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Learn Greek in a Farm

08/06/2019 - 15/06/2019

Learn Greek in a Farm – June 8-15, 2019 –

learn Greek in a farm…..one of the oldest languages still spoken in the world is taught outside the classroom framework in an experiential manner. Combined with agritourism, wine and gastronomy activities learning Greek becomes fun and easy. Each activity is matched with a module language class that examines it holistically, learning the history and cultural aspects. Farm to table cooking class, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, Greek dances and feasts, combined with a live classless language course that dives deep into the Greek psyche. Join this unique experience, learning the language, the land, history, the people and of course its food.

In cooperation with Peek at Greek: a modern Greek language and culture school, where teachers specialized in the acquisition of Greek as a second/foreign language, rich experience and passion for teaching combine their love for language with their love for every element of history and culture. Language teaching is for Peek at Greek a journey to place and time that this school chooses to do with you. The teachers come, therefore, out of the limits of the standard class and they teach Greek through traveling, hiking or making a historic walk. Peek at Greek addressing students of the Greek language, Greeks living abroad interested in learning the Greek language, lovers of alternative tourism and families wishing to spend creative holiday in Greece.

Day 1                                                   

  • Arrival at eumelia
  • Welcome farm to table dinner. The chef will prepare for you an organic and zero-kilometer meal. eumelia’s organic vegetables are combined with local delicacies and form a unique gastronomic experience

Day 2

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast, including some of eumelia’s specialties such as lavender butter cookies, rosemary chocolate cake, freshly handmade bread with figs or olives, and infusions with wild herbs from the farm
  • Sustainability tour of the organic farm, learn, meet the Greek agricultural landscape. The aim and wish to establish a sustainable example of an ecotourism / agrotourism / education / culture space that receives, entertains and educates visitors as well as the local population on issues such as environment, environmental technology, organic farming methods, alternative health, sustainability, self-sustainability and progressive educational tools
  • Greek Class: Learn the Greek alphabet and get familiar with the Greek sounds and intonation. Read and write simple Greek words relevant to the environment, agrotourism and the Greek culture. Introduce ourselves and talk about our region and our country
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Siesta
  • Greek Class: Learn the Greek alphabet and get familiar with the Greek sounds and intonation. Read and write simple Greek words relevant to the environment, agrotourism and the Greek culture. Introduce ourselves and talk about our region and our country
  • Farm to table dinner
  • Star gazing with drinks

Day 3

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Local cuisine cooking class with a twist and lunch: Learn all the secrets of the local Laconic gastronomy with the guidance of the farm chef. Prepare and bake your own sourdough bread made with locally sourced and milled organic flour. Pick fresh eatable wild greens from the farm and learn to prepare filo dough and make that famous local pitas. Pick the vegetables and herbs you need from eumelia’s organic gardens and herb spiral and prepare your own local cuisine traditional meals with a twist. From farm to your table, prepare and cook an organic, traditional, local cuisine and zero-kilometer meal. The organic vegetables and the famous organic olive oil are combined with local delicacies to offer you a unique gastronomic experience. Put together the gastronomic puzzle of the region, boil, bake and create special dishes from the symphony of local products
  • Siesta
  • Greek Class: Discover the Greek language and the vocabulary that is hidden in the local cuisine (drinks, food, etc.) and the traditional recipes, and learn the Greek eating habits.  Talk about the special role of the Greek tavern and learn to order and understand a Greek menu
  • Farm to table dinner
  • Greek Traditional Dances

Day 4

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Greek Class: Discuss about wine and its history. Learn the importance of wine as a cultural staple both during ancient and modern times in Greece. Get familiar with the relevant vocabulary, practice dialogues and improve your communication skills
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Siesta
  • Greek Class: Discuss about wine and its history. Learn the importance of wine as a cultural staple both during ancient and modern times in Greece. Get familiar with the relevant vocabulary, practice dialogues and improve your communication skills
  • Wine tasting of Greek natural wines and food pairing. Discover the Greek grape varieties through five natural organic wines paired with local cheeses and cured meat. Walk among Eumelia’s organic vineyards and learn the history of wine in Greece and the biodynamic practices that we follow
  • BBQ

Day 5

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Greek Class: Learn about olive and virgin olive oil in ancient Greece. Through a brief historical overview, understand the significant role of virgin olive oil both in everyday use and also as a symbol. Focus on virgin olive oil as a “national product” in modern Greece. Learn about the fertile soil of Peloponnese and the vocabulary related to the various uses of virgin olive oil in cooking and cosmetics
  • Olive oil and olive tasting. Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish a fresh extra virgin olive oil, the eatable Greek olive varieties and how to store your olive oil properly. Meet the perennial olive trees that age more than 2000 years – you can even hide in their trunks!
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Siesta
  • Greek Class: Greek Class: Learn about olive and virgin olive oil in ancient Greece. Through a brief historical overview, understand the significant role of virgin olive oil both in everyday use and also as a symbol. Focus on virgin olive oil as a “national product” in modern Greece. Learn about the fertile soil of Peloponnese and the vocabulary related to the various uses of virgin olive oil in cooking and cosmetics
  • Farm to table dinner

Day 6

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Greek Class: Learn about natural soap and its uses through a brief historical review. Get informed about the process of producing natural soap and its benefits. Get familiar with the herbs of Laconia, their characteristics and their use in diseases’ treatment and also in cosmetics.
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Siesta
  • Natural olive oil soap making. Experience firsthand how to make your own natural soap. Select the herbs of your choice, combine them with organic extra virgin olive oil from our farm and make your personal soap bar with the natural cold method
  • Greek Class: Learn about natural soap and its uses through a brief historical review. Get informed about the process of producing natural soap and its benefits. Get familiar with the herbs of Laconia, their characteristics and their use in diseases’ treatment and in cosmetics
  • Farm to table dinner
  • Greek Movie

Day 7

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Farm work
  • Greek Class: Learn the meaning of “γλέντι” (Greek glenti). Discuss the different ways of entertainment, learn the language that is hidden in songs and discover the Greek rhythm and timbre
  • Farm to table lunch
  • Siesta
  • Greek Class: We learn the meaning of “γλέντι” (Greek glenti). We discuss the different ways of entertainment, we learn the language that is hidden in songs and we discover the Greek rhythm and timbre
  • Live music and dance with an amazing local band playing “rebetika” songs (referred to as Greek blues) and dinner with a large variety of mezzedes (small appetizers dishes)

Day 8

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast
  • Farewells & Departure from eumelia

** Each Greek class includes learning basic vocabulary, understanding the basic Greek grammar rules and practice in oral communication and writing skills.

Details

Start:
08/06/2019
End:
15/06/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map

Details

Start:
08/06/2019
End:
15/06/2019

Organizer

Eumelia

Venue

Eumelia Farm
Greece + Google Map