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Program 2017


At Hellenikon Idyllion, in the "Garden of Muses", childhood dreams for lovers of nature as well as for travelers,

families....

and creative groups are made possible…

Read how guests describe the Hellenikon Idyllion:

„Garden of muses, what a wonderful idea! We came to the sea, but we really bathed our senses in the inland: in the sounds and the voices, the smell and the colors, the charm of wonderful people we met here and with whom we could live in harmony. Our suitcases are now a bit lighter as one week ago at our arrival, but we will for sure have to pay extra luggage for our hearts full of the good memories we created here.
Dear Andreas, how lucky that there are still „mis-placed“ like you, who live a dream, from which everyone benefits and lets other „mis-placed“ people find each other and this way, makes the world a little more straight and really richer. “


Thank you!
October 13, 2016. Your dancers from Wurzen + Werner

1.Video about Hellenikon Idyllion

2. Video with photos by GREEK choral music

 http://www.idyllion.eu/images/content_images/Bildershow%20Franz%C3%B6sisch.mp4

 

Supported Cultural Winter Project:

A) From November 1st 2016

until April 2nd 2017

Music/drama/dance rehearsal incl. grand piano, pianos, stages during winter in the garden of muses directly by the Greek sea!

This supported project aims for: music students, prospective students of music or other mentioned courses. Course instructors are kindly invited!

We offer:

living in a double-room apartment with an integrated kitchen
beautiful 4000m² fruit and vegetable garden with stone oven
8€ per person per night in double room apartment, single room apartment at request

Including:
- different rooms for rehearsal, two stages, one heated glass pavilion with a grand piano by Schimmel, usage of our musical equipment: 3 pianos, 4 electric pianos, one violin cello, one counter bass, a drum set and our library with music, books and journals
- you can pick our fruits and vegetables to your heart´s content and use our 2 stone ovens to make a delicious meal
In the small greek village Selianitika are many bars and restaurants open during the winter months and various stores nearby.

For more information, please check our website: http://www.idyllion.eu/en/1-1_allgemeines.html

This winter we have a special offer for you, if you want to learn Greek (both Modern or Ancient Greek) or further develop your musical abilities.
We compile an individual program for you with different musical or cultural training opportunities with special conditions (2 greek lessons: 10€ per person).
Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions via e-mail info@idyllion.eu

or Phone: 00 30 210 34 61 034
Homepage: www.idyllion.eu

Registration: please send us an e-mail to info@idyllion.eu with the following information:
your name, age, postal address, your instruments and abilities,time period

gGrten vom Meer

B) FREE ACCOMMODATION FOR A MUSICAL DUO DURING THE WINTER TIME

During the winter months we are looking for a musical duo or an ensemble to take care of the Hellenikon Idyllion.
The period you can stay is at least 3 months to a maximum of 5 months.
We offer you a nice double-room apartment in the period from November 1st 2016 to April 2nd 2017.
In Selianitika there are many bars and restaurants open during the winter months and various stores nearby.
It would be helpful if you had small Greek skills, as well as your own car to be more flexible.
During your stay you will look after the whole area and welcome new guests.
If you are inspired to do so, you can offer to give music lessons to other guests to your conditions.
Also you will look after the maintenance of our garden. Of course we will also provide you with personal like Craftsmen, gardeners and cleaning staff.

For further questions please contact us via e-mail info@idyllion.eu

or telephone.

Homepage: www.idyllion.eu
Telefonnummer: 00 30 210 34 61 034

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Agon Armonias 2017

Call for an international competition to promote ancient Greek language!

This year, your task is to produce a short movie clip (max. 10 min) showing a short drama scene to promote the Ancient Greek language.
Your clip should be able to enthuse young and old people to learn Ancient Greek and show us, why you like to learn the Ancient Greek language. If you wish, you can include music. You can produce your clip in English, German or Greek in groups of 2-3 people. At least one of your group needs to learn the Ancient Greek language and your clip must include a short dialogue in Ancient Greek.

