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Dance, cook and paint on Andros

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Dance, cook and paint on the Greek island of Andros.

Imagine: sun, crystal clear waters, delicious food, top notch activities for all the family. . . and all this on a Greek island of Andros, in Cyclades. What more could you ask for from a Greek island holiday? OMILO is organizing this summer, from 29/7 up to 3/8/2012, a Greek Cultural Week full of action on the Greek island of Andros.

The carefully designed activities on Andros will give you and your family the opportunity to get away from the humdrum of everyday life, to spend quality time together, to meet people from all around the world and learn new skills:

  • Greek Cooking Lessons

Traditional Greek food is considered one of the healthiest in the world. Give your family and friends the chance to adopt healthier dietary habits by learning step-by-step how to prepare delicious full Greek meals, from appetisers to desserts.

During the cooking sessions on Andros, you will prepare a great variety of Greek dishes, using only the freshest and finest ingredients. When food is ready, you can enjoy it in a friendly, informal atmosphere, while tasting the local Andros wine! With the written recipes and notes in your suitcase, you can then impress your family and friends back home. 'Kali oreksi' ('Enjoy your meal' in Greek)

  • Greek Dancing Lessons

After a full Greek meal, you will need to burn some calories! Greek dances can do miracles! A great cardio exercise that will refresh your body, soul and mind.
Don't worry if you cannot follow the steps with precision. That's not the point! The point is to enjoy yourself. Great fun is guaranteed.

Anyone between eight and 80 is welcome to participate. OMILO teaches you various Greek dances from the Greek islands as well as the Greek mainland. You will also receive a CD with the dancing music to bring 'kefi' ('high spirits' in Greek) back home.

  • Painting Lessons

You adore painting and you have always desired to be able to paint nicely but you feel like you lack talent? It's time to reconsider. We all have a little Picasso inside of us. We just need an expert to teach us the appropriate techniques in simple comprehensible steps. That's the goal of our painting lessons on Andros.

Painting outside, overlooking the Andros sea and mountains will give you all the inspiration you need. No experience is required. Classes are also recommended for children as painting helps them to explore their artistic side and develop their imagination.

  • Greek Private Lessons

If you regularly visit Greece and you either would like to communicate with the locals in everyday situations or you already speak Greek and wish to deepen your knowledge of the language, OMILO offers you the option of private lessons: learn at your own pace and study the topics that interest you the most. The price is the same either for one or two people, so share the classes with your husband, wife or friend.

Whatever activity you are interested in, we promise you an unforgettable week of action, creativity and – above all – great fun – on Andros island.

OMILO has been offering classes in the Greek language and culture to foreigners since 1996. For more information, visit: www.omilo.com or email us: info@omilo.com. For more information on the activities, visit Omilo on Andros.

* Please note that only children aged eight and above can participate in the activities on Andros. For dancing and cooking an adult should accompany them. No babysitting services are available.