Have just reached the ripe old age of 65 and have decided to move to Corfu from Eastbourne in England. Rush of blood to the brain moment. Need help/guidance on how one goes about it. Are there helpful relocators (even if you have to pay for them) or is it a DIY situation. My wife is 41 so may want to work. We have a 5 1/2 year old son so will need schooling information. We need to sell our house and tearoom business first - no idea how long that will take.
Message posted by chippy54 on 20 January 2012 at 8:16pm - IP Logged
Usually to have to do it yourself, so you get a local driver who does removals to Corfu a good one is Dave Jackson his wife is on here as puddies she will give you the info you need.
Schooling for a 5 1/2 year old would be in the local closest village to you that has a primary school as he/she is so young Im sure they will fit in very quickly and learn the language quickly.
Finding work for your wife is the hardest bit as jobs are not that easy to come by, I would suggest you come and rent for 6 months before you look to buy if you intend to buy that is just to make sure you like it first as reselling a house is quite hard.
Good luck in selling your home and business and if you do decide to move enjoy.
Message posted by janmanessi on 20 January 2012 at 8:22pm - IP Logged
chippy54 come and rent for 6 months before you look to buy
Please, please, rent for at least a full year before deciding. As we have all said before Corfu's lifestyle is totally different in winter to summer, and you really need to experience both before deciding whether or not to live there
Message posted by tackou on 20 January 2012 at 11:08pm - IP Logged
I agree with janmanessi you really need to spend a winter here before you buy to see what it is like as it is very different to the summer also if your wife has to work in the winter as well as summer you are going to find jobs very hard to come by. It is very hard to get jobs in the summer at the moment also would suggest you start to learn a little Greek as you will want to be able to socialise in the village where you stay. Good luck with your move but think about it very carefully as things are not easy here at the moment
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