Spend 4 or 8 weeks at the Ikarian Centre in a longer-term Greek language course, improving your Greek, getting to know the island of Ikaria and enjoying the tranquility and peace of the environment around our hillside campus. Our on-campus classes are offered for two hours in the morning, daily from Monday to Friday. Accommodation is also provided on campus and is included in the tuition fee. Transportation from the campus to the nearby harbor town of Evdilos and the coastal town of Karavostamo is offered on a daily basis by our mini-bus. You will be able to use this to do your shopping, go out for meals, or meet the friends you will make during your longer stay on the island.
The lessons are often private (one teacher and you). However, if there are other students at the same level, very small classes of two or three students may also be formed. After the lesson, you will have the opportunity to practice your Greek and socialize with Ikarian locals. According to people’s mood in the evenings, be prepared to go out to the taverns of the area, the cinemas or to outside events that are happening on the island.
Your course date options (2019)
- Oct 7 – Nov 29 (8 weeks)
- Oct 7 – Nov 1 (4 weeks)
- Nov 4 – 29 (4 weeks)
During these months, the Centre will host volunteers and guests coming for the olive harvest. We’ll also host other Greek language students who will be attending the intensive short-term Greek language courses in October (21st -31st) and November (18th-28th).
- 4 week course: €1400
- 8 week course: €2300
Tuition fees include accommodation, lesson materials and local transportation with the Centre’s mini-bus. They do not include food.
Although you can expect some days of rain and wind, the weather in October and November is generally mild, and many days have sunshine and high temperatures. On these days lessons are moved outside, as you can see in the photograph at the top of this page, taken during a November 2018 lesson. For more information, see the statistics here.
If you are interested, please submit the form below. Depending on numbers, we will confirm the course organization by the end of July 2019 at the latest. Don’t worry about the price of last minute flights, plane tickets for October and November are very inexpensive and you’ll have no trouble finding a cheap one – even if you want to cross the ocean!