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Yiannis Ritsos: The Life and Work of The Great Greek Poet

Yiannis Ritsos is one of the most famous and internationally acknowledged Greek poets, with many of his works having been translated and published in many languages. He worked tirelessly and his output was enormous; he has published more than one hundred poems and poetry collections as well as some novels, plays, articles, and translations. Today, […]


Writing in Greeklish or using the Greek Alphabet?

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 […]


The Vasilopita-The Greek New Year Cake

The Vasilopita is a nice Greek Tradition , a special cake for the New Year. When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually, also a coin is hidden in the bottom of the cake. Whoever is […]


Learning A Greek Christmas Carol, And Singing Along

Would you like to listen to a Greek Christmas carol, and/or sing along? On December 24th, if you are in Greece, do not be surprised when children ring your doorbell early in the morning! Τhe children go from house to house, singing about the birth of Jesus Christ, while holding their small metal triangles.  Open […]

Pork With Celery & Lemon Sauce – A Greek recipe

Pork with celery and lemon sauce, is a delicious and typical Greek dish. Did you know it is also a great alternative for a Christmas table? (vegetarians can replace the pork with mushrooms )! Learn more about this Greek recipe and try once to replace your „turkey“ with „pork“ 🙂  


Learn Greek With An Entechno Song – George Dalaras

Do you like Greek music?  Σας αρέσει η ελληνική μουσική; Maybe this is not an easy question to answer, since there are so many different genres of Greek songs and music. Ίσως να μην είναι τόσο εύκολο να απαντήσετε σε αυτή την ερώτηση, αφού υπάρχουν πολλά είδη ελληνικής μουσικής. You might like one particular genre, […]

A Greek Recipe – Giouvarlakia (Greek Meatballs )

A Greek Recipe – Giouvarlakia (Greek Meatballs with egg-lemon sauce) is a great dish , now that the autumn season has started, temperatures go down and along with that, light summer dishes switch to warm winter recipes. The Greek kitchen has amazing salads, fish, and seafood for hot days, but when it is getting colder, […]