Ας μάθουμε λίγα πράγματα για την περιοχή της Φθιώτιδας στην Ελλάδα!

We are happy to announce that a new experienced teacher, Myrto Yfanti,  starts working at Omilo.
Myrto already was teaching for Omilo during the September 2020 course on the island of Syros and was very enthusiastic to meet so many interested students, from all over the world.

Με χαρά ανακοινώνουμε ότι μια νέα έμπειρη καθηγήτρια, η Μυρτώ Υφαντή, ξεκινά να εργάζεται στο Ομιλώ. Η Μυρτώ δίδαξε πρώτη φορά στο Ομιλώ τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2020 στο νησί της Σύρου και ενθουσιάστηκε που γνώρισε τόσους ενδιαφέροντες μαθητές από όλον τον κόσμο.

We are hopeful we can start teaching the 1- and 2-week intensive courses again from June 2021 onward on the island of Lefkada and Syros, and then Myrto will join the Omilo-team.

Every teacher at Omilo has a different teaching style, as well as a different background 🙂
Myrto grew up in a small village in the prefecture of Fthiotida, the village of Giannitsou.
For those participating in our Online Cultural Event, you will learn more about this region during her online presentation;

Τraditional life in the mountainous villages of Fthiotida prefecture Versus city life

Είμαστε αισιόδοξοι ότι θα μπορέσουμε να αρχίσουμε ξανά τα εντατικά μαθήματα διάρκειας μιας και δύο εβδομάδων από τον Ιούνιο του 2021 και εξής στα νησιά της Λευκάδας και της Σύρου και τότε η Μυρτώ θα μπει στην ομάδα του Ομιλώ.

Κάθε καθηγητής στο Ομιλώ έχει διαφορετικό στυλ διδασκαλίας, καθώς επίσης και διαφορετικό υπόβαθρο. 🙂 Η Μυρτώ μεγάλωσε σε ένα μικρό χωριό στον νομό Φθιώτιδας, το χωριό «Γιαννιτσού». Όσοι λάβετε μέρος στη Διαδικτυακή Πολιτιστική Εκδήλωσή μας, θα μάθετε περισσότερα κατά τη διάρκεια της διαδικτυακής της παρουσίασης:

Παραδοσιακές συνήθειες και ζωή στα ορεινά χωριά του Νομού Φθιώτιδας – Ζωή στην πόλη

In the meantime, here already a small introduction.

Phthiotis (Φθιώτιδα, Fthiótida,)  is one of the regional units in Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece.
The capital is the city of LAMIA. The name dates back to ancient times. It is best known as the home of Achilles.

Η Φθιώτιδα είναι μια Περιφερειακή Ενότητα της Ελλάδας. Ανήκει στη διοικητική περιφέρεια της Στερεάς Ελλάδας.
Η πρωτεύουσα είναι η πόλη της Λαμίας.
Το όνομά της προέρχεται από την αρχαιότητα. Είναι κυρίως γνωστή ως το σπίτι του Αχιλλέα.

Map of Fthiotida Greece  | Χάρτης της Φθιώτιδας

Fthiotida prefecture belongs to the Sterea Ellada county. It is bordering with the prefectures of Fokis and Viotia to the south and with Evia to the East. To the north borders with Larisa and to the west with the prefectures of Evrytania and Karditsa.

Ο νομός Φθιώτιδας ανήκει στη Στερεά Ελλάδα. Συνορεύει με τους νομούς Φωκίδας και Βοιωτίας στα νότια και με την Εύβοια στα ανατολικά. Στα βόρεια συνορεύει με τη Λάρισα και στα δυτικά με τους νομούς Ευρυτανίας και Καρδίτσας.


 Village of Giannitsou | Γιαννιτσού

36 km far from Lamia

36 χιλιόμετρα μακριά από τη Λαμία


Take a look at the YouTube video of  Νέα και Παλαιά Γιαννιτσού (Nea and Palaia Giannitsou)

Ρίξτε μια ματιά στο βίντεο για τη Νέα και την Παλαιά Γιαννιτσού στο YouTube.


Looking forward to seeing you soon online 😉

Ανυπομονούμε να σας δούμε online σύντομα! 😉

Myrto, and the Omilo-team


Τι κάνειςΕλπίζουμε να είσαι καλά.
We hope you are fine, healthy and safe, and keeping up with all the corona changes in your country, legal measures, vaccines, etc…
Since our dear students are coming from all over the world and we regularly hear updates and stories, it keeps amazing us how differently every country is dealing with this health crisis.
We hope you, or any of your friends/family, did not experience something very traumatic during the last months…
for all of you and us, things are difficult, but let’s try to stay positive, and keep up. The summer is nearly there, …and Greece will be always there 🙂


In 2021 Omilo celebrates 25 years! However, a celebration in corona times is no fun, so we are waiting for a better moment 🙂
In the meantime, Maya and Dimitris (founders of Omilo) as well as several teachers will participate in interviews, videos, and podcasts. Weiterlesen

Hello Dear Omilo friend!
Γεια σου αγαπημένη φίλη / αγαπημένε φίλε!

Today it’s Valentine’s Day, and one of those days we are supposed to be romantic, spending a nice day with our love, book a romantic dinner, go for a romantic walk…

Σήμερα είναι του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου! Μια μέρα που υποτίθεται ότι γινόμαστε πιο ρομαντικοί, περνάμε μία όμορφη μέρα με τον/την σύντροφό μας, πάμε για έναν ρομαντικό περίπατο στην πόλη… Weiterlesen

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 the month of June, we love to introduce you to some facts as well as to the rich mythological tradition of this Greek island.

In June 2020, unfortunately, the Lefkada course was canceled due to the corona-lockdown in Greece.
We are optimistic and hope that in 2021 we will be once again welcoming our students, to this beautiful island.


We are happy to announce that this year, 2021, Omilo celebrates 25 years!  We are looking forward to celebrating this joyful event with staff, teachers and students, but for this, we will need to wait for the most appropriate „corona-free“ moment!

In the meantime, a bit of Greek etymology!
Have you ever wondered what our school’s name “Omilo” means? It actually means “I speak”!
If you already know some Greek, then you now might wonder: Why “omilo“ (ομιλώ) and not “milao” (μιλάω)?
Both verbs mean „I speak“, but the latter is more used in the everyday Greek language.

So where does the verb „omilo“ come from?  Let’s have a look at the etymology!

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.

Learning Greek is a hobby for life, so from time to time you have to find fun and new ways of learning to keep yourself motivated.

So, for those at an intermediate or advanced level in the Greek language; If you enjoy solving crosswords and get excited about ancient Greek mythology, you’re at the right place!
Although those exercises are made for advanced students in Greek, even if you are not at that level yet, you can still give it a try, or just read the myth in English. Weiterlesen

How we spent the last 4 months and managed to charge our batteries for the winter?
Some recent Omilo history from July till November 2020.

Spring 2020 was very different from other years! Not only in Greece but all over the world, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
But fortunately, the summer was a pleasant one, even in difficult circumstances. Below an update on how the Omilo was operating during the summer of 2020. Weiterlesen

Are you learning Greek, and struggling with Greek spelling? Don’t worry! We all know Greek spelling is not easy, even for those already at an Advanced Level!

In order to get over this difficulty and learn Greek while having fun, we prepared for you a small, but challenging exercise.

Here below a small text full of Greek spelling mistakes! You can use it to practice and find the mistakes. At the same time, you will learn about  Aesop’s Fables! Weiterlesen