Education in Greece

A Study Tour Program on “Education in Greece, the Impact of Historical and Cultural Contexts”
in collaboration with Georgia State University

Detailed Program

ATINER Staff responsible for the program: Ms Despina Katzoli (Researcher), Mr Kostantinos Manolidis (Administrator), Ms Celia Sakka (secretary). Phone: +30 210 3634210. Emergency Phone: TBA








Friday 22 November 2019 Depart from Atlanta NA
Saturday 23 November 2019 Arrival in Athens NA
Sunday 24 November 2019 14:30: Urban Walk1. Person Responsible: Chrysa Katsitopoulou. 18:30: Orientation by ATINER NA
Monday 25 November 2019 09:00: School Visit (1st Primary School). Principal: Ms. Markoyannaki.


11:00: School Visit (Italian School of Athens, Private Primary). Principal: Mr. Luzi.

16:00: Dr. Anna Saiti, Professor, Harokopio University. Economic Crisis as a Phenomenon: Was the Greek Educational System (and Higher Education) Ready to Deal with the Negative Impacts of the Economic Crisis?


17:00: Dr. Smaragda Chrysostomou, Professor, University of Athens. Music Education in Greece: a Constant Presence and Development.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 09:30: School Visit (Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Private Primary).


Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou, Head of Research and Development Department, Ellinogermaniki Agogi. Developing an Open School Environment for Deeper Learning in STEM.

16:00: Dr. Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Assistant Professor, University of Athens. The Development of Science Education: from Intuitions to Scientific Concepts through Different Semiotic Systems. Yes2
Wednesday 27 November 2019 07:50: Visit Delphi (includes lunch) Visit Delphi No
Thursday 28 November 2019 10:00 School Visit (66th Primary School). Principal: Mr. Iakovidis.


Visit the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Continued Yes2
Friday 29 November 2019 Visit the sites of Aristotle’s Lyceum and Plato’s Academy Free Yes2
Saturday 30 November 2019 Depart from Athens No


1The urban walk includes the broader area of downtown Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control.

2Offered by ATINER (it does not include alcoholic beverages). The menu will include traditional varieties of Greek food and one soft drink per student. Vegetarian food will be provided.