Now the Greeks want to help us: Dear Germans, spend the winter with us on the beach!

Now the Greeks want to help us: Dear Germans, spend the winter with us on the beach!

Of: Liana Spyropoulou, Peter Tiede and Michael Varaklas (photos, currently in Crete)

It will be love…!

During the financial crisis, the Germans saved the Greeks with billions – now they want to give us something back: Greece offers asylum to Germans who are tormented by price shock and energy fear.

Place to sit: Port of Chiana

Photo: Michael Varaklas

Minister of Tourism Vasilis Kikilias (48) on BILD: “For autumn and winter, it would be a great pleasure for us Greeks to welcome German pensioners who wish to experience a ‘Mediterranean winter’ with Greek hospitality, mild weather and quality services.” And: “We will wait for you here.”

The message: If living in Germany is too expensive for you, if you are afraid of a chilly winter with cold heating, you should come to Greece.

Relaxed: pensioners in a café in Chiana (Crete)

Relaxed: pensioners in a café in Chiana (Crete)

Photo: Michael Varaklas

Best place for winter travel: The island of Crete in the south. Winter here lasts only two months – and even this is interrupted by ten warm days (Alkyonidis phenomenon).

BILD is on the way – winter check in Crete

The mayor of the port city of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis (40), says by way of welcome: “We invite all Germans who want to come and live here this winter – away from crises. Chania is the perfect place to survive a crisis winter: warm, friendly people and possibly the best year-round climate in all of Europe. He knows: “We don’t need heating in the house.

Mayor of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis (40), invites Germans to his city

Mayor of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis (40), invites Germans to his city

Photo: Michael Varaklas

gas crisis? “It doesn’t exist here,” says real estate agent Yannis Kriaras (48).

There are enough apartments and holiday homes that you can rent cheaply in winter: from 300 euros/month (1 bedroom) plus additional costs (from 40 euros). The apartment at home: subletting.

Real Estate Agent Yannis Kriaras (48)

Real Estate Agent Yannis Kriaras (48)

Photo: Michael Varaklas

Test purchase: Peter Tiede and Liana Pyropoulou, BILD reporters, at a market in Chania, Crete

Test purchase: Peter Tiede and Liana Spyropoulou, BILD reporters, at a market in Chania, Crete

Photo: Michael Varaklas

And what does everyday life cost?

► A cup of coffee from 1.50 euros, a little something for breakfast: 80 cents to 2.50 euros

► Fresh bread from the baker: 90 cents.

► Kilos of potatoes at the weekly market from 80 cents, kilos of tomatoes from 70 cents.

► Artisanal cheese from the market: feta from 8 euros/kg, feta 10 euros/kg.

► Haircut: men from 8 euros, women from 10 euros.

There are also discounters, German doctors.

Mayor Simandirakis: “No German will freeze in Greece.”

BILD reporter in Crete The Greeks invite us to spend the winter

Source: PICTURE

07/13/2022

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