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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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Syros Island : Greek Culture, Greek music and learning Greek!

Since 2005 Omilo welcomes every summer many students from all over the world on the island of Syros. Our students have three things in common: they love Greek culture, they want to learn the Greek language and they want to explore the « real Greece ». For that reason, we chose to move our school to the island of Syros  during the months of July, August and September.
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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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