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TEFL Athens | TEFL Greece
Athens oozes history, starting over 3000 years ago when its first inhabitants created their first settlement on the rock of Acropolis. Athens finally became the capital of greece in 1834. Since then Athens grew to the city we see today, an important financial European capital that recently hosted the Olympic Games, as it did the first Olympics. The infrastructure of Athens has developed quickly over the last few years, with new highways, a new airport, new metro lines, a new tram line, a new railway (the Proastiakos), massive shopping centres, stadiums and sport centres. The port of Piraeus has developed into one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean.
The historical centre of Athens is the most significant area of the city for the throngs of tourists who visit the Greek capital. This shrine of democracy is home to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and many other museums and monuments celebrating the glorious past of Athens. The area between Plaka, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and Keramikos has been pedestrianised, and includes many of the best sights of Athens.
You won’t be short of things to see during your TEFL course in Athens. The Acropolis is probably at the top of the list, with the new Acropolis museum nearby, and the ancient theatre of Dionysus opposite. The original Odeon, the Herodes Atticus Odeon, is a short way further on. The hills of Filopapos and Pnix are also close, as well as the ancient Agora and the temple of Hephaestus. The old neighborhoods of Athens Plaka, Anafiotika and Monastiraki on the north-west slopes of the sacred rock are also worth visiting.
Nowadays, Plaka is one of the main attractions for tourists, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Anafiotika is a small, scenic neighborhood of Athens, with its traditional whitewashed houses around the tiny winding streets and steps.
Athens has excellent transport services, so getting around during your Athens TEFL course shouldn’t be a problem, with buses, trolley trams or the metro.
Shops: Athens is a shopper’s paradise, with all kinds of shops in the most famous shopping areas of Athens: Ermou Street, Aiolou Street and the area of Kolonaki. Many more shops are on the two main streets that head to the Parliament square: Panepistimiou and Stadiou. You can’t leave Athens without going to the market, the most famous of which is Monastiraki and the flea market. Also worth a visit is the Athens market at Athinas street and the small shops at Evrypidou street.
For food in Athens you are in the right place! Greek, international and ethnic cuisine, grill houses, souvlaki shops, pizzerias, hamburgers, the lot.
There are numerous beaches in Athens and on the peninsula of Attica. Most popular are the beaches in Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Kavouri, Glyfada, with Alimos the nearest to the centre of Athens. On the east coast of Attica there are many sea resorts very popular among the Athenians with plenty of pleasant beaches.
Why complete a TEFL course in Athens?The tefl international Athens center is conveniently located near Athens University campus in the Ilisia/Zografou area of downtown Athens. Athens is one of the most ancient cities in the world, often called the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy, but also a buzzing modern metropolis, with an excellent public transport system, entertainment facilities and vibrant nightlife. The Acropolis, a UNESCO world heritage site, is described in Patricia Shultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die as the most important ancient monument of the Western World The National Archaeological Museum is described by Schultz as containing more masterpieces of Ancient Greek art than any other museum in the world. Coastal resorts like Glyfada are within easy reach, and the port of Piraeus is just 30 minutes on the metro, enabling trips to the spectacular Greek islands, including world heritage sites such as Rhodes and Delos and several more of Patricia Shultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die such as Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Symi and Hydra. Athens is the ideal base for touring the mainland, including world heritage sites such as Delphi, Mount Athos, Meteora and Vergina.