The Ikarian Center is a Greek language school for non-native speakers, based in Ikaria. Since 1995 we offer Greek courses for all levels in a mountainous location, just outside the settlement of Arethousas, on the island of Ikaria. The classes have been attended by many interpreters and translators, mainly from European Union institutions, diplomats, university students, teachers of ancient Greek and classicists. However, the atmosphere in the lessons is extremely friendly and not at all official. Students learn through a multitude of language games and activities.
The online Greek language courses are based on texts that students send to their online class. Texts are corrected and discussed with the teachers and other students of the class. Vocabulary and grammar exercises are also sent to students according to their mistakes. Additional hours of video conference teaching can be also offered, without being necessary.
We want to transfer our educational experience to adults, by organizing the first Greek lessons for children in summer 2019 and 2020.
We are not just a Greek language school and learning centre. We care about the environment. We also worry about the rise of intolerance and fanaticism. For this reason we have established “Dialogos”, a non-profit organization that promotes small-scale projects and actions based on volunteering.
Greek language courses: Learn Greek in Greece by Ikarian
We offer the following Greek language courses:
Culture, accommodation, volunteering & environment at Ikarian Centre
In our summer workshops and activities, guests who are not interested in Greek language courses can immerse themselves in the island’s life and meet locals. Our ambition is to create an osmosis between “local” and “international”. For the same reason, locals often participate in the workshops and activities we organize. We also do care about environment and the rise of intolerance. With the non-profit DIALOGOS we are trying to run small scale projects, related with the environment or the acceptance of the “other”, based on volunteers.
Environment… The environment of our facilities, on the slope of the mountain, though 10’ away from the beach by car, are ideal for hiking or birdwatching. Hiking holidays in Ikaria, combined with accommodation at Ikarian Centre help us to stimulate interest in environment of the area.
Workshops & activities