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Program 2018

 

 

Current 10. Sept. 2018

Agon Armonias (Harmony Competition ) 2019

Music and Art competition to familiarize with the Αncient Greek culture and literature exclusive for pupils and students in Rudolfsteiner schools and independents colleges

 

Dear teachers,

Hellenikon Idyllion, an international artistic-cultural meeting center in Greece, has he pleasure to announce the
launch of a new competition to promote ancient Greek culture and literature. This time, we are not only
targeting Greek learners, but also all pupills snd students in Rudolfsteiner schools and independent colleges who are appreciating the ancient Greek literature like Homers
“Odyssey” and who are interested in this project. In the competition the participants can form a group
comprising max. 12 people (teachers included) working together to provide us with their artistic work. The aim
of this competition is to encourage participants to combine philosophical thinking and artistic creation. The first
price will be a free accommodation for a week in our cultural site Hellenikon Idyllion, "the garden of the Muses".
The second price includes a free accommodation for four days. The price is valid for the entire group, including at
least one adult companion. Additionally the videos of the winner-teams will be published on our website as well
as on Facebook and YouTube. The jury consists of an international academic team.
The task of the competition is the participants to select a quotation of an ancient Greek philosopher, or a poem
of an ancient Greek poet, then, based on it, to compose by themselves a song or a poem and implement it
through a video. The language of the quote or poem can either be a self-chosen modern language or in ancient
Greek or Latin. The aim is to reveal the main notion of the quote, to make it understandable and to transform it
in a suitable context of applicable ideas. The chosen quote or poem should be built-in as the refrain of the song
and should also be readable in the video. Τhe text may be presented in any language.
As concerns the submission of your work, it is important to include the quote used with the name of its author
and the original source, including a brief explanation for your motive for choosing it. The quote needs to be
marked in your work, song or poem, which additionally have to be attached in a written form.

Registration for the competition is open until the 15th October 2018 at info@idyllion.eu, submitting the names,

and the number of students as well as their age and, if possible, a photo of the group., Additionally the names of the responsible teachers should be mentioned. The artistic works, together with the name of your school

and a
self-chosen team-name, should be sent to Hellenikon Idyllion until 31st January 2019 via We Transfer, e-mail or

with a data carrier (DVD, USB stick) to the address shown below. More than one contributions may be submitted
by the same group. The names of the prize winners will be announced by the end of February 2019.

Further information can be found on our website: https://www.idyllion.eu/en/2-3-9_2018.html
The Winner-videos of the past competition, can be traced in: https://bit.ly/2M2YLAl.

The dialogues are in
ancient greek because that competition was concerning only Ancient Greek language learning students.
We would appreciate to receive your feedback about this competition and we would be glad if you show your
interest in it, being available for answers to any further questions.
We are looking forward to receive your registration and your artistic works, wishing you a creative participation
to Agon Armonias 2019.
Best regards
Andreas Drekis
founder and leader of
Hellenikon Idyllion – Garden of the Muses
Kyanis Aktis 20
GR-25100 Selianitika-Egion
Tel.: 0030 210 3461034
Mobil.: 0030 6972263356
E-Mail:
info@idyllion.eu
www.idyllion.eu

 

News June 2018!

Announcement and notification of the 2018 award-winning videos of the annual international competition “Agon Armonias” to promote ancient Greek language and literature by means of music, poetry literature, theatrical or art compositions established by Andreas Drekis (Founder and Head of Hellenikon Idyllion)
Also announcement of the sponsored projects /seminars “speaking and philosophizing in ancient Greek 2018 & 2019”

The best award-winning videos are also available on our facebook page „Hellenikon Idyllion“. The members of the jury awarded 1 first prize and 5 second prizes.

Experience here the 6 award-winning videos!

https://www.facebook.com/Idyllion/
or copy and paste the following links into your browser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YFz2fBX98
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGaJlLYdf7s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFI1J21Ffpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fo_zj1No_M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVvZVRlBGHM 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rXUlKPwq4

 

21st of July till 4th August 2018

Seminar: ‘’Speaking and philosophizing in ancient Greek today“... for the one more time in the last 26 years!

Speaking classical Greek and grasping philosophical thoughts in the garden of muses

A project sponsored by Andreas Drekis,΄΄ Hellenikon Idyllion’’

With Florian Feicht, high school teacher of Ancient Greek language from Berlin

Dear friends of the Greek culture and classical Greek language.

