Flatshare in Thessaloniki

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Thessaloniki

type.private_room 6 451/month
type.studio 33 620/month
stats.apartment.2 9 811/month
stats.apartment.3 1 1800/month
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Thessaloniki is one of the most lively university cities in Greece. Its culture attracts a lot of attention from students from different parts of Europe and the world, which is why it is chosen by hundreds of young people every year to do an exchange at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki or the University of Macedonia.

If not speaking Greek puts you off from the decision, don't worry! Most Greeks speak English. In addition, you will be surrounded by students of different nationalities. If you live in a shared apartment, we recommend one where your roommates are Greek or of a nationality other than yours, so you can learn about their cultures and languages.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Thessaloniki 

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Below we share some of the most outstanding:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Thessaloniki

  • You will be able to choose between the preferred areas by students to live, in due to their price and location. Some of these neighbourhoods are the city centre, Saranta Ekklisies, Evaggelistria and Ano Poli.

  • Young Greeks are usually very open to meeting international students and like to share their culture. If you have a local roommate, you can get to know the Greek culture more from the inside!

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Thessaloniki 

  • Pay attention to the characteristics of the spare room or the shared flat in which you are going to enter. Most of them are furnished, but in some cases, they do not have everything a student needs, such as a desk.

  • The number of available spare rooms for students in Thessaloniki is often lower than the demand, especially in the months before classes start.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Thessaloniki 

We recommend that you use one of the Apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal, such as the one from the European Commission. That way you will access a lot of relevant information about the exchange and life in Thessaloniki. One of the tips from students at Aristotle University is that you take advantage of the free food that is offered in the city's university canteen, which is usually breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you will be able to save a lot.

How to meet people in Thessaloniki 

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Befriending your flatmates is one of the simplest and most fun ways to meet people in Thessaloniki. In addition, we suggest you consider some of the following options:

Student associations in Thessaloniki

The Erasmus Student Network has ESN Thessaloniki and AUTH Thessaloniki in this city. Both organize fun activities that you can join to meet other young people and delve deeper into Greek culture.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Thessaloniki 

In the Facebook groups of the associations, you will be able to view the calendar of the plans that you can join, which usually include game nights in bars, visits to museums, trips to nearby places such as Crete, and tours of Thessaloniki, among others.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Thessaloniki 

Both ESNs and students on their own usually create groups on a messaging platform like WhatsApp to be in more direct contact with each other. Take the opportunity to connect with other young people and plan your activities to enjoy Thessaloniki more.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Thessaloniki

Here are some tips for living in shared flats in this Greek city:

  • Find out what day of the week the street market opens in your neighbourhood, called λαϊκή αγορά. In these markets, you will be able to buy vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, etc. at a much lower price than in supermarkets.

  • The two main areas in which the city is divided for students are Kamara and Valaoritou. The second is the one with the most nightlife, although in both you will find different places to go.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Thessaloniki

How much does a shared flat cost in Thessaloniki?
The minimum cost of a spare room in Thessaloniki is around €200, although the average cost is usually around €300 per month. A full apartment with several rooms starts at €450 and up for one for two people normally.
How to meet people in Thessaloniki?
Many young people from previous years insist that you join student associations, such as ESN Thessaloniki or ESN AUTH. Thanks to them you will be able to meet people from different parts of the world. You can also join the Facebook groups for each academic year and the WhatsApp groups that are available.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Thessaloniki?
Being able to save on the rent is the most outstanding feature of this type of accommodation. This will allow you to live on a student budget and use that money to get to know Thessaloniki and the rest of Greece more. In addition, shared flats are usually found in areas full of students.
What to ask before entering a shared flat in Thessaloniki?
Ask what the basic rules of the apartment are, especially concerning cleaning, hours and visits. These are the aspects that can generate inconveniences in coexistence, so make sure that there are established rules in this regard to avoid bad times.
What are the best apps to find roommates in Thessaloniki?
One of the best apps/websites is Erasmus Play, an online community in which you will also be able to compare the different possibilities of accommodation in shared flats in Thessaloniki.