Campaign to Boost Remote Working from Crete

Looking for a change of scenery and the chance to rebalance your life? Local authorities in Crete launch a campaign to attract digital nomads.

This year, Crete launched a website to attract digital nomads. The site is a guide to assist those who can work remotely to take advantage of all that Greece’s largest island has to offer. With this website, Crete hopes to entice the location-flexible segment of the workforce.

This effort is part of a campaign of ecological and digital reforms aimed at reviving the economy of the Cretan region in a sustainable and responsible manner.

During a recent statement announcing this website, Crete’s Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis said that he is beckoning digital nomads to a beautiful and authentic place” like no other. He also highlighted the region’s high-profile educational and research institutions and its modern digital infrastructure.

Crete’s wonderful climate and incomparable nature, together with the legendary friendliness of its people toward strangers, make it the ideal place to work and live, argued Nikos Alexakis, the Head of the Tourism Directorate for the Region of Crete. He also said the region is ready and willing to help interested digital nomads find answers to challenges they encounter in moving to the island to work. The Region of Crete, he said, would be continually adding new resources to help interested parties in their quest to live and work from the island.

Despite the pandemic, during which many initiatives have been put on hold, Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Migration is in the final stage of drafting a legislative framework and launching a new visa category for remote workers. The new framework will also finalize many of the resources these digital nomads will need to make their transition to life in Greece easier.

This new website on working from Crete hopes to highlight just how prepared the island is to meet the needs of a remote workforce. There is Wi-Fi connectivity almost everywhere on the island, the major towns of Crete have an abundance of co-working spaces, and there are plenty of rural spots, too, where reliable wireless internet connectivity makes for idyllic workplaces.

For those interested in a radical change of pace and an inviting working environment, it seems that this might just be your chance!

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