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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 = 1.1420 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 USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

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Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:48* (53% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:54* (46% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Greece average):3.07 € (31% cheaper than in USA)

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
  • USA: 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



Jan. 2019 - Feb. 2019Apokries is Greece's Carnival season, in the three weeks leading up to Lent, Greeks celebrate the end of winter and honour the ancient god Dionysos. The people of Athens dress up in costumes and enjoy the parties and festivities around the city.


Athens and Epidavros Festival
Athens and Epidavros Festival

Jun. 2019Music, theatre, dance and cultural events. This annual summer festival hosts artists from around the globe and many of the performances take place in the ancient amphitheatres of Athens: the Epidaurus and the Herodeon.


Athens Classic Marathon
Athens Classic Marathon

Nov. 2019The 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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