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Graffiti and street art in Greece

Writing on the walls… When you walk around in the bigger cities of Greece, you will quickly notice brightly colored assault of names, political slogans or animated figures splattered across the walls of nearly every concrete building. For graffiti artists, for sure Greece is the place to be!
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The Athens Spotlighted card

Athens Spotlighted is a program that wants to promote the city of Athens in all its aspects: culture, food, shopping, nightlife, etc. The card is free and offers all visitors discounts to several museums, shops, restaurants etc.
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Author Petros Markaris and his book about Athens



Many students learning Greek love to read books written by Petros Markaris. He mostly uses daily language and his stories are related to contemporary Greece.

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A Greek song, museums and listening exercise

Greece has so many nice museums and so many nice songs! So let’s listen to a song about visiting a museum! We made a Greek listening exercise for you. Listen to the song and try to fill out the gaps in the lyrics under the video. Enjoy!
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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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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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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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Visit Athens, you will not regret! (Video)

We have said it so many times to our students, Athens is great! Have a look at the New York Times video below!
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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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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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