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Living in Greece

Choosing Greece as your studies’ country constitutes a choice with lots of perspectives. The cities of Athens and Thessaloniki that accumulate the greatest amount of the educational institutions of the country have an intense cultural and academic profile. Thessaloniki’s recognition as a cultural capital of Europe both in 1983 and 1997, certify this saying in the most typical way. Athens, the country’s capital after the 2004 Olympic Games holding, has been transformed in a European mega city with the most modern infrastructure network. Thessaloniki the so-called capital of the Balkans, according to a New York Times survey, is among the 45 cities of the planet that people should visit. As metropolitan centers, they have attracted people of all nationalities that are fully adapted to the Greek society. Greece is considered as one of the safest countries of the world. Finally, the superb climate of Greece in accordance with the numerous monuments and the traveler’s destinations being in only a stone’s throw, make Greece the ideal place to live.

  • Athens - The Capital of Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy,largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC in later centuries on the rest of the then known European continent.Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.

 

  • Thessaloniki, Greece The Capital City Of Macedonia Region

Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe. Its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area extends over an area of 1,455.62 km2 (562.02 sq mi) and its population in 2011 reached a total of 1,006,730 inhabitants.
For 2013 National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations the world over.


Useful Links about Greece

  • www.visitgreece.gr - If you are looking for travel inspiration, visitgreece.gr has everything you need to know. Travel ideas, Events, guides, what to do, where to go in Greece.
  • www.breathtakingathens.com - Official Athens tourist board, includes useful transport and sightseeing information and maps
  • Thessaloniki City Guide - Useful Information about Thessaloniki, News, Directories, Events, Museums.
  • www.goculture.gr - Comprehensive arts and entertainment listings updated daily, profiles and features related to local culture.
  • www.athensnews.gr - Athens News - English-language weekly newspaper covering Greek news, politics, business, arts and sports.
  • www.jobfind.gr - Jobfind.gr - Career Portal in Greece.
  • www.semifind.gr - Semifind.gr - Education Portal - Find Seminars in Greece.

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