Each semester includes at least thirteen (13) weeks of classes and two (2) weeks for examinations.

Fall Semester:


The Fall Semester begins in the first half of October.

The holidays in the Fall semester are:

  • October 28 (anniversary of Greece’s entry into the WWII)
  • November 17 (anniversary of the 1973 student unrest in Athens) 
  • December 24 to January 6 (Christmas and New Year’s Holidays – 2 weeks)
  • January 30 (feast day of the Three Hierarchs – patron Saints of education)

Spring Semester:

Spring Semester starts in the first ten days of February.

The holidays in the Spring semester are:

  • Lenten Monday (the beginning of the Great Lent before Easter)
  • March 25 (Greece’s Independence Day)
  • The Holy Week and the Bright Week (Easter vacation – 2 weeks)
  • May 1 (Labor Day)
  • Student elections day and the day after (determined by the student unions)