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POST-SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Schools for Tourist Guides

Training centers:

Schools for Tourist Guides operate permanently in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Admission requirements:

Students are admitted through entrance examinations.  Prospective applicants must be Greek nationals or subjects of countries - members of the E. U. or foreigners of Greek origin . They must have completed the secondary  education. Foreign candidates must have proficiency in Greek language.

Candidates take entrance examinations on the following subjects:

Foreign languages

Critical Essay in Greek language

Greek History

Geography of Greece.

Successful candidates have an interview, through which the general knowledge and competences,are assessed, in relation to the qualifications required for the Tourist Guide profession.

Attendance :

The duration of studies is 2,5 years.  Course attendance is compulsory.  The educational program consists of theoretical classes and educational visits and trips.

Modules

1 st semester

Ancient History, Byzantine History, Prehistoric Archaeology, Classic Archaeology, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology- Frankish Domination, History of Theatre, Science of Religion, Greek Mythology,History of Ancient Greek Literature,Geography, Guiding Technique, Tourist Guiding.

2 nd semester

Ancient History, Byzantine History, Prehistoric Archaeology, Classic Archaeology, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology - Frankish Domination,History of the Art, Science of Religion, Geology-Paleontology-Speleology, First Aid, Guiding Technique, Tourist Guiding.

3 rd semester

Modern History, Classic Archaeology, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology - Frankish Domination, History of the Art, Modern Greek Literature,Ecology -Environmental Preservation, Archaeological Legislation.

4 th semester

Modern History, Classic Archaeology, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Archaeology - Frankish Domination, History of the Art, History of the Art,History of Greek Music and Dances, Ecology-Environmental Preservation, Speech Training.

5 th semester

History of Modern Greek Architecture - Styles,Tourism Development-Tourist Legislation,Travel Agencies - Hotel Enterprises, Tourist Psychology.