How can someone work remotely from Greece? 

Tips, tricks & tools for Digital Nomads

Working from home or from really anywhere. Digital Nomads have conquered the modern working world, proving that distance is no longer an obstacle.

In this article, we will talk about tools and tips for those wishing to work remotely from Greece, exploring how one can efficiently organize their work while enjoying the uniqueness of Greek culture.

Who needs a Digital Nomad VISA and how to obtain it

With its friendly environment and pleasant lifestyle, Greece is the ideal destination for Digital Nomads. The Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) is the key to remote work in the country, but of course, it is only intended for third-country citizens (excluding EU citizens). E.H.E. and Schengen for which no DNV is required). To obtain it, it’s necessary to have income exclusively from activities outside of Greece.

To receive someone a DNV, he/she has to work for a company or have clients outside Greece, for services provided through technology and the Internet. If you are a self-employed person, you must have proof of business activity and your business must not be registered in Greece.

Important: A Digital Nomad is not entitled to work in any company based in Greece.

A monthly net income of at least € 3.500 is required, which is increased by 20% if accompanied by a spouse and 15% for each child. The DNV is valid for two years and is renewed every two years for the same period. In addition, the beneficiary is required to have a residence in Greece, either owned or rented.

How to apply for a Digital Nomad VISA

The application is submitted to the competent Greek consular authority, along with all the supporting documents you need for the Digital Nomad VISA. Evaluation of the application takes ten days. VISA is issued through a one-stop shop, making it easier for applicants to make their dreams come true. Thus, Greece becomes an ideal destination for those who want to combine work and unique experiences in Greece

How to find customers from all over the world

Searching for customers from abroad requires an active online presence and networking. LinkedIn – the leading business network – provides the ability to connect and locate potential customers. Freelancing platforms like Fiverr, People per Hour, Upwork, and Toptal, allow you to display your services to the global community.

Job advertising platforms like Glassdoor, Workable, Indeed, CareerBuilder, and Dice can help you find companies that are looking for your services. Moreover, platforms such as Behance, Dribble, and CareerJet, which specialize in displaying creative projects, are excellent options for setting up your portfolio there and attracting customers.

More generally, the use of specialized platforms and networks, combined with the development of a strong portfolio, is the key to finding customers internationally.

Tips for digital nomads in Greece

  • Choose to stay in cities with a vibrant and active digital community and good internet speeds, such as Athens and Thessaloniki.
  • Visit and explore unique places like Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini.
  • It is necessary to obtain a Tax Registration Number, especially if you plan to acquire property in Greece or a bank account.
  • To find a home you can use real estate websites or apps like spitogatos.
  • Use VoIP telephony services for cheaper calls and messages, avoiding the high charges of telecom companies.

Tools for more effective remote working


Task management tools

In the area of task management, tools such as Asana, Clickup and Trello, offer opportunities to organize and monitor tasks, making remote working more effective. also offers solutions for project management, while Todoist helps organize everyday tasks. Of course, there is a plethora of such tools that will help you in your work. Which or how many of them you will use is purely a matter of personal preference.

Billing tools

The digital world offers numerous tools for effective management of finances and invoices, especially for those who work from home. NetSuite and Zoho Invoice gather the best ratings from users, as they offer a flexible environment for electronic invoice issuance and management.

Square Invoices is another option that offers plenty of automation for managing accounts and invoices. In addition, tools like FreshBooks and QuickBooks are popular choices for small worldwide, offering a user-friendly environment and rich features.

Through these tools, you can automate invoicing processes, control revenue and expenditure flows, and ensure faster collection of payments.

Useful Service Platforms in Greece

Greece offers a range of service platforms that make the life of Digital Nomads easier. is a central point for multiple services, from passport applications to access to health services.

For travel and immigration matters, consulates and embassies provide online document submission services. In the area of security, police services have online platforms for reporting and case monitoring.

In the health sector, hospitals and health centers often offer online appointments, while platforms such as EOPPY allow easy access to medical services and information.

For more insurance, labor, and social issues, there is also the unified call center 1555, to which we had the pleasure of assisting with the services of our cloud call center

Case study: 1555 for EFKA

These platforms allow Digital Nomads to organize their daily tasks, solve bureaucratic issues, and access basic services, all from the comfort of their home. Thus, the experience of living and working in Greece becomes even more enjoyable.

Communications tools

Communication tools are a must for all those who work remotely. The use of cloud technology offers absolute flexibility, while via VoIP telephony, communication becomes economical, even if one travels frequently to different countries.

For effective communication with partners and customers, regardless of your geographical location, VoIP is the solution you have been looking for all this time. Forget about new SIM cards every time you want to work from a new country. Travel to Croatia, Greece, the United Kingdom, but also Asia, Australia, and America, keeping the same business number.

The dream of working from Greece or anywhere in the world, keeping low telecommunication charges is now a reality.

VoiceLite - A VoIP telephony plan specifically for Digital Nomads

VoiceLite is a privileged VoIP telephony plan from Voiceland, designed to meet the needs of Digital Nomads. It has features such as a welcome message, a menu with options (IVR), as well as missed call notifications and caller.

The service is provided without the cost of acquiring a physical installation or telephone device, as you can use the 3CX app or the web client to talk. The annual subscription is low, with free initial configuration.

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