On the indicated arrival date (Sunday) of your course, the Omilo team will welcome you at 20.00 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 21.00 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.
For the first week, you will have 6 days of classes: on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On the first Thursday and 2nd Monday you will have no classes; thus, a perfect time to explore the hidden treasures of Syros, Ano Syros and Hermoupolis, go to the beach, or visit the neighboring Cycladic islands Mykonos or Tinos. During the second week you have four days of classes: on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In addition to the intensive Greek classes in the morning, on offer are various social and cultural activities during the afternoons (free of charge), during which you can also practice your Greek communication skills.