Looking forward to the Christmas Period? Here below you will find information about some Christmas traditions in Greece.
In the meantime, in order to improve your listening skills,  you can click on the button above, where you will find the text in Greek as well as the Audio
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During warm and sunny days and especially in spring and summer, Greeks prefer to drink the cold Frappe instead of the warm Greek coffee. Also Omilo students many times are crazy about the frappe and would like to continue drinking it back home as well.
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“Gemista”, or usually translated in English as “stuffed tomatoes and peppers” is a traditional Greek dish and easy to make food. It also smells wonderful! You will be delighted!

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Easter is the most important celebration in Greece with a lot of special traditions. We have written articles about “How do Greeks celebrate Easter” and “Food and Traditions during Greek Easter”. However, from region to region, traditions can be a bit different.
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Mastiha is a product that comes from the mastic tree. The sticky secretion, the resin, has the color of old wax and might not seem very special, but it has become a product that is known and wanted all over the world. Mastic has not only a unique taste but it has also been shown by scientific research that it is beneficial for the health. When a mastiha tree produces the resin, locals often refer to it as “tears”, or the “crying mastiha tree”!

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When we are on the island of Syros for the Greek summer courses, one of the things the Omilo team and students love, are the tavern meals. The taverns on Syros island offer lots of wonderful dishes worth discovering. Today we would like to share a recipe with you of a typical starter from Syros island.
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Whether you are living in Greece or just visiting, you will quickly notice that food has an important role in Greek society. Greeks consider a meal as quality time with friends and family. It is their way to socialize, to discuss various topics and concerns, to make fun and to offer hospitality. 
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Taramasalata or taramosalata is a Greek appetizer/dip made from tarama, the salted roe (fish eggs) of cod or grey mullet mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and a base of bread or potatoes.
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Would you like to cook a delicious Greek dish, which is also a great alternative for a Christmas table?
Pork with celery and lemon sauce! (vegetarians can replace the pork with mushrooms )

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There are 300 varieties of grape cultivated by more than 150,000 farmers in Greece.  Greece produces some outstanding wines, thanks to its climate – rain doesn’t disrupt the harvesting and the endless sunshine allows for maximum ripening. With a little imagination, the future of the country’s wines could be “rosé” (rosy).
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