The best videos will be awarded:

First Prize:
2 weeks of free accommodation in a double or three bed room at Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika, Greece, with the possibility - if desired - to participate in the seminar “Speaking and Philosophizing in Attic ancient Greek” (August 19th to September 2nd 2017) if your stay will be during this time. (http://www.idyllion.eu/en/2-3-8_2017.html)

Second Prize:
1 week of free accommodation in a double or three bed room at Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika, Greece, with the possibility - if desired - to participate in the seminar Speaking and Philosophizing in Attic ancient Greek (Agust 19th to Septmber 2nd 2017) if your stay will be during this time. (http://www.idyllion.eu/en/2-3-8_2017.html)

Jury
The competition will be judged by subject experts from different European countries, under the chairmanship of the promoter of the concept and sponsor of the competition Andreas Drekis, founder and director of Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika/Greece:
• Joulia Diamantopoulou, sixth form teacher for classical Greek, Athens, Greece

• Florian Feicht, sixth form teacher for ancient Greek language, Heidelberg, Germany

• Werner Schulze, composer, scientist and former professor at the University of music and fine arts in Vienna, Austria

• Dr. Dora Katsonopoulou, archaeologist, director of excavations at ancient Helike, Achaia, Greece and President of the Institute for the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades

Conditions
The decision of the jury is final. It is not refutable and not subject to appeal. We reserve the right to publicize the names of the winners and the result of their work on the internet and in the press.
Deadline
To participate in the competition please register in groups of 2-3 people until the 30th of March 2017 by sending an e-mail with your name and post address, as well as the address of your school or university to info@idyllion.eu. A confirmation of the receipt of your application will be sent to you by e-mail. Please send your contributions either by e-mail or by giving a link to your video clip. It is possible to hand in more than one result per group. The deadline is the 30th of April 2017. Should you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us via mail or phone:
0030-2103461034
0030-2691072488

The winners of AGON ARMONIAS 2016 and their videos (to another topic) can be seen at our facebook-page https://www.facebook.com/Idyllion/

We wish you good luck and are looking forward to seeing your creative results!

 

Helike 2017

International competition for the scenic realization of a major archeological finding

To us, the musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre Hellenikon Idyllion in Greece, promoting international interest in Greek Culture and Archeology is a special concern and very dear to our hearts.
Therefore we would like to spread the story of the faith of the ancient city Helike in our local environment.

373 before Christ, Helike was destroyed by one of the biggest natural disasters of antiquity. An earthquake followed by a huge tsunami buried and destroyed the whole city. During the last 30 years, many archeological excavations took place in the area of the North- West Peloponnes, which lead to the first findings of some parts of the ancient city.

Your task is to bring the story of Helike back to life by producing a drama play of max. 1 hour length. There are no rules concerning the content of the play, the plot is completely up to your ideas and creativity.
It is important for us to highlight the importance of the excavations and archeology as well as the faszination of finding the first tracks and lost treasures of the ancient city.

You can freely include music or your own instrumental/choral parts in the play. It is also possible to include quotes or short text passages of classical philosophers. The dialogues in your play can be spoken in different languages, short dialogues or quotes in Ancient Greek are very welcome!

When completed, please send us a video of your play, which will be watched and evaluated by us.

The best videos will be awarded:

First Prize:

2 weeks of free accommodation in shared bedrooms in our musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika, Greece. The duration of your stay is upon agreement.

Second Prize:

1 week of free accommodation with all services mentioned above (first prize).

Andreas Drekis

Kyanis Aktis 20 GR - 25100 Selianitika

Musical and Cultural Holiday and Meeting Centre

Jury

The competition will be judged by subject experts from different European countries, under the chairmanship of the promoter of the concept and sponsor of the competition Andreas Drekis, founder and director of Hellenikon Idyllion in Selianitika/Greece:

• • •

Joulia Diamantopoulou, sixth form teacher for classical Greek, Athens, Greece
Florian Feicht, sixth form teacher for ancient Greek language, Heidelberg, Germany Werner Schulze, composer, scientist and former professor at the University of music and

fine arts in Vienna, Austria
Dr. Dora Katsonopoulou, archaeologist, director of excavations at ancient Helike, Achaia,


Greece and President of the Institute for the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades

Conditions

The decision of the jury is final. It is not refutable and not subject to appeal. We reserve the right to publicize the names of the winners and the result of their work on the internet and in the press.

Deadline
To participate in the competition please register until the 15th of December 2016 by sending an e-mail with your names, the name and address of your school and your motivation to participate to info@idyllion.eu. A confirmation of the receipt of your application will be sent to you by e-mail.
Please send your contributions either by e-mail or by giving a link to your video clip. It is possible to hand in more than one result per school (from different classes!). The deadline is the 30th of March 2017. The winners will be announced until the 30th of April 2017.

Should you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone: info@idyllion.eu
phone: 0030-2103461034 or 0030-2691072488

We wish you good luck and are looking forward to seeing your creative results!

