The very birthplace of academia, Greece is widely recognized as the intellectual wellspring to which modern Western culture owes many of its linguistic, philosophical, cultural, legal, social and ethical beliefs and systems. Concepts of individualism, freedom, democracy and government all have their roots in the great thinkers of Ancient Greece, whose ideas are still widely read and debated today.
Greece is made up of more than 2,000 islands, of which approximately 170 are populated, with nearly 80% of Greece being mountainous. The country has rich history to explore, beautiful beaches and buzzing “party islands”, stunning countryside and glorious weather throughout much of the year. Greece is a warm and welcoming country with an outward-looking mentality and a high level of English spoken, particularly in the cities.
Greece also constitutes one of the gateways to the rest of the EU member states and the USA as Greek colleges and universities are held in high esteem regarding the quality of their students.
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Some of the famous Greek cities for students are:
Athens Or Athina (as it is called in Greek)
Beneath the iconic Acropolis – the internationally recognizable ancient site which continues to dominate the Athens skyline – the Greek capital buzzes away as one of the busiest cities in Europe. Its wider metropolitan area is home to some 3.75 million people, a significant chunk of the total national population of around 11 million. Athens is also one of the world’s oldest cities, having been continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years, and it remains one of the globe’s most prominent cultural hubs. Athens now boasts one of Europe’s largest pedestrian zones, covering a large part of the historic centre, and in recent years has enjoyed a new wave of stylish shops, restaurants and hotels. All of this makes for an exciting and eclectic student experience, from historic sites to modern bars, and vibrant nightlife to leisurely coffees.
Thessaloniki is the administrative capital of the region. Located on the coast towards the north-east of the country, it has a long history (spanning 2,300 years) of being a major commercial, economic and cultural centre, and in recent years has risen to growing prominence as a top choice for travellers. Thessaloniki was once the “co-reigning” city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople, and this has left a legacy of historic Byzantine buildings and structures. Today, the city is known for its vibrant cultural scene, cafe culture and nightlife. It’s the home of the Greek National Theatre, prides itself on having one of Europe’s most impressive ratios of cafes and bars per capita, one of the richest culinary scenes combining both western and oriental traditions and has been listed among the world’s top five “ultimate party cities”. It was also the 2014 European Youth Capital.