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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.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Thessaloniki

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 21 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


Key Facts about Thessaloniki

Population: 355,000

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

Region: Central Macedonia, Nomós Thessaloníkis

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1810 USD)

Name of city in Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη

Thessaloniki quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (34 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.

universities: 6 (rankings of universities in Thessaloniki)

High season: August

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 314 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 351 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:39* (61% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Greece average):3.87 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Thessaloniki

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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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