More information about the lost city Helike:

The story of the destruction of Atlantis is one of the most famous stories from ancient Greece. Yet, there is a similar story of destruction told about the city of Helike. Unlike Atlantis, however, there are more written accounts about this site. Moreover, these writings

contain clues that helped archaeologists search for the true location of the city. Using these

clues, archaeologists have finally been able to track down the lost city.

Helike was situated in Achaea, on the northwestern part of the Peloponnesian peninsula. During its heyday, Helike was the leader of the first Achaean League, a confederation that consisted of 12 cities in the surrounding area. Due to this position, Helike was an important

economic, cultural and religious centre.

One night during the winter of 373 B.C., the city of Helike was obliterated. Some signs of the city’s impending doom were recorded, including the appearance of ‘immense columns of flames’ and the mass migration of small animals from the coast to the mountains several days prior to the disaster. A major earthquake, followed by a large tsunami from the Gulf of Corinth, wiped the city of Helike from the face of the earth. The rescue party that came in

the following morning found no survivors.

The patron god of Helike was Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes.

The destruction of Helike was attributed to Poseidon. According to the stories, the god of the sea was enraged with the inhabitants of Helike due to their refusal to give their statue of

Poseidon, or even a model of it, to the Ionian colonists from Asia. Some accounts even stated that the Ionian representatives were murdered. As a result, Poseidon punished the inhabitants of Helike by causing the sea to swallow to city (very much like that which happened to Atlantis). Unlike Atlantis, however, Helike was not completely lost, as it was visited by travellers in the following centuries. The philosopher Eratosthenes, who visited the site 150 years after its destruction, wrote that there was a standing bronze statue of Poseidon submerged in a ‘poros’, and was a hazard to fishermen’s nets. The Greek traveller Pausanias also visited the site, and wrote that the walls of the ancient city were still visible

under water, though they were by then much corroded by the salt water.

The location of Helike, was lost over time. Although speculations about the actual site of Helike already began in the early 19th century, it was only in the late 20th century that Helike was re-discovered. As Helike was a submerged city, its location was one of the big mysteries of underwater archaeology. Yet, it was this conviction that the city was hidden

somewhere in the Gulf of Corinth that made its discovery impossible.

In 1988, a Greek archaeologist, Dora Katsonopoulou, raised the possibility that the ‘poros’ mentioned in the ancient texts might not refer to the sea, but an inland lagoon. If so, it would be plausible that Helike is not located in the Gulf of Corinth, but inland, as the lagoon would have been silted up over the millennia by river sediment. It was in 2001 that the team found Helike in Achaea, Greece. In 2012, the destruction layer was uncovered, which

confirmed that the site is indeed Helike.

Whilst the city of Helike has been re-discovered, excavations are still being carried out in the area. This is significant, as the area has been settled by different groups of people, and it is through the uncovering of settlements from various periods of history that a more complete picture of the region, from the prehistoric era to the modern period, can be produced. After all, although the story of Helike may be fantastic, it is but one point in a long series of events

that span over the millennia.

More information:

http://www.helikeproject.gr/

Literature:

Pausanias “Periegese” - Artemis Verlag

Videos:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x226078_bbc-horizon-2002-helike-the-real-atlantis_shortfilms

 

 

1st of February - 8th of March 2017

FREE CHAMBERMUSIC PLAYING WITH VIOLA AND VIOLIN WITH KATHREIN HUMBEL-BOLZ, MEMBER OF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF GENEVA, FROM 1st OF FEBRUARY TO 1st OF MARCH 2017,in our musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre, next to the beach at Peloponnese.

SPEND YOUR TIME GREARIOUSLY AND CREATIVELY WITHOUT SNOW!
A SUPPORT PROJECT OF HELLENIKON IDYLLION

Kathrein Humbel-Bolz is looking forward to playing music together.

Playing music in the Hellenikon Idyllion, a musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre, the Garden of Muses (includes a bandstand of glass,  grandpiano, pianos, e-pianos, cello, contrabass, exercise rooms, concert stages,  note collection and much more) next to the sea in Greece of Gulf of Corinth, in the original village Selianitika, Peloponnese.

Kathrein Humbel-Bolz  has been a member of symphony orchestra Geneva for 36 years and speaks English, German, French and Spanish. A nice accommodation will be provided by agreement.

Feel free to contact Kathrein Humbel-Bolz by e-mail. Kathrein.humbel@gmail.com

Enjoy the sound of your music and pick fruits from the trees. Afterwards go to the beach and enjoy the mild climate and the sound of the sea while eating the tasty fruits.

