Κεντρο Ελληνικου Πολιτισμου | Hellenic Culture Centre


International Greek Language and Culture School in Santorini





After 21 years of teaching Greek as a foreign language, in Ikaria Island, Lesvos Island and Athens, we are now in a new place. Since 2014 the Hellenic Culture Centre has been organizing the International Greek Language and Culture School in Santorini, this beautiful island with its emotive and evocative atmosphere. Our school is based in Megalochori, a traditional village with bright Cycladic colours. 

A vivid group of people coming from all over the world speak and express themselves in Greek, they sing, they dance and they participate in the cultural life of the island urged by a deep motive for knowledge, respect and love for the Greek language and culture. The spirit of Greek tradition and the restlessness of modern Greece will come to life with sounds and words expressing universal and timeless values as conceived by the Greek feeling.


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“Man plans and God laughs!” 😊 

Due to COVID-19 crisis, the Greek Language and Culture International School in Santorini will only offer private courses together with all relevant cultural activities. Come with your friends and relatives and enjoy exclusive services! One to one Greek Language lessons will be offered throughout  2020 for as many hours as you wish. Create your own flexible programme for Language and Holidays! 


Click here for the start dates, levels and fees.


  • Intensive 1-week Modern Greek Language Programmes* for non-native speakers (20+7 hours). The 1-week programme runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 or 11:30 to 16:30. The training fee incudes one 7-hour interactive outdoor workshop which takes place every Saturday. In Greek (All teachers speak at least two foreign languages, if needed). 
  • 2-hour Greek Language Crash Course. For visitors of Santorini who wish to have a first contact with the magic of Greek.
  • Private, tailor-made Greek Language Courses. In Greek (All teachers speak at least two foreign languages, if needed). Click here for the fees for private lessons.
  • Activities Menu. A tailor-made programme of cultural activities which offers an introduction to the rich local history and traditions of the Aegean. In Greek and English. Students of the Intensive Modern Greek Language Programmes can choose any activity at a reduced rate. Scheduled activities take place according to the number of persons interested. Click here for more information.

*The intensive Greek Language programmes can be extended upon request


Santorini doesn’t need any special references. It has been ranked as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, and its volcanic landscape takes your breath away.

Megalochori is located 7 km away from Fira, the capital of the island. It has kept its traditional colours and it is one of the few villages that have been declared “traditional settlements”. It is surrounded by vineyards and has many churches famous for their ornate bell towers, white Cycladic houses and narrow streets.

Megalochori is very closed to Pyrgos and Emporeio. All three villages are not very popular touristic sites, they are quiet and peaceful even in August and they offer many options for accommodation and food at lower prices.

You’ll find our school in the second entrance of Megalochori, right across the street from Geromanolis tavern. 

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Students and guests stay in hotels and pensions in Megalochori at special reduced rates. Contact us for accommodation list and special prices for our students.


The Hellenic Culture Centre is a private organization specialized in teaching Greek as a Second and as a Foreign Language. The promotion of the Greek Language and the Greek Culture worldwide, as well as the development of the linguistic and intercultural skills in every citizen in the framework of the multicultural environment, are its aims.

It started working in 1995 on Ikaria island, the Aegean Sea, where it organized with great success during ten years one of the first summer schools for Greek in Greece, with Greek courses, cultural activities and teacher training for teachers of Greek as a foreign language. It continued its actions in Athens, where it is now based, and in selected places in Greece and abroad (Lesvos Island, Aegean Sea- Brussels).

Teacher training in didactic Methodology is complemented by seminars in Intercultural Education, in Adult Education and Education for Peace.

The Centre's staff is experienced and specialized teachers (philologists, linguists, translators) as well as special associates (lawyers, economists, social anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists) who work in teaching and research fields. It cooperates with relevant organizations in Greece and abroad and participates in national, European and international projects.


Volunteers learning Greek

Volunteers learning Greek

Ταχύρρυθμα Greek language seminars
Intended for Volunteers of the European Voluntary Service programme and
for Erasmus students

The Hellenic Culture Centre organizes fast-paced seminars for learning Greek intended for volunteers and students coming to Greece in order to offer voluntary service to non governmental organizations (European Voluntary Service -EVS) or to study ( Erasmus University programme).

This programme is specially designed as to cover the basic everyday communicative situations in which the learners will be involved from the very first moment of their life in Greece as well as to get into contact with interesting for young people aspects of the Greek Culture.

