As the largest city in Greece, Athens has long served as a cultural beacon both for Europe and the whole world. With a long historical arc beginning in the Neolithic age, its streets have seen both the rise and fall of one of the most powerful and expansive empires to ever exist. Despite a tumultuous history, many of its spectacular monuments still stand as a testament to ancient times, and its people are as warm and welcoming as ever.
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When discovering the city, you will be transported back to ancient Greece amidst historical giants like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and more. There is no shortage of things to do, places to go, and people to meet - and this seems to have been the case for the last 7,000 years! Get your bucket list ready--easy access to its airport means you're just a quick flight away from visiting the Greek islands on your weekend adventures.
We partner with a number of large, public hospitals in Athens. These include The Attikon General Hospital, Attica General Hospital (KAT), and Gennimatas General Hospital. While they range slightly in size and location, each are excellently equipped with highly trained and friendly medical and administrative staff to give you a shadowing experience that Hippocrates would be proud of.
The Attikon General Hospital, which opened in 1994, is not only one of the most important hospitals in Greece, but it is also a center for teaching and training of future doctors and a hub for medical research. As a general hospital that is also connected to the university, Attikon General has a wide variety of available specialties and is an excellent place for students to learn and shadow. Located in the northwest part of Athens, the hospital is accessible through public transportation such as bus, taxi, and metro.
Attica General Hospital KAT (or simply KAT Hospital, previously Accident's Hospital "Apostle Paul") was founded in 1949 as a war injury treatment and rehabilitation hospital of the Attica region, and it is located in a northern suburb of Athens: Kifisia. It is one of the biggest hospitals in Attica with over 20 medical departments and a renowned specialization in orthopaedics and trauma. For this reason, it is considered by Greek people as the hospital for accidents and fractures. The excellently equipped medical and administration staff is made up of 1,800 people, all working hard for the best treatment of their patients.
European afternoons, especially in the summer, tend to be slow. One place you can expect to be busy is Monastiraki, the old town market district and a center for activity in Athens both day and night. Perfect for those few hours between shadowing and a group dinner, Monastiraki features a flea market, large Grecian columns, ruins of the Roman Emperor Hadrian's Library, the Roman Agora and Thission, and the almost completely intact ancient temple of Hephaestus. Your souvenir shopping destination awaits!