WHY THESSALONIKI

Why study in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is known to be a popular and hospitable destination for international students. Being the second largest city of Greece and a significant historical and multicultural center the city of Thessaloniki offers a variety of opportunities to young students. Due to the location, Thessaloniki has become a transportation hub for Southeastern students. The unique combination of the old and new makes the city of Thessaloniki attractive and special. In particular the historical landmarks, such as the Byzantine walls, the arch of Galerius and the Rotonda, the white Tower and Aristotelous square, are only some of the historical monuments which belong to the old city. On the other hand, annual festivals and events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and the variety of bars and coffee bars all over the city, are only some of the aspects of the vibrant modern city.

Thessaloniki has strong transportation links, which connect the whole city with every district. In particular, the Thessaloniki airport connects the city with the capital of Greece Athens and with international locations, cities and many islands, such as Crete, Santorini, Thasos, Skiathos, Paros and other popular destinations. The Port of Thessaloniki, being one of the largest seaports of Greece and one of the significant ports of southeastern Europe, connects the city with many islands.

Apart from the cultural and historical elements, the city of Thessaloniki is also known for its scientific contribution. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, one of the main universities of the city, is the largest university in Greece and the Balkans. Additionally, the University of Macedonia is also known scientific status and quality. International conferences are annually held in both universities and the scientific research projects and studies are ongoing.

Thessaloniki is surrounded by other interesting and attractive cities such as the historical city of Vergina and the cosmopolitan Chalkidiki, which is one of the most popular summer destinations.

Being a young student in Thessaloniki is the best choice in scientific and financial terms!!!

Contemporary yet affordable

Thessaloniki is a modern European city. However it has relatively low cost of living and can satisfy the needs of students’ budget.

Enchanting Surroundings

Thessaloniki’s immediate surroundings include Chalkidiki’s sandy beaches and seaside resorts as well as beautiful mountains, lakes, and natural preservation areas that students choose for their excursions. CSU also organised excursion throughout each academic year, so students get to experience much more than Thessaloniki.

Diverse and multicultural

Key crossroad between east and west, Thessaloniki since its establishment, 2300 years ago, has always been a diverse and multicultural city. Today, with students from all over the world the city celebrates its diversity and international character.

Vibrant by day and night

Life in Thessaloniki can never be boring. With an energetic student population and its youthful and upbeat flavour the city remains vibrant by day and night. Fabulous cafes, sizzling night life, bars, concerts and performances make student life in Thessaloniki even more exciting!

Simply beautiful

Thessaloniki is a beautiful city built between the sea and the mountain. The architecture in Thessaloniki is the direct result of the city’s position at the centre of all historical developments in the South East Europe. The Byzantine Churches, the White Tower, the Ottoman Mosques and the Upper City are only some of the sites that enhance

Safe and friendly

Though the second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki has kept its friendly character and is considered one of the safest cities to study in.

A historical city

Thessaloniki’s history spans over 2300 years. The city was founded around 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedon. An important metropolis in the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. It is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments, as well as several Roman and Ottoman remains.