These links have been selected to assist the Institute’s members in planning and realizing their trip to Greece, but many of the linked sites will be relevant to anyone with an interest in Greece’s heritage.

Useful information will be found for travel to and within Greece, and on the archaeological sites, monuments and museums of Greece. For those intending to spend a little longer in the country, there are links to scholarships for study in Greece, information on residence permit requirements, and links to Greek language courses, English-language Greek media, and much more.



The CIG is one of seventeen institutions recognized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture as a Foreign Archaeological School or Institute. These institutions are charged with primary responsibility for archaeological research in Greece carried out by their nationals.

The privileges extended to the Foreign Archaeological Schools/Institutes include the right to apply each year for permission to carry out excavations and archaeological field survey, for permission for members to study museum objects, and for passes allowing members free entry to all archaeological sites and museums in Greece.

The obligations of each Foreign Archaeological School/Institute include employing a Director and year-round staff in Greece, maintaining a library in Greece which is available for use also by Greek scholars and students, and the presentation and publication of the results of the institution’s research.

Residence Requirements

Any non-European Union citizen planning to stay within the Schengen area for more than 90 days will need to apply for a residence permit.

In law 3386 of 23 August 2005, the Greek government clarified the residence situation for members of Foreign Archaeological Schools and Institutes such as CIG. Thus, the application process for Canadian Institute members has now been simplified into a two-step process:



Athens: Bookshops for Classics-Archaeology


Athens: Greek language courses


Greece: Media
Greece: Cultural Information (in Greek)
Hellenic Ministry of Culture

The website of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture includes practical information such as opening hours for all archaeological sites, museums and monument throughout Greece. The Ministry’s General Directorate of Antiquities page includes links to all of the Archaeological Service’s regional authorities (ephoreias) as well as the major museums:


Private and Semi-Autonomous Museums


Research Foundations

The National Hellenic Research Foundation includes institutes focusing on Greece’s cultural heritage:

This page provides links to graduate courses related to Hellenic Studies and ancillary fields offered by CIG’s participating institutions.

University of Alberta: Department of History and Classics

University of British Columbia: Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies

Brock University: Department of Classics

University of Calgary: Department of Greek and Roman Studies

University of Manitoba: Department of Classics

University of Montreal

University of New Brunswick: Department of Classics and Ancient History

  • M.A. in Classics (either literature-based or with a component in classical art and archaeology)

University of Ottawa: Department of Classics and Religious Studies

University of Toronto: Department of Classics

University of Victoria: Department of Greek and Roman Studies

University of Waterloo: Department of Classical Studies