With the cooperation of the organizations who have invited the learners to Greece (non profit non governmental organizations and Universities) a special tailor made programme is being created according to the needs and the scientific interests of the students, as well as on the character and the theme of their visit (environment, culture, pedagogy, social support, et al)

The aims of this programme are:
• To promote and learn the Greek Language in order to facilitate their life and studies in Greece
• To develop intercultural skills for every participant
• To get informed about social and educational questions that concern Greek youth today
• To meet with Greek students of Higher Education, unions and associations, colleges et al, and to develop friendly relations and projects of cooperation and communication

The Hellenic Culture Centre, with its experienced staff in organizing education and cultural activities, supports the Greek language programme by language teachers specialized in teaching Greek as a foreign language and the intercultural education seminars by facilitators experienced in working with young people.
The programme is being organized all year round upon request and contact with groups of volunteers or/ and University students and could be held at the NGO offices as well.

For information please contact the Secretariat (Mo-Fr 10:00-17:00) Ms. Ifigenia Georgiadou, tel. 6944105484, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




ΕΚΦΡΑΣΗ γραπτός και προφορικός λόγος

Ταχύρρυθμα σεμινάρια για έλληνες ενηλίκους φυσικούς ομιλητές και
για ομογενείς του εξωτερικού με ελληνική καταγωγή

Το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού αναλαμβάνει την υποστήριξη της γλωσσικής έκφρασης ενηλίκων φυσικών ομιλητών της ελληνικής και δίγλωσσων ελλήνων του εξωτερικού. Μέσα από μία σειρά ασκήσεων και στις τέσσερις γλωσσικές δεξιότητες (παραγωγή γραπτού λόγου, παραγωγή προφορικού λόγου, κατανόηση γραπτού λόγου, κατανόηση προφορικού λόγου) ο ενήλικος σπουδαστής επιτυγχάνει να χρησιμοποιεί τις πιο κατάλληλες γλωσσικές δομές και να εκφράζεται γραπτώς και προφορικώς ανάλογα με την επικοινωνιακή περίσταση.

Το ειδικό αυτό πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται
• Σε επαγγελματίες φυσικούς ομιλητές οι οποίοι εργάζονται με τα ελληνικά (γραμματείς, πολιτικούς, συγγραφείς, στελέχη πολυεθνικών επιχειρήσεων κ.α.)
• Σε δίγλωσσους ομογενείς του εξωτερικού οι οποίοι έχουν την ελληνική ως Δεύτερη Γλώσσα
• Σε κάθε ενήλικο που θα ήθελε να βελτιώσει γρήγορα και αποτελεσματικά τη γραπτή και προφορική του έκφραση στην ελληνική γλώσσα
• Σε φοιτητές και αποφοίτους ελληνικών Πανεπιστημίων
• Σε αποφοίτους Λυκείου του εξωτερικού οι οποίοι θα ήθελαν να προετοιμαστούν για τις κρατικές εξετάσεις ελληνομάθειας

Τα μαθήματα είναι συνήθως ιδιαίτερα και βασίζονται στο προσωπικό πρόγραμμα το οποίο δημιουργείται εμπιστευτικά για τον κάθε ενήλικο ξεχωριστά. Οι στόχοι τίθενται από κοινού με τον ενήλικο σπουδαστή και οι ώρες και ημέρες σεμιναρίων ή/ και εργασίας στο σπίτι συμφωνούνται με βάση το προσωπικό του πρόγραμμα οικογενειακών ή επαγγελματικών υποχρεώσεων.

Τα σεμινάρια γίνονται είτε στο γραφείο και στο σπίτι του σπουδαστή είτε στα γραφεία του Κέντρου Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού.

Η υποστήριξη από τον διδάσκοντα μπορεί να γίνει και από απόσταση, μέσω της πλατφόρμας e-learning που αναπτύσσει το Κέντρο Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού.

Ενδεικτικά περιεχόμενα του Προγράμματος Σπουδών
• Συνηθισμένα εκφραστικά και ορθογραφικά λάθη στη χρήση της νεοελληνικής
• Μορφολογία ( σύνταξη, γραμματική, ορθογραφία)
• Ασκήσεις ύφους στο γραπτό και στον προφορικό λόγο
• Είδη λόγου
• Βασικές αρχές ρητορικής τέχνης και παραγωγής δημόσιων ομιλιών
• Ετυμολογία
• Επαγγελματική αλληλογραφία
• Βασικές αρχές ορθοφωνίας
• Ανάπτυξη των τεσσάρων γλωσσικών δεξιοτήτων (παραγωγή και κατανόηση γραπτού και προφορικού λόγου) κ.α.

