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The Greek National Holiday of October 28th

In every country some days of the year are considered as “national anniversaries” because they remind everybody of important historical events. For most of the people, as well as for public services, these days are also “public holidays”.
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Hammam: an Oriental experience in Athens


Athens combines elements from classical antiquity, the Ottoman past and a modern city. Since it was under Ottoman occupation between 1458 and 1833, it also had public baths called hammams. When you come to Athens today, you can visit the Bath of the Winds or experience spa services at one of the modern hammams of the city.

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The famous Loukoumi and Halvadopita of Syros Island

“Come on, buy the original loukoumi of Syros”: This is what white-dressed loukoumatzídes (=loukoumi sellers) usually shout when entering the ferry at the port of Syros with their big baskets in order to sell their products.

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Wildfires in Greece: How to save your life in case of emergency

In Greece wildfires occur quite often and almost every summer. Most fires neither have many victims nor burn many houses down, but they unfortunately destroy natural habitats and affect animal life. Read more

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The electric car of Syros island

It may be that nowadays the electric car makes quite the impression and is funded by big industrial firms, but in Greece it was already constructed for the first time 45 years ago! During the summer months many Omilo students have the opportunity to admire the first Greek electric car , which was built in Syros island. 
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Nemea: history, mythology and wine

The village of Nemea is situated in a valley, south west of Corinth and around 10km north of Mycenae. If you come from Athens, it is a scenic drive of two hours.
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The city of Livadia and its myth

The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods, myths. Stories of Greek mythology are still told today and take place in various regions in Greece.

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Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday)

Clean Monday is an important day for Greeks. We celebrate the end of the Carnival and the beginning of fasting which leads to Easter (forty days later). The name comes from the adjective “katharos”=clean. This day is also called “Koulouma”.
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Greek Christmas Traditions

Here below you will find information about some Christmas traditions in Greece. As a listening exercise you can click on the button above, where you will find the text in Greek while listening to teacher Konstantinos reading the text for you. 
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Manos Hatzidakis and his music

When you think about Greek music, there are probably many names that pop into your head: Dalaras, Mouskouri, Theodorakis and of course also… Manos Hatzidakis.
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