Entries by Omilo

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Corona-update #2 from Greece – we continue working…

Τι κάνετε; How are you? First of all, we hope you are fine and safe, as well as your family and friends. The Omilo-team is doing well, and we would like to thank our students for the many nice and supportive messages we receive daily. ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ! THANK YOU So here in Athens, we are all […]

The advents calendar for Greek Easter!

Kiria Sarakosti: the calendar counting down 7 weeks until Easter. It is not easy to translate the Greek “Kiria Sarakosti”, but we propose to call her “Lady-Lent” in English! It is an old tradition in Greece and a way to count the weeks from Clean Monday (the end of carnival) until Easter. Click on the […]

Greek Songs Which Became International Hits

Music definitely plays a very important role in the life of Greeks. In joy and sorrow, Greeks sing. And the truth is that they have the opportunity to choose among several categories of songs, in order to express every time their feelings: there are plenty of folk songs, rebetika, laika, entexna (the Greek word ‘τέχνη’ […]

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Winter in Greece

For those who thought that Greece is only a summer country, you couldn’t be more wrong :-).  Due to its varied nature and culture, Greece is never boring!

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Greek Christmas Carols from different areas in Greece

Did you ever celebrate Greek Christmas and New Year in Greece?  Apart from other traditions, you will hear typical Greek Christmas carols all over the country: the “kalanta”. Greece is rich in music and depending on the geographical regions, there are different Christmas and New Year songs, using different instruments and rhythms.