poll conducted by packaging retailer RAJA, which ranked Athens as the best place to move to in 2022. To determine their winner, they looked at all the good things, like employment rate , safety, cost of living and health care.

Rents are 135% cheaper in Athens than in the UK

Rent prices are amazingly 135% lower in Athens than in the UK and you’ll save almost 16% on your grocery bill. You’ll also have access to the Mediterranean diet that’s been proven to help you live longer and consistently places Greece in the Top 20 countries with the longest life expectancies, Property Guides says and adds:

“Greece’s Golden Visa program currently approves more people than Portugal’s coveted program. For a minimum real estate investment of €250,000 and a processing time of just six months, you can obtain a Greek residence card which grants you all EU rights.

The city of Athens has undergone a dramatic transformation towards modernity in recent years. It has now become one of the trendiest cities in Europe, offering endless cultural events, exhibitions and concerts, day and night. Street artists perform everywhere, and some have even left their own splash of color on various walls around the city.

However, Athens is or at least should be best known for the impressive temples and other archaeological sites that are found all around the city.

Top 10 places to move to in 2022

The real estate company says the list of the best cities to move to in 2022 is based on its global team of overseas writers who recommend the most exciting, interesting or just plain cool places to buy property overseas.

The top 10 cities to move to according to Property Guides are:

  • Málaga, Spain,
  • Athens, Greece
  • Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
  • Austin, Texas, United States
  • Puglia, Italy
  • Limoges, France
  • Porto, Portugal,
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Paris, France