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Athens Today

Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
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The Epidaurus Amphitheatre in Greece

When visiting Greece, it is not just about eating delicious food in taverns and going to the beach, but most travelers, including our Omilo students, also love to visit ancient Greek sites, attend Greek concerts or theatre or learn more about Greek culture and history. Well, by visiting the beautiful site of Epidaurus, you can combine it all!
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Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday)

Clean Monday is an important day for Greeks. We celebrate the end of the Carnival and the beginning of fasting which leads to Easter (forty days later). The name comes from the adjective “katharos”=clean. This day is also called “Koulouma”.
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Your Persistence | A wonderful Greek song

For many Greek language learners, Greek music is the reason why they started learning Greek. Music is a fun and interesting way to learn the language. You can listen at any time of the day and the lyrics will not only help you to expand your vocabulary, but also make you feel closer to Greece and the Greek culture when you are not in Greece.
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Athens keeps amazing every visitor! Apart from beautiful new museums, concert buildings, artistic metro stations and roof gardens, now Athens also has a new spectacular cultural landmark: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC). Needless to say, a must-see, during your next Athens visit.
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Thessaloniki – some secrets


Thessaloniki, or out of Greece often called “Salonika”, is the second largest city in Greece, after Athens.
As we have written already many times about Athens, it’s past and present, it is now time to introduce you to some secrets of Thessaloniki!
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The European Capital of Culture in Greece, in 2021

In 2021, it is the turn of Greece and Romania to nominate the European Capital(s) of Culture For Greece, the candidate cities are : Ermoupolis (Syros), Piraeus, Ioanina, Volos, Kalamata, Tripoli and Nafplion. The final decision will be known in September 2016.
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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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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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