The “Greek House” or “Elliniki Estia” (in Greek), is an institute for Greek language lessons and cultural events, founded in September 1999, by 3 young people Yiannis Karadimos, Marilena Papastratigaki and Spyros Korkolis, with many combined years of experience in the fields of Greek language and Greek culture. In the beginning of 2013, Spyros Korkolis became the owner of “Greek House” and believes that 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 since January 2017, my Home now is situated in Athens, opposite the National Archaeological Museum, in a very beautiful apartment, 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 my balcony. The train station Victoria is close, as well as several shopping facilities, banks, parkings, buses or trolleybuses stations.
For the record, my 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. I 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). The groups are small so the teacher has time for each student and any problem they might have.
In addition to the regular programs, Conversation classes and Private lessons are also offering. Any other seminars in more specialized areas of Greek Culture and Tradition can be offered upon request.
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 owner and manager of the “Greek House”, believes that you will find its 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.
I look forward to your call for information on the variety of the activities offered by the “Greek House”.
You are very welcome