Greece has a very long and significant history. It is the motherland of philosophy, classical arts, theatre and medicine among others. A great number of philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Aristophanes the comic play writer, Hippocrates the father of western medicine were born and lived there. Their work effected the western civilisation and put the base for the evolution and development of modern contemporary thought.
All over Greece, you can visit a great number of museums, archaeological sites and monuments that provide a vivid picture of its accomplishments in art and technology from the prehistoric era to modern times. Greece cultural achievements and beautiful landscapes get admired by thousands of visitors each year who choose it as their destination for vacations or studies.
The second largest city of Greece and the most important port of the Balkan is Thessaloniki. Built by the sea it is located in the northern Greece. It has sunny Mediterranean climate and wonderful beaches. Thessaloniki is a friendly, inspiring city with large avenues, commercial streets, parks, squares, picturesque traditional neighbourhoods and a vivid student community of more than 80.000 students. Motherland of Alexander the Great and Aristotle Thessaloniki’s history goes back more than 2.300 years. The city is full of archaeological, byzantine and ottoman monuments that are within walking distance from the city centre.
Thessaloniki also has a great number of cafes, clubs, restaurants, museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres and concert halls where a lot of cultural events and festivals are organised throughout the year. The International Film Festival, the Song Festival is just some of them. It is a city of design and fine arts where a lot of young artists, architects and designers always find new ways to express themselves. The city has also one of the best high streets market in Greece with shopping centres and boutiques. Thessaloniki is famous for its great cuisine and sweets. Anywhere in the city, you can enjoy very tasty food at very good prices. It is a friendly, safe and economical choice for you to come and study.