Lydia: A summer in Greece! – “Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!”
Read and listen to the short story Lydia: A summer in Greece! and learn Greek in the most fascinating way!
It is written especially for Beginner learners of Modern Greek (at Α1 / early stages of A2 level, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).
The story includes an Audio, as well as a vocabulary list in English.
Are you in the early stages of learning Greek or do you just want to brush up on your colloquial Greek? Do you feel like having a break from studying Greek formally with course or grammar books? Then here is the book you are looking for! A real story, which will give you the opportunity to learn or revise Greek in a relaxing and pleasant way!
Lydia: A summer in Greece!
The main character of the story is Lydia, a Greek–American woman. She lives in New York and works as a journalist for a Greek newspaper. She often travels to Greece to cover different stories. On one of her trips to Athens, she meets a man, Orestis, on the plane. He volunteers to help her with an article she is writing about Athens’ neighborhoods. After they spend some time together in the Greek capital, Orestis asks Lydia to join him on a business trip to the island of Syros, in the Cyclades. The beautiful island of the Aegean Sea becomes the setting for a series of unexpected events. And secrets are about to be revealed…
The book will help you:
• Improve your Greek reading and listening skills
• Build or revise your Greek vocabulary gradually and in a natural way
The book features:
• Plenty of dialogues covering a great variety of everyday topics, such as:
Introducing myself / Talking about my family / Ordering in a coffee–shop or a tavern / Arranging a meeting with friends / Asking for or Giving directions / Hobbies / Shopping / Travelling / Describing a city / Clothes, etc.
• Short, easily–manageable chapters
• Illustrations at the start of each chapter that show the reader clearly the essential elements of the story which follows
• Footnotes with explanations of words in Greek
• Footnotes with synonyms of words
• Footnotes with the Present Tense of verbs found in the text in other tenses
• An Audio with all of the story, recorded by native Greek Speakers
• A selected vocabulary from each chapter translated into English
The book comes with an English vocabulary list.
However, the vocabulary is also available in French, German and Turkish, and for sale online at :
Click here for the French Vocabulary
(for the French speakers, also more info in French, on this website:
The Easy Reader offers a companion workbook, with vocabulary, grammar and listening exercises.
Click here for more information about the workbook
About the MP3 Audio-book (included with your order of the book):
Listen to the story, recorded by native Greek speakers, and improve your listening skills.
Writers: Κωνσταντίνος Οικονόμου – Τέρψη Γαβαλά
(Audio: main roles: Κωνσταντίνος Οικονόμου & Εύα Χριστοδούλου)
Illustrations – Book design: David Hitch
Lydia: A summer in Greece! Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα! Easy reader and Audiobook (available in eBook or Hard Copy)
Read and listen to the short story, written especially for Beginner learners of Modern Greek (at Α1 / early stages of A2 level).