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Mini Greek School in Lefkada : Greek Language courses, Ancient Greek History and Culture

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15 days / 14 nights
Lefkada, Ionian Island
Lefkada, Ionian Island
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 20
Smiles : 1940
Tour Details

Mini Greek School of Greek Language, History and Culture is designed for students who want to make rapid progress in their Greek language and deepen their knowledge about Greece and its culture. It offers an intensive language course and includes grammar, reading, speaking and writing and provides also an insight into Ancient Greek History and civilization.

The program is implemented at the hotel premises and the students have a lot of free time to enjoy the sun, the sea and Greek life. Also, students will have the opportunity to visit  archaeological sites and museums.

Our teachers are all native Greek speakers who have graduated in philology, are qualified and have experience of teaching Greek as a foreign language or a second language. They are available after lesson to chat with their students about topics of interest, and to help them discover the beauty and charm of the places they are visiting.

At the end of the day, the students will have enjoyed the famous Greek gastronomy and experienced the Greek music, traditional dances and the unique nightlife.

After the completion of the program, the students will be able to understand and use every day Greek expressions. They will also be able to ask and answer questions.

Departure & Return Location

Lefkada, Ionian Island, Greece ( Bridge )

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 14 nights in a 3 star hotel double or triple-share room accommodation
  • 14 buffet breakfasts
  • 14 dinners
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel pick up - drop off
  • Excursions and guided tours
  • Professional English or Russian speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Training and certification ( 49 lessons - 60 hours)
  • An experienced, professional education coordinator for the whole trip
  • Educational Material
  • Continuous access to the e-learning platform
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Use e-library for the study

Price Excludes

  • Air tickets for any flight
  • Lunches
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and Dinner on Day 15
  • Drinks during meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary
Highlights
  • Discover Greece while studying Greek
  • Explore the Ancient Greece, the Cradle of Western Civilization
  • 49 intensive lessons for Greek Language, Ancient History and Culture
  • Evaluation and certification
  • Access to e-learning platform so as the trainee to continue the studies when  holidays end
  • Educational thematic tours and excursions
  • See two UNESCO World Heritage Sites with an expert guide
  • Explore important archeological sites at Ancient Nikopolis, Nekromanteion, and become totally immersed in the legend of Ancient Greece
  • Visit the unique archeological museum of Lefkada and Ancient Nikopolis
  • Plenty free time to enjoy holidays, sun and sea
  • Enjoy the amazing Greek gastronomy
  • Experience Greek music and dances and famous nightlife
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in magical Lefkada

Arrival in magical Lefkada. Our driver will be waiting for the students at the bridge of the island to take them to the hotel Sunshine Inn in Lygia for the check in. In the evening there will be a meeting with the Education Coordinator and a tour around the hotel and the classroom. Students will receive the educational material and the detailed agenda, and they will meet the teachers and gain detailed information about the educational terms. Free time and dinner.

Day 2Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 1: Online e-learning platform. Demonstration of the electronic platform which can be used by students during the program but also after its completion. The platform is user-friendly and contains all the courses attended, educational material, video and social media in order to have a continuous communication.
Lesson 2 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 3 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 17.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

17.00 – 19.00 :
Lesson 4 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 5 : Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion

19.00 – 22.00 :
Souvlaki experience & wine tasting: Experience Lefkada nightlife and the finest food in the island. The best souvlaki in town (along with the famous Greek salad, of course) will be served in a traditional restaurant in Lefkada town. After the meal students will enjoy a wine tasting experience at a cozy wine bar on the waterfront.

22.30 : Return to the hotel

Day 3Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 6 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 7 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 8 : Greek History and Culture (Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 17.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

17.00 – 19.00 :
Lesson 9 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 10 : Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion

19.00 – 22.00 :
Food Tour – Students will enjoy a food tour accompanied by a guide, in non-tourist areas of Lefkada and will get to experience the Greek Gastronomy. The food tour includes tasting of a wide variety of Greek delicacies such as Feta cheese, the famous Greek Kalamon olives and the traditional “keftedakia” (spicy Greek meatballs) and sweet and syrupy “loukoumades”!

22.30 : Return to the hotel

Day 4Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 11 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 12 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 13 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 17.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

17.00 – 19.00 :
Lesson 14 : Greek language course (Speaking) (Theory – video – audio) – Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion
Lesson 15 : Greek History and Culture (Theory – video – audio)

19.00 – 22.00 :
Private Greek folk dance lesson and dinner. The students will enjoy an unforgettable evening full of Greek music, dance and real fun. A professional dance teacher will take them in a journey to meet the culture and history behind the Greek folk dances like “kalamatianos”, “syrtos” and of course the very famous “syrtaki”. Then, they will have the chance to experience an original Greek feast, the “glenti”: delicious dinner, wine, Greek music and dances. Taste Greece like a local!

