The Canadian Institute in Greece



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.

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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.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Austrian Archaeological Institute
Belgian School at Athens
British School at Athens
Danish Institute at Athens
Finnish Institute at Athens
French School at Athens
Georgian Institute at Athens
German Archaeological Institute
Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens
Italian Archaeological School at Athens
Netherlands Institute in Athens
Norwegian Institute at Athens
Swedish Institute at AthensSwiss
School of Archaeology in Greece
Nordic Library at Athens

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Living in Greece2022-03-14T17:20:56+02:00

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:

Before leaving Canada, you need to obtain a special visa from a Greek consulate
Requirements for Visa

Upon arrival in Greece, you need to apply for a residence permit
Requirements for Residence Permit

Relevant parts of Law 3386/2005 (in Greek)

Athens: Bookshops for Classics-Archaeology
Andromeda Books
Archaeological Receipts Fund
Archaeological Society of Athens

Athens: Greek language courses
Athens Centre
Hellenic American Union
Institut Français d’Athènes

Greece: Media
Kathimerini English Edition
Odyssey magazine

Greece: Cultural Information (in Greek)
Athens Voice

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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:

Hellenic Ministry of Culture
General Directorate of Antiquities

Private and Semi-Autonomous Museums
Benaki Museum
Canellopoulos Museum
Museum of Cycladic Art
National Art Gallery
New Acropolis Museum

Research Foundations
Foundation of the Hellenic World

The National Hellenic Research Foundation includes institutes focusing on Greece’s cultural heritage
Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity
Institute for Byzantine Research
Institute for Neohellenic Research

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Graduate study in Canada2022-03-14T17:21:12+02:00

Graduate courses related to Hellenic Studies and ancillary fields offered by CIG’s participating institutions

University of Alberta
Department of History and Classics
M.A. in Classical Archaeology
M.A. in Classical Languages
M.A. in Ancient Societies and Cultures
Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology
Ph.D. in Classical Languages

University of British Columbia
Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
M.A. in Classics
M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
M.A. in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity
M.A. in Religious Studies
Ph.D. in Classics
Ph.D. in Religious Studies

Brock University
Department of Classics
M.A. in Classics

University of Calgary Department of Greek and Roman Studies
M.A. in Greek and Roman Studies
Ph.D. in Greek and Roman Studies

University of Manitoba
Department of Classics
M.A. in Classics

University of Montreal
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships

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
M.A. in Classical Studies (specialization in Late Antiquity)
M.A. in Religious Studies
Ph.D. in Religious Studies
 (specialization in religions of the Graeco-Roman world)

University of Toronto Department of Classics
M.A. in Classics
Ph.D. in Classics
Ph.D. in Ancient Greek and Roman History (in collaboration with York University)
Ph.D. in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Medieval Studies

University of Victoria Department of Greek and Roman Studies
M.A. in Greek and Roman Studies
Ph.D. in Greek and Roman Studies

University of Waterloo Department of Classical Studies
M.A. in Classical Studies

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