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 for student visas, please click here.

an alternative site with useful information about visas required for Greece (and other countries, of course) can be found 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
    CELT provides a limited number of rooms for short leases which are quite reasonably priced. CELT tends to recommend this company because they have a good number of flats available and some of them are within walking distance of our centre. For a price starting at 350 Euro per month, you get a room with basic furnishings, shared kitchen and bathroom. The flats are usually shared with one or two more Erasmus scholars or students on scholarships studying in Athens. Ask CELT to help you with the booking if interested.

  2. Hotels
    A single room in a modest hotel starts at 70-80 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 below for more information.

Useful Links for finding 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 before you even come to Athens with a CELT Athens tutor online

Greek Dictionaries

IATE Multilingual Dictionary for all European Languages

LEXICON (Greek-English)

Translatum (Multilingual)


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Centre for English Language & Training, 3 G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

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