You will find more information about the Hellenikon Idyllion at www.idyllion.eu

Andreas Drekis founder and general manager
e-mail contact: info@idyllion.eu
phone: 0030 2103461034

 Picture from our second 50 qm stage (made of wood)

16.March - 31.- May

Piano lessons for a promotional price for beginners and advanced pianists, chamber music will be accompanied

 by Dania Siebert

During her internship in the Hellenikon Idyllion Dania Siebert offers piano lessons for beginners and advanced pianists and provides accompanied chamber music as well. She is excited about interested students of all ages, and inspiring musical cooperation in the wonderful „garden of muses“!
Dania Siebert graduated at the University for music and theatre and the University Leipzig in Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education (Music and German studies). Her musical education began in her childhood with piano and later saxophone lessons. Since then she has participated in different music-workshops, projects and performed with different choirs and ensembles. For several years she gave classical piano lessons to students of all ages.

A promotional project of Hellenikon Idyllion!
Registration: info@idyllion.eu

 

15.04. - 22.04.

Piano course at Easter

for the second time by us with the pianists Ellen Kaufmann (Munich)

and the Sam Hylton

More infomations www.idyllion.eu www.klavierstunde-muenchen.de/sam-hylton or info@idyllion.eu

Playing in a fishing boat while driving towards the small Trisonia islands

 

11. - 16. June in Hellenikon Idyllon

The Conte Piano Quartet from Switzerland

with concert on 14 June in Athens Megaron Mousikis

At 8.30 pm in the library hall

With the members of the Sinfonieorchester Bern

Julien Mathieu, violin
Johannes von Bülow, Viola
Andreas Graf, Violoncello
Evelyne Grandy, Piano

Program 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Klavierquartett in g-Moll KV 478
Allegro
Andante
Rondo- Allegro

 

Gabriel Fauré  (1845-1924)
Klavierquartett in c-Moll Op. 15
Allegro molto moderato
Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Adagio
Allegro molto

Plus a work by the Greek composer Georg Voukanos

More information soon

 

23 - 30 June and 03 - 10 Sept.

Fascinating-Seminar/Symposion in Greek Archaeology and Culture with Prof. Dora Katsonopoulou

The Seminar will take place for one week from 23-30 June 2017 and will be repeated in the fall from 3-10 September 2017. Saturdays will be devoted to a guided archaeological excursion in the area including one break for coffee/refreshments in a kafeneion on the mountains and another for lunch in a traditional tavern overlooking the coastal plain of Helike.

Daily Schedule (Monday - Friday)
0930-11            lecture  
11-1130         coffee break  
12-1330   resume lecture
1345 lunch/discussion
Lectures will be offered by the Helike Project Director, Prof. Dora Katsonopoulou, Dr. in Classical Archaeology of Cornell University, at the Garden of Muses in the Hellenikon Idyllion three days a week. In the remaining two days, lectures will take place at the archaeological site of Helike and at the Conservation Laboratory of the Helike Project in the village of Eliki located near the site, where participants to the Seminar can attend conservation work of archaeological finds and be introduced to the magic world of archaeology.

Certificates of participation in the Seminar can be issued by the Helike Society upon request.

For registration to the Seminar and further information, contact the Director of the Hellenikon Idyllion, Mr. Andreas Drekis at info@idyllion.eu Tel. 0030 210 3461034 mobil 0030 6972263356

The Hellenikon Idyllion in collaboration with the Helike Society offers the possibility to its visitors and guests to combine their stay in the Hellenikon Idyllion with an opportunity to attend a Seminar offered in Greek Archaeology and Culture in the framework of the ongoing research work in the nearby site of ancient Helike about 14 km east of Selianitika. The Seminar includes lectures (a) on the archaeology of the Helike area, the ancient capital of Achaia, (b) introduction to Greek archaeology and ancient Greek sources, and (c) on conservation work of archaeological finds from the excavations. See program below.
Ancient Helike
Ancient Helike is on the southwest shore of the Gulf of Corinth near Aigion in Achaia, about 170 km west of Athens. Helike was founded in the Mycenaean period by Ion, the leader of the Ionian race and became the capital of the Twelve Cities of ancient Achaea. In its territory, was located the famous sanctuary of Poseidon Helikonios, mentioned already in Homer. Poseidon’s fine head is shown on the bronze coins of Helike together with its main symbols, the trident and the dolphin, and the inscription ELIK.

