Greek Courses On The Island of Syros | 1-Week Group Lessons
For those who want to learn Greek or improve their Greek communication skills in combination with a fantastic cultural holiday, a one-week intensive course on the island of Syros is the obvious choice!
You will learn the basics of Greek or improve your Greek language skills at every level, with plenty of time left over for sightseeing, relaxing on the beach and exploring the island of Syros and its capital Hermoupolis. Our interactive methods of teaching are made to satisfy communication needs for every level: during your morning classes you can fully focus on improving your Greek language skills, and in the afternoons you can put the theory into practice. On Syros, you can easily practice your Greek with the locals, most of whom are used to having tourists in their midst.
Omilo also offers several free activities, during which you learn more about the “real Greece” and Greek culture. The island of Syros is famous not only for its capital, Hermoupolis, but also for its rich history and the Aegean festival as well as other summer festivals and rebetiko music. Of course, you can also relax on the beautiful beaches which are just seconds away from the course location.
On the indicated arrival date (Sunday) of your course, the Omilo team will welcome you at 19.00 in the Syros School, situated at the Echo House in the village of Azolminos, 4km south of the port city of Hermoupolis. You will be introduced to the teachers and other participants, and the program will be explained as well as all the options for the musical or theatre performances in Hermoupolis. At around 20.00 all students are invited to enjoy a tavern meal in a local Greek tavern in Azolimnos; this is included in the course price. It is the perfect moment to get to know the other participants, talk to the teachers, taste Greek food and start communicating in Greek.
The following Monday your Greek classes begin. On the first day of the course, students will be asked to take a brief placement test which will help the team decide which class is best for you. The course materials will be given to you in class and are included in the price.
You will have six days of classes, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The last day of classes is on Sunday, finishing at 14.00. On Thursday you will have no classes; thus, you will have an opportunity to explore the island, relax on the beach, study your Greek vocabulary or participate in one of the activities on offer.
24 hours of classes, if your class has a minimum of 3 students (see below)
6 teaching days
One tavern meal (arrival day)
One Greek dance class
Guided walk in Hermoupolis
Lecture/game related to Greek culture or music
In addition, you have the possibility of attending various concerts and performances (extra charge) during the Syros summer festivals, depending upon the dates of the course you have booked.
These courses are intended for adults of 26+ years of age, including seniors, of every nationality and language level.
4 hours/day when there are 3 to 7 students per language level
3 hours/day when there are 2 students per language level 2 hours/day when there is 1 student in a language level for the same course fee
There are six language levels possible (the average amount of language levels per course is between four and six)
If you want to learn more about what each language level means, please visit the Language Level Page. When registering for a course, you are asked to indicate your level and give us some extra information about the materials you have used, how many courses you have already taken, etc. However, since the participants speak various languages, have used different course materials in their countries or have studied with different teaching methods, we will ask you to take a brief placement test on the first day of the course so that we can determine the class that is best suited to your needs.
Courses take place between 10:00 and 14:00 h (except for Abs. Beginners and Beginners 1; 15.00-18.00 h, see above)
The last day of the course, classes finish at 14.00
There will be a break of 30 minutes every day
At least 4 afternoon activities are offered. Most of the activities last from 2 to 4 hours.
You will have six days of classes, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The last day of classes is on Sunday, finishing at 14.00. On Thursday you will have no classes.
Location & additional info
The course takes place at the Echo House, next to the beach in the village of Azolimnos, which is situated 4 km south of the capital city, Hermoupolis.
On the Google map below you can zoom in in order to see where the school is located.
For information about Syros, travel info, and much more, please visit our Syros Page.