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4.4/5.0 (45 reviews)
Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, Athens

Located in the center of Athens, in a student area, next to the Park of Pedion Areos, the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Victoria Square and the Exarchia Square, a lively... More

Quality of teaching:4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:4.1/5.0
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Athens: Athens is named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who according to legend, won the city after defeating Poseidon in a duel. Athens, a metropolis of four million people, has an appealing village-like quality which becomes evident in the cafés, tavernas, markets and the maze of streets around the Pláka. The city has the finest restaurants and the most varied nightlife in the country and remains a major European centre of culture, celebrated each year at the Athens Festival.

Key Facts about Athens

Population: 665,000

Elevation: 70 m. above sea level

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Attica,

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1582 USD)

Name of city in Greek: Αθήνα

Athens quality of life rating:

4.4/5.0 (45 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from United States do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Student price index excluding rent:70* (30% cheaper than London)
  • Student price index including rent:60* (40% cheaper than London)
  • Price index food only:60* (40% cheaper than London)
  • Big Mac price (Greece average):3.03 € (6% cheaper than in United Kingdom)

Mains electricity:

  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International (ATH) - 20 km. from Athens city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 10,00 €, 54 minutes.

Main stops: Doukissis Plakentias, Katehaki, Syntagma , Monastiraki, Omonia, Victoria

Every 15 minutes, 7,00 €, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Athens Airport, Panagitsa, Plampelokipon, Rigillis, Starting point – Constitution, Academy, Concord, University, Egypt

Taxi: 45 €, 30 minutes drive to city center of Athens

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • United States: New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

Weather in Athens

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JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 °F11 °F22 °F33 °F44 °F55 °F66 °F77 °F88 °F99 °FTemperature in °F
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57.2 °F57.2 °F57.2 °F59 °F64.4 °F71.6 °F75.2 °F75.2 °F73.4 °F69.8 °F66.2 °F60.8 °F

Events in AthensBest time to take a language course in Athens


Athens Classic Marathon
Athens Classic Marathon

Nov. 2018The race begins in Marathon, the town from which ALL of these races get their name. It takes place every year in early November and commemorates the legend of the 5th century B.C. soldier, Pheidippides, who ran these 42 kms to announce the victory of the Greeks over the Persians.

What to do in Athens

Arch of Hadrian
Arch of Hadrian
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Panathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
Mount Lycabettus
Mount Lycabettus
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