We are very proud to announce that a new Omilo book is published : ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!). This new book is a story, an “easy reader”, intended for students at the Beginner levels in Greek (A1 – early stages of A2).
What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊 (on the cup you see on the photo above, it writes: When you say to your mother „I am going out“, she understands/hears: „I am going to an orgy, with drinks, drugs […]
From antiquity to today, Greece has lived through major historical events. The country was involved in many wars: Persian wars, the wars of Alexander the Great, etc. In modern Greek history, from 1821 till of today, two major wars Greece was involved in, were the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire and the […]
Lefkada, also called Lefkas, is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece; south of Corfu and North of Kefalonia island. The island is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. Since Omilo organizes every year a 1- and 2-week course on Lefkada , we love […]
When you start learning Greek, one of the verbs you will use often, is “μιλάω” (“milao”), which means “to speak or to talk”. For example, the following sentences might be very useful to know, when you travel in Greece: “δεν μιλάω καλά ελληνικά” = “I do not speak Greek well”. “μιλάτε αγγλικά;” = Do you speak […]
In the following video you will see teacher Konstantinos and three other Omilo members picnicking in the background. This video is taken in the Singrou Park of Maroussi (Nord Athens), at 600 meters from the Omilo school and was made for the Omilo Quiz about Greece. Konstantinos asks two questions. He also explains more about the […]
The aim of Carnival is to encourage all citizens, and visitors, to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration, which takes place in many venues, squares, streets and schools of villages, towns or city neighborhoods. In Greece, Carnival is a big winter celebration, during which Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a […]
Do you like Greek dances? As you may know, every region in Greece has different dances, music and rhythms. The dances of Crete also belong to a special category. The main instrument in most of the Cretan music is the “lyra”, and usually, the rhythm of the dances is fast and the steps are rather […]
Greece is known for its delicious food, healthy dishes and lots of salads. One of the dishes you can usually find on the tavern menu, under “salads”, is the “dakos”. It is a traditional salad, from the island of Crete. But do not worry, you can now also find it all over Greece!