The parthenon in Athens

Learn Greek in Athens

Learn Greek in Athens, one of the world's oldest cities, and the birthplace of western civilization.

Beautiful neoclassical building
Fully equipped and modern environment
10 rooms for Greek classes and studying
Arts laboratory and dance workshop
Library and computer lab
Water coolers on every floor
Wi-Fi access throughout
Opposite Pedion tou Areos park

Our school in Athens

Learn Greek in Athens at our centrally located language school, conveniently situated near the world-renowned National Archaeological Museum and adjacent to the spacious Pedion tou Areos Park, one of the largest public parks in Athens.

The surrounding area is brimming with student life, given its proximity to various university buildings, study centres, and sports facilities. Furthermore, our Athens school offers easy access to key libraries in the city, such as the National Library, the Greek-American Union library, and the British Council library.

Nestled between two prominent hills of the city and just a two-minute walk from the Victoria (Biktṓria) metro station, our school in Athens is ideally placed for an immersive Greek language course. The Acropolis hill, home to the iconic Parthenon, is a 30-minute walk away, while the nearby Lycabettus hill features the charming St. Georgios church at its summit.

The neoclassical school building, with many interesting architectural elements, houses a modern well-equipped space with 10 air-conditioned rooms perfect for studying Greek. The ground floor has five classrooms and is shared with the British Hellenic college used by Greek students, giving you extra opportunity to practise your Greek outside of your classes! You will find a free student library on the first floor together with extra school offices. The second floor has more classrooms that are available for Greek classes and studying. There is also a canteen, multi-media room, arts laboratory, dance workshop space and small patio/garden.

Established in Athens in 1972, our Greek school understands the importance of helping students learn the language whilst providing essential information about the country, including its history, music, dance, cuisine and more. Our school employs highly qualified and experienced Greek tutors who are used to teaching in a dynamic and immersive way, catering to individuals at all proficiency levels. Additionally, the school’s reception staff are readily available for further assistance when needed.

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Historic Athens
Students on excursion
Making friends on the course
Learning Greek at our school in Athens

Athens

Athens, the capital city of Greece, is one of the world's oldest cities. It is known as the birthplace of western civilization and a centre for learning, philosophy, and the arts. Athens is the ideal location for anyone who wants to learn Modern Greek as it combines the best of a modern city and important economic centre, with a wealth of Greek culture and heritage. The city's ancient roots are visible throughout, whilst no stay would be complete without a visit to the world-famous historical monuments such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Ancient Agora.

Much of central Athens was regenerated for the 2004 Olympic Games, leaving a legacy of attractive features for visitors to the city, including a well-developed public transport system, large pedestrianised centre, and world-class sports facilities. The most popular parts of Athens, like Plaka, Psiri, Theisio, and Kolonaki are all accessible on foot and you will find hundreds of restaurants, bars, and cafeterias all throughout the city.

With its indisputable historical charm, Athens pulsates with a modern, contemporary energy. The city is dotted with vibrant and distinct neighbourhoods, bustling markets, and a flourishing culinary scene. Syntagma Square, at the heart of Athens, is a focal point where historical significance meets the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. Here, visitors can delve into world-class museums, savour authentic Greek cuisine at traditional and reasonably priced tavernas and bask in the globally renowned warmth of Hellenic hospitality.

Athens is not just a static open-air museum, but a living, breathing cosmopolitan metropolis that continues to evolve. The juxtaposition of ancient ruins against a backdrop of modern architecture tells a compelling story of resilience and adaptability. The city's diverse offerings, from ancient marvels to contemporary art galleries, make Athens a captivating destination that tells a charming story of its illustrious past and vibrant present.

Courses in Athens

Available courses

    At our Athens school, you can learn Modern Greek on an Intensive language course of 20 lessons per week. The fully immersive course takes place over 2 or 4 weeks and has small class sizes with just 12 students per group, giving each student personal attention and plenty of Greek language practice. Our courses have start dates for students of all levels in the language, from A1 to C2, starting every month throughout the year. Start dates are usually scheduled around the first Monday of every month.