The Classical city of Helike was destroyed in 373 BC by a violent earthquake which greatly impressed the ancients and is mentioned by many writers from the Classical period on down to the Byzantine times. Helike’s catastrophe by the earthquake and invading sea waters is considered to have inspired the Greek philosopher Plato to describe the destruction of the mythical land of Atlantis.

Dora Katsonopoulou at work in the excavation of the Geometric site at Helike

 Photo of the first archeological excavation and conservation work at the rare Hellenistic building of Dye-Works (3rd century BC) in Helike. which is just 12 kilometres from Selianitika.

The Helike bronze coin (4th century BC) showing on the obverse a fine head of Poseidon with inscription ELIK, and on the reverse trident and dolphins within laurel wreath. Two of these coins are exhibited at the Berlin Museum. Right:The unique Depas cup from Helike (2500 BC).

A play and an opera in classical Greek about this ancient Greek city were initiated by the Hellenikon Idyllion. Click on the photos below and the videos of the play!

In the two videos you see the last performance in 2015 played by 16 school students of the "Gymnasium" in Husum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaT20RSp4pw 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg8RnJUqz1M

 

Bilder vom Theaterspiel HELIKE ATHANATOS In Altgriechischer Sprache im Garten der Musen

The research of the Helike Project for Ancient Helike
The systematic research to find ancient Helike started in 1988 by the Helike Project under the direction of the archaeologist Dora Katsonopoulou of Cornell University, originating from Aigion, and the physicist Steven Soter of the Smithsonian Institution.

In searching for the famous Classical city of Helike, the archaeology team discovered in the Helike plain about 7 km southeast of Aigion, significant and rare archaeological finds which cover a broad chronological range from the Early Bronze Age, the Mycenaean and Geometric periods, the Classical and Hellenistic down to late Roman times. On the discoveries in Helike, see at www.helikeproject.gr, under the chapter Discoveries.

The Helike Project managed by The Helike Society and the Geology Department of the University of Patras, is recruiting students and other volunteers to take part every year in archaeological lab and field work at the Ancient Helike sites, during six weeks in the summer. The training provided includes instruction by experts in the Project’s Conservation Laboratory and in the field on excavation techniques, stratigraphy, and application of geoarchaeological methods, and conservation of ancient artefacts.

For more information on the Helike Project see at www.helikeproject.gr.

03 - 08 Juli

Young Jazzorchestra of Hessen

 

 The Repertoire embraces classical pieces of swing for example of Count Basie and Glenn Miller, fervent Latin-Jazz, sensitive ballads and sophisticated vocals.
International folksongs in exclusive editing will also be heard.
The peculiarity is the combination of a young, professional Big Band (Junior Band) with unique soloists and a beautiful Vocal-Ensemble (Junior Voices) which give a formidable tonal scope.
Some references are for example shows at the Wiesbadener Kurhaus, at the Jazzfestival of the representation of the Federal State of Hessen in Berlin, or this year at pentecost as a big event, the musically framing of the jubilee of reformation at the Römerberg in Frankfurt. The artistic leader is Dr. Holger Fröhlich, the musical director of the entire „Landesjugendjazzorchesters“ ( Young Jazzorchestra of Hessen) is Wolfgang Diefenbach.

 

20.7. to 25.7

„Music, motions, sound and calm“

Workshop with Anne Krickeberg

can be extended until 6.8.2017

Content of the course (first week):

Exercises to stimulate attention after the MBSR-method from Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn, in motion and calm yoga and meditation, improvisation with your voice and other instruments. Atmosphere, resonance et creativity, trips into sonority, body exercices specially developped for female musicians, exercices from Chi-Gong, kinesiology and musical therapy.

In the middle of the mesmerizing paradise of the „Garden of Muses“, I invite you, morning and evening, to collective practices in motion and serenity. Follwing our needs, we will move on the sound of instruments and our voices, we will engage to trips into calmness and work on improvisations, which we will live actively or passively. No skills are required to participate.
The courses will be done in the shadow of the trees with view on the sea or under the roof of the stage to the sounds of classical music instruments.
Maybe we will let ourselves be inspired by greek culture? The stage with the grand piano offers the possibility to intercultural meetings with the other guests.

Yoga mats are available, your own meditation pillow has to be brought.

Biography
Anne Krickeberg (Berlin / Cologne)
(Violoncello, viola, harp)

Anne Krickeberg explores the possibilities to combine music, meditation and improvisation in her culturel project. She practices intuitive music, organises concerts which invite to relax ouselves and to pause for a moment. Her long year experience of meditation (Zen) and her further education as a teacher of MBSR (stressmanagement through attention after the method of Prod. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn) have emphaiszed the importance of group dynamics during her seances.

