The Omilo song is there! After 27 years of organizing Omilo Greek Language and Culture courses, we are very happy to finally have a song!
And even more amazing that it is created and performed, by Omilo-students 🙂

We thank Stephanie (Canada) and Ellen (USA), for their  cooperation  during the Syros September course in 2023, and their  little concert .
Both students met for the first time during a Syros course, and joined forces.
Ευχαριστούμε πολύ.
We are definitely going to sing it together again 🙂

Under the video, you will find the lyrics, so you can sing along 🙂

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What about learning Greek on Naxos island?
Learning to speak Greek is usually more fun and easier when you are in Greece, and that is also the reason why the Omilo school started organizing Greek Language and Culture courses  in Greece. Since 1997 we have welcomed participants in various locations, such as Athens, Nea Makri, Limni (Evia), Hydra, Andros, Syros, Nafplion, Lefkada….
Because many students return every year and like to go to different areas in Greece, in 2023 we decided to add one more location to our programme.

And that is….
…the island of Naxos.


In October 2023, the very first Naxos course took place, with 25 students.
τον Οκτώβριο του 2023, έλαβε χώρα το πρώτο πρόγραμμα του Ομιλώ στην Νάξο, με 25 μαθητές.

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We are actively looking for a Greek Language Teacher to join our team, and teach Greek as a foreign language, to adults.
Application deadline: Sunday 3 March 2024

Teacher of Greek as a foreign language, to adults

A teaching job at Omilo Greek Language and Culture means ;

You have a passion for teaching and a strong interest in culture.
The teaching hours are a combination of;

  • teaching on location in the Athens school (Maroussi)
  • teaching some hours/days online from your house,
  • teaching  +/- 7-10 weeks per year “out of Athens” , between April and October. (to be discussed)

Who is suitable for this work?

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, responsible, and cheerful individual, who has a passion for teaching,
has strong communication skills in Greek and English, has a deep appreciation for culture, and likes to work within a team.


  • Please send your CV together with a motivation/cover letter in English or Greek to
    Attn; Dimitris Andreadis

    If you prefer not to write a cover letter, then a short video introduction is also very welcome
    (you can record this on your smartphone and send to us)


  • Good communication skills, and a passion for teaching
  • You must be living in Athens (i.e. having your own accommodation), so team-meetings and teaching in Maroussi is possible on a regular basis.
    (in case you live on Syros island, teaching from July till September is possible)
  • Native Greek speaker and proficiency in English
  • Computer literacy: a good working knowledge of the Internet, E-mail, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint is essential.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility
  • Able to cooperate with others, teamwork

What we offer?

  • A nice working environment, with adult students from all over the world, in a very international atmosphere.
  • Possibility to work in different locations in Greece, many times next to the beach!
  • Remote work, combined with teamwork in Athens, and Syros
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive salary package


Application deadline: Sunday 3 March 2024

If you are interested in this opportunity, make sure you apply!  If not, please spread the word! (or share this link)

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality.


The Greek alphabet is unique and special. It has survived thousands of years without significant changes. From the times of Omiros and Platonas, in Byzantine and Kavafis, it ended up in our times with barely any changes to it.
The Omilo teachers are happy to help you learning this beautiful Greek Alphabet!
And by the way, it is much easier than it might look.
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This Black Friday, or rather “Black week”, is the perfect time to continue your Greek language journey with our exclusive eBook sale!

📚 Unlock Your Greek Potential: eBooks for Every Learner

Our collection of eBooks caters to all.Whether you’re a beginner eager to explore the beauty of the Greek language
or an advanced learner aiming for fluency, we have the perfect eBook for you.
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Syros island and Hermoupolis town, are locations our students love deeply.
Every Summer, since 2005, Omilo organizes Greek Language and Culture Courses on the Cycladic island of Syros.
After all those years, the island feels like a second home to the Omilo team, as well as to many returning students.
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Greek etymology, is something we often use in our Greek lessons.
But this time, we will use it to explain you a bit more about why we chose the name “omilo” or ” ομιλώ”.
“Omilo Greek Language and Culture” was founded in 1996, so we are around for many years 🙂 Even longer than “google” ! 🙂

And …in case you were wondering…

“Omilo” or “ομιλώ¨,  actually is a verb and means “I speak”!

