I’m getting a better feeling about Greece now that I’ve sent messages out to more than three dozen apartment rentals in Athens. First, there seems to be a large number of apartments available in Athens in my price range. That’s good. Second, there seem to be a lot of Anglo expats in Athens. There is an Anglo expat e-newsletter that even lists where movies in English are showing in the city. The group’s site also has a long list of apartment rentals, a second source for my search. And there are several Athens expat groups that get together on a regular basis. Finally, I have received about eight answers to my messages about rentals, all in good English. That’s a good sign.
Here are the two sites I’m using for Athens: http://athens.angloinfo.com/ and http://housing.justlanded.com/en/Greece/For-Rent_Apartments/1
So far, three of the apartment owners say their units are available for the time slot I have (Feb. 21-May 20). I’ve told them all that I will contact them just before departing Sicily. Hopefully, in the six weeks I have left here, I will turn up even more apartment possibilities. I sure don’t want to endure the stress I had in Croatia or here in finding a place to live.