When we think about the Month of December in Greece, we usually think of winter and celebrations.  Let’s learn more about a typical Greek December Month.


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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 spa services at one of the modern hammams of the city.

 

 

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A visit to Athens is never complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which first opened its doors in 2009. For all those years, it has been one of the major cultural sightseeing spots of the Greek capital.

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Watching films in Greek is a fun way to spend an evening at home and improve your Greek listening skills at the same time. The Greek movie “Worlds Apart” – Ένας Άλλος Κόσμος – is a movie we can recommend for sure.
At Omilo, we often organise film nights during the 1- and 2-week Greek language and culture courses – because learning does not have to stop in the classroom! Watching a movie under the stars, while sipping a glass of wine, definitely feels like holidaying in Greece!

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How Do Greeks Celebrate Easter? And what are the Greek Easter Traditions?
Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.

For 25 years in a row, the Omilo-team is celebrating Easter together with the students, except of the covid years  in 2020 and 2021.

If you can not be in Greece during Easter, but you are curious, then read below what Greek Easter is about, and watch some videos!

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When Greek cinema meets Greek literature the result is usually excellent. The movie ‘Little England’ , directed by Pantelis Voulgaris and based on the book by author Ioanna Karystiani, was released in December 2013.
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When visiting Greece, it is not just about eating delicious food in taverns and going to the beach, but most travelers, including Omilo students, also love to visit ancient Greek sites, attend Greek concerts, or theatre  productions, while learning more about Greek culture and history.
Well, here is the good news, by visiting the beautiful site of Epidaurus, you can combine it all!
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April 1st!

The first day of April is traditionally established as the day that we fool the others or tell jokes. And also in Greek you can say “Καλή Πρωταπριλιά !” (Kali protaprilia) = Happy Fools’ Day!
The only difference is that in Greek you actually say “Happy First of April”!

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Experiencing Orthodox and Catholic Easter together, is possible!
Greek Orthodox Easter
is celebrated by most Greeks, all over the world. But many people are also experiencing two different Easters in one family, depending on their cultural backgrounds.
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