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TEFL Santorini | TEFL Greece

The island of Santorini is simply stunning and our training course here will prepare you for the wonderfully wide world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Once you have your certificate, you will also benefit from our lifetime job assistance which will practically ensure that you are able to find a job within Greece or beyond.

Santorini, the most southern of the Cyclades islands, is famous for providing its visitors with the quintessential Greek experience. As well as the nearby smaller islands of Therasia, Aspronisi, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni, Santorini itself offers all the things that Greece is known for, with beautiful scenery, fabulous food, welcoming people and stunning beaches just some of its many attractions.

The island's stunning and unique scenery is largely due to a massive volcanic eruption that occurred around 3,000 BC that was also responsible for the demise of the Minoan civilization. The huge crater that was formed at the time has left 300-foot high cliffs upon which many of the islands villages are now built. Typically Greek, Santorini has various places of archaeological and historical interest. The aura and beauty of the great volcano is joined by the Venetian fortress at Pyrgos and the ruins of ancient Thira to make a truly fascinating destination.

The aesthetic beauty of Santorini can be clearly seen on the stunning beaches that line the coast. Here you will find a number of different beach sports and activities available. If you are lucky enough to take your course in July, you may also be able to attend the religious festival which takes place annually on the island's highest peak, at the monastery of the Prophet Elijah. However, no matter when you visit Santorini, you are guaranteed to find the perfect place to take your TEFL course.

TEFL Course in Santorini

Our TEFL centre is located in the village of Messaria in a small private school of English. All of your studies, as well as your teaching practice, will take place here. The school has all the required facilities, including a computer room and interactive whiteboards. Your teaching practice will take place with small groups of local people which will provide you with the real teaching experience required to prepare you for your first teaching job.

All kinds of accommodation options are available in Santorini including hotels, hostels and apartments, both in the town centre or closer to the beach. However, it is worth noting that accommodation is much less expensive outside the popular summer season. The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

Apply to take our TEFL course in Santorini now and soon you could be experiencing life on one of the world's most stunningly beautiful islands. However, training in Greece doesn't mean you have to stay and teach here. If you would like to move on after the course we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs and our certificates are recognised worldwide.

4 weeks in-class course in Santorini
special price on offer from
$ 1587

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

The ITTT training centre is located just two miles from the main town of Fira, in the small village of Messaria. Messaria is one of the most picturesque villages on the island and is close to all the amenities you will need during your stay with us. A place of real beauty, Messaria is full of vineyards that partial hide a variety of neo-classical buildings and traditional Cycladic-style houses. As well as all the amenities and attractions of Fira, you will also find supermarkets, restaurants and transport links nearby, as well as many beautiful beaches.

The training course is based in a small private school of English in the centre of the village. The school will be the location for all of your studies and your teaching practice. All the required facilities are available within the building, including interactive whiteboards and a modern computer room. Crucially, you will be teaching real Greek students of English for your teaching practice, so you will the gain the best possible experience for your future TEFL career.

Why choose Santorini?

  • Gain real classroom experience by teaching authentic Greek learners of English.
  • Our teacher trainers are highly experienced professionals.
  • Our trainers have only five students each, so you can be sure of receiving individual attention.
  • Links with employers all over Greece to help you find TEFL positions anywhere in the country.
  • Similar links worldwide to help you find a suitable TEFL position anywhere in the world.
  • Guidance and advice throughout your TEFL career with our professional service.
  • Accommodation options to suit any budget or preference.


We can offer a wide range of accommodation options, both in the town centre or closer to the beach. A variety of hostels, hotels and apartments are all available throughout the year, although prices are considerably lower outside of the popular summer season. All our recommended accommodation is conveniently located so your choice will probably come down to your budget, the time of year you plan to take the course and whether anyone else is going to travel with you.

We particularly recommend a hotel in the Kasterados area where you will find a traditional town square containing a number of small shops and Greek Tavernas. This area is located between Messaria, where the TEFL centre is located, and the main town on Santorini, Fira. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel, although both destinations are a mere ten-minute walk away. Prices for this hotel start at 25 euro per night.

Accommodation options are also available in Messaria itself and in nearby Kamari, a popular beach resort, where you will find rates start from just 25 euro per night, including breakfast. The beach resort of Perissa also has inexpensive accommodation, although this is a five-mile journey from the school. 25 nights here will cost around 285 euro, and this will be reduced even further if you are willing to share a room.

Course dates

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Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
EUR 920
to be paid on arrival

Accommodation Fees

4 weeks in-class course in Santorini
special price on offer from
$ 1587

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Santorini itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable in cash or by credit/debit card. Bank transfers are also possible but funds will need to be received before the first day of the course.

    Course fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport pick-ups* and lifetime job assistance.

    * Airport pick-ups are available on the Saturday before the course begins.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    We recommend a wide variety of accommodation options in Santorini, including apartments, hotels and hostels offering private rooms and shared dorms. Choices depend on individual preferences and budget, the number of people travelling together and the time of year.

    The apartments each have their own kitchen and the complexes all have swimming pools. A typical example offers private en suite rooms at very reasonable rates for most of the year, but the rates are more than double in the peak season.

    For our course dates from September to May, rooms can be found for the whole month from 300 euro per person in a twin room, or 400 euro per person in a single room.

    For June 25th to July 20th, you can expect to pay around 400 euro per person in a twin room, or 600 euro per person in a single room.

    For July 30th to August 24th, you can expect to pay around 600 euro per person in a twin room, or 1000 euro per person in a single room.

    At the time of your enrollment, we will provide an extensive list of suitable accommodation and advise you on options for sharing with other trainees on the same course.

  • What travel documents will I need for greece?


    All visitors to Greece are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. EU passport holders do not need a visa for Greece. American and Canadian citizens entering Greece for a period of less than 3 months require a valid passport, not a visa. For visits exceeding 3 months, authorization must be obtained in person by applying to the Aliens Bureau at least 20 days prior to the 3-month expiration date.

    Provided that your stay in Greece or the wider Schengen area is for no more than 90 days, nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to enter or transit through Greece, as long as the passport is valid for at least 3 months from the date of return from Greece:

    Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, South Korea, San Marino, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, The Vatican and Venezuela.

    Citizens of all countries not mentioned above do need a visa to enter Greece.*

    * As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Greek consulate or embassy.

  • What is the course schedule?


    The initial orientation is on Monday, on the first day of the course.

    The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks.

    Monday to Thursday:

    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1700: Guided Lesson Preparation Time
    • 1700 – 2000: Teaching Practice


    • 0930 – 1230: Input Sessions
    • 1230 – 1330: Lunch
    • 1330 – 1430: Unknown Language
    • 1430 – 1530: Job Guidance

    There are two input sessions each morning covering grammar, phonology, teaching skills and classroom management.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    Teaching practice takes place in the afternoon, generally between five and eight o’clock.

    Each trainee usually teaches once per day to make up the total of ten hours during the course. Trainers provide extensive help with planning each lesson and give written feedback which forms the basis of the feedback discussion after each lesson.

    Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian or Australian, although we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.

  • Is there a dress code?


    For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.

    During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:

    Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.

    Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.