In fact, to get anything important done in Greece, its easiest to pay someone off. Why pay the 1000 euros needed for the mandatory driving lessons when you already know how to drive and can pay someone half that to get a proper license from an employee of the Ministry of Transportation? You come out cheaper and far less hassled if you just pay someone who works there to pass it for you.Try to do things the proper way in Greece and you will be strangled by red tape and gagged with fines.You will quickly realize that even if your husband thinks he loves you, it is really just taken for granted by him and his entire kin that you are one of his appendages.There is a reason for the Greek tradition of stomping on your husbands feet during the wedding ceremony: success in this venture is said to guarantee a wife the upper hand throughout her marriage.Home to the all important erotas (love, passion, romance) Greece is a land that comes alive at night, where no one whos anyone goes out before midnight, nor to bed before dawn. As a woman, I have come to the sad conclusion that there is little respect for women as people in Greece. But money is to be spent, and those Greek men sure like to spend it on a pretty tourist!In an era when two incomes are often necessary for survival, it is of course acceptable for a woman to work, even to have a career.
And fourth, be sure you truly understand how your prince feels about women .Still driven by beliefs of the 19 century, most Greek men take for granted that they have far greater sexual needs than women, thereby excusing their extra-curricular activities.This is not to say that women in Greece dont ever have affairs, but it is a rarer occurrence, and women must be far more discreet about it, for there is still nothing worse to the Greek man than to be cuckolded. A wife should accept her husbands infidelities with no complaint as long as he is discreet ("thereby showing her respect," Akis explains), but the husband will leave immediately upon learning of even one indiscretion on his wifes part that might make him a fool in the eyes of others.And if you are a woman with a little muscle tone, you are doomed to a dateless future. As one 40-year-old man explained to me, if I want to find a man I have to look less independent. You look too strong and confident." With that bit of information I squared my shoulders even more and walked off. Beware the snare of clever employers that will lose no time in taking advantage of your ignorance of labor laws in Greece.If you find work through an employment agency in your own country, your rights will usually be protected, but venture out on your own and you are sure to be exploited.