Summer University 2016


Vampires and gods

Organized by AEGEE-Niš & AEGEE-Thessaloníki

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This summer the myth comes true. The truth becomes a myth. The creatures from the underworld walk the earth again. The Heaven collapses and we are no longer in power. Are you brave enough? Because this summer we walk with gods and monsters.
Greece and Serbia unite once again! This time with one goal: to release the monsters from underworld and gods from heaven! This will be the story where Zeus and Dažbog meet and revive the history of two the great countries on Balkan! Zeus will guide you through the history of Hellás and show you all the greatest events that ever happened on the Greek land. Dažbog will introduce you to all of his friends in heaven and enemies on Earth and prove that Serbia has a reach history of victories. Oh, how proud they are of their people!
The first chapter of this story begins in Belgrade, Serbia. The capital of Serbia keeps all the national secrets, victories and losses, ups and downs of Serbia. Then we'll head to Sremski Karlovci, the oldest center of Serbian literacy and knowledge. Next stop will be Novi Sad, where you can see the mark Western civilization had left on the Serbian ground. Former capital of Serbia - Smederevo - will show you what it was like to be the greatest force in this part of the continent, during the reign of Dusan the Mighty. Heading to south, we will have a chance to meet the power of Serbian nature, Sokobanja - the richest spa in this part of Serbia. Well rested, we\ll head to the city of night life and parties - Nis! There you'll see all the perks of being young and wild in Serbia.
The second chapter: Greece! Thessaloniki, the city that lures you in with sun and wine and ancient mysteries around every corner. Now is your chance to gain the favor of the gods and enjoy their feast for you in Chalkidiki. However, don’t let your guard down, to reach our next destination we will go near their residence and disturb their sleep, so beware of their mischief in Volos and Pelion. A tour of three beautiful Greek islands will be your prize if you prove yourself worthy. But when you deal with Gods, anything can happen.
Are you brave enough? Are you up to this? Are you ready to walk with gods and monsters? If yes, APPLY FOR THIS SU!

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 14th
To: Thursday, July 28th
Starts in: Belgrade
Ends in: Volos
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Dormitories, Hostels and gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Aquapark, spa, boat trip
Alternative: Sigthseeing, shopping
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bags, Swimming pants
Suited for disabled people: No


Stroll around the picturesque alleys like Serbian vampires and dive into the endless blue of Greece


Phone: (+381)69-17-34-702

Our ideal participant:

    Are you open-minded, free spirited, energetic and social? Are you interested in myths and adventures? Do you want to be a part of a team, swim next to Poseidon and the Greek goddesses, solve mysteries? Are you brave enough to party all night and dance with the devil? To get out of your comfort zone and explore mountains and seas? If you like to have fun and can handle sleepless nights you SHOULD join us! You’ll never be alone..we will be travelling with Vampires and Gods;)


    • Thematic games
    • Exploring ancient balkan
    • Gastronomic workshop
    • Traditional dances lessons
    • Aquapark
    • Hiking
    • Spa
    • Boat trip
    • City games
    • Language course
    • Kafana/taverna night
    • Beach parties

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: no
Supported by University: No

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Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. Because of this position, Belgrade is fittingly referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe.


Niš is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and with around 250,000 residents is the third largest in Serbia and the capital of the Nišava District. It is located in southern Serbia, at the crossroads of the most important Balkan and European routes connecting Europe with the Middle East. In Niš, the main road, which runs from the north via the Morava valley, forks southward via the South Morava-Vardar valley (towards Thessaloniki and Athens), while the east road runs through the Nišava-Marica valley towards Sofia, Istanbul and the Middle East. In the Roman period, the second road was called the Via militaris, whereas in the Middle Ages it was called the Constantinople Road.


Thessaloniki itself never doubted its own Cultural identity and its millennia of existence, it stands there since 315BC named after Alexander’s the Great sister. Historically one of Europe’s oldest and most multiethnic cities, widely considered as the cultural capital of Greece, is truly unique in the sense that it intricately marries its thousands-year-old multicultural heritage and the architectural marvels with the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Sephardic Jew history. The cutting-edge art performances and cinematic avant-garde, Arts and Entertainment hubs all-in-one, numerous monuments, fifteen listed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the 5km meandering waterfront, make Thessaloniki a “must-see destination”.


Volos is one of the largest and most attractive cities in Greece as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports. The modern-day city, built near the site of ancient Iolcos, dominates the region of Magnesia from its position at the foot of Mount Pelion overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf. This is one of the most beautiful areas in Thessaly, in the centre of Greece combining the allure of the sea with the mystical charm of the Centaurs’ mountain. The sea creates a wonderful seafront with picturesque little restaurants, the famoustsipouradika, which is perfect when combined with seafood teasers. Follow the paved Argonauts Avenue on the seafront and relax with a stunning view to the open sea.


Pelion s a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. The mountain is thickly forested, with both deciduous and perennial forests, mainly of beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees, with plane tree groves surrounding places with water. Pelion is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Greece and is a popular tourist attraction throughout the year: hiking trails and stone paths give access to springs, coves and numerous beaches, sandy or pebbly, set among lusciously green slopes.