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How to make Greek frappe – the delicious ice-coffee

During warm and sunny days and especially in spring and summer, Greeks prefer to drink the cold Frappe instead of the warm Greek coffee. Also Omilo students many times are crazy about the frappe and would like to continue drinking it back home as well.
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An introduction to a famous Greek author “Alki Zei”

When learning Greek, or any other new language, it is a good idea to also start reading novels, while learning more about the culture and history. Here below, we will present the author Alki Zei.

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Lazaretta, the former quarantine of Syros island

Since 2005, during the summer months, Omilo is organizing its Greek Language and Culture courses on the island of Syros. The Omilo students usually fly to Athens or Mykonos, and from there travel by boat to Hermoupolis, the harbor of Syros island, and capital of all Cycladic islands.
When you are about to arrive and face the harbor, you have a magnificent view over the hills of Hermoupolis and Ano Syros.  When you look to the left, on the southern extremity of the port, you also see a stone building, which once was the island’s quarantine, the “Lazaretto”. Nowadays, the building is beautifully lit at night, so it is easy to spot.

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A Wonderful Trip to Epirus and Thessaly

A student from Belgium who has been studying Greek for many years, not only in his home country, but also at Omilo during the summer, went on a trip in September of 2018 to Western and Central Greece. We are pleased that he has written about his experiences in fluent Greek and shared them with Omilo. Below you will find an account of his trip, and the translation in English.

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A Greek e-Shop “masaresi.com” and free Greek language lesson!

We are proud to announce that on May 15, 2019, a brand new Greek eShop went online.  Take a look at masaresi.com!

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A Greek Story from the Aegean Sea!

When you holiday on a Greek island, you most likely enjoy having lunch or dinner in a picturesque seaside tavern. Here below a story that we found in a nice taverna on the island of Syros.

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Fygame Greek Language Book – Off we go to learn Greek! + AUDIO (Intermediate level)

January 2013 : A new ‘‘baby‘‘ was born within the Omilo team: ‘Φύγαμε για ελληνικά!’ Off we go to learn Greek, a Greek Language book for the intermediate level, + CD
April 2019 : The book was re-published, 2nd edition, + CD or MP3 Audio link

The proud parents are the Omilo teachers and authors Marina Braila, Konstantinos Oikonomou and Dora Stoimenidou (*). The “godparents” are Maya and Dimitris Andreadis, founders of the Omilo school.

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NEW!!! Easy Reader in Greek – “Lydia: A summer in Greece!”

We are very proud to announce that a new Omilo book is published : ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!). This new book is a story, an “easy reader”, intended for students at the Beginner levels in Greek (A1 – early stages of A2).

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Greek recipe : Stuffed Tomates and Peppers (Gemista)

“Gemista”, or usually translated in English as “stuffed tomatoes and peppers” is a traditional Greek dish and easy to make food. It also smells wonderful! You will be delighted!

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How do Greeks celebrate Easter?

Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.  So, how do Greeks celebrate Easter?
Read here the most important things you should know to celebrate Greek Easter in Greece!

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