Athens, the capital of Greece, located in the Attica region, is one of the oldest European cities with a history of more than 3,400 years and global renown for academic education throughout history. Study abroad in a city known as the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and a culture that has spread its influence all throughout the ancient world, and persisted even until modern times. Even presently, Athens is an important economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural centre in Europe, including also the largest passenger port on the continent – Piraeus. Get a top higher education in an international tourist-friendly city, iconic Mediterranean cuisine, traditional music and dances and amazing nightlife.
The main industries in Athens include shipping, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, culture, education and tourism. Multinational companies such as Ericsson, Siemens, Motorola and Coca-Cola have their regional research and development headquarters in the city. Other local Greek companies based in Athens include Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, Motor Oil Hellas, Hellenic Petroleum, Ideal Group, ANEK Lines, and more.
Studying abroad in an international destination such as Athens is a great way to create the basis of an effective list of contacts that could turn into future business partners.
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:
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.
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).
Ever since its establishment in 1982, AMC has continuously focused on the intellectual and academic progress of its students. It is hence no surprise, given our track record of excellence in the delivery of Higher Education services, that we are a leading choice of top quality University Education in Greece.
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