Greek during holidays
GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES DURING HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
Do you love holidays in Greece? Do you want to enjoy your trip to our country while getting to know every element of our history and culture?
GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES
GREEK LANGUAGE & CULTURE COURSES
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Our team offers you the possibility to learn Greek from the comfort of your home following a specific schedule designed for your needs and interests.
Markets, flavors and history of Thessaloniki…
Thessaloniki was always a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual city with a lot of customs, religions, and recipes. For centuries, mainly Jews, Christians, Muslims, but also people from the Balkan peninsula and Europeans from nearly every corner of the continent used to live one next to the other sharing traditions and a lot of flavours. Many of these multicultural flavours and products still survive today. What can we discover with a walk in the city center? What is hidden in the old markets? What flavours can we try? What do these flavours tell us about the history of the city? We are walking through the old traditional markets of Thessaloniki, among the narrow alleys of its center, where even today people do their shopping and we discover incredible stories that reflect its multicultural past. We are communicating with locals, listening to their personal stories that are lost in the depths of the centuries and discussing with them about the eating habits of the old inhabitants of Thessaloniki, the special products of their recipes and their importance for each culture. We are tasting a lot of flavours, pieces of the history that is revealed alive in front of our eyes. We are getting to know herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fish, sweets, drinks and a lot of fascinating narrations. We are exploring the gastronomic wealth of our city through an exciting guided tour with our specialized and certified guides. We are learning how to use the necessary vocabulary as we come into contact with grammar and syntax issues with our specialized and certified teachers. We are walking through the old neighborhoods of the city with our amazing colleagues Dot2dot discovering the secrets of Thessaloniki. We learn Greek our way!
Welcoming the autumn with an educational tour of the “Eksohes” district…
Which was the “Eksohes District”? Which is the history of the old city’s tram? What does “Depot” mean? Who were the Allattinis? What can a brick tell us about the history of Thessaloniki? What are all these impressive buildings in the east side of the city and what secrets do they hide? As early as the 1880s, the area outside the SE walls of the city was known as “Towers” or“Countryside [Eksohes]” and showed limited construction, mainly of a holiday nature. However, significant changes in the traditional core of Thessaloniki, such as the demolition of the walls and the fire of 1890, favored a more mass movement and permanent settlement in the area. This first expansion of the city outside the walls will be organized based on a specific plan and will be a district in which mainly the upper social and economic strata will be settled. The district gradually expands east and north. Equipped with new infrastructure, important public buildings, recreation areas, parks and luxury homes, it acquires a European character and develops into a cosmopolitan suburb. Today the few impressive buildings that have survived in this area, stand proudly (although some are totally abandoned) and they tell us their own stories, inalienable part of the history of our city. Today the few impressive buildings that have survived in this area, stand proudly (although some are totally abandoned) and they tell us their own stories, inalienable part of the history of our city. We put on our headphones, keep the necessary distance and welcome autumn with a unique tour together with our favorite, specialized guides, the Dot2dot team. We use the necessary vocabulary, practice in daily dialogs and discuss special grammar issues with our specialized teachers. We learn Greek in the most creative ways while having lots of fun!
The Byzantine past of Thessaloniki…
What do you know about the Byzantine Empire? Did you know that Thessaloniki was part of the Byzantine Empire for 1.100 years and became its second most important city? Can you imagine how many secrets are hidden in these 1.100 years? Who were the Byzantines? How was their life? What did their houses look like? What were their jobs? What did they eat? What were they wearing? Have you ever played educational games inside a museum while learning history and a different part of art? The “Byzantine Empire”, also referred to as the “Eastern Roman Empire”, or “Byzantium”, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople. It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe. Thessaloniki was, for much of the existence of the Byzantine Empire, its second largest city. Evidence of this history can still be seen in the 15 Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thessaloniki was a multicultural city that a prosperous yet tumultuous history from the Roman era to the Ottoman era. A “trip” in Thessaloniki of Byzantine years: the temples, the houses, the streets, the markets the baths, the food and the daily habits. We construct and deconstruct the narrative of everyday life in this important Byzantine city, which enjoyed a strategic geographic location, was a powerful commercial hub and experienced intense economic activity. We discover together all these aspects of the Byzantine Empire, while learning how to utilize the necessary vocabulary, practice our daily communication skills and come into contact with grammar and syntax issues. We visit the really interesting Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki with its important collection, while having an exciting day with a lot of fun thanks to our amazing specialized colleagues at Dot2dot and our highly educated teachers!
Merry Christmas with a traditional Greek meal!
Is there a better way to say goodbye 2019? What are the Greek Christmas customs? What do Greeks eat at Christmas and why? What are your Christmas customs? We explore the gastronomic wealth of Greece through an interactive cooking class along with a distinguished chef. We discuss about the Greek Christmas customs, the traditions and the recipes from all over the world! We chat with the locals and get to know their personal Christmas stories. We come into contact with Christmas, recipes, songs and tales from every part of Greece while improving our daily communication skills We learn how to use the necessary vocabulary, practice in every day dialogs as we come into contact with grammar and syntax issues. We cook a stuffed turkey and have a delicious lunch all together! That’s our Greek language and culture school! That’s the way we learn Greek! Find us in Thessaloniki! Be part of our school! Thanks a lot to our lovely colleagues Ammon Express and Le Palace Art Hotel! Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Χρόνια πολλά και καλή χρονιά!
Said about us
I’m not sure how to succinctly say all of the wonderful things I would like to express about this language school and its teachers – but I am so grateful to have found them and to now consider them friends! Thank you Peek at Greek!
They clearly have a passion for linguistics, and don’t just teach you vocabulary but truly facilitate a deep understanding of the language and the country. They are intentional about connecting people and respecting the different traditions of Greece while also welcoming newcomers and honoring diversity and global perspectives.
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