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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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!”. […]