For Ukrainians eligible for the Temporary Protection status, you can find here information and options for your accommodation. 

In Greece, there are the below types of accommodation according to your status:

  • Accommodation facilities by the Greek Government, in camps (Elefsina in Attica regions, and Serres in Northern Greece).
  • Apartments with financial support for recognized refugees via HELIOS Program.
  • Private apartments


There is the possibility of short-term accommodation in the open structure of Sintiki for those who wish until the process of issuing travel documents, where required, is completed.

Those who wish to be accommodated for a longer period may submit a request to:

The Ministry of Migration and Asylum will provide you with accommodation immediately in available accommodation structures.


At camps, you can usually find:

  • Health care
  • Social services
  • Education activities
  • Child protection programs
  • Women’s programs
  • Hygiene programs
  • Translation services
  • Legal advice services


HELIOS accommodation scheme

HELIOS accommodation scheme

The HELIOS program is preparing to conclude its operations. The RI team has been in contact with the program and has received the following updates to share with you. We want to express our concerns regarding this development as it represents a significant gap in accommodating asylum seekers and refugees in Greece.

Starting November 1st until November 30th, 2023, the HELIOS project
will only provide rental subsidies to households currently benefiting from this service.

  • Meanwhile, other services, such as integration courses, monitoring sessions, job counselling, and accommodation workshops, will be temporarily discontinued for all households as of November 1, 2023.
  • Please note that no new enrollments or lease agreement submissions will be accepted until further notice.
  • From November 1 to November 30, 2023, you can contact the HELIOS project through the HELIOS Helpline or by sending a message to for any queries.

You can also contact IOM at the following WhatsApp numbers from 9 am-3 pm Monday to Friday:

+ 30 6909868980 English - French - Ukrainian - Greek (WHATSAPP NUMBER)


Private apartments

You can rent an apartment on your own or stay in an apartment a friend rents for you without losing any of your rights as an asylum-seeker or refugee in Greece.

To rent an apartment on your own, you must sign a house contract. To do that, you will need a tax number (AFM) and your TAXISnet codes since the whole procedure has to be completed online through the TAXISnet platform.