Kalimera! How’s it looking? Not too bad, thank you. End of summer, time for you to think about the coming year and focus on your future projects. If you’ve landed here, it’s because you’re interested in doing your hotel internship in Greece. Good choice my friend! Let me tell you all about it. Don’t worry you don’t need to speak Greek to do your internship in Greece ?

Hotel internship in Athens

The capital! Athens needs no introduction, but here it is. A cradle of culture and history, it’s a destination of choice for combining an internship with a varied clientele with a post-day or day-off stroll. I didn’t say weekend tavu. As you know, in the hotel business, your day off doesn’t necessarily fall on a weekend. Don’t worry, you’ll be taunting your mates when they’re at work, while you’re off banging your best – and most popular – punch. If you don’t know what it is, I invite you to read Les spécialités du pays, a blog made in international horizons 100% organic, so you can pass for a local when ordering at the restaurant.

And don’t forget the Acropolis – it’s well worth your time! Imagine walking in the footsteps of ancient philosophers, contemplating the very structures that inspired them thousands of years ago. The Acropolis is much more than a pile of old stones. It’s a symbol of human creativity and ingenuity. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for a great photo for your Instagram, the Acropolis has something for you. The views of the city from the top are breathtaking, and you’ll be able to feel the history that has shaped our modern world. Our pro tip? It’s the perfect tourist spot to meet other young people from all over the world and share this unique experience. So don’t forget your walking shoes and get ready to be amazed by one of Europe’s coolest historical sites! It’s not every day you get to visit a U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Site.

Beyond the obvious tourist landmarks : Athens is a European capital where life is good! In the heart of ancient Greece, a host of buildings dating from the 5th century B.C. will fill you with wonder on your morning drive to your hotel internship. It’s literally an open-air museum. For accommodation, the districts of Syntagma, Monastiraki, Psyri, Plaka and Kolonaki are very central and allow you to do everything on foot, even if the whole capital is well served by public transport.

Hotel internship in Thessaloniki

Our favorite. Big heart. Thessaloniki is second in the country but first in our hearts. A large city on a human scale, Thessaloniki has a lot to offer. You can eat well – yes, that’s important – and cheaply. You can halve the cost of living if you come from the metropolis. Basically, to speak French: your kebab is €4.50 / €5. Thessaloniki is a safe city where you can go out all night, everywhere. Speaking of going out, I loved getting lost in the streets of the city center, in the late afternoon, at dusk, or strolling along the infinite embankment (it’s very long, hello friends who like to run).

As far as tourism and hotel internships are concerned, the business is driven by the sweeping of cruise ships depositing a very impressive stream of tourists all at once, so it was a bit of a shocking experience to be honest with you. I replay the scene, it must have been 7.40 a.m., I go out for a walk on the empty embankment, just fishermen and a few sportsmen. 8:00: I turn around to go back the way I came, and there’s an army worthy of a scene from 300 coming the wrong way, lots of noise and lots and lots of people. It was the first time I’d ever seen anything like it. On the other hand, the terraces and other establishments are enjoying themselves. The port keeps the town going, too. You’ve got it, you won’t be bored.

Thessaloniki also has a lot to offer, from the White Tower to all the museums. If you fancy a more ambitious outing, there’s plenty to do. The locals like to spend their holidays/weekends on the Halkidiki peninsula (or Halkidiki in Greek), so if you google it and take a look at the photos, you’ll see what I mean. With its stunning beaches, picturesque villages, untouched coastline and unspoilt nature, this is the place to be. It’s the place to be, with a 1-hour drive 🙂

Alternatively, you can visit the meteor site. Imagine monasteries perched on huge rock pillars, as if suspended in the air. It’s a bit like a film set, except that it’s very real! Meteora is like a trip to another planet. Whether you’re here to hike, meditate or just take some incredible photos, this place will leave you speechless. And if you’re brave enough, you can even climb some of these rock formations! You’ll meet monks and travelers from all over the world, sharing this magical and mystical experience. Meteora is more than just a tourist site, it’s a real adventure, connecting you to nature and ancient spirituality. So pack your backpack and explore this hidden Greek paradise! Allow about a day’s excursion to get there and back and enjoy the day 🙂

If you have a passport, you can actually go to North Macedonia! As this country is outside the European Union, I recommend that you take a close look at the entry conditions if you’re not a French national. A sensitive subject to be avoided if you don’t want tempers to flare: Greece and Macedonia are disputing the paternity of Alexander the Great. The subject is very serious and can quickly become touchy, whether you’re on the Greek side or the North Macedonian side. You see, I made the distinction when I said NORTH Macedonian. Because the Thessaloniki region is Macedonia. The Greeks hold on to it. I once made the mistake of taking a cab in Thessaloniki with a North Macedonian, and we were chatting with this gentleman when I asked him what Macedonia was like. What a mistake. The cab slows down, looks in the mirror at the young man next to me and reminds him that he’s North Macedonian because Macedonia is in Greece, and explains that to me in passing. Nothing serious, just a good reminder. But I did spoil the mood.

Hotel internship in Crete

Kriti to my friends! My favorite Greek island territory. I’ve written a review if you’d like to read my opinion.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and there are plenty of opportunities for internships in its many towns. Heraklion and Chania are the biggest, but the medium-sized towns are just as visited and interesting. An international clientele frequents the island and comes to relax all year round, because it’s a great place to live and the climate is mild.

You can have it all on Crete. If you want to spend your afternoon on the beach, the island has plenty of places to relax. Are you more into hiking and mountain biking? Head for the wilder south and take in some magnificent scenery. Add to that incredible local cuisine, friendly people and a rich history with sites like Knossos Palace, and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re a party-goer, a hiker, a history buff or a gourmet, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Greece is an excellent place to do your internship in the hotel industry. You don’t need to speak Greek, especially in your field, as you’ll always be in contact with an international clientele. When it comes to everyday life, the Greeks are adorable. Deeply kind and caring people. My last piece of advice is to learn 2 or 3 expressions and words in Greek. You’ll fit in better and get the most out of it. Don’t hesitate any longer, contact us about your hotel internship in Greece!

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