University of Oregon

Athens

Inside the City

Live and study surrounded by the sights of ancient and modern Greece in Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Experience the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Wander through the bustling city streets and discover hidden treasures on almost every corner. Explore the traffic-free streets of the Plaka— known for its flea markets, lively tavernas and shops. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and savor the fresh local cuisine. Shop for fruit and vegetables in the weekly outdoor neighborhood farmers’ market. Go everywhere in the city on the new underground metro, where each stop is a museum featuring archeological discoveries uncovered during construction. Travel by ferry to the nearby islands of Aegina, Poros and Spetses, or go further to Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Immerse yourself in the relaxed pace of this lively city on the Aegean Sea. Live in apartments five minutes walk from your classrooms, and 15 minutes from the shopping area of the center city.

Center Description

Courses take place at the Athens Centre’s neoclassical facility in the central Athens area of Mets. The centre is surrounded by a courtyard of greenery, statues, clay pots and ancient pieces of marble. Additional buildings include a computer center and residence and lecture halls. The capital city of Athens is a lively cosmopolitan metropolis, central to economic, financial, political and cultural life in Greece. Discover the unique combination of ancient civilization and contemporary life that makes Athens an experience rich in history and contrast.