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Biking in Athens, while learning Greek!

Do you like riding your bicycle ? The last 5 years, biking becomes more and more popular in Athens. It is healthy, cheap and you are not stuck in traffic jams! Even better, every year more and more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital. (words in italics are translated in Greek below)
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Graffiti and street art in Greece

Writing on the walls… When you walk around in the bigger cities of Greece, you will quickly notice brightly colored assault of names, political slogans or animated figures splattered across the walls of nearly every concrete building. For graffiti artists, for sure Greece is the place to be!
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The Athens Spotlighted card

Athens Spotlighted is a program that wants to promote the city of Athens in all its aspects: culture, food, shopping, nightlife, etc. The card is free and offers all visitors discounts to several museums, shops, restaurants etc.
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Visit Athens, you will not regret! (Video)

We have said it so many times to our students, Athens is great! Have a look at the New York Times video below!
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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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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 Sarri street, where you can explore beautiful pieces of art all over, we also passed from the small Sarri Gallery. And amazed we were…
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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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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”.
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