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Best Way to Learn Greek

At Home or in Greece

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What is the Best Way to Learn Greek?

So, you are visiting Greece for holidays or for work, perhaps thinking of moving want to learn the beautiful and melodious Greek language!


Face-to-Face in Greece

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For face-to-face lessons in Greece you have many options.

We can enthusiastically recommend the team at Omilo Greek language school, based in Athens. They offer two-week intensive Greek language and culture sessions in various beautiful locations throughout Greece also, such as Syros, Andros and Nafplion.

See what some of the students have to say about Omilo classes:

I took a 2-week Greek language class with Omilo on Syros island and thoroughly enjoyed it. With 4 hours of class work each day, we were able to improve our Greek, and also explore the island, the beautiful capital Ermoupolis and enjoy many, many delicious taverna meals with new friends from all around the world.

Omilo Language Course in Greece (image by Omilo)Studying Greek in Azolimnos, Syros

Contact the Omilo team to find out about the next course that will suit you.

At Home

The Best Way to Learn Greek - to study the language of Greek at home you have many different options with computer-based packages using interactive tools and online options too. We have some suggestions below.

The Best Way to Learn Greek

The Best Way to Learn Greek?

Or perhaps you want to learn Greek online? This is a really great way to pick up the language quickly with a tutor, an affordable class, from the privacy of your own home...before you arrive in Greece.

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Best Way to Learn Greek In Crete

The Best Way to Learn Greek - here are your options for language and culture programs in Crete, in Chania town in the west or Heraklion town in the centre of the island. We include our suggestions of accommodation in each location. Each program will also have suggestions of where to stay during the classes.

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The Lexis Greek Language and Culture Centre in Chania, Crete, has a variety of Greek lessons with accommodation based in the beautiful historic centre of Chania. Contact Maria Foundoulaki at the centre.

Alcanea Boutique Hotel, Chania

For a quintessential boutique hotel in Chania, look no further than the Alcanea Boutique Hotel, which is tiny, with only 8 rooms. This location directly on the old port is romantic, the rooms are beautifully crafted and decorated. The views over limani to the Veneian lighthoues are lovely and best enjoyed from the Alcanea's own wine bar. Superb!

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My Greek Seminars in Heraklion or via Skype. Learn Greek with experienced English-speaking teacher Rita Koukoulaki, of Heraklion. Choose your level and your mode of study, meet in Rita's home or yours, or via the internet.

Veneziano Boutique Hotel - Heraklion Crete

The Veneziano Boutique Hotel in a beautifully renovated noble home is tucked in a side street, yet very central to the walking and shopping streets of central Heraklion. Enjoy a little bit of history and a whole lot of style here in this exquisite hotel

Kleis Workshop for Greek Language and Culture in Chania

Kleis Workshop for Greek Language and Culture in Chania offer private or group courses for Greek for those to whom Greek is a new language or for persons of Greek descent for whom Greek is a second lanuage. Situated in a beautiful nineteenth century villa in Amberia in Chania town.

Filomathia Language School

Filomathia Language School - the name means 'love of learning' runs classes in Chania, Crete. Eva Dimitsanti says "It all begins from experienced and qualified teachers, native speakers with great passion for their work, who stand by students as friends and guides sharing knowledge and encouraging self-confidence."

Accommodation in Crete

Pension Eva - Chania Crete
Pension Eva - Chania Crete

Pension Eva is tucked into the quieter back streets of the old quarter of Chania, a little away from the hustle and bustle, yet surrounded by interesting art and jewellery boutiques. You can see it here in the little lane way, with the dark blue door, and the snake in the garden of Eden on the sign.

This is a lovely little pension with only four rooms and a relaxing rooftop lounge, in a beautifully renovated characteristic building. Pension Eva represents very good value for the popular old quarter of Xania. In walking distance from the limani, the maritime museum and located right on Zambeliou Street. Voula and her family will look after you, this is a very clean and character-filled pension in an ideal location, on one of the best pedestrian shopping streets in the old zone.

Madonna Studios Courtyard - Chania Crete

Madonna Studios in the Old Town of Chania are very affordable, and would make a perfect place to stay while learning Greek in Chania. With a handful of rooms, wonderful location just around the corner from the water, and great Cretan hospitality.

Mirabello Hotel Heraklion
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Mirabello Hotel - the Mirabello is a budget hotel set a few streets back from the Liondaria, in an easy central location. This hotel is family run with only 25 rooms and while it is not chic, it represents good value. The rooftop terrace is basic but you can make out a view to the water from here and get some sun. Better still, stroll a few blocks away to Koraii, the lively café quarter, and join in the fun.

So Young Hostel Heraklion
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So Young Hostel is clean, modern affordable accommodation in the heart of Heraklion. Choose from bunk rooms with shared bathroom or rooms with private bathrooms, relax at the rooftop bar or meet new friends. Chill out at the nearby park.

Getting Here

The Best Way to Learn Greek - there are many places to learn Greek on the island of Crete. Choose Chania or Heraklion, and get here by a 1 hour flight from Athens with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air.

Ferries leave Pireaus port of Athens for Chania and Heraklion Crete daily. The crossing generally takes about 9 hours, and departures in the evening mean that you can simply sleep all the way to Crete.

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Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

When you book with our car rental partners - Rental Centre Crete - you are supporting a local company with excellent service and easy online booking. We are sure you will be well looked after by the team. Choose from hybrid, electric or regular vehicles.

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We trust you have enjoyed these tips from the We Love Crete team. Evíva!

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