Who would not be attracted to revitalize himself in Greece under the Mediterranean sun while speaking classical Greek and exchanging philosophical thoughts? This can be achieved by following a unique seminar in the garden of muses which offers to beginners as well as to advanced learners the opportunity to practice, improve and deepen their ancient Greek language skills. Several working groups tailored to every individual participant will be available, depending on their ancient Greek language level.
 
High school and university students, adults and professors from all over the world may come together to experience communication in the ancient Greek language, read demanding texts and share their opinions on them.

The seminar will take place in the Garden of Muses, which is arched by pergolas of grapes and situated 10 m away from the beautiful beach of Selianitika. The seminar is a project supported by Hellenikon Idyllion, a holiday resort founded and managed by Andreas Drekis who has been offering this project continuously for the last 26 years. This place is regularly visited by music groups, choruses, individual experienced musicians and art professors and generally by people interested in culture, who are frequently providing with concerts and lectures thus creating a pleasant atmosphere during the evenings in the resort. Guests may also experience a visit to an ancient theatre where they may attend a tragic or a comedy ancient play.

Hellenikon Idyllion is situated on the northwestern coast of the Peloponnese near Aigio at a place which mainly attracts Greek tourists due to its charming surroundings and landscape. The participants of the seminar may choose between rooms with 2 or 4 beds. Adults may also book a single or a double room for a higher price upon request.

Total cost for the accommodation in shared rooms with cooking facilities plus the tuition fees for attending the lectures of the ancient Greek language teacher is 300,00 EUR.
Single rooms are offered for an additional fee by arrangement.
If Greek teachers would like to participate with their class to this seminar at a different time, they are offered a discount by arrangement.

Accommodation for free:
Every class can be granted an accommodation for free with their teacher if the class is willing to perform the theatrical play “Helike Athanatos” in ancient Greek. Such a performance has been given already by a Greek language class from Vienna in 2014 as well as by students, accompanied with three teachers, from the Husum-Gymnasium in October 2015. This year, we are looking forward to materialize another performance to be presented by students of the Husum -Gymnasium under new direction and cast.

Registration may be also made via telephone: Andreas Drekis 0030 210 3461034

Email: info@idyllion.eu

Additional information about the seminar may also be obtained from Mr. Florian Feicht

Schützenstraße 14
12165 Berlin
E-mail: flofeicht@googlemail.com
Tel: 0170-5835320

Why not a group from a class to try to give a performance and have unforgettable memories for a lifetime? According to our funding plan, the accommodation provided to the whole group will be for free if such a task will be achieved. Read about the impressions of various theatrical groups in our guestbook entries. They can be found in the link Programm 2015
In the following links you may find two extracts from our ancient Greek plays:
Theater auf Altgriechisch: "Helike Athanatos"
"Helike Athanatos" im Hellenikon Idyllion als Theaterstück in altgriechischer Sprache



22th Dez. 2017 - 6th Jan. 2018: Piano Lessons of Viennese Classic and German Romanticism

27th Dez. 2017 - 4th Jan. 2018: Playing camber music together

3rd January – 9th Januay 2018: Week of new year 2018 - greek new year concert at the sea

13th Feb. - 3rd March 2018: Camber music of music students

Competition of Ancient Greek Language 'Agon Armonias 2018'


2nd - 15th April 2018: painting course mit Miriam Vogt



26st May - 2th June 2018: Piano course with Ellen Kaufmann for the third time


29th July – 5th August 2018: Fascinating seminar/symposium of greek archaeology and cultre

21th July - 04th Aug. 2018: „Speaking ancient greek and philosophizing today“

5th – 18th August 2018: Ancient Greek with sophisticated dialogues - lerning for english speaker


1st Nov. 2018 - 230th March 2019: Ancient Greek or Graecum intensive course without specific starting date for everyone!

1st Nov. 2018 - 30th March 2019: creatively overwintering! Practising or composing or socially overwintering with like-minded people

 

In the Garden of the Muses....

