Greek course in Easter, island Ikaria, Greece

Greek language lessons

Start or improve your skills in Greek language in an intensive Greek course in Easter, on the island of Ikaria, Greece. At the same time discover the traditions of the Greek Easter through activities specially organized for this course and enjoy the explosion of colors and smells of the Ikarian spring.

Greek course in Easter 2023

Mon. Apr.10th – Fri Apr.21st (2 week course)
Catholic Easter Sun Apr 9th, Orthodox (Greek) Easter Sun 16h

In our Greek language lessons you will find:

  • 1-4 students per class
  • Homogeneous classes
  • Participation in traditional activities of the Greek Easter.
  • For more information about the lessons, the daily schedule, accommodation options, reviews etc, visit the page of Greek language courses in Ikaria

Ikaria in Easter

Ikaria is a small island located in the eastern Aegean where rural traditions are still very much alive. Easter, a springtime celebration,  is celebrated by local communities with great festive spirit. Preparation for Easter Sunday starts in the houses of the community, where various sweets are made and boiled eggs are painted red.

During Holy Week, the atmosphere is solemn, as most local people fast and attend the various religious services held in churches all over the island. Generally, there is a great emotional build-up during Easter Saturday, when celebrations start in the evening. After the religious ceremony and a local fireworks display, people return to their homes where families and friends eat and drink together. On both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the village of Karavostamo one can witness the “burning of Afano”, a custom that dates back to Byzantine times.

The weather in April is still unstable although days around Easter are traditionally sunny and warm. Some visits to Evdilos, the nearby Karavostamo and Arethousa for shopping, a tsipouro or dinner are organized according to the mood of the group. After the lessons students who wish can have lunch together with the teachers.

Tuition fees

700 Euros + 189 Euros accommodation fee for a private room. Tuition fees include course materials and activities. On-campus accommodation is not obligatory. A friend of yours who is not participating in the lesson is welcome to join you, without any extra charge.

Registration

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