Two Week Greek Course on the island of Syros

For those who want to learn Greek while also enjoying Greek culture, the island of Syros is the place to be! The two-week intensive language course gives you the opportunity to spend a fortnight in a ‘full Greek’ environment. In the morning, we focus on teaching the Greek language in small groups in 4 to 6 different language levels. During several afternoons, you have the chance to practice your Greek while attending various cultural activities.

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 Syros you can easily practice your Greek with the locals, most of whom are used to having tourists in their midst. If you prefer an international environment, during your free weekend you can visit the islands of Mykonos and Tinos, which are only one hour away by boat.

Dates & Prices 2021

Starting dateAllEnding dateTotal hoursLevelsPrice
20/06/202102/07/202140All€840,00
04/07/2021
16/07/202140All€840,00
18/07/2021
Few places left, depending on your language level
30/07/202140All€840,00
22/08/202103/09/202140All€840,00
05/09/2021

17/09/202140All€840,00

Teaching schedule for  Beginners 2 till Advanced levels: 10:00-14:00

Note: Teaching schedule for Absolute Beginners and Beginners 1. :  15.00 – 18.00
The Absolute Beginners course (starting from the Greek alphabet), as well as the Beginners 1 course,  is organized in a different way than the other language levels: Lessons take place during the afternoons from 15.00 till 18.00 . You will have 3 hours/day in a class of max. 4 students (or 2 hours/day when there is only 1 student in the level) for the same course fee.
Of course, you can participate in all the group activities, which always take place after 18.00.
If you would prefer to learn the Greek Alphabet before coming to Greece, and start from the Beginners 1 level,  you are welcome to book/complete our online alphabet course, at least one month before the course in Greece starts.

For the other levels, from Beg 2 till Advanced, more info below.

About the course

Discover more with this video!

Syros Island Video

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.

Useful information

Please also check the Terms and Conditions related to “registrations during the corona-period

What is included

  • 40 hours of lessons (10 teaching days)
  • Course materials
  • One tavern meal (arrival day)
  • Two Greek dance classes
  • Guided walk in Hermoupolis
  • Lecture related to Greek culture or music
  • Visit to Ano Syros or Tavli lesson
  • 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.

Group info

  • Courses are intended for adults of 26+ years of age, including seniors, of every nationality and language level.
  • Small classes, maximum of 6 students per class/language level
  • 4 hours/day when there are 3 to 6 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

Language levels

  • 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.

 Daily schedule

  • Courses take place between 10:00 and 14:00  (except for Abs. Beg. and Beginners 1, 15.00 – 18.00h , see above)
  • The last day of the course, classes finish at 14.00
  • 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.
    During the second week you have four days of classes: on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • There will be a break of 30 minutes every day
  • At least six afternoon activities are proposed. Most of the activities last between 1½ and 3 hours.

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.
    If you would like us to book accommodations for you, please visit our Accommodation Page.

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