Considered the gateway between Eastern and Western cultures, Greece has been one of the most profound influencers of ancient and modern history. Greek contributions have consistently been nothing shy of revolutionary. From being the home of some of the most brilliant minds in history to the Olympic games Greece has produced some of the world's most significant philosophies, traditions, ideals and art that have stood the test of time.
As one of the top destinations for travelers from all over the world, Greece has endless opportunity for adventure. Enjoy the countless beaches, infamous cuisine, and profound historical monuments and ruins while studying at what is considered the most prestigious school in northern Greece.
While in Greece, you can explore a unique infusion of ancient and modern culture providing for an exceptional location for study abroad students.
Mainland Greece is located in Southern Europe with Italy neighboring west of the Ionian Sea and Tukey east of the Aegean Sea. The infamous Greek islands are south of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea.
Thessaloniki is located on the northern edge of the Aegean Sea, which feeds into the Mediterranean Sea, and just south of the Chortiatis and Vertiskos Mountains. The close proximity to the ocean helps maintain a moderate climate. On average temperatures stay between 48 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall in Thessaloniki is slight but varies throughout the year. The driest months are in the summer and the wettest are during the winter. Thessaloniki only experiences an annual average of 18 inches of rain, thus the city remains dry and sunny a majority of the year. During the winter, some morning frost is common but snowfall is rare.
This beautiful city experiences mild winters and warm, sunny summers. Some of the main draws to Thessaloniki are sunbathing on the beach and heading into the mountains for some adventure. So if you love sunshine and the great outdoors Thessaloniki is the place for you!