Discover Athens, Greece: A city steeped in history, culture and heritage. Explore Athens as a student, learn about its history, benefit from a multi-city education and embrace the warm climate and all-year-round beautiful weather.
Greece is a popular location for history buffs or those with an interest in mythology… Ancient Greek culture lives on today and can be seen in much of the architecture that still exists. There are many sites to visit including The Acropolis, Delphi, Corinth and many more. If you get the chance to visit these places, you will be able to learn about the Romans, view interesting ruins and beautiful architecture and sculptures as well as ancient artworks that tell stories of ancient times.
If you choose to visit The Acropolis you will see an amazing hilltop view of Athens and be able to visit the iconic columns of the Parthenon temple. You can also visit the Acropolis Museum where you can view mosaics and traces of ancient theatres.
Culture is one of Greece’s major selling points. Greece is known for its art, philosophy and mythology and museum goers interested in learning about this rich history will be spoilt for choice. The rich cultural history means there are many museums filled with collections from the classical age and beyond including artworks, mosaics, textiles and sculptures.
Gain an insight of the archeological site of Acropolis at the Acropolis Museum in Athens where you will be mesmerised by artefacts from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
With an abundance of olive oil, fresh vegetables, cheese, breads and baklava, its no wonder Mediterranean food is such a hit.
While in Greece, many people like to visit local farmers’ markets including the Kallidromiou Farmers’ Market where you can pick up some fresh fruit and veg and try olives unlike any you’ve ever tasted! If you visit the city with friends, why not go for an evening mezze platter, where you can enjoy a selection of tempting dips, pita bread and bite-sized portions?
Athens’ coastal area provides a relaxing beachfront running from Piraeus to Sounio. With blue waters, golden sands and an array of busy bars stretching across the coast, tourists and locals alike flock to this area of Athens to soak up the sun.
The Athens Coastal Tram provides transport to the beaches, and there are many attractions for the adventurous types including windsurfing or paddle boarding. If you are looking for a more relaxed day, why not plan an evening at the riviera to have a nourishing Greek meal, or order some drinks and watch the sunset?