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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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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 του Ιουλίου, του Αυγούστου και του Σεπτεμβρίου.
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Greek Orthodox Easter: Food and Traditions

Did you ever experience Greek Easter in Greece? Easter is the most important celebration of the year, with many traditions and special food.
In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece.
If you would like to celebrate Greek Easter with Omilo, while learning Greek at the same time, you are very welcome in our Greek Easter course in Nafplion.
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Playing Tavli (Backgammon) in Greece with Omilo

Playing Tavli or Backgammon is a very popular Greek habit. Almost every Greek has enjoyed a sunny morning with cold coffee (preferably a frappe) and a round of “Portes” or a summer afternoon with a glass of ouzo accompanied by a “meze” and a round of “Plakoto”.

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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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