About Greece

Greece is a country located in Southern Europe on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands. Greece has land borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, the Aegean Sea, the Ionia Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. 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.

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.

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Education System

According to the Greek Constitution, the government is required to offer free and mandatory educational services for all children ages 6 to 15 years. Children first go to kindergarten at the age of 5 years. The curriculum in kindergarten aims to prepare students for the first grade and the years to follow. After elementary school, students register at the Gymnasium, the junior high school. At the end of the gymnasium, students have several options. They may continue to the Lyceum, the senior high school in order to acquire a general and comprehensive education.

Culture & Languages

Because of its extremely lengthy history, many of Greece’s most widespread cultural contributions are also quite old. Greece’s influence has spread to high schools and universities around the world – many students read Homer’s famous works The Iliad and The Odyssey. Literary genius isn’t confined to Greece’s past; there have been two contemporary Nobel Prize winners in literature. Greek music is also strongly rooted in the past, though the folk music that was once confined to local villages has now.

Apart from its academic and musical traditions, Greece’s food is one of the most recognized aspects of Greek culture. This Mediterranean diet incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local and national dishes.

Greek cuisine has a long tradition and its flavors change with the season and its geography .It has influences from the different people’s cuisine the Greeks have interacted with over the centuries, as evidenced by several types of sweets and cooked foods. Contemporary Greek culture and traditions are very rich and diverse, reflecting Greece’s location at the crossing point where the West meets the East and the country’s great and turbulent history. Greeks as a whole are extremely proud of their history, their cultural heritage, food and their contribution to literature, art, philosophy and politics.

LANGUAGE

The official language of Greece is Greek, spoken by 99% of the population. In addition, a number of non-official, minority languages and some Greek dialects are spoken as well. The most common foreign languages learned by Greeks are English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Eligibility

  •  Minimum +2 Passed
  • IELTS required

Top Universities

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • National and kapodistrian University of Athens
  • University of patras
    University of loannina