Because at Omilo, we really try to focus on “speaking Greek”!

If you already know some Greek, then you now might wonder: Why “omilo” (ομιλώ) and not “milao” (μιλάω)?
Well, both verbs mean “I speak”, but the latter is more used in the everyday Greek language, so you will hear it more.

Careful; when you pronounce “omilo”, make sure you stress the LAST O, since also there is the stress in the verb; ομιλώ

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In May 2019 the Greek Easy Reader was published at Omilo, and since then proved to have made Greek language learners very happy!
The  ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!) is written for students at the Beginner levels in Greek.

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How to travel to Syros island, from Athens or Mykonos? Because Omilo organizes Greek Language and Culture courses on the island of Syros during the summer months, this is a question many Omilo students are asking us frequently.
First of all, if you looking for a 1- or 2-week course during summer, then click below and check out the dates and availability

For all the details and course dates of  the 1-week courses, click here

For all the details and course dates of the 2-week courses, click here

Second, here below you find details, tips and useful information on how most students travel from their country to the course location on Syros island.

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Greek Language and Culture courses 2022 – Flashback 

What a great season if Greek Language and Culture courses in 2022! We would like to thank all our students that joined the programs,
as well as those
purchasing the Omilo Publications,
taking online lessons,
supporting us on social media,
writing thank you emails,
Ευχαριστούμε πολύ!

Τι περίοδος! Θα θέλαμε να ευχαριστήσουμε όλους τους συμμετέχοντες που πήραν μέρος στα μαθήματα Ελληνικών του Ομιλώ για το 2022, καθώς επίσης και όσους αγόρασαν τις δημοσιεύσεις του Ομιλώ, παρακολούθησαν διαδικτυακά μαθήματα και μας υποστήριξαν στα social media, έγραψαν ευχαριστήρια emails, κ.λπ…

After two difficult Corona years, 2020 and 2021,  and working a lot in front of the computer, we are happy we could welcome our students again in Greece,  in Nafplion (Easter), Lefkada (June) and Syros (July-August-September). In 2022 we were back to 70% of our usual programs. Unfortunately, it was still too risky to organize the Athens programs in spring 2022, but in a month we will also welcome students in our beloved Athens again.

Μετά από δύο δύσκολα χρόνια κορωνοϊού, το 2020 και το 2021, κατά τη διάρκεια των οποίων δουλέψαμε πολύ στον υπολογιστή, είμαστε πολύ χαρούμενοι που μπορέσαμε να υποδεχτούμε τους μαθητές μας πάλι στην Ελλάδα, στο Ναύπλιο (το Πάσχα), στη Λευκάδα (τον Ιούνιο) και στη Σύρο (από τον Ιούλιο μέχρι τον Σεπτέμβριο).
Το 2022 καταφέραμε να επιστρέψουμε στο 70% των συνηθισμένων προγραμμάτων μας. Δυστυχώς, ήταν ακόμα πολύ επίφοβο να οργανώσουμε τα προγράμματα της Αθήνας την άνοιξη του 2022, αλλά σε έναν μήνα θα υποδεχτούμε μαθητές στη λατρεμένη μας Αθηνά ξανά!


What our students say!

Before we will announce the 2023 course dates (still brainstorming and working on it at the moment, and you will hear more about it in November) and before we will show Athens to our next group, here a small selection of some comments and feedback we received during the 2022 courses, from students as well as teachers !

Πριν ανακοινώσουμε τις ημερομηνίες των προγραμμάτων του 2023 (ακόμα δουλεύουμε πάνω σε αυτό) και πριν δείξουμε την Αθήνα στο επόμενο γκρουπ, εδώ θα δεις μια μικρή συλλογή από μερικά σχόλια και ανατροφοδότηση που πήραμε κατά τη διάρκεια των προγραμμάτων του 2022, τόσο από μαθητές όσο και από καθηγητές!

Thank you so much, and wish you a very nice autumn and winter.
Ευχαριστούμε πολύ και σας ευχόμαστε όμορφο φθινόπωρο και χειμώνα.

Maya και Δημήτρης
20 years





More Testimonials….

