Greece has been listed in the top 38 countries that are best suited for digital nomads, according to the Digital Nomad Visa Index.
Greece has been ranked 28th out of the 38 countries considered the best places for digital nomads based on a “unique scoring system” devised by VisaGuide.World, a free online information guide to worldwide visas.
The scoring system includes factors such as active visa availability, internet speed, taxation policies, and tax-free length of stay, income requirements for visa applications, cost of living in Euros, global health score, and tourism popularity.
Greece was given an overall score of 2.84 out of 5 with VisaGuide.World attributing the country’s popularity to its being a “safe and peaceful environment for remote work.”
The Greece digital nomad visa was launched in September 2021, and the Mediterranean country has been a popular destination for remote workers since then.
Benefits of Greece Digital Nomad Visa
VisaGuide.World explains the benefits of working as a digital nomad in Greece, beginning with taxes. The website states that if anyone spends less than six months in the country, they will not be subject to taxes. However, if one spends more than half a year in the country, then the individual will be considered a tax resident and be required to pay income tax.
Greece has also introduced a 50 percent reduction tax program, which means digital nomads pay half the tax rate. This reduction can be applied for when the visitor stays in Greece for a minimum of two years.
Getting the Greece digital nomad visa is also relatively easy, with the visa attainable within ten days as long as the applicant meets the requirements: valid passport, two passport photos, proof of employment, declaration letter, proof of financial means, proof of accommodation, valid health insurance, valid return flight ticket, certificate of a clean criminal record, and a medical certificate.
The application is affordable, too, with a fee of just 75 euros per applicant.
Aside from the practicalities of the visa and taxes, Greece offers digital nomads a diverse landscape, ranging from ancient ruins and sacred temples to breezy promenades and pristine beaches.
It is a great country for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, trekking, canyoning, skiing, rock climbing, rafting, and a whole host of water sports, throughout the year.
In addition to the landscape, the country is known for its age-old recipes and fresh ingredients. Influenced by Middle Eastern, Italian, and Ottoman cultures, the cuisine offers vegetables, fish, olive oil, wine, meat, grains, cheese, bread, herbs, and yoghurt.
Greece also has a stable internet connection for those working on digital nomad visas. The average broadband and fiber internet speed in the country is 56.43 Mbps.
Spain topped the Digital Nomad Visa Index this year with an overall score of 4.5.
Here is the list of the 2024 top ten countries for Digital Nomads: