City Information

Now what? You’ve gone through all that information to help prepare you for Greece, and so what’s next?

KEEP EXPLORING! The more you read-up on the cities you will be visiting, the more you will get out of your time abroad! Remember to bounce back to Module 1 and Module 2 of this online pre-departure information any time.

Here are a few more helpful resources for the three cities you will be visiting soon!


The Greek capital is undergoing a radical period of urban renewal that did not stop with the 2004 Olympics. The magnificent Acropolis, crowned by the iconic Parthenon temple, rises above the city, watching the sprawling modern metropolis evolve. Athens is now a conspicuously wealthier, more sophisticated cosmopolitan city. The shift is evident in a gradual gentrification and the new art and leisure precincts around town, and in the lifestyles of the hedonistic, trend-conscious Athenians. Stylish new restaurants, shops and revamped hotels continue to open. Read more from Lonely Planet

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Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus’ sacred place. Visiting the archaeological site and museum, you will walk in one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece. This is where myth and fact merge: it’s where Zeus allegedly held the first Olympic Games to celebrate beating his father Cronos at wrestling. This is also birthplace of the ideals that still brings states together and makes them put aside their differences for the sake of friendly atheletic competition, just as it did more than 4000 years ago. The compact modern village of Olympia, is lined with souvenir shops, eateries, and visitors on their way to the most famous sight in the Peloponnese: Ancient Olympia. Read more from Lonely Planet!


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If the ancient Greeks hadn’t chosen Delphi (from delphis, womb) as their navel of the Earth and built the Sanctuary of Apollo here, someone else would have thought of a good reason to make this eagle’s-nest town a tourist attraction. Its location on a precipitous cliff edge is spectacular and, despite its overt commercialism and the constant passage of tour buses through the modern village, it still has a special feel. Delphi is 178km northwest of Athens and is the base for exploring one of Greece’s major tourist sites. Read more from Lonely Planet

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Your hotel is located in a lovely neighboring town called Itea, right by the sea! Enjoy the calm and the town’s many shops and restaurants, and don’t forget a walk on the boardwalk!