Life at the Academy- Activities-Events
Naval Academy Cadets actively participate as part of their military training in parades and contingents, demonstration squads and exercises done by armed and unarmed cadets. On the national holidays of the 25th March and 28th October a contingent of Naval Cadets is at the forefront of the body that represents the Hellenic Navy in the big military parades in Athens and Thessaloniki respectively.
The four-year academic education and naval training of the Naval Cadets is a period in their life which is characterized by social activity even beyond the Academy’s premises. Visits to archaeological sites and museums, to industrial and research facilities, attendance at concerts and other cultural events, sending delegations to attend events held by other Military Academies in Greece and abroad are part of the broader education of the cadets and enable them at the same time to let steam off by relieving them of the pressure and the workload of their academic and naval education.
During the winter term lectures are given and speeches are made related to scientific, military, social and of general interest issues aiming at the broadening and deepening of the cadets’ knowledge. Distinguished guest speakers are invited to give lectures and make speeches while in recent years the cadets themselves make oral presentations of their assignments before their fellow cadets. This initiative aims at developing the presentation skills and the ability to put forward arguments, elements and ideas of the prospective naval officers, who are put to test by a particularly strict and demanding audience—that of their fellow cadets.