Athens city life
Athens was voted as one of the best European cities to visit, by European Best Destination. This confirms the fact that international students will have an unforgettable out of class adventure, in additional to a remarkable study abroad experience.The heritage of the classical era is still well preserved in the city, including many ancient monuments and works of art, as well as monuments attesting to the country’s rich history such as Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman vestiges. Some of the most notable sites to visit include:
- The Parthenon
- The Acropolis of Athens
- The medieval Daphni Monastery
- The Hellenic Parliament
- The National Library of Greece
- The Odeon of Herodes
- AtticusAcademy of Athens
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
Find a considerable number of museums, most dedicated to archaeological findings such as: the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the New Acropolis Museum, and more.
Additional opportunities to visit major Greek sites include trips to other areas such as Peloponnese, Delphi and either Crete or Thessaloniki.
Students will find opportunities to practice a variety of sports, or participate in events related to football, athletics, volleyball, water polo, basketball, and more. Another worthwhile activity you may want to consider is taking a hiking trip on Mt. Olympus.
Greek nightlife in Athens is also well known with partying and dancing all night long in clubs, pubs and restaurants alike.
International atmosphere in Athens
Athens is recognised as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in trade, culture and tourism, among others. Meet international visitors from all over the world and engage in cultural exchange during your degree studies abroad in Athens. As the largest passenger port in Europe, Piraeus is one of the main ways for international visitors to reach Athens. Local Athenians are accustomed to international visitors, trying to make them feel as welcome as possible, so you’ll be able to fit in a lot faster than other destinations abroad.
While studying a degree abroad in Athens, you should be ready to deal with a Meditteranean climate that alternates between prolonged hot summers and mild winters with moderate rainfall. Average highs in the city reach 34°C (93°F), while average lows are usually around 7°C (45°F).