About Us



“Greek House or Elliniki Estia” is an institute for Greek language lessons and cultural events, founded in September 1999, by 3 people with many combined years of experience in the fields of Greek language and Greek culture. Its purpose is to be a home from home, serving the symbolic meaning of “Estia” which stands for family, home and hospitality.

They say home is where the heart is, and our Home now, since January 2017, is situated in Athens, opposite the National Archaeological Museum, in a very beautiful apartment (Ipirou 1 – 7th floor) from where the idea of the foundation was born. You will enjoy large rooms, a well-stocked library (with texts, CD’s and an internet access, to support the participants learning needs) and a very nice view (the Museum, Lycabettus hill and Acropolis) from our balcony. The train station Victoria is close, as well as several shopping facilities, banks, parkings, buses or trolleybuses stations.

For the record, our previous Home was in a beautiful villa in the area of Kifissia (1999 – 2016), where from 2012 to 2016 it was honored by being chosen to accommodate the main office of the “Friends’ Association of the Museum Georges Drossinis”.

The mission of the “Greek House” is the promotion of the Greek culture and language to the expats and to the foreign community. We believe that teaching the language is more effective when it is based on adequate understanding of the Greek culture and the reality of Greek life.

Seminar courses run from Monday to Friday and on offer are both morning and evening classes, at all levels (Beginners to Proficiency) in all speeds (2 or 3 times a week or every day). The groups are small so the teacher has time for each student and any problem they might have. Our faculty of teachers and intellectuals are accomplished in their field of expertise with distinguished achievements and many years of teaching experience.

In addition to our regular programs we are also offering Conversation classes and Private lessons. Any other seminars in more specialized areas of Greek Culture and Tradition can be offered upon request for a minimum of 5 participants.

To complete its mission the “Greek House” can hosted cultural events such as art exhibitions, food or other presentations, lectures on subjects of interest to our visitors or even to make a theme event or an excursion.

So far, people from all over the world aged 17 – 70 and the most multinational Companies and foreign Embassies in Greece, have chosen the “Greek House” for its language and culture.

The management of the “Greek House”, believe that you will find our programs interesting and enlightening as they will give you a life long access to the Greek culture and traditions whether you are in Greece or just visiting from abroad.

We look forward to your call for information on the variety of the activities offered by the “Greek House”.

You are very welcome

Spyros Korkolis