    Each Greek lesson in Athens is counted as 50 minutes of tuition. On the first day all students, apart from beginners, complete a small placement test to find out their level of Greek and corresponding class. The intensive group course is held in the morning, usually from 09:30 - 13:10, with ten-minute breaks in between lessons. Students have the option to study in the school library and use the school computers with help from their teachers.

    Course materials are included in the fees and will be provided by the school. If there is only one student in a group at your level, then you will receive two hours of tuition each day instead. Lessons missed for public holidays are made up in addition to the normal school hours.

    Our school also offers Private Lessons which are ideal for students who want to focus on a particular area of the language and can take place in modern or ancient Greek. The schedule for private lessons is more flexible and can be tailored to your requirement, depending on availability during the school’s opening hours of 09:00 to 21:00.

    If you want to study Greek on a group course for longer than four weeks or have specific requirements such as Business Greek, Greek for Science, Teacher Training, or prefer a course with a focus on more cultural aspects outside of language learning, then contact us for further details.

    At the end of your stay, you will take a final examination where your knowledge and achievements are confirmed. After this you will receive a certificate of attendance and can evaluate your course. As a parting gesture, our school may provide you with traditional Greek sweets, gifts, and books, offering you a fitting Greek farewell.

    Accommodation

    Available accommodation

      Our Greek school in Athens can arrange accommodation in a Studio Apartment, which is a luxury flat with kitchen facilities located very close to the school at just 5-10 minutes on foot. The apartments are available fully furnished on a self-catering basis. You will also have a bathroom, all kitchen appliances and utensils, a television, security box, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Blankets, bed sheets and towels are also provided alongside is a daily cleaning service.

      Hotel accommodation is also available, located in the centre of Athens. You will stay in a 3-star Hotel with breakfast provided just 10 minutes from the school. Each room is spacious and comfortable and equipped with a private bathroom, hairdryer, telephone system, TV, air-conditioning, towels, linen, and toiletries. If you already have your own accommodation in Athens, then just book the course only option with us!

      Activities

      We offer a range of cultural activities to enhance your experience in Greece and provide opportunities to practice the Greek language outside the classroom setting.

      Activities may include a tour of Athens, Greek film evenings in the school, presentations about Greek culture, history and cuisine, parties, excursions to nearby places of interest, Greek music, and Greek dance lessons, as well as meals together with school tutors in traditional restaurants.

      How to get there

      Our school can arrange an airport transfer for you from Athens Airport, if you would like to be met on arrival and taken to your accommodation. You can also pay an extra supplement for a transfer to your own accommodation. Please contact us for further details.

      Location: Exarcheia area in central Athens
      Nearest convenience store: 350 metres
      Nearest café: 200 metres
      Nearest metro stop: Vitoria (Biktṓria) 230 metres
      Distance from train station: 1.5 km
      Nearest bus stop: n/a
      Distance from airport: 35km


      Location of our school in Athens

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      Average score for our school in Athens based on 45 previous client reviews.

      Student reviews & feedback

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      It was great and I will go back for sure.

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      The course was excellent and well suited to my level and needs. All the school staff were very welcoming, and friendly. I found the school to be very generous in giving us several books, a guided tour of the Archeological Museum with an excellent guide, a movie with written information and questions, a dinner in Thiseio even a gift before we left. I really enjoyed learning at this school and highly recommend the school to any student wishing to learn Greek in Athens.

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      3 days intensive 1-2-1,5 lessons per day. Same teacher throughout. A really friendly, helpful and sincere welcome by the school who really made me feel I was in a very specific and special learning environment. In summary I felt this school offered a very personal experience which to me, as a stranger alone in Athens, was very different and positive.

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      Very intense course, competent and zealous teachers.

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      The teachers and staff were all very helpful and welcoming. A good variety of learning tools were used, to ensure that we learnt all aspects of the language and also Greek culture. The accommodation was generally ok - in a very good location (2 blocks from the school), and with big rooms.

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      I thought the teaching methods were very good. In my case, the 1:1 tuition was exactly what I needed. It's been a while since I've been in a "classroom" situation and I felt that everything was just right for my own particular needs.

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      The Greek course was great . The teachers were very helpful and friendly and the program was well developed for effective learning and speaking skills.

