Greek movie “Notias” by Tassos Boulmetis

Since January 2016 you can watch one more new Greek movie, this time “Notias”, of Tassos Boulmetis. Listening exercises: Below 2 trailers of the movie with Greek dialogues. We translated the dialogues for you in English.
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Fighting for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

Inspired by the statue of Athena Promakhos, protector of the Parthenon in antiquity, the movie ‘Promakhos’ centers on a story of two Greek lawyers fighting for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. See the trailer, full of images of the Parthenon, Athens and the stunning Acropolis Museum!
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Christmas in Greece: Trigona Kalanta

In Greece, many Christmas songs are sung; some are very known all over Greece, and some very specific for every region. However, there is also a song that is internationally known, but of course, in Greece, they sing it with Greek lyrics. Are you ready to learn how to sing “jingle bells” in Greek? Read more

A Greek myth & olive oil!

Let’ s read a myth about Athens and some real information about Greek olive oil!
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Greek Movie : Mikra Anglia

When Greek cinema meets the Greek literature the result is excellent! A very interesting Greek movie came out in December 2013 : the movie ‘Little England’ directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and based on the book by author Ioanna Karystiani. The book was first released in 1997 and won the State Prize.
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Greek New Year Song

In Greece, on December 31st,  you will hear everywhere this New Year song or eventually sing it yourself… A song to say good bey to the “old year” and welcome the “new year”!
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Greek feasts and Greek Name days in December!

December is the most festive month of the year in Greece! Apart from Christmas we also have many other religious feasts and important Name days. In Greece, name days are more important than birthdays!
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Dora Stratou Greek dances : A living museum

There are many different museums across the world. Athens has a special museum, a museum dedicated to the Greek dance. What makes it special is that it is not just housed in a building. It is a living museum with dancers, lots of spectacle and a school providing courses, workshops and lectures. Here below more information about this museum and dancing group, founded by Dora Stratou.
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The Athens Festival(s): June till September

The Athenians are happy the summer is here! In summer, everybody gets into a great mood and tries to enjoy the nice things of life. The cultural life in Athens is just great: exhibitions, concerts, music bands, street dancing, theater performances, book fairs, nights of open air cinema, bike rides and festivals for every taste. They are also a great asset to those that can’t afford to go on holidays “out of Athens”.
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Syros Island : Greek Culture, Greek music and learning Greek!

Since 2005 Omilo welcomes every summer many students from all over the world on the island of Syros. Our students have three things in common: they love Greek culture, they want to learn the Greek language and they want to explore the “real Greece”. For that reason, we chose to move our school to the island of Syros  during the months of July, August and September.
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