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The ABCs of Greek - Literally
Recognizing words on signs can make all the difference between a happy independent trip and a miserable one. Learning the Greek alphabet doesn't take long and can speed your travels in Greece.
Count to Ten in Greek
Learn to count to ten in Greek quickly and easily.
Saying "Hello" to Greece - In Greek
Ensure a warm welcome with a few words of Greek packed in your mental suitcase.
Speak Greek Free Language Program
Want to learn Greek from the basics on up? Then this interactive on-line program is right for you - and it's free.
C.P. Cavafy is arguably the best-known "Greek" poet. Based in Alexandria, Egypt, Cavafy was of Greek ancestry and wrote primarily on historic and mythological events of Greece. If you like Rumi, the 13th century Sufi mystic whose poetry is enjoying a great Renaissance, I think you'll also enjoy and appreciate Cavafy.
What does "plaka" mean?
Greek Signs - Learn to Read Greek Roadsigns - Greek Alphabet practice
Real Greek roadsigns help you practice reading Greek before you're on the road and behind the wheel.
Books By Nikos Kazantzakis - Novels on Greece - Famous Modern Greek Novels
Nikos Kazantzakis is modern Greece's most renowned - some say notorious - writer. His books are wide-ranging and include "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ".
Sappho, Greek Poetess - Ancient Greek Woman Writer
Sappho is one of the earliest poets we know. Who was she, really?
Wicked Greek - An Unusual Greek Language Book
Wicked Greek will make even everyday transactions in Greece memorable.
From David Eisenberg, a terrific, easy-to-follow introduction to modern Greek, with audio files for pronunciation and a really clear tutorial on learning the letters.
Greek for Travelers
From Foreign Languages for Travelers, this site is a bit slow but provides AUDIO of simple Greek words and phrases. Choose a topic, click on words to hear them.
Kalimena - is that the same as kalimera?
You'll be hearing "Yasou" all over Greece - but just what is being said? Find out the meaning of Yasou and related words.
Translate Greek to English
Stymied by a page of information that is only in Greek? Automatic Greek to English translation has improved so much in the past few years that you can now easily translate most webpages well enough to understand the meaning easily - even if you don't speak a word of Greek.
Search for English Words in Greek Dictionaries
From the Perseus Project. Try it out to understand it - you can take an English word and find what Greek words are translated using that word.
Learn about Greek - where it is spoken, how to learn the basics of Greek, and what you should know before your travel to Greece.
TravellingWords - Greek
Learn Greek tonight with these easy, inexpensive language study tools, including audio files by expert speakers. Some digital cameras can also play these files, making them a great portable option for your trip.
Kairos - Time out of Time
Kairos - What does the Greek word Kairos really mean?
Kalispera! You'll hear Kalispera a lot in Greece - here's what this word means.