 

A short video about Hellenikon Idyllion
and now as well… a photo show, please click below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmP2FDj8d6Q&t=90s

With the greek song "Ta trena pou figan" sung by Christophorus Kantorei from Altensteig, who were our guests in 2016 for the second time. At the end of the photo show you can see the choir singing in a catholic church in Patras..
Choirmaster, Michael Nonnenmann

Please click on the guestbook entry to find out more!

https://www.idyllion.eu/de/6-1_gaestebuch.php

......next to the sea

In the Garden of the Muses in September . For more photos click on Program 2018 in German


A painting workshop in front of the two stone ovens underneath the pergola of grapes

To dream, to be inspired and to think in an original atmosphere below grapes and in front of the two stone ovens. In the background visible is the music pavilion made out of glass and 35m² big, next to it a 70 m² stage and 300m² forecourt.


1st November 2018– 30th March 2019
Creative Hibernation

To practice or compose and to overwinter creatively with company, also you´re free to pick and enjoy every fruit in the garden…!

Music, theatre, dance, learning ancient or modern greek (only 10€ per hour if individual, 7€ if there are more than 2 participants, online preparation lessons available before the stay in the Hellenikon Idyllion), practice and hibernation with a grand piano, pianos, e-pianos, cello, double bass, drum set, guitar…. Music collection, library, stages for concerts and practice and rooms to practice in which are acoustically separated in the garden of the muses. Free consumption of all fruits and vegetables in the garden, which are: lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, olives, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, herbs, etc… from the 4000m² garden near by the beach.
This funding project is tendered for: music students of all kinds, musicians, artists, writers, scientists and all kinds of nature lovers.
Wifi is available so guests can work in their apartments and in the garden.
Economical accommodation costs depending on the duration of the stay, participation and previous agreements.
Requests to: info@idyllion.eu Tel 00 30 26910 72488 and 00 30 2103461034

1st November 2018– 30th March 2019

Ancient Greek or Graecum intensive course without specific starting date for everyone!
In the Garden of the Muses at the heart of the Classical Greece

What? - Graecum intensive course at the northwest coast of the Peleponnes directly at the sea!
Who? - Students, e.g. philosophy, classical philology, theology, history and archaeology

or for everyone who is looking for the fire, as Plutarch would say.

„The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.“ - Plutarch

When? - at any time between November 2017 and 23rd of March without specific starting date

The teachers speak english!

How much? - 15 hours per week individual lessons (for only one Peson) and accommodation for 6 weeks for 1.500€ (single room), or 1.200€ (double room). For group lessons, for example with 4 people, the prize is reduced by about 30% (travel costs not included).

Flee the cold in Germany and overwinter snow-free in our idyllic facility with lemon and orange trees at the golf of Korinth. The teachers are Graecists and you can live in a 2-room-apartment with included cooking facilities.
The Hellenikon Idyllion, which is situated in the old greek village Selianitika at the northwest coast of the Pelleponnes, is already 25 years old. Since 1992 a two-week funding project course takes place here once a year, in which the participants discuss ancient texts in ancient greek (Link: http://www.idyllion.eu/de/2-1_attisch_philosophieren.html).
All Greacum course participants can join this two-week funding project course for only 300€, which includes accommodation. It takes place from the 29th of July until the 12th of August and it gives participants the opportunity to deepen their acquired knowledge of the ancient greek.
Our Graecum intensive course is especially for students who need to do the Graecum exam in university. The course content includes all the subject matter as well as translation techniques and within a few weeks the students should be ready to take the test.
Directly at the beach is the perfect place to learn ancient greek and combine it with walks on the beach, visits of ancient sites as Olympia, Delphi, Mykene, Epidaurus and the Akropolis in Athens also you can get to know the greek culture.

The diversity of our facility seduces to use the free time between classes for artistic creativity. A grand piano and various other instruments are available for use. A lawn, a library with german and greek books, CD and music collections and numerous fruits, e.g. oranges, mandarines, grapefruits and olives as well as vegetables from our 4000m² and one-of-a-kind garden are free to use.

Also various restaurants and taverns are inviting you to stay for a bit and the excellent position of our facility allows you to explore the surrounding area by bus, ferry and train (Egio is 6km away and Patras 30km).

Which place would be better to learn ancient greek than the country where the language originates from. Connect the useful with the pleasant and prepare for your Greacum exam in the shortest amount of time with our intensive course in Greece. Naturally if you wish to stay longer or arrive before the course starts you are most welcome to do so.

During the months of April until September participants can start the course at any time without a fixed starting date! Send us your registrations!
To:
Andreas Drekis, founder and director of Hellenikon Idyllion
E-mail: info@idyllion.eu Tel.: 0030 26910 72488, mobil: 0030 6972263356
Homepage: http://www.idyllion.eu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th Dez. 2017 until 4th January 2018

Playing Chamber Music with each other or listen to it and deserve it!

