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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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What changed in Greece between 1986 and 2015?

This Article is written by Julie Crain. Julie is an educator from the USA. While living and working in Athens at the moment, she is is also improving her (advanced) Greek at the Omilo school. The Omilo team believes Julie’s view about Greece is inspiring, positive and very accurate. We are happy we can share this article with you.

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A trip to Greece, changing your life!

Ramon from Spain has to travel to Greece for a project in his University. He travels for the first time to Greece, explores a village in the Peloponese, tastes a bit of Greek culture and spends time with Greek students of his age. His life changed …
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The famous Rio-Antirrio Bridge

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge is one of te world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese to Antirrio on mainland Greece. For students taking a course in Lefkada and travelling from Athens, they will need to cross this bridge.
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Ionian Islands : Lefkada and Scorpios

Life in Lefkada is strongly associated with Scorpios. Scorpios is a small island of 800 km2, very close to the east of Lefkada island, which was owned by the Onassis family till May 2013. While organizing the Greek course on the island of Lefkada, students regularly ask about Scorpios, its history and who has bought the island. Therefore, some information for all of you!
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The Greek Parliament

Did you ever visit the Greek Parliament in Athens? It is housed in a building with interesting architecture and great history, in one of the most central parts of the city, at the Syntagma square. Most likely you have seen or passed from the building and also watched the changing of the guards, by the Evzones, also known as  Tsoliades. They guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament.

Omilo students regularly get the opportunity to join a guided tour and visit the interior of the Parliament. The guide teaches us a lot, not only about the building but also about the history of modern Greece.

Have a look at our small video with the Parliament and the area of Sintagma square.

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