Greek Language Schools in Thessaloniki - Ranking 2022


3 Best language schools in Thessaloniki (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Thessaloniki? Thessaloniki is Greece's second largest city also known as the ...
bridge of the Thermaic Gulf. It is a city not only distinguished by its multitude of Roman and Byzantine monuments but also for its picturesque restaurants and tavernas as well as for its lively and diverse nightlife.
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What our students said about Thessaloniki

Rating: 5/5


The city has stolen my heart. It is a very large and busy city, but I could live there as long as it is outside the center. I did not take advantage of the nightlife. I rarely or never do in NL. I felt safe there, but of course I have not been in the middle of the center at night or in probably also existing lesser neighborhoods. There were beggars (handicapped and elderly) and gypsies selling or begging. For a city of this size, there were extremely few. Public transport is cheap and frequent, but a taxi is only slightly more expensive, so that is my preference. You have to speak Greek, because drivers hardly speak anything. I did manage well and never once in the city felt that I was being dropped off. The museums in the city are worth a look, but important museums like the ethnographic are not open at the specified times. Unfortunately, the musical instrument museum is completely closed to the public. You can enjoy excellent food in Thessaloniki for a very reasonable price, somewhere between 6-20 euros including drinks. The shops are expensive. Buying clothes is not a good idea, the prices are excessively high. Supermarkets have a Dutch or higher price level.


Rating: 5/5


Very nice city with friendly population, easy going and very good history.


How our students rated their experience in Thessaloniki


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Overall city attractiveness
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0


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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Thessaloniki

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

Very good class with a dedicated teacher. It was fun and educational. Anastasia responded to all questions and adapted the level to the learners. Since nobody was on site with my level, private lessons and additional exercises were added so that everyone learns as much as possible.

28 October 2021
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The teachers are very involved and knowledgeable.
I wouldn't book a transfer to and from the airport. That is more than twice as expensive as if you arrange taxi transport yourself. By bus and from the bus station in Thessaloniki by taxi is much cheaper.

22 October 2019
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The teachers do great work.
Hellenic Language School is very nice located in Thessaloniki.

31 July 2019
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The great atmosphere with the people. You can always ask questions.
I want to go back there again, but in the summer.

5 February 2019
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 4 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The school was very flexible in accommodating my needs (private tuition) and promoted me so I met other students in the school.
My teacher had very good teaching skills and was really helpful and friendly. The lessons were very useful and a pleasure to attend. I learned a lot and became more fluent in Greek, which was my primary interest.

29 October 2018
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

Friendly teaching atmosphere. Small classes tailored to individual needs.
Can’t wait to return next year to continue my Greek studies.

29 October 2018
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Rosemary (Rosie)
England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

Conviviality and availability of teachers. Very interesting courses on Greek culture and the history of Salonica and Greece. Interesting course support.

30 August 2018
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The Greek grammar can be explained very well especially by the teacher Anousso. But overall, the lessons with Christos were very 'cozy' and conservative. That means the teacher talks 80 percent of the time, the students a maximum of 20 percent. When we asked him to encourage more speaking (we were only 2 students), he said that it was not yet possible in one week. The other participant (a Protestant pastor) and I had a good basic vocabulary. Apparently he had neither looked at the test nor at the few sentences one should write to oneself. Not a word was said about the test. - I know language schools in England and in France and have experienced wonderful, learning-intensive lessons there. - But the teaching in Thessaloniki is didactically stopped a long time ago. Unfortunately, the initial professional impression was deceptive. Humanly, the two teachers were okay and very nice. But there I can unfortunately not recommend anything. For information about my motivation: In addition to the 5 hours of lessons, I invested a total of another 5 hours of learning per day in the evening and early in the morning. - I was happy to skip the last day because the Thursday class was extremely boring.

19 February 2018
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 1 week
Student age: 64 years


Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 23 reviews

The teacher adapted the lessons with great sensitivity to the different levels and needs of the students.

23 March 2015
Course: General Greek - Compact Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


Interesting information about Thessaloniki

Key Facts about Thessaloniki

Population: 355,000
Time zone: -7h. (GMT +2)
Region: Central Macedonia, Nomós Thessaloníkis
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1339.5348 KRW)
Name of city in Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη
Visa: Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: August
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 312 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 350 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Seoul
  • Student price index excluding rent:82* (18% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Student price index including rent:61* (39% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Price index food only:48* (52% cheaper than Seoul)
  • Big Mac price (Greece average):4.38 € (20% more expensive than in South Korea)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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What to do in Thessaloniki

The White Tower
The White Tower
Church of Agios Dimitrios
Church of Agios Dimitrios
Ladidaka Quarter
Ladidaka Quarter
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Arrival Airport

Thessaloniki (SKG) - 14 km. from Thessaloniki city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 2,00 €, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Thessaloniki Airport, Platia Aristotelous (City Centre), Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos, Macedonia Intercity Bus Station (KTEL)

Taxi: 30 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Thessaloniki

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Stansted

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FAQ about schools in Thessaloniki

  • Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great has received the best overall rating in Thessaloniki.
  • Hellenic Language School Alexander the Great, located in 62, Ap. Pavlou Str., Ano Poli has been voted as the school with the best location in Thessaloniki.
  • Students rated Thessaloniki with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Thessaloniki is Thessaloniki (14.2 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Thessaloniki.
  • In Thessaloniki the following courses are offered specifically for business Greek: Business Greek Private.

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