Entries by Omilo

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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 […]

Walking in Athens, while discovering beautiful art

During one of the Omilo Intensive Greek Language and Culture courses in Athens, in 2015, the participants had Greek lessons in the morning and a 3 hour guided walk in Athens during the afternoon. We decided to start the guided walk from Psirri, in order to show some beautiful Street Art by day-light. When we reached […]

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Greek rebetiko song – Vassilis Tsitsanis

Greeks, whenever they were facing difficulties, which is still something happening very often, have found the way to overcome and even to celebrate! The following Rebetiko song, is an example of how they deal with difficulties ! Its philosophy might be helpful for people to face life difficulties with more optimism!

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Το νησί της Σύρου: ελληνικός πολιτισμός, ελληνική μουσική και μαθήματα ελληνικών!

Από το 2005 το Ομιλώ υποδέχεται κάθε καλοκαίρι πολλούς μαθητές από όλον τον κόσμο στο νησί της Σύρου. Οι μαθητές μας έχουν τρία κοινά πράγματα: αγαπάνε τον ελληνικό πολιτισμό, θέλουν να μάθουν ελληνικά και θέλουν να εξερευνήσουν την «πραγματική Ελλάδα». Για αυτόν τον λόγο, επιλέγουμε να μεταφέρουμε το σχολείο μας στην Σύρο κατά τους μήνες […]

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.

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 […]

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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 […]

A stroll in Gazi area, Athens

What about a walk in the Athens «Gazi area»? Thiseio, Plaka, Psirri and Monastiraki are beautiful neighborhoods and maybe more known, since they are also the famous touristic areas. But Athens has more neighborhoods close to the city center, which are excellent for a walk and entertainment. One of them is «Gazi».

“Kalo taksidi” Dora!

23/2/2014 : a sad day… Here a special tribute to Dora Stoimenidou, who was a very good friend, partner, colleague and one of the beloved Omilo teachers for 13 years. Dora was teaching during 85% of all the OMILO courses between 1999 and 2011, so most of the Omilo students have met her or had Dora as their […]