For more informations:
www.mindful-culture.com
www.mbsr-kreativ.de
www.tonecentrale.de

 

26.07. - 01.08.

An orchestra of 30 akkordeon players from Berlin will be here for the third time.

Picture from our second 50 qm stage (made of wood)


We play well-known hits like " Varka sto yialo", "Zorbas Dance", "Ta paidia tou pirea", "Enas mythos", "Chorepse sirtaki " and maybe "aspri mera"
And also : "Balkanfieber", "Rocking Affair", "Supertramp Medley", "Simply the Best" and maybe something in german: "Griechischer Wein".

‚Hellenikon Idyllion‘ and Andreas Drekis present their newest support programme:

31.July.- 06.Aug. and 19.Aug. - 10.Sept.

Philosophize with Plato and Socrates in Ancient Greek (no previous knowledge required)

“Learning Ancient Greek and Philosophizing in the Garden of Muses” means learning this language with philosophical quotations from Ancient Greek literature. The participants learn in a playful way about correct pronunciation and grammar. Together in several symposiums the group gets a new experience about thinking and acting like Ancient Greek philosophers.

Julia Diamantopoulou (classical scholar and high school teacher) and further teacher will give the lessons.

Who can participate? All interested persons

When? 31 July 2017 – 6 August 2017 and 19 August 2017 – 10 September 2017, 2-3 hours every day;

Where? In the ‘Garden of Muses’ next to the Greek sea; Postal address: Kyanis Aktis 20, GR – 25100 Selianitika

 

Costs? The costs for accommodation start from 25 EUR/person per day.

For students up to 27 years old when they come with their teachers 15 EUR/ person per day ;

no workshop fee, just the daily meals have to be paid by all participants

Application? Now under info@idyllion.eu

Ancient Theater of Egeira ,35 km from Hellenikon Idyllion

 

06.8- 19.08.

Learning Ancient & Modern Greek for native English speakers.

(closed societe )

19.8. - 02.09.

Speak and philosophize in classical Greek for our 25th anniversary.

Head: Florian Feicht

Speak and philosophize in Classical Greek, today!

Travel to Greece and improve and deepen your knowledge of Attic Greek. Which friend of Hellas wouldn’t be tempted? In the entire world there is only one opportunity to do so.
Students from many countries and backgrounds assemble in a large, shady garden on the rocky shores of the Gulf of Corinth
and discover to their surprise that they can converse, read and discuss stimulating ancient texts all in the language of ancient Greece. 

"Διακελεύομαι δή σοι πάλαι παρακεκλημένῳ τῆς τῶν λόγων ἀντέχεσθαι φιλοσοφίας. Καθάπερ γάρ ἐστι φυλακτικὸν σώματος ὑγίεια, οὕτω ψυχῆς φυλακτικὸν καθέστηκε παιδεία. Ταύτης γὰρ προηγουμένης οὐ πταίειν συμβήσεταί σοι περὶ τὰς πράξεις, ἀλλὰ σῴζειν ἁπάσας ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν τὰς ὑπαρχούσας σοι τῶν ἀγαθῶν κτήσεις. Χωρὶς δὲ τῶν εἰρημένων, εἰ τὸ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς βλέπειν ἡδύ, τὸ τοῖς τῆς ψυχῆς ὄμμασιν ὀξυδορκεῖν ἐστι θαυμαστόν. Ἔτι δὲ ὥσπερ ὁ στρατηγός ἐστι σωτὴρ στρατοπέδου, οὕτω λόγος μετὰ παιδείας ἡγεμών ἐστι βίου". Letter from Aristotle to Alexander

The seminar, a project of the Hellenikon Idyllion, has been offered by the center's founder Andreas Drekis for twenty years as a special opportunity for students of ancient Greek. His hotel also hosts musicians and artists, whose concerts and performances enliven many an evening. A short trip to see objects of interest and a production in an ancient theatre is also possible.