PS.1 Below just a few comments/feedback per course location.
If you want to read more feedback from students from all over the world, then click here and visit our “testimonial webpage”

ΥΓ 1. Παρακάτω θα δεις λίγα σχόλια για την κάθε περιοχή. Αν θέλεις να διαβάσεις περισσότερη ανατροφοδότηση από τους μαθητές μας από όλο τον κόσμο, μπορείς να επισκεφθείς τη σελίδα με τις κριτικές μας.

Photos and Video’s

Many photos have been posted on social media, and every group received their special Photo Album, with a facebook link. All photos are still available on Facebook.

PS2. We are very happy so many students are willing to say something on video, so you can get a better idea, with a nice background from Greece!  Click here and listen to different students on the YouTube Channel.
testimonials youtube
(Note; If you like what the students say, do not forget to “LIKE” the video as well, or add your comment under the video.
The last videos of September are not included yet, since Maya did not have time yet to edit and subtitle them, but they will be uploaded during winter.)

ΥΓ2. Χαρήκαμε πολύ που τόσοι μαθητές ήταν πρόθυμοι να πουν κάτι σε βίντεο! Έτσι, μπορείς να πάρεις μια καλύτερη ιδέα, με όμορφο φόντο από την Ελλάδα . Άκουσε διάφορους μαθητές μας στο κανάλι μας στο Youtube.

(Σημείωση: Αν σου αρέσουν αυτά που λένε οι μαθητές, μην ξεχάσεις να πατήσεις “LIKE” ή να γράψεις το σχόλιό σου κάτω από το βίντεο.
Τα τελευταία βίντεο του Σεπτεμβρίου δεν συμπεριλαμβάνονται, καθώς η Maya δεν είχε ακόμα χρόνο να τα επεξεργαστεί και να βάλει τους υπότιτλους).


Why students speak  in their mother tongue on the video and not in Greek?

Γιατί οι μαθητές στα βίντεο μιλάνε στη μητρική τους γλώσσα και όχι στα Ελληνικά;

Although students know Greek, and could also say many things in Greek, we usually advise them to talk on the video in their mother-tongue. The reason is that they can express themselves much better with the vocabulary and expressions they like to use, and they also feel better to be in front of a camera. Another reason is that sometimes “unwanted visitors” , who are not related to Omilo, watch those testimonials and write nasty comments under the video, in case the person makes a mistake in Greek. Unfortunately we can not control the internet, but we would like to protect our students from unnecessary comments. At Omilo, we all know your Greek is good, you improve, you try to speak, you love the language, but there is no reason to prove it for the entire digital world.

Αν και οι μαθητές ξέρουν Ελληνικά και θα μπορούσαν να πουν πολλά στη γλώσσα αυτή, συνήθως τους συμβουλεύουμε να μιλήσουν στο βίντεο στη μητρική τους γλώσσα. Ο λόγος είναι ότι μπορούν να εκφράσουν όσα θέλουν πολύ καλύτερα με το λεξιλόγιο και τις εκφράσεις που τους αρέσει να χρησιμοποιούν. Επίσης, έτσι αισθάνονται καλύτερα όταν βρίσκονται μπροστά από την κάμερα. Ένας άλλος λόγος είναι ότι μερικές φορές «ανεπιθύμητοι επισκέπτες» που δεν έχουν σχέση με το Ομιλώ, παρακολουθούν τις κριτικές και γράφουν άσχημα σχόλια κάτω από τα βίντεο, σε περίπτωση που ο μαθητής που μιλάει κάνει ένα λάθος στα Ελληνικά. Δυστυχώς δεν μπορούμε να ελέγξουμε το ίντερνετ, αλλά θα θέλαμε να προστατέψουμε τους μαθητές μας από περιττά σχόλια. Στο Ομιλώ, όλοι ξέρουμε ότι τα Ελληνικά σου είναι καλά, ότι βελτιώνεσαι, ότι προσπαθείς να μιλήσεις και ότι αγαπάς τη γλώσσα! Οπότε δεν υπάρχει λόγος να το αποδείξεις σε όλο τον ψηφιακό κόσμο. 


Ready to Travel with our students to Nafplion, Lefkada and Syros?


Greece is the most fantastic country.  Wherever you find yourself you discover a myriad of diverse places, history and nature – it is ever giving and I love it. In Nafplion, the week leading up to the Orthodox Easter, was the week of my intensive language and culture course with Omilo.

