Most popular language schools in Greece
The Lamda Project
The Lamda Project is a language school in Athens. The prices here are high — 358 USD for a week of Standard Intensive courses. However, after lessons, students attend workshops on Greek culture, go to festivals and attractions, learn traditional Greek dances, and try national dishes. All this is included in the program cost.
Standard Greek lessons can be supplemented with classes on mythology and Greek literature. If you are going to study at a Greek university, then the Lamda Project offers a preparation course for the language exam. The Mixed Greek Locations is for those who do not want to spend their entire trip in Athens. As part of the program, you get to study on the island of Tinos for several weeks.
The Lamda Project provides its students with three accommodation options: hostels, host families, or mini-apartments.
School of Modern Greek Language, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The School of Greek at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki offers standard language courses. They last 3-5 months, but there are also annual programs.
This university is one of the centers that organize language exams. Therefore, if your goal is to enter a bachelor's or master's program in Greece, then here you can attain a B2 language level within a year and pass the test.
Best cities to learn Greek
- This is the oldest city in Europe. The first settlement on the territory of Athens appeared about 7000 years ago. Since then, the city has grown and reached its peak in the fifth century BC.
- An interesting legend is associated with the city. Poseidon and Athena fought for the right to be the patron of the city. The god of the seas gave the inhabitants a source of salt water, and the goddess of wisdom provided an olive tree. The Hellenes considered Athena’s gift to be better and named the city after her.
- The majestic Acropolis rises above Athens. In antiquity, this site was the center of religious and political city life — the kings lived here and the denizens worshiped the Greek gods.
- Athens was never the capital of Ancient Greece. In fact, even a country with that name did not exist. From the 3rd-2nd millennium to the 2nd-1st century BC, the city-states of the Greek tribes grew and prospered in this territory. Ancient Athens was one of the most influential and powerful settlements, though it became the capital of Greece only in 1834.
- A visit to Athens is not limited to just walking through the ancient ruins. In the city center, a huge National Garden park is spread over 16 hectares, local restaurants serve traditional dishes — moussaka, saganaki, and souvlaki — and fresh vegetables and olives are sold in the central market.
The Athens subway is a museum. During construction, ancient streets of the city were found here. For 6 years, archaeologists dug up houses, pavements, wells, cemeteries, sanctuaries, and other artifacts. As such, passengers can observe the findings at many subway stations.
Periphery Attica Attractions Acropolis of Athens, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Hephaestus, Panathinaikos Stadium, Hadrian's Library, First Cemetery of Athens Monthly expenses (excluding rent) 780 USD
- Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece. It bears the name of a Macedonian princess, sister of Alexander the Great.
- Just 80 kilometers from the city is the famous home of the Greek gods — Olympus.
- Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Glagolitic alphabet, were born in Thessaloniki. Based on the Glagolitic and Greek alphabet, their students came up with the Cyrillic alphabet, which is still used by most Slavic peoples.
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president and founder of the modern Turkish Republic, was born in Thessaloniki. Now, the house in which he grew up is a museum and consulate of Turkey.
|Basilica of St. Demetrius, Arc de Triomphe, White Tower, Latomu Monastery, Basilica Achiropiitos, Church of St. Sophia
|Monthly expenses (excluding rent)
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