Where can my parents retire in southern Europe?
May 25, 2007 4:40 AM Subscribe
Where should my parents retire to? Criteria: Europe, warm, sunny, cheap rent, no car necessary.
posted by wackybrit to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My retired parents have decided they're tired of English life and with my dad's various ailments, they want to go somewhere warm and cheap and live off of their life savings (about three hundred thousand euro).
They want somewhere they can rent a small but clean property with good access to basic amenities (they'd rather not own a car), somewhere that's warm, and ideally near the sea (but not strictly necessary). They expect the rent to be reasonable, perhaps up to several hundred euro per month (so Provence is totally out). They are not culture vultures, so a slow moving, backwater type place is fine.
I am not that familiar with southern Europe, but the obvious choices of Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, SW France and the less popular Costas have all come up.. (Greece?) but without doing oodles of research they have no immediate places to go and recce. So.. I'm wondering if any MeFiers have any less vague suggestions? :) No suggestion too crazy.