Η θαλάσσια χελώνα καρέτα-καρέτα

 

Υπάρχουν ζώα με παράξενες συνήθειες που επιβιώνουν στον πλανήτη μας για αμέτρητα χρόνια. Ένα από αυτά είναι οι θαλάσσιες χελώνες. Οι θαλάσσιες χελώνες ζουν στην γη πάνω από 100 εκατομμύρια χρόνια. Περνούν την ζωή τους στην θάλασσα και βγαίνουν στην στεριά μόνο για να γεννήσουν την κατάλληλη εποχή. Υπάρχουν επτά είδη θαλάσσιας χελώνας: η καρέτα-καρέτα, η πράσινη χελώνα, η δερματοχελώνα και άλλα. Η Ελλάδα φιλοξενεί αυτά τα παράξενα ζώα.
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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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Greek dancing is fun…learn more about it with Omilo!

What comes to your mind when you hear «Greek dances»? Probably, the first dance that comes to mind is the “Syrtaki”. And not without reason. Syrtaki became known all over the world thanks to the movie “Zorbas the Greek”. Most of us have in mind Anthony Quinn dancing this dance and saying: “geia sou, leventi!”. Indeed, the Sirtaki represents the Greek people and their soul, but it is actually a dance that was «made» for the movie and a «combination» of various Greek steps you can find in the traditional dances.

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