The Hellenikon Idyllion is located on the north coast of the Peloponnese near Aigion, a Greek vacation destination thanks to its particularly alluring and relaxing character. Accommodation is available in rooms with 2-4 beds for student participants. Single and double-bed rooms are also available to adults upon request. 
The price for accommodation in the 2-4 -bed rooms and for the course is 300.- Euros inkl.
two banquet and an excursion to Olympia or to Epidauros. It is a promotion project  of Andreas Drekis, Hellenikon Idyllion

More information from Mr. Florian Feicht
Schützenstraße 14
12165 Berlin
E-Mail: flofeicht@googlemail.com
Phone: 00.49 170-5835320

or from Andreas Drekis E-Mail: info@idyllion.eu

and http://www.idyllion.eu/cgr/2-3-7_2016.html

 

ΑΤΤΙΚΙΣΤΙ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΕΙΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΟΝ 2017
EN ΤΩΙ ΚΗΠΩΙ ΤΩΝ ΜΟΥΣΩΝ ΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΝ ΕΙΔΥΛΛΙΟΝ ΟΝΟΜΑ EXEI, ΤΕΡΨΙΣ ΤΩΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΤΤΙΚΗΝ ΦΩΝΗΝ ΔΙΔΑΣΚΟΝΤΩΝ, ΣΠΟΥΔΑΖΟΝΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΝΥΝ ΤΟ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΕΙΝ TΙΜΩΝΤΩΝ!

Ἀττικιστὶ διαλέγεσθαι -πέντε καί εἴκοσι ἔτη - ἐν τῷ κήπῳ τῶν Μουσῶν
19. Αὐγούστου - 02 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 

Ἀκμάζοντος τοῦ θέρους κατὰ τὸ σύνηθες φίλαι καὶ φίλοι μέν τινες φιλέλληνες ἐν τῷ καλουμένῳ κήπῳ τῶν Μουσῶν ἁθροίσονται ὡς συναττικίσοντες. Οὗτος δὲ ὁ κῆπος, μέγας καὶ ἐπίσκιος καὶ παραθαλάττιος ὤν, εὑρίσκεται ἐν τῷ Ἑλληνικῷ Εἰδυλλίῳ.
Καλλίστη δὲ γενήσεται ἡ ἡμετέρα διδασκαλία πολλῶν καὶ ἄλλων φιλελλήνων τῶν λόγων μετεχόντων.
∆ιὰ μὲν οὖν τοῦτο παρακαλοῦμεν πάσας καὶ πάντας ὑμᾶς ἐκ πάσης τῆς οἰκουμένης,
αἳ/οἳ χαίρετε τῇ τῶν ἀρχαίων σοφίᾳ καὶ τοῖς λόγοις αὐτῶν, προσελθόντες συνδιαλέγεσθαι ἡμῖν. Ποία δὲ γενήσεται ἡ διδασκαλία; ∆ὶς τοι τῆς ἡμέρας ἐν τόπῳ χαρίεντι τοῦ κήπου συλλεγόμεθα καὶ αναγιγνώσκομεν γράμματα ἀρχαῖα ἐξηγούμενοι αὐτά κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῶν φιλολόγων.
Οὐδενὶ δὲ ἀνάγκη ἔσται ἐξ ἀρχῆς ἀττικιστὶ ὥσπερ Γοργίας μακροὺς λόγους προφέρειν.

Ἔξεστι γὰρ παντὶ τὸ πρῶτον μόνον ἀκροατὴς γενέσθαι. Ἀλλὰ ταχέως ὄψεσθε ὡς ῥαδίως ταῖς τῶν ἀρχαίων Ἑλλήνων λέξεσιν διαλεγόμεθα. Μελέτη γὰρ τὸ πᾶν, ὥς φησι Περίανδρος.

Ἡ δὲ ἐν τῷ Ἑλληνικῷ Εἰδυλλίῳ διαγωγὴ οὐ μονον ἐκ διαλόγων σύγκειται, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἄλλα γένοιτο ἄν πολλά. Πολλάκις γὰρ μουσικοί τε καὶ ἄλλοι τινὲς παιδείαν τιμῶντες ἐν τῷ Ἑλληνικῷ Εἰδυλλίῳ διατρίβουσιν, ὥστε συναυλίαι καὶ ἀκροάσεις τινὲς γίγνονται ἑσπέρας. Καὶ οἷόν τε ἂν εἴη ἄλλον τόπον θεάσασθαι καὶ δρᾶμά τι ἐν ἀρχαίῳ τινὶ θεάτρῳ.

