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29 July - 26 August 2018
Thessaloniki - Greece

Information for Prospective Students



Travel information

Further information

Application Form

Students Accommodation

International Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture students will stay in twin-bedded rooms at the Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki. The postal address is:

Grand Hotel Palace
305-307 Monastiriou Street
546 28 Thessaloniki

Telephone: +30 2310 549000
Telefax: +30 2310 549449



The total cost of participation in the International Summer School is € 2,000. This covers all expenses: hotel accommodation, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner), tuition, excursions and guided tours. As soon as a student is informed that he/she has been accepted, the total cost of participation in the International Summer School of  € 2,000 should be paid by 29 June 2018 in the student’s name to the Balkan Research and Studies Society’s account with the National Bank of Greece:

National Bank of Greece

Acc.No.: 210/931052-58

IBAN: GR7301102100000021093105258



Travel information

There are direct flights to Thessaloniki from many European cities (Berlin, London, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Zurich, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, etc.) as well as good train and bus connections. There are banks and tourist information offices at Macedonia Airport and at Thessaloniki central railway station.

-The Grand Hotel Palace is situated in the western part of Thessaloniki, at about 22 km (15.5 mi) from Macedonia Airport and about 2 km (1.25 mi) from the railway station.


-Bus No 79 from the airport (from 05:45 to 22:20) to bus station IKEA. From IKEA bus No 8 to station "Oryzomili“.
-Bus No N1 (night bus) (from 23:10 to 05:55) to bus station "Oryzomili"

* Ticket price for N1 is 2€/per person. You can buy it from the automatic ticket machine in the bus. Be careful the machine does not give changes.

* If you take the buses No 79 and No 8 you can use only one ticket that you can buy it from the ticket office that is located next to the bus station at the airport. The ticket's price is 1,20€/ per person

-Students arriving by train can take bus 8 in the direction of the interurban bus station (ΚΤΕΛ), and get off at bus stop “Oryzomyloi” («Ορυζόμυλοι»). The Hotel is located at the opposite side of the road.

-The bus ticket costs € 1,00.


A taxi from the airport to the Ηotel costs about € 29,00.

After midnight the cost of hiring a taxi increases by about € 29,00 +10,00 (night fare).

A taxi from the railway station to the hotel costs about € 7,00.

Further information

For further information and/or application forms, please contact the Secretary of the ISS at:

Mail Institute for Balkan Studies
International Summer School for Greek Language, History & Culture
31A, Megalou Alexandrou Ave.
GR-546 41 Thessaloniki
Institute for Balkan Studies
International Summer School for Greek Language, History & Culture
P.O. Box 50932
GR-540 14 Thessaloniki
Telephone +30 2310 832143
Telefax +30 2310 831429