22.30 : Return to the hotel

Day 5Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 11.00 :
Lesson 16 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 17 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)

11.00 – 15.00 :
Visit to the Archeological Museum of Lefkada. The findings presented cover a long period of time, beginning in the Middle Palaeolithic period (200,000 – 35,000 BC) and dating back to the late Roman times. In the museum, the findings of the excavations of the German archaeologist Wilhelm Dafrfeld, which developed the theory that Lefkada is Homer’s Ithaca, are displayed in a separate room. The museum hosts tools, ceramics, bronze, jewelry and grave gifts, mainly from ancient Niriko.

15.00 – 21.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time – Dinner

21.00 – 22.00 :
Lesson 18: Everyday expressions – cultural communication codes – social and cultural habits – Greek language games

Day 6Lefkada - Acherontas River - Nekromanteion - Ancient Nikopolis - Lefkada

07.00 – 08.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

08.00 – 19.00 :
Daily trip to River Acherontas, Nekromanteion and Ancient Nikopolis. The triumph of Love over Death: Orpheus, son of the muse Calliope, was devastated by the death of his wife Eurudice. With his weeping lyre he achieved to move the king and queen of the dead, Hades and Persephone, and won himself a chance to claim the blossom of his heart back from the Kingdom of Silence. To do so, he had to cross the Acheron River, the watery border between Life and Death. River Acherontas passes through wonderful gorges, proud and audacious precipices, endless landscapes of peace and handsomeness, and it forms some lakes here and there; and all that under the surveillance of age-old plane trees. And, of course, the habitat of such a unique place is a member of the Natura 2000 network.
At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; Here is the legendary “The Gate to the Underworld”. The travelers will visit the oracle of death “Nekromanteion” an ancient Greek temple of necromancy devoted to Hades and Persephone. According to tradition, it was located on the banks of the Acheron river, near the ancient city of Ephyra. This site was believed by devotees to be the door to Hades, the realm of the dead. The travelers will enjoy fascinating experiences….
Drive to the ancient town of Nikopolis (Preveza) to see where the Battle of Actium took place. The group arrives to Lefkada in the afternoon.

19.00 – 22.00 : Free time for dinner or relaxation and leisure or study

Day 7 Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 15.00 :
Lesson 19 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 20 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 21 : Utterance – Common expressions – cultural communication codes – social and cultural habits – Greek language games

15.00 – 18.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

18.00 – 20.00 :
Lesson 22 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 23 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)

20.00 – 22.00 :
Dinner and Greek night out! After a long day at the “classroom”, the students will meet a guide and enjoy a night walking tour in old town of Lefkada. The Greek night will end with a great dinner with Greek mezedes (appetizers and special tidbits)!

Day 8Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 12.00 :
Lesson 24 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 25 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 26 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

12.00 – 19.00 :
Swimming to the famous Kathisma. The students will transferred to the amazing western Lefkada with some of the most beautiful beaches – famous worldwide. During the route the students will admire the breathtaking sight of the vast Ionian Sea.
The beaches on the route are the best of Ionian coast: Pefkoulia, Tsoukalades, Agios Nikitas, Mylos kai finally the famous Kathisma. It was once a virtually deserted nudist beach, nowadays one of the island’s most frequented and cosmopolitan. The sea water is wonderful and there the students will enjoy the sun and sea. Free time for leisure at one of many beach bars or light lunch at one “seafood tavern” with ouzo.
The return journey is through the mountainous interior of the island.

19.00 – 21.00 :
Lesson 27 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 28 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)

21.00 : Dinner in the hotel – Free time

Day 9Lefkada - Nidri - Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 29 : Greek History and Culture (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 30 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 31 : Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion

13.00 – 18.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

18.00 – 20.00 :
Lesson 32: Greek language course (Speaking) (Theory – video – audio) – Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion
Lesson 33 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

20.00 – 22.00 :
Wine tasting and nightlife experience: Transfer to Nidri, a famous cosmopolitan place. Walking tour in Nidri with wine tasting. The students will have time make walks inside the village. They will walk along the seafront before having a dinner at a local wine restaurant. They will taste and enjoy 3 different local wines from Lefkada, accompanied by a variety of excellent cheeses and traditional Greek dishes.

22.00 : Nidri is a place that never sleeps during summer. After dinner the students will explore Nidri by night. Amazing experience!!! Return to the hotel with enthusiasm.