Τοῦδε δὲ τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ πρόκειται ἡμῖν ὡς ἀναγνωστέος Σοφοκλῆς μελετῶσι. Ὁ δὲ διδασκαλίαρχος ἐκλογὴν τινα Ἔργων τοῦ Σοφοκλέους παρασχήσει.
Ἐάν τι πλέον καὶ ἀκριβέστερον θέλητε μαθεῖν – περὶ μάλιστα τῆς νυκτερινῆς διαμονῆς καὶ τῶν δωματίων καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν – εἰκὸς ἄν εἴη ὑμᾶς ἐν καιρῷ πυθέσθαι τοῦ τῆς διδασκαλίας καθηγητοῦ

Κυρ. Florian Feicht
Schützenstraße 14
12165 Berlin
E-Mail: flofeicht@googlemail.com

Tel.: 0170-5835320

ἡ τιμὴ ἡ τῆς ἐν πολυκλίνοις δωματίοις διαμονῆς: διακόσια καὶ πεντήκοντα εὐρώ. ἡ τῆς διδασκαλίας τιμή: πεντήκοντα εὐρώ.

πυθέσθαι ἔξεστι καὶ τοῦ κτίστου καὶ κυρίου τοῦ Ἑλληνικοῦ Εἰδυλλίου καὶ ταύτην λαμπρῶς τὴν διδασκαλίαν χορηγοῦντος

Κυρ. Andreas Drekis
Hellenikon Idyllion
GR. -25100
Selianitika, Egion
info@idyllion.eu
Tel.: 0030/26910/72488
Mobil: 0030/6972/263/356

ΧΟΡΟΣ: πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀνθρώπου δεινότερον πέλει

Ancient Greek symposium in the "Garden of the Muses and Epkur"!

 

03 - 10 Sept.

Seminar/Symposion in Greek Archaeology and Culture with Prof. Dora Katsonopoulou

(the same seminar from 23 - 30 June for sekond time )

 

 

19. - 27 August

Felting Course with Angelika Kondilis

For more informations, follow the link:

http://www.schoenefarben.de/blog/files/02f7ae0bfaeaaa2499d86433caa2cd13-387.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/237283016685181/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1482343449815865

Registration and questions : info@schoenefarben.de or 0049 17676366037

Registration and questions about the low-price accomodation : www.idyllion.eu

3rd - 9th Sept:

Cartoon and comic drawing with Vladimir Novikov, „Toon School“

Inspired from the greed sagas and myths, in the middle of the historic area around Hellenikon, we will draw cartoons and comics about the legendary gods and heroes. Strong Hercules, clever Ulysses, altruistic Prometheus, courageous Achilles, beautiful Aphrodite- all of them will come to live thanks to our pens.

The course is adapted both for kids and adults.
The course fee for 7 days is 150 €, including all drawing material. At least four hours per day will be used for drawing, the second half of the day will be there to relax, to swim or to go on trips.
Arrival is set on 2 september, departure on 10 september. The well-priced accommodation is organized by the host, Hellenikon Idyllion, info@idyllion.eu

Inscription by info@toonschool.de or by phone +49 15252487949.
Vladimir Novikov https://www.facebook.com/toonschool.de/?fref=ts
and www.toonschool.de, www.facebook.com/toonschool.de/"

26.10 - 31.10

The Youngchoir of Leipzig Germany

The artistic leader is: Ron-Dirk Entloitner

 

Concerts :

27.10.2017. at 21.00 the Leipzig Youth Choir performs classical ecclesiastical works in the Catholic Church of Agios Andreas in Patras

29.10.2017 at 20.00 at the conference and cultural center of the University in Rion performs with the choir of the National Technical University of Athens the Gloria project of Vivaldi and with the youthful polyphonic Choir of Patras Greek songs

30.10.2017 at 20.00 sings in Aigio in the Chamber of Philharmonic of Aigio with the "Choir of Aigion 1936"

 

All 3 Concerts with Free Entrance!

Masters are: For the Leipzig Choir, Ron-Dirk Entloitner

more about the choir see  http://landesjugendchor-sachsen.de/

 

for the Choir of the National Metsovio of the Athens Polytechnic, Michalis Economou

for the Youth Polyphoniki of Patras, Stavros Solomos,

and for the "Choir of Aigion 1936" , Leonidas Charalambopoulos

 

 

 

 

This picture was taken in Dec. 2016. On the right you can see Jako, a retired sculptor and his wife Iris. They will be there for you during wintertime 2016/2017 and if you wish, they will prepare and enjoy culinary specialities from the stoneoven with you (on the left you can see Andreas Drekis)

 

 20 Years before... the beach next to Hellenikon Idyllion

 The penthouse-2 rooms apartment Nr 22 with 40 qm roof terrace


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