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TEFL Certification in Crete, Greece - Overview

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Greece and around the World? This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Greece and around the globe.

Wherever you decide to do your TEFL course, you are unlikely to find a more charming and beautiful location than Crete. From the life and vitality of the old town of Hania to the medieval mountain villages, from the sun-drenched sandy beaches with their all-year-round sunshine to the Minoan ruins of Knossos - Crete seems to offer everything. The wild landscapes of the interior and the majestically unspoiled trekking opportunities of the nearby Samaria Gorge make you forget sometimes that you are never more than a few miles from a palm-fringed beach. 

The largest of the Greek islands is cheaply and easily reachable by flight or ferry from Athens. Flights from Athens to Hania (airport code: CHQ) are reasonably priced, leave several times a day and take just 40 minutes. Fast and slow ferries are also available if you would prefer to take your time and cruise across the Aegean to Hania's local port. Upon arriving in Hania, you will be met by a member of our staff at the airport or ferry port and transferred to your beachfront accommodation. We will have everything arranged to welcome you to Crete and ensure a stress-free arrival.

* Note about Greece job market: Due to the recent economic crisis and strict visa regulations, Greece is not typically a viable job market for most Americans & other non-EU citizens. That said you can always take the course in Crete and move to Turkey, which offers an excellent job market and a similar experience.  Citizens of the UK, Ireland and other EU nations will have an easier time of it getting a job in Greece, though pay is modest and the market is not as strong as it is in some other European countries.

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Optional Excursions & Cultural Highlights

Weekends are free except for the course project and we run a variety of social programs to some of the most fascinating parts of the island of Crete.

These include (but are not necessary limited to) a trek down the Samaria Gorge, visits to the beaches of Elafonisi, Falasarna and Gramvousa, trips to the Minoan ruins of Knossos (home of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur) and stays is one or more of the small villages on the South coast of the island where you can experience some more traditional Greek life, music, food is set within a relaxed and beautiful backdrop. 




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Housing & Phone/Internet Options

Upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging you accommodations during the course. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.  

Fully Furnished with kitchenette  - Options of shared or private rooms.

Studio Apartment - Cost is about 450 Euros. This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. International TEFL Academy provides furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people traveling together. Bedrooms and bathrooms come complete with linens and towels and kitchens have all accessories.  


Phone and Internet -Greece has a thriving Internet culture, so an Internet café shouldn't be out of your reach. If you do try to hook up to the telephone line in your Hotel or Domatia, you may need an adapter.

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Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa, Insurance,
  • Airport Pick up
  • Housing (course director can assist with arranging housing)

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

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