Complete guide for moving to the Greek Island of Antikythera

Moving to the Greek island of Antikythera is a dream for many people looking for a peaceful and ideal life. Antikythera is an isolated island in the southern Ionian Sea that is well-known for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, and laid-back lifestyle. In this blog, we talk about how you can move to Antikythera with your family. The complete travel guide is as below:

Research and Planning:

Conduct thorough research on Antikythera to ensure it’s a good fit for you. Consider aspects such as climate, lifestyle, and employment options. Learn about the local culture and customs to help you adjust more smoothly. Like in any other country you may wish to move to, learn about the population and diversity. It may be uncomfortable to move to an area where nobody looks like you, especially if you have young children who are still trying to discover themselves. Research security specifically about the area you plan to settle in; there is always a place with much better security, even if the whole country is generally considered safe. Learn more about the culture to help you settle in faster when you arrive.

Visa and Residency:

Greece, a member of the European Union, permits EU citizens to live and work without a visa. If you are from a non-EU nation, you should check the visa and residency requirements. In general, a residency permit is required if you plan to stay in Greece for an extended period of time. Find out the first office you should report to when you land to get your paper work done. A driver’s license should be among your top priorities within the first few days of landing.

Employment and Income:

Finding work on small islands like Antikythera can be tough, but not impossible. You just need to put in some extra work. Tourism, fishing, and agriculture provide for the majority of work opportunities on the island. Some expats work remotely or own their own enterprises. It is best to have a source of income before relocating or to be financially self-sustaining. The reason we are saying it is better to have a source of income before relocating is so that you may take your time and accept taking up a job that makes sense to you. You may consider taking up online jobs to sustain yourself while you are still in your home country. When you land in Antikythera, you will have some income coming in, which will save you from the possible stress of looking for a job in a hurry.


Antikythera’s small size makes it difficult to find suitable housing options. Consider renting a house or an apartment before coming to the island. Many properties may be available to rent during the tourist season. It makes it a lot easier when you are traveling and you know exactly where you are going to stay. However, if you do not have a place to stay yet, it will just cost you more because you will need to check yourself into a hotel or Airbnb.


Although Antikythera has a minor medical centre, significant medical difficulties may require travel to a larger nearby island or mainland Greece. Ensure you have health insurance that covers medical care in Greece. If you are traveling with family, your insurance should cover the whole family. Consider if your insurance is a co-pay type and get prepared financially in case you have to make payments.


Having a basic understanding of Greek, the official language of Greece, will be beneficial. English is spoken in tourist regions, but not as much on smaller islands like Antikythera. It is a good idea to start taking some online language lessons to gain a basic knowledge of the Greek language. As soon as you land in the country, you may take up in-person lessons and interact more with the locals. This will help you grasp the language faster and settle into the community within a short period of time.


Antikythera is accessible via ferry from the larger Greek islands and the mainland. Plan your travel to and from the island accordingly. You may also consider renting a car on the island for convenience. Remember to take an international drivers license before you leave your country. An international driver’s license allows you to drive in foreign countries, but not all. You may need to check with authorities to see if your international driver’s license is accepted.


Participating in the local community and connecting with the islanders might improve your experience. Participate in local events and festivals to become immersed in the culture. Social events are always advertised in the media; be sure to check what is happening around your area and choose what events to attend. When you attend social events, take time to observe how people interact with each other and behave like they do.

Enjoying Island Life:

Once settled in, explore the island’s natural beauties. Antikythera provides chances for trekking, swimming, and exploring historical monuments. Enjoy the slower pace of life and the tranquilly that the island has to offer. When out on a trek, make sure you wear proper shoes and have the necessary equipment for safety.

Possible Challenges:

Living on a remote island may present problems, such as limited utilities and access to specific goods and services. Prepare for occasional hassles and adjust to the island’s way of life. Every country and every city has its challenges, which may make you feel fatigued. Stay positive and ask for help whenever you need it. It may take some time to settle in, but you will be okay.

Moving to Antikythera can be a one-of-a-kind and gratifying experience for individuals looking for a more peaceful and scenic lifestyle. However, careful preparation and research are required to achieve a smooth transition to island life.

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Best wishes!

  • Carson Shaul

    I’m a single 22 year old with 5 years of construction experience and I am a certified Horseshoer. I would really like to live on this island and help it thrive. I’ve always had a taste for Greek history and I am currently taking lessons in speaking the language. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice in being able to turn this dream into a reality.

  • Jamilex santiago

    Honestly it’s just me and my dog caramel I just always wanted to live in Greek Island.

  • Idogun Pius

    I will loved to moved to Antikythera the land of opportunity and also contribute my own quota in area of farming, food production, food processing, farm techinics and farm mechanization. Please guide me with all the necessary information to achieved it. hoping hearing from you soon and may God do for you what you can do for your self from Nigeria.


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  • Aaron Flomo

    Hello I am a Liberian how can I relocate to this unique place?

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    How can I get a permanent resident in Antrykthera. Newly married.

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    How does one go about the move?

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    How do One get started on the relocation

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    I,m willing to relocate with my children, what are the steps ?

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    I,m an engineer from Nigeria. I,m interested in relocating with five children. What are the steps ?

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  • Allison Galbraith

    My family and I would like to start the process of moving to Antrykthrea. My husband and I, and our two children’s, 7 year old and 1 year old.

    Who do we talk to and how can we get it started?

    Thank you for your help,
    Allison Galbraith

    • Sarah

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  • Ugochukwu Achibiri

    Good afternoon sir. Please how can I move Switzerland with my family and get paid.

  • Ugochukwu Achibiri

    Good afternoon sir/madam. My name is Ugochukwu Achibiri from Nigeria. I am a construction worker, I operate concrete mixing plant machine. Please how can I move to Antrkythera with my family.

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    I want to move from Nigeria to Antikythera, I’m a mechanical engineer, I’m single no kids

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  • Annastecia

    I want to move to Greek Island of Antikythera from Nigeria with my husband and four children how do I go about it.

  • Forshieh Abelrine Frinwei

    Greetings sir I am Abelrine from
    Cameroon a nursing student I wish to relocate to Antikythera n start a life there study n work there for a better future

  • Forshieh Abelrine Frinwei

    Greetings sir I am Abelrine from
    Cameroon a nursing student I wish to relocate to Antikythera n start a life there

  • anwar

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    • Obamojure olawale

      Hi….am a farmer,…an artist and a marble/granite furnishings….I want to move to antikythera,I have savings and income yielding as I relocate….how easy is it to set up a small scale business there.

  • Ariel Valverde

    Hello I am a current high school teacher in the United States and I’m interested in moving Antikythera, Greece to teach. I heard about the stipend and have been looking to relocate abroad. Where can I find more information about applying for the stipend promotion and teaching English opportunities on the island?
    Warm regards,

  • Handful Davis

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  • Jason derhak

    I am interested in this opportunity I am a professional trades person and am trained in vegatable cultivation I have always been very interested in greeces rich history please give me more information

    • Faraj

      How are you sir?
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  • Ahua Izo Ebai

    The document needed to to apply for visa to travel to Greek Island of Antikythera

    • Sarah

      Have you got the document to move to the island?


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  • Ziporiah Brooks

    How can I apply to move that with my family?

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