living and working in greece

Greece - a country with 250 days of sun and warm weather. Have you ever considered living and working in Greece? Well, in the following page we will give you all the important information such as what documents are required, what professional opportunities you can find in Greece, as well as useful tips to make your experience in our country a success.

If you are ready to embark on a new adventure, start to explore available jobs in Greece. 

Who knows, maybe you could end up working on an island or by the sea. 


greece’s gems: discover greece

Greece, a country overflowing with rich history and stunning landscapes, is truly a gem waiting to be discovered. The allure of Greece lies not only in its picturesque islands, but also in its cultural heritage that spans thousands of years.

Greece provides you with 9 geographic regions Central Greece, Central Macedonia, Peloponnese, Crete, Thessaly, Thrace, Epirus, Ionian Islands and Aegean Islands. Standing out among major cities in Greece, is Athens as the capital, along with Thessaloniki which is the second biggest city and lastly the third largest city Patra.  

Athens and Thessaloniki metropolitan areas as well as Crete boast thriving job markets in Greece at present nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that the majority of Aegean islands have shown remarkable growth in terms of employment opportunities.

Let your adventure in Greece begin by delving into the diverse Greek landscape, where no part is more than 137 kilometers away from the sea, offering countless islands to discover. Don’t forget, every part of Greece is a history lesson, so every time you visit a new Greek place feel free to learn its history and its culture. Take a break and walk through the monuments of Greece, it is a unique experience. 

The official language is Greek but numerous Greek speakers might additionally be proficient in English. You can also find people who speak French and German, Greeks tend to learn foreign languages from an early age, so don’t hesitate to try!

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work in greece: tax & wages

Here you will find important information about the process of working and living in Greece.


Island in Greece
Island in Greece

relocation guide

Randstad Greece, a leading recruitment and HR services company, has taken a proactive approach to supporting people who are relocating for work. Recognizing the challenges that come with moving to a new place, we created a comprehensive relocation guide aimed at facilitating a smooth transition and fostering successful adjustment. 

Find out further details regarding relocation.

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We suggest you some of the top sectors in Greece that you can work and develop your professional career. 

If you're looking for jobs in Greece, these sectors below have interesting opportunities.

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Customer Care/Client service 
  • Travel & tourism 
  • Information technology 
  • Banking 
  • Automotive

jobs in greece: make the first step

Randstad Greece manages more than 200 jobs in the multilingual department and will help you find a work that feels good. If you are ready for departure you can follow the steps below. 

  1. Customize your CV in English. Μake sure to put your experience in chronological order. We offer you a CV template. Moreover, it is important to be careful with contact information, as the country code is a necessary part of it.
  2. Create your “my randstad” profile on our website. Make sure to fill out or update your profile with as much information as you can, for example previous working experience. The more complete your profile is, the better! 
  3. Once your profile aligns with our requirements, one of our specialized recruitment experts will get in touch to discuss your application and career aspirations.
  4. Experience the interview process with Randstad, who will submit your profile to the client. Our priority is to ensure you are fully prepared and well-informed about what lies ahead.
  5. You are the chosen one - Congratulations! Now, get ready for the relocation. Our team will provide you with all the necessary information. 
  6. Let the onboarding process begin!
  7. Now, if you are not selected - don’t worry. We keep your profile and soon you will have news from us for a new job opening that matches your career path. Finding the work that feels good for you is our mission and we try our best to accomplish that.

Not sure? Then get in touch with a recruiter and discuss your career. 

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greek culture tips & tricks

Everybody knows that Greek culture is one of the most interesting with its rich history that played an indelible role in shaping the world as we know it today. From the birthplace of democracy to the exquisite philosophy, Greece has provided an enduring legacy that resonates across various domains. Let’s deep dive into that! 

extra tip - greek words

You are coming to Greece, so you need to know the basic Greek words. Let's choose the class “101 Greek”.

  • Kalimera - Good morning

  • Yeia sou - Hello 

  • Efcharisto -  Thank you 

  • Parakalo - You’re welcome 

  • Ochi - No 

  • Ne - Yes - Greeks usually use also the word "ame"

  • Signomi - Sorry 

  • OPA - Mainly means oops - but Greeks use it mostly with everything.

  • Ela - Literally means come but it can be used sarcastically like “come on”. 

  • Yiamas! - Cheers!

landscapes in Greece
landscapes in Greece


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about work in Greece for foreigners.

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Randstad really got it right with being supportive through the whole process from first interview to company ordering tickets, helping out with the questions that comes up with going abroad for a job. Amazing.

Tom Steen

We have helped more than 5000 people to find a work that feels good here in Greece.  

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