Accommodation and Visas

 Visa Issuing

Nationals of Australia, Canada, all EU countries, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the USA can stay and study in Greece for up to three months without a visa (90 days).

All other nationals will require a visa. For more information please click here.

If you need a Visa

In order to obtain a visa for the duration of your studies in Athens, you need to provide your local Greek Embassy or Consulate with the following two documents along with any other documentation they will ask you to bring, such as your passport, verification of employment in your country of residence. In addition, you may be asked to provide verification from a bank that you have sufficient funds to be able to finance your stay in Greece.

  1. A letter of Acceptance to follow your course with the dates of your course clearly indicated, your Passport Number, residence address and work address (physical addresses, not P.O.Box addresses).

  2. An Accommodation Voucher from the hotel or renting company verifying you have booked and paid for your accommodation fully prior to arriving in Athens

CELT Athens will provide with your Letter of Acceptance on condition that you have been accepted and paid for your tuition and any assessment fees required (e.g. in the case of Cambridge CELTA or DELTA courses) fully.

An administration fee of 50 euros is charged if you require a visa or help to find accommodation.


If you need help with finding accommodation, please complete the relevant field in your application form and we shall e-mail you information about what is currently available.  The following options are available

  1. Furnished room in a shared flat
    The rooms are rented for short leases by a local student accommodation service called Stay in Athens and are quite reasonably priced. CELT tends to recommend this company because they have a good number of flats available and many of them are within walking distance of our centre. For a price starting at 300 Euro per month, you get a room with basic furnishings (bring your own towels & bedlinen), shared kitchen and bathroom. The flat is usually shared with one or two more Erasmus scholars or students on scholarships studying in Athens. The price includes water and electricity bills and wi-fi. Most flats have airconditioning. You can review these flats and make your own booking by visiting the Stay in Athenswebsite, or ask CELT to help you with the booking.

  2. Hotels
    A single room in a modest hotel starts at 30-40 Euros per day. There is a great variety of hotels (and prices) in the centre of Athens. The rooms are usually air-conditioned. Please check the links on the right hand column for more information.

N.B. please get in touch for access to a small number of furnished rooms which we help organise

Useful Links to find your own accommodation

How to get around in Athens

Learn Greek on line

Filoglossia – an excellent online programme for learning Modern Greek

Learn Greek with Asteria (for children)

Learn Greek with a CELT Athens tutor online

Greek Dictionaries

IATE Multilingual Dictionary for all European Languages

LEXICON (Greek-English)

Translatum (Multilingual)



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