The name Onassis is a synonym of Croesus, of a very wealthy man. Aristotle Onassis, the so-called “Golden Greek”, became worldwide known for oil tankers and Olympic Airways. However, he did much more than that. Let’s get to know him and have a closer look at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens as well as the Onassis Foundation’s activities. Read more

Have you ever had the chance to enjoy your drink at one of the many rooftop bars of Athens? You can find them in every neighborhood offering a spectacular view and special atmosphere. There are many buildings in Athens suitable to have a roof bar on top.
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Maybe you recently ordered a FIX beer in Greece? There are plenty of beers to choose from on the Greek market (Mythos, Alfa, …), but let’s have a look at the Fix beer, with its very interesting history, as well as its own building in center of Athens!

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Athens has something for every visitor! Apart from beautiful new museums, concert buildings, artistic metro stations, and roof gardens, Athens also has a  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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Writing on the walls… When you walk around in the bigger cities of Greece, you will quickly notice brightly colored street art, political slogans or animated figures splattered across the walls of nearly every concrete building.
Greece gave rise to the word graffiti, the term coming as it does from the Greek root graphie (to write)

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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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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 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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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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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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