Tips For Digital Nomads In Athens
Are you a digital nomad and are you planning to live for a month or more in Athens, Greece? We are sure this city will surprise you day by day and will inspire you to be even more creative on your remote job. Whether you’re searching for relaxing beaches or nice internet cafes, Athens will offer you everything you need to enjoy a digital nomad relaxed way of living!
10 PROS OF BEING DIGITAL NOMAD IN ATHENS
After living there for two months, we can tell you that there are a lot of things to do in Athens, but everything will depends on what you are searching for. If you want a relaxed city, close to the seaside, with a lot of nature and great restaurants, you should give a look at Athens Riviera through this article. Instead, if you are searching for a lively city, full of activities and nice people to hang out with, Athens will fit you perfectly. Let’s discover our 10 pros of being digital nomads in Athens!
Before leaving for Athens, we bought these two backpacks that literally saved our lives. We really recommend you to say goodbye to your luggages and choose a resistant and practical backpack to travel. That will definitely change your experience!
“Beach Akrotiri Lombardy Close To Athens”
“A Typical Orthodox Church In Athens”
“A Bitcoin Event In Athens with Andreas Antonopoulos”
“Athens Has A Lot Of Cafes With WIFI”
7 CONS OF BEING DIGITAL NOMAD IN ATHENS
Well, Athens is not always the best. Due to the problems that afflicted Greece in the last years, the country is clearly in difficulty. Drug dealing, crisis and refugees: all this is happening in the center of Athens. If you want to avoid dangerous areas, we created the list of the best neighborhood in Athens: give it a look, it will save you from a horrible neighborhood. If you want to save 25$ on your booking, find your apartment with Travala! Let’s see our cons of being digital nomad in Athens!
WOULD WE CHOOSE ATHENS AGAIN?
We chose to slow travel in Europe, in a sunny place, with cheap prices and dreamy islands where the sea is melting with the sky. The result of our equation was Athens. But would we choose it after being there for two months? Probably not. Athens was too chaotic for us and our neighborhood was not the best. If we had the possibility to rewind and make another choice, we would go directly to the islands.
Why do we think islands are the best option if you want to be digital nomad in Greece? Simple: you will be far away from the chaos and the pollution of the city, you will have even dreamier places and cafes from where you will be able to work, you will have the perfect spaces in the nature to do sport, yoga and meditation every day. Do you need any other reason?
“Eddy Working In The Island Of Donoussa”
“Alessia Working From Our Studio In Athens”
OUR EXPERIENCE AS DIGITAL NOMADS IN ATHENS
Our experience in Athens as digital nomads wasn’t as we were expecting it. We thought that Athens would have been much more beautiful and cozy than it was in the reality.
The thing that spoiled our vision of Athens was the degradation of the city and the low safety levels in many places. If you go to Athens, you will see that the gap between poor and rich is very small. We recommend you to read this book: it’s basically a guide about Athens which explains what happened to the city in the last years. We found it very important to understand many aspects of Athens.
TIPS FOR DIGITAL NOMADS IN ATHENS
“SkyRoam Was A Great Ally”
“The Small Streets Of Athens”
DAILY BUDGET FOR DIGITAL NOMADS IN ATHENS
Suggested daily budget – 25-30 € / 28-33 $ (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re a couple, you’re staying in a Travala or Airbnb, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
Accommodation/Hostel – 25 € per night. We were staying in Kypseli, not really in the center of Athens, but still close to it. Our apartment was really beautiful: we had a private office, a garden, a kitchen, a huge bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. If you want to rent it and get $25 off, use our Travala’s link. If you have a lower budget, the best option is to rent a room in the center: that’s the best deal if you are open to live with people.
Food – 15 € at the restaurant/3 € at home. Of course, the best thing to do if you are on a budget is to prepare your own meal at home. But, luckily, in Greece you will be able to eat gyros for 2.50 € and have a tasty dinner outside (if you are vegetarian or vegan we think you can get it only with veggies). If you want to check out our favorite local restaurants in Athens, check out our article.
Transportation – 3-5 € taxi/1.50 € and tram. In Athens is very cheap to move around: you can grab a taxi for few euros and be in few minutes wherever you want. Otherwise the metro and the tram are working very well and you will be able to reach long distances for a small price.