Do you also like Greek music? Who is your favorite singer? We here present you… Eleftheria Arvanitaki! A renowned Greek singer with a career that spans four decades and is a strong favorite among Omilo students. Let’s learn more about her life and work!
For those who thought that Greece is only a summer country, you couldn’t be more wrong :-). Due to its varied nature and culture, Greece is never boring! Below you can also listen to the Greek audio by teacher Marina. For the Greek text, click on the button here above. Omilo Greek Language and […]
Where to stay on Syros island If you only intend to visit Syros for just a night or two, we’d suggest choosing a hotel in Ermoupoli, the island’s beautiful capital. You’d want to spend at least a day in Ermoupoli, doing sightseeing, and exploring this fascinating city. Also, Ano Syros is a great location to spend […]
On January 6th, the Greek people celebrate “Ta phota” or “Theofania” or “Epiphania”, which stands for the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. It is a very important Greek celebration and it is the last one of the 12-day celebration period, which starts on Christmas.
Proverbs are popular sayings that provide nuggets of wisdom. Every culture and language has a collection of those. They illustrate how people within this culture think and are often influenced by its history. The Greek word for ‘proverbs’ is ‘οι παροιμίες’. Οι παροιμίες είναι σύντομες εκφράσεις που περιέχουν συμπυκνωμένη τη λαϊκή σοφία ενός λαού. Κάθε […]
Omilo welcomes students to Syros island, for the 1- and 2-week Greek Language and Culture courses, which take place in summer, between June and September. For all the details and course dates of the 1-week courses, click here For all the details and course dates of the 2-week courses, click here Here below you find […]
In Greece, on December 31st, children will ring your doorbell and sing the New Year Carol – ta kalanta Of course, you can hear this New Year song also on the radio, and actually, or maybe, you can also try to sing it yourself and impress your Greek friends ;-). A song to say good […]
Would you like to listen to a Greek Christmas carol, 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, holding their small metal triangles. Open them […]
Did you ever celebrate Greek Christmas and New Year in Greece? Apart from other Christmas traditions, you will hear typical Greek carols all over the country: the “kalanta”. Greece is rich in music and depending on the geographical regions, there are different Christmas and New Year songs, using different instruments and rhythms.