Newsletter – June 2023: Courses in fall 2023 – Spring 2024, cost raised

We are almost in the middle of summer and maybe it is time to start thinking about Greek courses in Ikaria in the fall. From October 1st, there are a lot of changes in our courses. First the prices change. The cost for a 2 or more week course, together with accommodation, will be 700€ / week (560€ / week / person if you share the room with another student you travel with). A 10% discount will be available for students returning within the last 2 years.

The main reason for the cost increase is that the maintenance and operation costs of the Center have gone up a lot. It also does not seem right  to organize courses, excursions, transportation and activities at a cost of 65 Euros per day, i.e. as much as a night’s stay in an airbnb or a simple hotel costs.

Apart from the new prices there are some key changes:

  • Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday. So we have two extra lessons / 2 weeks (every Saturday)
  • Accommodation includes breakfast and simple meals at the guesthouse.
  • Although we think it is best that you participate for 2 weeks, you will be able to register just for one week.
  • Beginners and pseudo-beginners will participate on different dates. Thus, the rest of the students, who already have limited or wider skills, will be keep speaking Greek outside the class
  • We will (again!) organize free airport transfers before the first flight and from the airport after the last flight every Sunday. Also free transfers to and from the port of Evdilos.
  • Every week we will have a short hike in the program
  • And of course the activities, excursions, dance lessons will continue to be offered as always

You can register for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 courses here:
www.ikariancentre.com/enrol

Of course, from the page above you can register for a course in August and September 2023. There are still a few vacancies.

June 29th 2023