Why Thessaloniki

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These are only few of the many reasons why Thessaloniki is such a popular student destination:

Why Thessaloniki photo 3Contemporary yet affordable

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

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.

Why Thessaloniki photo 2Vibrant 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 Thessaloniki’s charm.

Why Thessaloniki photo 4bSafe 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.

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.

A historical city

Why Thessaloniki photo 5Thessaloniki’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.