IST is located right next to Siggrou Fix metro station and next to the Tram that leads to nearby beaches, seaside cafes and clubs. The Athens Metro has 3 lines. Line 1 (the Green line) started operation in 1869, making it the second oldest underground system in the world after the London Underground. Lines 2 and 3 opened in 2000 and increased the Metro’s popularity due to its speed, cleanliness and security. Today’s Athens underground connects important landmarks of the Greek capital, such as the Acropolis, Athens Airport, Port of Piraeus, Central Railway Station and Olympic Stadium, in addition to connecting downtown Athens with the suburbs. Archaeological exhibits found during Metro’s construction and modern works of art are exhibited in many stations. All stations are fully accessible to disabled persons with elevators in every level and platform and most of the trains are air-conditioned.
It is 10min walk to the Acropolis Museum, one of the most important museums in the world, houses the findings of only one archaeological site, the Athenian Acropolis. Walking distance from Philopappou Hill. There are many Airbnb’s and hotels in the vicinity. In addition, there are services such as laundromats, restaurants, coffee shops as well as commercial shops.
Whilst studying in Athens, you may wish to travel and explore, A country that has over 6,000 islands, numerous sandy beaches, clear waters and beautiful weather.
Things to think about:
1. Acquaint yourself with the metro, bus routes, any taxi or ride-sharing apps, along with any 24/7 transport that is available to residents of the city.
2. Download travel apps that are popular with the locals, speak to the locals, and ask for travel advice from our partner when you first arrive in Athens, Greece
3. When you’re searching for accommodation, check the route to the student campus, be aware of travel options, and understand feasible any travel restrictions that might take place.
4. Think about traveling at different times of the day
5. Do research into the different areas of Athens, where there are more densely populated areas of students, if they are student friendly, or more for families and locals.