Στα σεμινάρια διδάσκουν έμπειροι φιλόλογοι και εξειδικευμένοι συνεργάτες. Υπεύθυνη για το Ατομικό Πρόγραμμα Σπουδών κάθε σπουδαστή είναι η κ. Ιφιγένεια Γεωργιάδου, η οποία διδάσκει τη νέα ελληνική από το 1979. Η ίδια έχει αναπτύξει ένα αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα για τη γραπτή και την προφορική έκφραση στην ελληνική γλώσσα.

• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), ένα άτομο, 800 ευρώ. Εξ αποστάσεως σύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, ένα άτομο, 500 ευρώ
• σεμινάριο 20 ωρών (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο διδασκαλία), δύο άτομα, 500 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή. Εξ αποστάσεως σύγχρονη εκπαίδευση 20 ωρών, δύο άτομα, 300 ευρώ/ σπουδαστή
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (πρόσωπο-με-πρόσωπο) 45 ευρώ/ ώρα
• ιδιαίτερο μάθημα (εξ αποστάσεως σύγχρονη εκπαίδευση) 30 ευρώ/ ώρα

Τα δίδακτρα περιλαμβάνουν και: υλικά διδασκαλίας, φάκελο σπουδαστή, Πιστοποιητικό Παρακολούθησης. Μία διδακτική ώρα είναι 60 λεπτά

Στην περίπτωση που το μάθημα γίνεται στο σπίτι ή το γραφείο του σπουδαστή, κάθε συνάντηση επιβαρύνεται με το ποσόν των 5 ευρώ, για τα έξοδα μετακίνησης του καθηγητή.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και ραντεβού ατομικής συνέντευξης για ανάλυση εκπαιδευτικών αναγκών επικοινωνήστε με τη Γραμματεία (Δε-Πα 10:00-17:00) κ. Βάσια Κόσσυβα, τηλ. 210 8836494, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Programmes

• EXPRESSION- written and oral speech
Fast-paced seminars for Greeks and for people of Greek origin living abroad

• Volunteers Learning Greek
Fast-paced Greek language seminars for volunteers of the European Voluntary Service EU Programme (E.V.S.) as well as for Erasmus students

Three-month Greek Language Perfection Programme for advanced students.
Addressed to professionals who will be working with the language in the near future or to those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

• I succeed in the Exams 

Preparation for the Exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek by the Centre for the Greek Language and the Greek Ministry of Education as well as for other Certificates (OAED, General Secretariat for Adult Education )

Erasmus Plus Grants

The HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE offers the opprotunity to attend high quality teacher training programmes (including Certification programmes), to develop your language skills, to share experiences and ideas with teachers from other countries, to extend your personal network.

We develop courses on language learning, teacher training and intercultural education with experienced and certified teacher trainers and language teachers, state-of-the-art didactic materials and methodologies, and evaluation and validation procedures.The courses can be funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme (Key Action 1 - KA1: Learning Mobility of Individuals).

Find a detailed description of all the courses offered for the KA1 grants here.

The Key Action 1 of the Erasmus plus Programme gives the opportunity to organizations active in Adult Education, School Education or Vocational Education to train their staff/ volunteers in courses offered in Europe. Interested organizations submit an application to the National Agency of their country.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.us for more information or send us the pre-registration form which you can download from here.

Santorini Summer School

Travel to Santorini


The journey from Piraeus takes 6-8 hours and the tickets start from 37,50 ευρώ. During the summer period there are also fast ferries reaching Santorini in 4-5 hours. In the summer there are also ferries from and to Crete, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and most of the Cyclades.

Blue Star Ferries, www.bluestarferries.gr

Hellenic Seaways, www.hellenicseaways.gr


There are daily several flights from Athens to Santorini all year long. It is a 30 minutes trip. Prices depend on the period and they start from 15 euro. Check regularly for offers from the companies. In the summer there are also charter flights from more than 30 European cities.

AegeanAirlines, www.aegeanairlines.com

Tel. (Santorini airport):+30 22860 28500

Ryanair: www.ryanair.com

Ellinair: www.ellinair.com

Volotea: www.volotea.com

Skyexpress: www.skyexpress.gr