Carnival in Greece is a big winter celebration, during which Greeks enjoy themselves, organize parties and eat a lot of meat! In 2024, the festivities will take place between February 25th and March 17th. Followed by „Kathara devtera“ on March 18th. The aim of Carnival is to encourage all citizens, and visitors, to be a […]
Greek Mythology combined with Halcyon days! You might wonder what this means, but as in every country and season, there are natural phenomena. A Greek winter can be cold and in the mountainous areas, it always snows. However, every year there are also some very warm days with a lot of sunshine. They are called […]
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.
Manos Eleftheriou , is a famous Greek author and songwriter. He wrote poems as well as short stories. Since he was born and raised on the island of Syros (1938-2018), the Omilo students often hear his name while attending a course on the island. Manos Eleftheriou loved Syros and edited books about his island, specifically […]
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 2-week Greek Language and Culture courses on Lefkada […]
11 Greek Proverbs in 1 Song will not help you only to memorize Greek proverbs, but also learn a lot about the Greek language and culture. The song we present you today is called “Proverbs”. It was written in 1987 by Melina Tanagri. So with this song, you will have “killed two birds with one […]
The Onassis Cultural Center or “Stegi” is for sure something to visit, when staying some extra days in Athens. The name Onassis is a synonym of Croesus, of a very wealthy man. Aristotle Onassis, the so-called “Golden Greek”, became worldwide known for oil tankers and Olympic Airways. However, he did much more than that. Let’s […]
What about going to a Hammam in Athens? You will combine elements from classical antiquity, the Ottoman past and a modern city. Since it was under Ottoman occupation between 1458 and 1833, it also had public baths called hammams. When you come to Athens today, you can visit the Bath of the Winds or experience […]