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I've recently embarked on the exciting journey of learning Greek, motivated further by an upcoming trip to the beautiful island of Mykonos. Given the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and the warm hospitality native to this region, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in the language amid its native speakers.

However, as someone relatively new to this endeavor, I'm eagerly seeking advice on the best strategies for learning Greek while exploring Mykonos. Whether it be recommendations for local language schools that cater specifically to visitors, tips on integrating learning into daily activities, or suggestions for social settings that are particularly friendly to language learners, I'm all ears.

Additionally, I'm interested in any local groups or exchange programs that promote cultural immersion and language practice. I believe that interacting with the locals and engaging directly with the culture can significantly enhance the language learning experience.

Lastly, if there are specific apps or resources that you found helpful while learning Greek in a similar context, please don't hesitate to share. I'm open to exploring all options that might assist in making my learning experience as enriching and effective as possible.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions and stories about your own language learning journeys in Greece. Thank you in advance for your insights and advice!
 
Find someone in Greece looking to learn English and teach each other.

Most Greek language apps are terrible, and sites like duolingo aren't very good either.

Check out kypros.org if you're serious. It'll start you from the very basics and take you to advanced Greek, and it's free.

You first need to learn to read Greek, then you need to learn learn simple grammar and how construct sentences.

There are 12 different ways to say every adjective. For example, the word "good" in Greek can be: ο καλός, το καλό, η καλή, οι καλοί, τα καλά, οι καλές, τους καλούς, του καλου, της καλής, των καλών, τον καλό, την καλή.

It's important to know how to make the adjective agree with the noun (yes, there are multiple ways to say a noun as well)
 
Find someone in Greece looking to learn English and teach each other.

Most Greek language apps are terrible, and sites like duolingo aren't very good either.

Check out kypros.org if you're serious. It'll start you from the very basics and take you to advanced Greek, and it's free.

You first need to learn to read Greek, then you need to learn learn simple grammar and how construct sentences.

There are 12 different ways to say every adjective. For example, the word "good" in Greek can be: ο καλός, το καλό, η καλή, οι καλοί, τα καλά, οι καλές, τους καλούς, του καλου, της καλής, των καλών, τον καλό, την καλή.

It's important to know how to make the adjective agree with the noun (yes, there are multiple ways to say a noun as well)
Kalley Mera, Kalllo Mina!.... polee Kali advice!.... Mykonou imop is not a place to learn Elinika in a short time!!... Elinika amatha monomu!!🤣🤣...... depends how long Knicks is in Mykonou for?... Ola Kala Mazi sas?
 
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I've recently embarked on the exciting journey of learning Greek, motivated further by an upcoming trip to the beautiful island of Mykonos. Given the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and the warm hospitality native to this region, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in the language amid its native speakers.

However, as someone relatively new to this endeavor, I'm eagerly seeking advice on the best strategies for learning Greek while exploring Mykonos. Whether it be recommendations for local language schools that cater specifically to visitors, tips on integrating learning into daily activities, or suggestions for social settings that are particularly friendly to language learners, I'm all ears.

Additionally, I'm interested in any local groups or exchange programs that promote cultural immersion and language practice. I believe that interacting with the locals and engaging directly with the culture can significantly enhance the language learning experience.

Lastly, if there are specific apps or resources that you found helpful while learning Greek in a similar context, please don't hesitate to share. I'm open to exploring all options that might assist in making my learning experience as enriching and effective as possible.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions and stories about your own language learning journeys in Greece. Thank you in advance for your insights and advice!
How long will you be in Mykonos for?...
 
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I really applaud you for making the effort to learn Greek. Don’t get discouraged. It’s not an easy language with its many word endings and idioms. Everyone in Mykonos will speak English, but you are sure to make friends and have some fun through your effort. I wish that more visitors would try.

Above and beyond basic greetings, I learned my first Greek sentences in Mykonos too! Δεν είμαι γάτα. Είμαι μια όμορφη γυναίκα. 😉 ….which sent everyone into fits of laughter when I was asked to repeat it - which needless to say took a few attempts!
That was 50 years ago and I’m still learning Greek and still wouldn’t miss a summer (or any time of year) in Greece!

Seriously, the best learning occurs when you are actually talking with people and being challenged to make yourself understood.
 
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I really applaud you for making the effort to learn Greek. Don’t get discouraged. It’s not an easy language with its many word endings and idioms. Everyone in Mykonos will speak English, but you are sure to make friends and have some fun through your effort. I wish that more visitors would try.

