Greece is known for its delicious food, healthy dishes and lots of salads. One of the dishes you can usually find on the tavern menu, under “salads”, is the “dakos”. It is a traditional salad, from the island of Crete. But do not worry, you can now also find it all over Greece!
The summer season started again, and already during the month of June, we experienced the first heatwave of 2021. Higher temperatures than normal, and no wind. The lack of wind does not help with cooling down, but at least it is better to avoid wildfires. Every Greek knows that high temperatures in combination with strong […]
When you start learning Greek, one of the verbs you will use often is “μιλάω” (“milao”), which means “to speak or to talk”. For example, the following sentences might be very useful to know, when you travel in Greece: “δεν μιλάω καλά ελληνικά” = “I do not speak Greek well”. “μιλάτε αγγλικά;” = Do you […]
„Énan moussaká, parakaló“ This is how Omilo students attending Greek courses in Greece order one of their favorite Greek dishes. When you visit Greece, you will definitely enjoy Greek cuisine and Greek food culture. Moussakas is the symbol of Greek cuisine, a dish you can find in most taverns in any season. Learn its history and […]
“Come on, buy the original loukoumi of Syros”: This is what white-dressed loukoumatzídes (=loukoumi sellers) usually shout when entering the ferry at the port of Syros, while carrying their big baskets with their products. Omilo students attending a Greek course on the island of Syros usually take the opportunity to taste the traditional sweets of […]
Lefkada, also called Lefkas, is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece; south of Corfu, and North of Kefalonia island. The island is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. Because Omilo organizes every year a 1- and 2-week course on Lefkada island, during […]
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.
It is nearly Christmas and preparations have begun. We decorate our house, and we buy or make sweets. During the Christmas Holiday Season, there are two kinds of cookies you can buy or taste all over Greece: melomakarona and kourabiedes. Maybe you would like to bake those delicious cookies yourself, and get into a Greek […]
In corona times, it is important to keep your mood upbeat! So maybe some humor can help to forget from time to time the daily negative news we hear? All this, while improving your Greek of course 🙂 Let us introduce you to well-loved Greek stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter Lambros Fisfis. Fisfis has gained […]
It feels like yesterday, but already two years have passed…Manos Eleftheriou (1938-2018), a famous Greek writer of poems, short stories and songs, died at age of 80 on July 22, 2018. Since he was born and raised in Syros, our Omilo students often hear his name while attending a course on the island. Manos Eleftheriou […]