Saturday, June 22, 2013

Assignment in Thessaloniki

Today I would like to discuss Thessaloniki in Greece. If you were to be sent here on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate, you will find that the weather is temperate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

The cost of clothing is very high, that of transport, food and beverages is average and housing is low compared to other places.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the periphery of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

Economically it is an important commercial port for Greece and the rest of south-eastern Europe hinterland; it is also the second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of south-eastern Europe. Industries centre around oil, steel, petrochemicals, textiles, machinery, flour, cement, pharmaceuticals, and liquor. It is considered Greece's cultural capital with festivals, events and a vibrant cultural life, an expat cultural dream. 

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience minimal hardship.


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