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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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Greek music: Stavros Xarchakos and Alkistis Protopsalti

Are you in love with Greek music? If so, then listening to songs composed by Stavros Xarchakos and songs performed by Alkistis Protopsalti should be added to your to-do list.

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Happy Birthday in Greek

Do you have Greek friends? Would you like to know how to wish them a Happy Birthday in Greek? If you have been to Greece, most likely you have already heard the popular wish «Χρόνια πολλά».

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The Epidaurus Amphitheatre in Greece

When visiting Greece, it is not just about eating delicious food in taverns and going to the beach, but most travelers, including our Omilo students, also love to visit ancient Greek sites, attend Greek concerts or theatre or learn more about Greek culture and history. Well, by visiting the beautiful site of Epidaurus, you can combine it all!
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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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Rejoice! It’s Easter.

Greek Orthodox Easter is celebrated by most Greeks, all over the world. But many people are also experiencing two different Easters in one family, depending on their cultural backgrounds.
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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 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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