Two pianists, two singers and one oboist and one violinist are expecting you!!

For more information: eva.weskamp@googlemail.co

 

 

03.01. – 09.01.2018

Hellenikon Idyllion Selianitika:
Week of New Year 2018
Greek New Year Concert at the sea

music intitution of Wien

Nordpolstr.1/1, 1020 Wien
Tel.: ++43 (0)660 238 3339
musikinstitutwien@gmail.com

The music insitution of Wien (Austria) begins the new year in Greece. It will organise and play two concerts on the 3rd and 8th of november with the choir of Egio.

 

01. February 2018  to 14. February 2018

We are glad, to welcome the German pianist, music professor and festival director of the “Musikfestspiele Saar e.V.” ,

Robert Leonardy

from 01. February 2018  to 14. February 2018!

He is the exception to the rule for somebody pursuing a career as a pianist: the youngest child of a family of highly talented musicians Robert Leonardy´s first ambitions were in the field of sports rather than music. However, Prof. Fritz Griem, his first teacher at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, immediately discovered the “raw” exceptional talent of the then 14-year-old, who subsequently during his course of studies underwent rigorous training by Prof. Erich Flinsch, the well-known pupil of Liszt (“For a pianist´s career it´s almost high noon”). It turned out a success: Leonardy won important prizes at international piano competitions, he performed in all important European centres of music.
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Due to his “late career” Leonardy was initially regarded as a kind of “career changer” by the great conductors. It took some time until – after performances in London, Berlin and Munich – he could finally win recognition, being splendidly reviewed by critics because of his “exceptional keystroke, profound musicality and stupendous technique.” Numerous recordings of albums and CDs, radio and television broadcasts followed. Today, Robert Leonardy is one of the most interesting German pianists with a repertoire ranging from pre-classical up to present-day music.
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 Awards:

  • Prize winner of international piano competitions
  • Youngest piano professor in Germany at the University of Music Saarland in 1969
  • Artistic Director of the Musikfestspiele Saar
  • Top Officer of The British Empire
  • Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
  • Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Spain
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres (France)
  • Pushkin Medal of the Russian Federation
  • Art award of the Saarland
  • Art award of the City of Saarbruecken
  • “Ambassador of the Saarland” 2006
  • Cultural award of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Foundation for Science and Art
  • Patent www.klassik-statt-Klingel.de

Concert!

Date: 8th February
Time: 19.00 h
Admission from: 18.30 h

Herewith, we would like to invite all friends of classical music and of the Hellenikon Idyllion to the concert of Robert Leonardy, who is our guest at the moment.

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata 27 (Moonlight Sonata) 1750-1835 ( segment) Allegretto, Menuetto, Con fuoco,
Frédéric Chopin: 1810-1839 ( segment) Fantasie Impromptu
Claude Debussy: Arabesque
Greek folksong the „nightingale“, adaptation of Franz Liszt


Moonrise in front of our garden at the beach in November.

and the sunrise in front of our garden.

 

2nd - 15th April

painting course with Miriam Vogt,second time here

  A impressive image!  The ancient theatre of Egeira with the sunset.

Painting course

Registration and information
Phone +49 07721 / 9900588
Mobil +49 (0)160/776 96 58
Mail miriamvogt@hotmail.ch
http://www.miriamvogt.com

25. March - 04. April

Thomas Wenk

Komposer and University- Professor for improvisation / musictheorie
in den Music-Universitys of Freiburg and Trossingen

 

http://www.thwenk.de/
Concert: 03. April in the Garden of the Muses

 

25. April- 3. May
Helen Kluge - Saxophone/ vocals

 

25th April 2018 – 03thrd May 2018
Saxophone/ Vocalist
Helen Kluge
Helen Kluge is a freelance musician and graduate instrumental pedagogue (Dipl. Instrumentalpädagogin) from Nürnberg, Germany.
She studied classical Saxophone at the Musikhochschule Nürnberg, Germany and at the Conservatorio Pesario, Italy. Aside from classical music, Helen Kluge feels at home in tango, world music, jazz and any kind of extemporaneous music.
After her musical journey to Argentina and her tango project during eastern, she will process all her new impressions in a musical way.
She is a saxophone teacher and available as chamber music partner (alto/saxophone/vocals).
concerts: 2 concerts, one in our garden and the other at the arts and leisure centre in Egio.
contact:
klugehelen@gmail.com
www.helenkluge.com

