A bus or a walk ?

Since I’m leaving in Athens, I can’t avoid myself to think about a story write by Aesop named The Hare and the Tortoise. For those who didn’t know about this short novel, here you will find a resume : “There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of…

TIME FLIES

Already one month has passed!!! I could start writing about the huge amount of things we do here, the activities, the inside jokes, the routine, the people I am meeting but I am going to sum it up saying that I LOVE LIVING IN ATHENS! I love living in one of the most ancient inhabited…

Surviving the Athenian buzz: a beginner’s account

Being in Athens as a resident, I have come to realise that it is not just the beautiful romanticised city that tourists capture on camera or that Instagram posts portray oh so gracefully and misleadingly. It is full of people, a chaotic place; busy, noisy, smelly, but then again all capital cities are. However, if…

A meaningful pause

Dear you, It’s been almost two weeks that I’m in Athens and strangely I forget this fact. This feeling is weird and in the same way reassuring. Why? I guess it means that this city is now inside my daily life. So, I try to make a pause in my routine and focus on the…

New beginnings! First time in Athens (finally)

Hello everyone!!! I am Carmen, from Sevilla, Spain. Since I studied Ancient Greek for two years, I always wanted to come to Greece! My first week has passed and I didn’t even realize! It was full of emotions, motivation and strong willingness to discover the city and start this new adventure. I’ve been here just…

My first week in Athens!

🗓BEEN A WEEKlike me in Athens⠀✅What I managed to do:⠀✔ Now to get to Athens and check in to your cool apartment🏡⠀✔Great game to get acquainted with our team.Us 5: I🇷🇺 , Spanish🇪🇸 , French🇫🇷 , Cipriotti 🇨🇾 and German 🇩🇪.I love them! They’re the best!⠀✔Great game to get acquainted with the Polish girls, who are volunteers, but short-term programme (1 month) 🇵🇱p.s….

Hello Athens!

Hi, I’m Aleksandra (but everybody calls me Ola), and I’m from Poland. I’m here at the ESC for one month. I came here cause I want to gain new experience, come out of my comfort zone. Also, I’m interested in non-formal education. The first thing that hit me (literally) was the temperature. I heard that…

Philopappos Hill

Hey there! My name is Ania, and I’m a volunteer from Poland. I participate in Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Programme, which is organized by Hellenic Youth Participation, and I’m here for one month. The first time I’ve come to Athens, it was in May this year. My polish friend and I decided to do…

Second chance for Athens!

I was the first time in Athens three years ago. It was only a short step during my Greece trip, so I was able to see only the most popular tourist places. To be honest, this city didn’t make an impression on me. I decided to choose Athens as my place for a voluntary project…

Yassas Athens <3

After two months living in Athens, here I am on the starting point for a return to France. Two wonderful months rich in discovery, events, culture and twists, sharing and friendships. I thank Hellenic Youth Participation for giving me the opportunity to come to Greece, and to have trusted me to contribute to their development….