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Why 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.
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What our students said about Athens

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Athens is a city with many districts of its own, plenty of nightlife, terraces and restaurants. Also for the culture lover there are enough museums and antiquities to visit.

Plonia
Netherlands

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I love Athens for it's diversity - a bit of everything, all close and mixed, all co-existing. A real city, with proud history, incredible beauty and modern challenges.

Heidi
Norway

Rating: 3/5

3.0

You really need to have archaeological interests. Other nice neighbourhoods and hotspots in the area: Piraeus, Sounio, Egina...

Mathieu
Belgium

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Athens is a great city. But a lot of refuges and in the evening , if you travel alone, it is uncomfortable to go outside.

Natalia
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Do not stop after the first impression because the city has such a great deal to offer and not only the antiquities.

Giacomo
Italy

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I moved because of the view and could find better at just a little more

Jacques
France

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The city is absolutely exceptional. The city center is marvellous.

Emmanuel
Belgium

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice city; sometimes a bit busy and then not Corona-proof.

Mathieu
Belgium

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice and exciting city...even in January.

Dagrun
Spain

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I am happy to come back to Athens anytime

Katharina
Switzerland

How our students rated their experience in Athens

4.4

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Overall city attractiveness
66 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
Nightlife

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Climate

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Affordability

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shopping

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Safety

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Athens

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 9 reviews

Great atmosphere! Fantastic teachers!

27 March 2022
Course: Modern Greek Standard Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

Andrea
Germany

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 9 reviews

Everything was just right, very competent and friendly teachers. Although the atmosphere was very relaxed, the lessons were very well structured and everyone was very helpful. Wishes and concerns were addressed with great helpfulness. Highly recommended school!

28 February 2022
Course: Modern Greek Standard Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Brigitta
Switzerland

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 9 reviews

The lessons were very nice.
Young, enthusiastic people.

19 October 2021
Course: Modern Greek Standard Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Plonia
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Friendly and approachable director and secretary. Demanding but good teacher, who spoke perfect English (C2 level), so we could solve Greek problems easily.
Limitations seen in Corona over the last 2 years. Organisation sometimes leaves much to be desired (see other comments).

6 September 2021
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years

Mathieu
Belgium

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Leaders, teachers and the positive environment are outstanding! The location in the center is perfect.
Due to the personality of the headmaster, among other things, the learning effect goes far beyond the normal level of a language school. Culture and history are conveyed almost casually and in a highly authentic manner.

4 November 2020
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 3 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Sören
Germany

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 9 reviews

The heart set on teaching and the friendly atmosphere. An excellent quality / price ratio I liked this very much and will be going back as soon as next year

3 November 2020
Course: Modern Greek Standard Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Jacques
France

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 9 reviews

The professionalism of the teachers, the kind welcome. The proximity to the center, and the shared experience with other students.

5 October 2020
Course: Modern Greek Standard Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Valeria
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Very solid with a caring director and secretary. Also teachers who gave the best of themselves. The afternoon conversation was also very instructive to learn simple Greek and to support each other.
No.

7 September 2020
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Mathieu
Belgium

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

The atmosphere
The atmosphere was good. The teacher and the manager was also good.

9 December 2019
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Alona
Israel

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Good quality lessons, but organization sometimes left something to be desired (too few afternoon activities), no good communication when lessons were cancelled.
Great location in the city.

13 August 2019
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Mathieu
Belgium

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

The teachers were really good. Mine was definitely the best, very clear,super motivating and friendly!
Very nice school with an amazing staff.

17 July 2019
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Emmanuel
Belgium

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Small class, personalised support and cultural programme
It is an intensive course, you should have some prior knowledge.

12 February 2019
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 4 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Herbert
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

The staff is very friendly and answer all questions. The extra-linguistic program was interesting (the manager is an excellent historian, and can explain a lot ..). Nice Christmas Party with delicious pastries and wine .. Especially I liked the dance class, two times! The lessons (I had two teachers, individual and group lessons) depend a lot on the person. The group lessons were very teacher- and frontal orientated. The use of different media and playful interactive approaches (also between the participants) are hardly available. But that seems to be a general problem in Greece ...
See above. The lessons could be more "easy-going". The teachers are, especially in one-to-one lessons, open-minded, if you suggest something. So encourage future participants to voice their opinions, suggestions or criticisms on site! The more students do that, the more likely it is that something will change.

17 December 2018
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Andrea
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

Very competent teacher and relatively small class.
Very friendly and helpful staff. The level of competence is very high and one feels well looked after.

12 May 2018
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years

Fridrich
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

The teachers, the secretaries and the director were very interested, friendly and dedicated. I felt very much at home.
The metro station is very close.

7 May 2018
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 47 years

Stirnimann
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 57 reviews

It is all super organized and the atmosphere is extremely friendly. They also try to get the students in contact with each other. It was also great that in the first week only 2 students were in the class, and in the second week 3 students. The two teachers we had were very dedicated and really professional.
You can join completely relaxed, everyone is nice, everything regulates itself. Nevertheless, you learn a lot and the class is really demanding.

23 May 2017
Course: General Greek - Extended Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Irene
Germany

What school directors said about Athens

Magda Serafeidi

Full of history in every corner, full of life all year long, closeby to the beach for the summer, closeby to winter destination for the winter! Here is the heart of ancient and modern Greece!

Interesting information about Athens

Key Facts about Athens

In terms of quality of life Athens reached place number 89 in the 2019 Mercer.
Population: 665,000
Elevation: 70 m. above sea level
Time zone: GMT +2
Region: Attica,
Currency: EUR
Name of city in Greek: Αθήνα
Visa: Nationals from Greece do not require a visa for travelling to Greece and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: September
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 337 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Thessaloniki
  • Student price index excluding rent:91* (9% cheaper than Thessaloniki)
  • Student price index including rent:121* (21% more expensive than Thessaloniki)
  • Price index food only:105* (5% more expensive than Thessaloniki)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Athens

Weather in Athens

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What to do in Athens

Acropolis
Acropolis
Arch of Hadrian
Arch of Hadrian
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Panathenaic Stadium
Panathenaic Stadium
Mount Lycabettus
Mount Lycabettus
Areopagus
Areopagus
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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
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

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FAQ about schools in Athens

  • The Lamda Project has received the best overall rating in Athens.
  • The Lamda Project, located in Eresou 29 has been voted as the school with the best location in Athens.
  • 'Hotel' at Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great is the best rated accommodation in Athens.
  • The student price index in Athens is 58.9. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Athens with 4.4 stars out of 5.

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