Day 10Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 34 : Greek language course (Speaking) (Theory – video – audio) – Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion
Lesson 35 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 18.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

18.00 – 20.00 :
Lesson 36 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 37 : Common expressions – cultural communication codes – social and cultural habits – Greek language games

20.00 – 22.00 :
Greek seafood delicacies: After the lessons students will visit a traditional fish tavern. They will taste amazing seafood such as octopus, squid, shrimp, mussels, fish roe salad, cod and garlic dip, grilled fresh fish and fantastic fish soup “kakavia”. Of course they will have the chance to taste all these delicacies with iced “tsipouro” or “ouzo” and traditional Greek music.

22.00 : Free time – Return to the hotel

Day 11Lefkada - Meganisi - Porto Katsiki - Kefalonia - Ithaca - Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 19.00 :
Fantastic Daily Cruise. The students will have a fantastic daily cruise to surrounding islands Skorpios (the island of Onassis), Madouri, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos and their beautiful beaches, enjoying the sun and sea. We also visit the unique beaches of Lefkada, Porto Katsiki and Egremni. Porto Katsiki is the most spectacular of all the island’s beaches. It is the beach featuring in most tourist guides all over the world promoting the beauties of Greece. The dark turquoise waters, clear as a precious stone, make a striking contrast with the towering sugar-white wall of roc behind and the golden stretch of sand. The students can to enjoy a swimming. Amazing experience !!!
The cruise continue to Kefalonia the largest island in the Ionian Sea with its many alterations in landscapes and its varied natural beauties. At the picturesque Fiskardo the students will have a short stay to relax at one of the restaurants for a meal and enough time for a stroll.
Finally we will visit to Ithaca, home of Homer`s hero Odysseus, legend history and a connecting point for spiritual people.
The students return to Nidri late the afternoon with enthusiasm and unforgettable experiences.

19.00 – 21.00 : Dinner at the hotel – Free time

21.00 – 22.00 : Lesson 38 : Greek language games

Day 12Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 39 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 40 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 18.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

18.00 – 20.00 :
Lesson 41 : Greek language course (Speaking) (Theory – video – audio) – Grammar – Questions – Answers – Discussion
Lesson 42 : Greek History and Culture (Theory – video – audio)

20.00 – 22.00 : Dinner at the hotel. After dinner the students watch a Greek film and follow a discussion

Day 13Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 43 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 44 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 45 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 19.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

19.00 – 22.00 :
Local products: Before leaving Lefkada, the students will have the opportunity to buy some of the local products as the perfect souvenir of your stay at the popular tourist destination. Wines of Lefkada, olive oil, honey, the famous lentils of Egklouvi, pasteli and mantolato, salami and sausages and finally “soumada” the local cold beverage. All these local products are renowned for their high quality and exquisite taste.
Dinner in a traditional local tavern. Students will taste the famous “gyros” – a great delicacy with thinly sliced baked pork inside a ‘pita’ with tzatziki. Back to the hotel.

Day 14Lefkada

07.00 – 09.00 : Greek Traditional Breakfast

09.00 – 13.00 :
Lesson 46 : Greek language course (Reading) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 47 : Greek language course (Writing) (Theory – video – audio)
Lesson 48 : Greek History and Culture(Theory – video – audio)

13.00 – 18.00 : Students will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada – Study – Free time

18.00 – 20.00 :
Lesson 49 : Common expressions – cultural communication codes – social and cultural habits – Greek language games

20.00 – 23.00 :
After dinner, a farewell celebration will take place, which will include the program evaluation, the awarding of training certificate, souvenirs and a farewell feast with Greek music, Sirtaki and bouzouki.

Day 15Lefkada - Departure

After breakfast students will be ready for the return trip. They bid farewell to teachers and guides and promise to return soon for another Mini Greek School……..
The participants will have experienced the Greek Language, Ancient History and Culture and received a lot of knowledge. They are given the opportunity to continue on line studying through the e-learning platform. Also, they will have enjoyed Greek gastronomy and they will have gained extraordinary experiences of Greek music and dances.

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Roxana M.

Solo Traveller

Mini Greek School of Greek Language, Ancient Greek History and Culture exceeded my expectations! Loved everything about my trip to Greece. I can honestly say that that trip was one of the best experiences in my life!

April 7, 2018

Lucas G.

Solo Traveller

Very organized school. Well taken care of. Nice people. Luxury bus and great driver. Tour guide was excellent. Hotels and food were great. Sites and tours were amazing. I learned a lot. A wonderful experience. I’ll come back for another Mini Greek School…

September 16, 2017

Peter P.

Solo Traveller

Great idea!!! I learned much for the Greek Language, Ancient Greek History and Culture and at the same time I enjoyed my holidays in an amazing Greek destination. Wonderful!!!

September 6, 2017

Natassa S.

Solo Traveller

Exploring Greece in a new way….Don’t just visit Greece. Live like a Greek!!!

July 15, 2017