Above and beyond basic greetings, I learned my first Greek sentences in Mykonos too! Δεν είμαι γάτα. Είμαι μια όμορφη γυναίκα. 😉 ….which sent everyone into fits of laughter when I was asked to repeat it - which needless to say took a few attempts!
That was 50 years ago and I’m still learning Greek and still wouldn’t miss a summer (or any time of year) in Greece!

Seriously, the best learning occurs when you are actually talking with people and being challenged to make yourself understood.


Lol, that's a very funny story. It reminds of this scene from The Aristocats
 
e For me, it doesn't matter which method I use. It feels all the same to me. None of the apps, lesson books, learning podcasts, etc get me to the point where I can go to the country and speak. The only thing that gets me there is starting to use it. I do use courses, apps, etc to lay some groundwork but it doesn't actually help me learn it. I have to start experiencing the language.

So, before I go to Greece, I'll start reading and listening to things. I'll also seek out Greek speakers (family members, people in my local area) and try out what I am learning. Each time I visit Greece I get a little better.

For someone who wants to get started getting by, I would learn some phrases like yes, no, please, thank you, good morning, good evening and then branch out from there. Some of the apps and language learning tools don't have you practice any phrases that are practical. I sit with a phrase book and pick some phrases I think will be useful and study those a bit before going to Greece, too. I also look words up while I am there all the time when I hear people talking and words seem to be repeated.
 

Exploring Little Venice in Mykonos?

I'm planning a trip to the enchanting area of Little Venice in Mykonos and I've heard so much about its stunning views and quirky charm. I'm reaching out to this community because I know there are a lot of well-traveled folks around here who could share their insights.

Can anyone suggest the absolute must-see attractions and activities in Little Venice? I'm interested in anything from historical sites, picturesque spots for photography, to the best places to relax and watch the sunset.

Also, any tips on hidden gems or less-known spots you can recommend would be great too!

Thanks!

What are your opinions about the party scene in Mykonos?

I am traveling to Greece this July with a large group of friends and family and we all have different interests.

Some of the people have never been to Mykonos and are pushing for a longer stay because they want to party.

I did all that when I was younger, and it wasn't the greatest. I loved nightclubs back then, too.

What have been your experiences? I found it to be too hot to party hard. I love to dance, and I couldn't really dance much. The beaches made me feel claustrophobic because there was nowhere to really walk and get away from the loud music!

Learning Greek While in Mykonos?

I've recently embarked on the exciting journey of learning Greek, motivated further by an upcoming trip to the beautiful island of Mykonos. Given the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and the warm hospitality native to this region, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in the language amid its native speakers.

However, as someone relatively new to this endeavor, I'm eagerly seeking advice on the best strategies for learning Greek while exploring Mykonos. Whether it be recommendations for local language schools that cater specifically to visitors, tips on integrating learning into daily activities, or suggestions for social settings that are particularly friendly to language learners, I'm all ears.

Additionally, I'm interested in any local groups or exchange programs that promote cultural immersion and language practice. I believe that interacting with the locals and engaging directly with the culture can significantly enhance the language learning experience.

Lastly, if there are specific apps or resources that you found helpful while learning Greek in a similar context, please don't hesitate to share. I'm open to exploring all options that might assist in making my learning experience as enriching and effective as possible.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions and stories about your own language learning journeys in Greece. Thank you in advance for your insights and advice!

Getting Around on Mykonos

I was in a Mykonos last year as a cruise stop, and I found trying to figure out how to get around to be very annoying. I couldn't find the bus stops, I didn't know how to buy a ticket, I had a hard time finding a bathroom on the way to the bus stop I finally figured out I needed.

I thought I would do some research. What could I have done differently? I found this video to be very helpful.

Best Mykonos beaches for families?

I'm planning a family vacation to Mykonos and would love some recommendations on the best family-friendly beaches. With a couple of toddlers in tow, I'm looking for beaches that are not only beautiful but also safe for the little ones to play around and paddle in the water.

Additionally, amenities like clean restrooms, nearby places to grab a bite to eat, and shaded areas would be a huge plus. We want to avoid the party scenes and opt for more serene spots where we can build sandcastles and enjoy the waves without too much worry.

If anyone has experiences or suggestions they'd like to share, I'm all ears! What beaches in Mykonos have you found to be particularly good for families? Any tips on the best times to go, or advice on must-bring items?

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