Greek Digital Nomads National Visa
Digital Nomads National Visa is in effect since the relative legislation voted in September 2021. You may find Law 4825/2021, article 11 on Digital Nomads in Greek language (official) and in English language (not official translation).
We await you in Greece and to work from Crete!
Whο is a digital nomad?
Someone who can work on any device, at any time, from any location… and enjoy the benefits of travelling while earning a living.
You can work for yourself, as a freelancer, or as an employee.
You are not working at your company’s headquarters or the “National Tax Office.”
You are usually moving from one location to another – from a few days to monthly stints. A digital nomad is not the same as a remote worker.
Remote workers are concentrated in one location, but not with the rest of the team. They either don’t live where HQ is or move for a spouse, to care for a parent, to start a new business, and so on.
Who Can Crete Host?
Individuals who want to make a difference.
Startups looking to tap into the thriving Greek ecosystem and talent pool.
Multinational corporations looking to relocate some of their employees or operations.
In general, anyone who meets the requirements of current national legislation on digital nomads (Law 4825/2021, article 11).
How to get to Crete?
Crete is one of the most accessible islands, with three airports (Chania, Heraklion and Sitia) and six ports [Kisamos,Chania (Souda), Heraklion, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia]. The majority of air travel is operationalised through Athens International Airoport Eleftherios Venizelos, as many flights to Crete include a layover there. If you are travelling within Europe, there are a number of European and British cities from which you can fly directly to Crete.
The main port of Greece, Port of Piraeus, has a number of ferries to the various ports of Crete. For those who want to visit multiple Greek islands during their trip, several Greek islands, including Santorini, Naxos, and Mykonos, have ferry routes to Crete.
And what about schools?
Acccording to the Law 3386/2005, article 72: Access of third-country minors to education, all third-countries minors living in Greece must enroll in schools like the national minors. A vast number of public and private primary and secondary schools are placed all over the island. The School of European Education in Heraklio is operating with nursary and primary section as well as secondary in Heraklion.