Athens for Students
Athens is a great place to study and is often a destination for many study abroad programs. The reasons are simple: understanding the history, mythology, and art of ancient and modern Greece is best developed at the source. Students should immerse themselves in the museums, galleries and educational programs that bring the past to life.
Additional relevant information for students planning a trip to Athens:
Youth Hostels downtown. While most academic institutions provide housing, there are some fine youth hostels downtown that cater to this market. Here is a list of some worth checking out: (contact each venue for rates and availability)
Athenstyle (www.athenstyle.com, +30 210 322 5010) Youth hostel at the base of the Acropolis in the vicinity of Psiri, with a view of the Acropolis and a rooftop to enjoy it, right next door and managed by the same group is Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers (www.athenstyle.com).
Fivos and Dioskouros hostels (www.hotelfivos.gr, +30 210 - 322 6657 (Fivos) +30 210 - 3248165 (Dioskouros). Located in Monastiraki, just 40 metres from the metro station.
Students & Travellers Inn (+30 210 32 44 808 or 210 32 48 802) Located in Plaka, one of the best places to visit in Athens (on the popular and taverna-lined Kydathineon) The Students Inn is in the heart of Plaka - on one of the oldest streets of Athens lined with tavernas, bars, and markets.
Pagration Youth Hostel (+30 210 7519530, firstname.lastname@example.org 75 Damareos Str., Pagrati 116 33 Athens) Close to the center in the pleasant neighborhood of Pagrati is the family-run and , one of the founding members of the Greek Youth Hostel Organization.
Wi-Fi Hotspots. Free wi-fi access can be found at many of the Flocafe, Starbucks and Costa Coffee (coffee chains) locations throughout Attica, but also at several cafes in general such as Balux Café the House Project on the coast, Chocolat in Thisio, Dell'Arte Café Bar in Gazi, the Amada Café near Sintagma and the upstairs café at the bookstore chain Eleftheroudakis on Panepistimou Street. Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos provides free access for a limited time Several municipalities in Athens offer free wifi in their districts including Sintagma, Kotzia sq., Technolopolis in Gazi, Thisio and the malls and shopping centres Golden Hall, The Mall. For a location near you check out www.free-wifi.gr.