Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece with a population of over four million people. Given its strategic location and membership in the European Union, Greece plays a key role in the international trade between Europe and the rapidly developing Balkan and Asian countries. Greece is also the biggest investor in the Balkans.
In addition, Athens is the cradle of democracy and academia. The city combines its unique history and archeological monuments with a vibrant way of living and unforgettable nightlife. Athens is also a city with many different aspects and landscapes. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) reveals a blend of many different eras: ancient monuments and old mansions along with sophisticated contemporary buildings, luxurious department stores next to small friendly shops, and fancy gourmet restaurants situated alongside traditional taverns. Last but not least, Athens is not only one of the safest cities in the world, but one of the most hospitable as well!
Getting around Athens is also very easy and affordable nowadays because the city offers a very good public transportation network with the underground, metro and suburban railway reaching almost every single neighborhood in the city! In addition, public shuttle buses and trolleys are very convenient for getting around the city Centre in no time! There is also a tram which connects the city Centre with the beautiful seaside suburbs and the Athenian coastline!
Living in Athens will give you the best of student years’ memories. You will get to meet new people from diverse environments and explore incomparable sceneries. As an MSc student, you will acquire productive, rewarding and enjoyable time in AUEB, plus you will live the unforgettable student experience in Athens!