“What a wonderful week I had, nervous to begin with, we were set tests to determine our level and I found myself in a lovely group with five other participants from Germany, England, Norway, Austria and France.  We had two sessions of teaching every morning, conducted in Greek, really testing my concentration and listening skills and by the end of it I wanted to continue as I felt I was just beginning to loosen up.  I so want the language to flow and it’s not there yet.  After the moment, when I have time to think, I know exactly what I should have said but that doesn’t help.  I become a bit tongue tied in class and forget the simplest, most common verbs.  The teachers were empathetic, clear and inspiring.  I loved the dancing and singing and finding more about the Easter traditions and of course meeting such interesting people, all with a common love for Greece.”

Jinti, UK



Dear Omilo team!
You would also get 10 points from me 😀!!!
The course on Lefkada was beautiful! Learning Greek in such a great atmosphere with competent, funny teachers, super nice people from different countries and the beautiful ambience of this cute hotel overlooking the sea is a dream!!!
We learned a lot, talked and laughed. You really had a lot of work with the many groups and were always super nice and in a good mood!
The evening events were very interesting and it was also very nice that you could get in touch with all the students. It was all a lot of fun! I’m already looking forward to the next time 🤗!

Many greetings to all, from Uschi, Germany



I attended several courses with Omilo over the last 4 years.  I prefer the 2-week courses as it gives me enough time to practise my speaking skills and really achieve a better level of fluency. Omilo does not only offers excellent language lessons but a full cultural experience during the course. Although some programs are on the schedule every year (like there is always a walk in Ermoupolis at every course), the experience is never the same! There is always a new fact to learn, a new joke to laugh at, the company is excellent, and the programs are well organised. So, I keep attending all of them every year.
We also had regular updates about the local events and places to visit throughout the whole island: This year, on the top of Omilo s`s own events, I attended a concert in a lovely village, a spectacular theatre performance in an old factory, in Ermoupolis and another brilliant concert in Azolimnos. Maya and Dimitris do not just provide the information about these events but give all the information about how to get there or arranges the tickets if it is not easy to buy. At Omilo, I always feel very well looked after but at the same time I have to freedom to choose what I would like to do, how much I would like to rest or go out: perfect combination for a language learning vacation. I am truly grateful for my Greek learning experience with Omilo in Syros. It is a holistic cultural experience, not just a language course. I feel so welcome that arriving at Azolimnos in July feels like coming home. Maya is always ready to help whether I need accommodation, or local travel advice. The Omilo teachers are fantastic, they prepare they lessons and teach with professionalism, but they treat me as a beloved friend. I also like the “international” atmosphere of the course as the students are coming from all over the world and it is great to make acquaintances or even friends.Krisztina Paladi-Kovacs, Hungary
PS. I like the Omilo newsletters too: they are very informative and great reminders to continue my learning journey during busy month at home.

The best trip of my life, Greece! 🇬🇷 🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷💙💙💙
After 18 years in love with the country I finally made it there. My dream came true. I did have very high expectations, as they increased over the years, but Greece indeed didn’t disappoint me at all. I went with my mum for the first days in Athens and that was already the best gift I could have. She’s the one who’s been madly in love with Greece, the language and the culture since a teenager and because of her I became like this.  I’m not sure who enjoyed more but I know we were both over the moon while discovering Athens. Also speaking Greek in front of her made her so happy, she’s living her life dream through me as she could never study it properly. In Canary Islands there weren’t any places to study Modern Greek and there aren’t many places in Spain as a whole (if any) to this day. During my stay, I think I fell even more in love with the country and the people. After 3 years studying Greek I could finally speak and put what I learned into practice. I did think I could get shy and not speak a word but It was totally the opposite. The moment I landed my Greek language adventure started. I spoke to everyone in Greek from the taxi driver to the pharmacist and they were so happy to hear a foreigner speak Greek.
My lessons at the Hellenic Centre in London have truly paid off and then my intensive lessons in Syros with the Omilo school have made me be much more confident, especially while speaking which is my weakness. The 1-week course I went for was proper intensive (the name did say so but I didn’t understand fully the meaning 😅). My teachers didn’t speak to us at all in English while on the lessons or even outside, except for occasions where we didn’t understand a word and we couldn’t get the meaning while they explained the meaning in Greek. Of course I didn’t have all the vocabulary and I was lost many times, but what matters is that you get the context of what they are talking about. It was very intensive and pretty scary initially but very efficient at the same time. I loved the challenge and I’ll definitely repeat next year. It was full immersion in Greek language and culture. We were taught also few Greek traditional dances and I absolutely loved it.
In Greece, I just feel at home and feel so happy when I’m there and I hear Greek everywhere I go. I couldn’t stop smiling and I was truly happy. I really didn’t want to come back and I was getting very emotional while saying bye to the Omilo school, classmates and when I took the flight back.  I did feel at home and I feel part of me belongs in Greece, it’ll be my holiday destination every year for sure.No other country can beat Greece for me (no offence to the others) it is just unique and has something magical that just drags me there. So, I wanted to thank especially the Omilo school, teachers and classmates for making me have a wonderful experience and a memory for life. I wasn’t born Greek but I’ll become one just give me few years to master the language. Τα λέμε σύντομα Ελλάδα! Σ’αγαπώ! 🥰💙🤍❤️🇬🇷
Cristina, Spain


