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Syros island and amazing Hermoupolis

Every Summer, since 2005, Omilo organizes Greek Language and Culture Courses on the Cycladic island of Syros. After all those years, the island feels like a second home to the Omilo team, as well as to many returning students.
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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 town of Nafplio and its history

Nafplio is a Venetian town with ancient Greek roots. It is located in the Peloponnese, at 2 hours driving from Athens.
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The Village of Nymfaio

For those that did not know it already, Greece is also a nice winter destination.
Above you can see a photo of the village of Nymfaio, in Northern Greece. 

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Experience A Beautiful Autumn in Greece

Even though summer is probably the most popular season in Greece, for Greeks and non-Greeks, also autumn and winter have much more to offer than you might think! Since the Tourist Industry focuses on Greece as a typical country for summer holidays, not everyone knows that Greece is more than only beaches and sea.  Let us introduce you into the different aspects of the beautiful Greek autumn. Even though summer is probably the most popular season in Greece, for Greeks and non-Greeks, also autumn and winter have much more to offer than you might think! Since the Tourist Industry focuses on Greece as a typical country for summer holidays, not everyone knows that Greece is more than only beaches and sea.  Let us introduce you into the different aspects of the beautiful Greek autumn.
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Thessaloniki – some secrets


Thessaloniki, or out of Greece often called “Salonika”, is the second largest city in Greece, after Athens.
As we have written already many times about Athens, it’s past and present, it is now time to introduce you to some secrets of Thessaloniki!
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A waiting coffee: interesting idea!

We all have heard about “waiting customers”, but did you ever hear about a “waiting coffee”? Well, it actually exists already for many years. The “waiting coffee” («suspended coffee» is the term in English and «caffé sospeso» in Italian) is a prepaid coffee by a customer in a coffee shop or a cafeteria, anonymously, and will be consumed afterwards by a citizen who cannot afford to pay himself.
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My Greek in Action – by Peter Thomas

The shepherd gave us detailed directions to the pass, pointing with his crook, and emphatically repeating one phrase: pouthena aristera. We nodded as though we understood every word. We thanked him and strode off. My walking partner immediately said, “So, we have to head left?” “No!” I corrected. “We must absolutely not go left: pouthena aristera means ‘nowhere go left—in no case, go left’.” Once again, I thanked the gods that I’d studied at Omilo.
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The caretta-caretta sea turtles in Greece

There are animals that survive on the planet for millions of years. One of these species is the sea turtle. Sea turtles live on earth for more than 100 million years. They spend their life in sea and they come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches during the appropriate season. There are 7 species of sea turtles: caretta-caretta, the green sea turtle, the leatherback sea turtle and others.
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