Concert: 03.May in the Garden of the Muses

 

27th April  2018– 04th May 2018 Contrabass and Clarinet

The clarinettist Hartmann and the female contrabassist Hartmann are looking forward to play with other musicians in spontaneous line ups. Contact: juh.hartmann@t-online.de

Concert: 03. May in te Garden of the Muses

 


In the picture you can see the 35 m² glass music pavillion, which is lockable and beautifully complemented by a fig tree, next to the 70m² wooden stage. There is another wooden stage also with a roof in the front part of the garden.


Here you can see our second wooden stage available for theatre, music, dance and painting.

2 houses outside of Hellenikon Idyllion as a further option and diversion


The Separate 7-room house „Filareton“ in the neighbouring village Rododafni is 3 km away and in the midst of 1200m² garden and 250m from the beach. With a piano (Yamaha U1), central heating and fireplace it is available for families or small groups also as a workshop house with 40m² living space. More fotos and information here:  Outside Selianitika


The separate 5-room house in the mountains „Filokalon“ with a big eat-in kitchen, 70 km away and in the midst of 500m² garden, is near the paradisiac mountain lake „Tsivlos“. It offers an e-piano, central heating, a fireplace and can be used by groups with up to 20 people. Rooms of the house next to Filokalon can also be rented separately. The second week of this year´s ancient greek course from the 5th until the 12th August takes place here, due to the enthusiasm which the participants of last year´s course showed after a trip to the lake in the mountains.


In the front yard of the house there are tables and cushions to sit on while practicing or teaching. It´s a great change from the sea and offers hikes through the mountains, fresh air, mountain lamb and herbs. More photos and information here:  Outside Selianitika


Swimming in the Tsivlos lake – the water is pleasantly warm until october!

Agon Armonias 2018


Announcement for an international competition for school classes to promote the ancient Greek language and classical philosophy through poetry and composition.
For teachers of the ancient Greek language and their school classes.

Announcement

With the aim of encouraging people to work with the ancient Greek language and culture, the Hellenikon Idyllion has nurtured intercultural exchange for decades.

Following the ancient Greek competition «Agon Aretes» of 2005, the opera-composition competition «Helike Athanatos» from 2010, and the ancient Greek competitions «Agon Armonias» (2011, 2012, 2017), we are now hosting another competition. The goal is to connect the ancient Greek language, philosophical thought and music-cultural creation.

Theme

The assignment is to compose the text for a song based around a quote or verse from ancient Greek philosophy or literature. The quote or verse - not more than 20 words - has to appear in its original ancient Greek form. The rest of the lyrics can be in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, modern or ancient Greek. The music can be composed by the students of the class or an external composer. It is important that the melody and text are easy to learn and will inspire people to sing along.
Submissions should be made in video format. One class can submit more than one contribution.

Jury

The jury consists of 8 people from different countries:
  • Joulia Diamantopoulou, Highschool teacher for classical philology, GR-Athens
  • Holger Essler, Academic Advisor at the university of Würzburg, classical philology, G-Würzburg
  • Florian Feicht, Highschool teacher for ancient Greek and Latin, G-Berlin
  • Barbara Fink, Theologian, coordination of the jury, F-Uchaux
  • Dora Katsonopoulou, philologist in classical Greek and archaeologist, leader of the excavations of the sunken ancient city Helike, GR-Egion
  • Stefano Pagliaroli Professor of Philology of Italian Literature
    (Medieval and Humanistic Philology) at the University of Verona
  • Werner Schulze, composer, scientist and professor of the University for Music and the Performing Arts, A-Wien
  • Andreas Drekis, chairman of the jury and creater of the idea, Manager and Founder of Hellenikon Idyllion, GR-Selianitika, Athens

  • Deadline

    To register for the competition, an email should be sent, by December 15th 2017, to: info@idyllion.eu
    A picture of the class, the number of students participating and their age should be included.
    Competition Entries should to be sent in via WeTransfer, e-mail or a disk (flash drive, DVD) by March 20th 2018 to the following address: Andreas Drekis, Kyanis Aktis 20, GR-25100, Selianitika

    Prices

    1st Prize: A one-week stay at Hellenikon Idyllion for the entire school class including their teacher.
    2nd Prize: A four-day stay at Hellenikon Idyllion for the entire school class including their teacher.
    It is possible that several first and second prices will be handed out.
    The decision of the jury is final and not debatable.
    The results of the competition will be announced by the middle of April.
    The names of the competition winners will be announced on the official Hellenikon Idyllion website.

