Accommodation for students in Athens - Top tips and advices

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If you are going to study at one of the Athens Higher Education Institutions, you are very lucky, as you will have the opportunity to experience a part of your student years in a city that offers a wide range of activities. Walks, drinks, performances, concerts, exhibitions, sports, accommodation and parties, all under the shadow of the Acropolis.

However, as the Greek wages have been going down in the past few years, many of the young people are forced to find an affordable place to live during their studies and lead a budget life. In Greece, it is absolutely normal for a student to live in a single apartment of 30-50 square metres, instead of sharing one with another person. Of course, you can also find a shared apartment if you want to share the expenses with another person or a friend. However, your best deal would be to find a low-price flat in a cheap area, so that you combine the low-budget life in all its aspects.

A normal price to pay for the rent of a student flat would range from 180 to 350 euros, and you can find countless options all around Athens. Your best option, though, would be to find a place to live close to your university so that you won’t spend too much time on public transport -make sure it is close to any station that connects you with the rest of Athens. Otherwise, if you can’t find a place close to your university, you can choose another district of Athens that has a good connection with it by any means of transport.

There are several ways through which you can find an apartment to rent in Athens- if you are not eligible to get a room in a student dorm.

One of them would be to start searching after your arrival through advertisements that are published on the walls outside the university for the students to pick and choose easily. This way you will have the chance to see different houses yourself and choose the one that suits your needs best. Normally these advertisements are about houses that are offered for renting close to the university where you see them.

Another option is to search through Erasmus, where there are foreign students that intend to stay in Athens and are looking for flatmates in order to share costs. There, you can also see posts with photos of available accommodation offers, that will give you an idea of how the apartments can be and will make it easier for you to choose. In this case, be careful of possible traps and never send money in advance if you are not sure about the identity of the owner and the safety of your money or the actual condition of the house.

If you ask me though, in order to avoid the above-mentioned problems, your best and safest option would be to search for available opportunities online through confidential websites, such us Erasmusu. Here you'll find many exclusive student flats around Athens and even book one online, with the guarantee that in case anything goes wrong, your money will be refunded and you will be given assistance in order to find a better offer. This way, you don’t need to worry about your money or waste excessive time to find the perfect flat for you. No matter what you're looking for, Erasmusu offers hundreds of options to help you choose between spaces to stay: rooms for rent in shared flats, studios, university residences or dorms and entire apartments all around Athens so that you can find the perfect home for you before coming to a city. Just create an account on Erasmusu, do a little search, and leave the rest on us!

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