Hello Omilo-team

I would like to share how much I love your materials! Really and truly, I learn so much from them. Sometimes I’m too quick to read them once and move on, when I should stick with one story longer, practicing it longer. I have just about everything from your site. I really enjoyed the easy short story #12, about Φάνης και Ντίλαν. It made me laugh.

Thank you for all the work you all do to help us learn the beloved Greek language!

Regards, Lisa Efthymiou, USA


text below was posted by teacher Myrto on her facebook profile 🙂

Άλλη μια υπέροχη περίοδος καλοκαιρινών εντατικών μαθημάτων ελληνικής γλώσσας και ελληνικού πολιτισμού του Ομιλώ έφτασε στο τέλος της, φορτώνοντάς μας με τα παρακάτω ανεκτίμητης αξίας δώρα.

Το πλοίο αυτό ξεχωρίζει από μακριά στο Αιγαίο, γιατί πλέει εκπέμποντας φως, ζεστασιά και μουσική, που συσσωρεύτηκαν από μοναδικές εμπειρίες, λαμπρούς ανθρώπους, ζεστές εγκάρδιες αγκαλιές, αστραφτερές γνώσεις, δυνατά γέλια, μελωδίες, γεύσεις, μυρωδιές, συζητήσεις, χορούς, βόλτες, πίνακες, μαρκαδόρους, φωτοτυπίες, κι άλλες φωτοτυπίες και γλυκά- πολλά γλυκά! Όσο απίστευτα γλυκιά ήταν για άλλη μια φορά αυτή η εμπειρία και οι άνθρωποι που την πλαισίωσαν…

Βάζουμε πλώρη και για άλλα ταξίδια.. Και του χρόνου!

Σ’ αγαπώ, Ομιλώ! ♡

Πολλή αγάπη σε όλους τους υπέροχους μαθητές αυτών των μηνών!

Dimitris, Maya, Eva, Κonstantinos, Marina είστε μοναδικοί όλοι, ο καθένας με τον δικό του τρόπο…
Γι’ αυτό και το Ομιλώ και όλο αυτό που ζούμε είναι μοναδικό!



Another wonderful season of Omilo’s summer intensive Greek language and culture courses has come to an end, loading us with the following priceless gifts.  This ship stands out from afar in the Aegean, because it sails emitting light, warmth and music, accumulated from unique experiences, brilliant people, warm heartfelt hugs, sparkling knowledge, loud laughter, melodies, tastes, smells, conversations, dances, walks, paintings , markers, photocopies, and more photocopies and sweets – lots of sweets! (note; the sweets that students brought from their countries)
How unbelievably sweet once again was this experience and the people who framed it…

We are setting sail for other trips… also next year! I love you, Omilo! ♡

Much love to all of this months wonderful students!

Dimitris, Maya, Eva, Konstantinos, Marina you are all unique, each in your own way…
That’s why Omilo and everything we live is unique!


We wish you a nice Autumn season, and hope to see you soon again. Stay in touch!

Καλή αντάμωση – Until we meet again!

Καλό φθινόπωρο – Wishing you a nice Autumn!

Καλά να περάσετε – Have fun!

Στο καλό – Goodbye, all the best!



PS. Interested in learning more typical Greek wishes? Then click here and download our free eBook