Another wonderful two weeks in Ikaria

This August I again took a two-week course in Ikaria. And again, it was a very pleasant experience.

This year there were 14 students and our group consisted of 6 people.

I noticed several very welcome changes:

  • The classes were always held in the mornings. This way it was possible to spend the afternoons studying at the beach.
  • Each day we were able to order food from the tavern Plaka in Pera Arethousa.
  • A few times a day it was possible to take a shuttle to Evdilos, Kerame, Kyparisi or Karavostamo.
  • Several new activities were added. For example we had several excellent dancing lessons with Despina, we learned a nice song and we had an excellent movie night with a silly 60s Greek comedy, pop-corn and pancakes.

Again, all teachers were excellent, kind and well prepared. I thoroughly enjoyed grammar lessons with Tonia, conversation classes with Maria and reading interesting texts with Mihalis.

The Centre has a lot to offer. For example, I loved my breakfasts with Greek yogurt, honey, grapes and fresh succulent figs which grew in abundance in the area around the centre.

I can not recommend highly enough the centre, the methods and the teachers. My Modern Greek improved significantly after both visits.