One Week Greek Course in Hermoupolis, Syros island
If you want to improve your Greek communication skills as well as deepen your knowledge of grammar, while enjoying a fantastic cultural holiday, a one-week intensive course in Hermoupolis, the capital of the island of Syros, is the perfect choice!
You will improve your Greek language skills at your level, with plenty of time left over for sightseeing, swimming in the Aegean sea, and exploring the island of Syros and its capital Hermoupolis. Our interactive methods of teaching are made to satisfy communication needs for every level.
During the afternoons, Omilo also offers several free activities, during which you learn more about the “real Greece” and Greek culture. Hermoupolis, is known for its rich history and the Aegean festival as well as other festivals and rembetico music. Of course, you can also explore the entire island and its beaches, by taking the local bus.
On the indicated arrival date (Sunday) of your course, the Omilo team will welcome you at 19.00 in the Syros School, situated at the Echo Pension in the village of Azolminos, 4km south of the port city of Hermoupolis. You will be introduced to the teachers and other participants, and the program will be explained as well as all the options for the musical or theatre performances in Hermoupolis. At around 20.00 all students are invited to enjoy a tavern meal in a local Greek tavern in Azolimnos; this is included in the course price. It is the perfect moment to get to know the other participants, talk to the teachers, taste Greek food and start communicating in Greek.
The following Monday your Greek classes begin. On the first day of the course, students will be asked to take a brief placement test which will help the team decide which class is best for you. The course materials will be given to you in class and are included in the price.
You will have six days of classes, from Monday till Saturday. On Saturday, your course will finish at 14.00.
In addition to the intensive Greek classes in the morning, on offer are various social and cultural activities during the afternoons (free of charge), during which you can also practice your Greek communication skills.
What is included
• 6 days of Greek lessons
• hotel accommodation (single room, with city view) at the 3 star Electra Syros
Boutique Hotel : 6 nights, breakfast included, from Sunday till Saturday (departure date)
• 6 dinners in a local tavern, from Sunday till Friday
• Greek lessons and course materials
• One Greek dance class
• Guided walk in Hermoupolis
• Lectures/game related to Greek culture or music
In addition, you have the possibility to attend a concert and/or performance (extra charge) during the Syros festivals, depending upon the dates of the course you have booked.
Your accommodation will be booked in the Electra Syros Boutique Hotel
This hotel is located in the Vaporia area 300 m from central Ermoupolis in Syros, and is 1 minute walk from the beach. Electra Syros Boutique Hotel features a roof garden overlooking the Aegean Sea. It offers breakfast and free private parking.
Rooms at Electra Syros Boutique Hotel have air conditioning and a minibar. Each is equipped with a TV and a radio. All units have balconies, some with sea views.
Guests can relax with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee or tea at the rooftop garden, enjoying stunning views of the scenic port and town.
Taverns, bars and cafés are within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Extra Options for the hotel accommodation
• If you prefer a single / double room with sea view, the additional cost is 90 euro (for 6 nights).
• If you share a double room (city view) with your friend/partner, who also follows the course, the price is 885 euro/person.
• If you share a double room (city view) with your friend/partner, who does not follow the course, the price is 1205 euro. Your friend/partner will also have breakfast in the hotel and can join the afternoon activities and dinners with the Omilo team and students.
These courses are intended for adults of 26+ years of age, including seniors, of every nationality and language level.
Courses are never canceled. For the Beginners 2, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 Levels:
Teaching times: between 10.00 – 14.00
Small classes, maximum 6 students per class/language level
4 hours/day when there are 3 to 6 students per language level
3 hours/day when there are 2 students per language level
2 hours/day when there is 1 student in a language level for the same course fee
For the Beginner 1 and Advanced Levels: maximum 2 students/class
3 hours/day (total of 18 hours) when there are 2 students per language level
2 hours/day (total of 12 hours) when there is 1 student in a language level for the same course fee
There are six language levels possible (the average amount of language levels per course is between four and six)
If you want to learn more about what each language level means, please visit the Language Level Page.
When registering for a course, you are asked to indicate your level and give us some extra information about the materials you have used, how many courses you have already taken, etc. However, since the participants speak various languages, have used different course materials in their countries or have studied with different teaching methods, we will ask you to take a brief placement test on the first day of the course so that we can determine the class that is best suited to your needs.
Courses take place between 10:00 and 14:00 and 15.00-18.00 (depending of your level)
There will be a break of 30 minutes every day
At least 4 afternoon activities are offered. Most of the activities last from 1,5 to 3 hours.
Location & additional info
The course takes place at the Electra Boutique Hotel, next to the beach in the Hermouplois, Vaporia Area
On the Google map below you can zoom in in order to see where the school is located
For information about Syros, travel info, and much more, please visit our Syros Page.