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      Course was excellent and the teachers fantastic....especially Anthi and Effie in Athens! The teachers are patient and very professional and really care about their students. This experience was such a positive one that I will sign up for another one month course.

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      I took an intensive 2-week modern Greek language course at [your] language School in Athens. The course was great and my Greek improved significantly. The teacher was very professional and effective. The director and staff of the school were all very friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to going back!

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      I stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel, [which is] right next to the school. It is a good hotel.

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      Enthusiastic and competent teachers.

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      Energetic, amusing, knowledgeable teacher. All the teachers at the school were enthusiastic and friendly. A good course with plenty of speaking, and useful grammar/language lessons. A thoroughly enjoyable course. There was friendly and helpful staff at my accommodation, and excellent breakfasts. Excellent support from the Apple Languages staff.

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      I really enjoyed my course and leaned a lot while having fun.

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      I had exactly the type of lessons I expected. As I had studied Greek by myself during several months, I asked particular lessons with more accent on conversation and also some grammar and exercises. My teacher was very professional and adapted completely the lessons to my needs. My big thanks to her. The course gave my the feeling of the language as a "living language" - this was my goal and the course gave it to me in twenty hours. Everybody was very kind to me. I really felt myself at home.

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      The course was excellent as was the teacher.

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      The course was well designed and varied: grammar, conjugation, role playing, a little history and culture. The teacher was great: always speak Greek, not too fast so within our grasp, again, very good methodology and humorous! I thank all staff for their kindness, availability and helpfulness. The welcome on arrival was very friendly, interesting material offered. What particularly struck me is that, from day one, you feel part of a family.

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      The school I attended was most excellent. The course was well designed, and the teachers were experienced, very friendly, helpful and very good at their job. I certainly recommend it and would like to return myself for another intensive course. The hotel was clean, well insulated, had been recently renovated and the staff were professional. It was 2 minutes away from the school and well located in general.

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      Fantastic, friendly staff, brilliant teaching and very structured learning methods. Very much enjoyed it and would love to go back in the future.

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      The course was very well structured and well delivered, the teacher, was exceptional. The history lesson was also very good. I learned a lot, even in 2 weeks.

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      The course was very good and I got useful information about greek gramma and greek conversations explained in a very nice way. Everything was explained very systematicly, and easy to understand. The accomaodation was in itself very good and very close to the school.

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      It could have not have been better, the course met all my expectations and more! Many, many thanks!

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      The language course was quite intensive but I really enjoyed it. The teachers and the materials available were good. The school staff was really friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed it

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      Perfect, the school, the teacher and the accommodation. My host was a perfect bi-lingual greek-english person, totally devoted to her job very clean and very good cook. She was always ready to help me with my greek and explaining the secrets of the origin of the words. I couldn't expect better!

      My teacher was very enthusiastic and very skilled, she guided me through the basics with flair. It is wonderful to be able to hear what you have learned during the day around you in every day life! By learning new languages we make the world a smaller place!

      The teachers were unquestionably fully committed and very enthusiastic. They were obviously comfortable with their subject and well trained to teach. The grammar was covered and explained very well and was always quite clear and I understood 100%. The accommodation was absolutely fine. I stayed with a very nice landlady who spoke english quite well and always willing to help me with my greek language problems.

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      I learned a lot. My accommodation had a great breakfast, great room, was in a nice area and had good linkage to transport system.

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      The course overall was very good and in depth. Everything else was good too, the materials, the teachers and the building. Any help needed about information about the city was given as well as advice on things in Athens. My accommodation was very satisfactory in a lovely home. It was very comfortable with air conditioning and I was very grateful that my host helped with my washing and let me use the washing machine. The house was right next to the train station which was very handy and also surrounded by shops and restaraunts which was lovely.

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      I enjoyed my class, I needed just a couple weeks to really grasp the language and to be able to hold a conversation with someone. I would take this course again, the one thing I would change is how long I stay for, I would stay at least for a month next time!

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      My teacher was absolutely great. Her level and speech were outstanding. I learnt a lot.

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      The course in Athens was excellent in that, the schoolbooks that were used actually taught things that were useful to everyday life in Greece/Athens.

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