    Please also take a look at this:

    21th July - 04th Aug. 2018: „Speaking ancient greek and philosophizing today“

    .In the Link to the winning video Link zum Gewinnervideo

    you will find the winning video of the Agon Armonias 2017

     

    as well as clips

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

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

    from our own play "Helike Athanatos", which is actually a libretto text from our opera of the same name, which students of Husumer Gymnasium (from Germany) played with us and had received 2 weeks of free accommodation with us.
    I would also like to offer you with up to 20 students or even more to live with us for two weeks free of charge and to work on this, piece and perform with us. At least 12 students are needed to perform the piece, although more students who do not study Greek can participate, provided that they can contribute to the music with an instrument. I would be happy to send you a non-binding and on request the libretto.

     

    7th – 19th May

    A class of the Rudolf Steiner school in Berlin
    direction: Gabrielle Wedemeier

     

    10th May – 16th May 2018

    DUO UMBRIA
    Franziska Steinecke – piano
    Marco Onofri – violin, viola, vocals

    Franziska Steinecke (born in 1980 in Magdeburg, Germany lived from 1997 to 2016 with short interruptions in Norway. She studied piano at the conservatory in Tromsø (North-Norway) and Terni (Middle-Italy) and completed her master course with best marks.
    Afterwards she moved to Italy, where she worked as a freelance musician. There, she met Marco Onofri and started to make music with him. Currently she lives in Thale, Germany and works as piano teacher at the Kreismusikschule Oschersleben.
    Marco Onofri (born in 1966 in Terni) plays music together with Steinecke in the Duo Umbria since 2015. He studied violin, vocals, direction and composing and works several years as a freelance artist and music teacher. Since 1984 he worked as composer (Verlag Edizioni Fortibus Perugia), director, violist for orchestras in middle Italy, and in ensembles with about 800 performances and 15 CD recordings. He teaches music at the Freie Waldorfschule Harzvorland  since January year before last and is director of the male choire Hoym and the Seeland-Harmonie.
    We offer following music for playing together: songs of the Neopolitan tradition, every kind of music, wich can be played with violin, viola and piano and other instruments in different line ups. If there is a clarinetist for example, we could play the trio 498 from W. A. Mozart.
    Furthermore we can give private piano, violin, viola, vocals and composing lessons.

     

    19th – 26th May

    50 musicians from the youth orchestra of the Karolinen Gymnasium in Ansbach, here for the fifth time!

    Directors: Stephan Ubl and Ernst Berendes

    There have been organised four concerts and one of them with the choir of Egio

    26st May – 2th June

    Piano course with Ellen Kaufmann for the third time

    International meeting and closing concert with young greek pianists
    More about the course and the date of the concert will be up soon! But also click on program 2017 to find out more.

    Garden closing concert of the seminar for piano, chamber music and singing with the university lecturer Ellen Kaufman (Piano) und Sam Hylton (Jazz/Piano/Improvisation) on the 1st June at 9pm

    Music Evening on Friday, 1st June, 9pm at Hellenikon Idyllion, garden of muses.
    The participant of the piano workshop and guests will present different piano pieces. For the closing concert they are going to play pieces of L.v.Beethoven (Sonate for Piano and Violin), J.S.Bach, J.Haydn, J.Brahms, B.Matinu, B.Batok, greek traditionel music and music of J.Brahms and R.Straus. Under the guidance of university lecturer Ellen Kaufman (Piano) and Sam Hylton (Jazz/Piano/Improvisation) from Munich.

    The Hellenikon Idyllion with the garden of muses is located 100m west from the hotel Kanelli on the same street. Please open the gate to enter.
    The entry is free, you are cordially invited.
    Further information:
    Andreas Drekis:
    0030 6972263356
    https://www.idyllion.eu/

    28th May – 9th June

    Class of the Waldorf school Solothurn, Switzerland
    direction: Samira Nicolet

    Resting, cuddling, sleeping and getting inspiration in the 7 Hollywood swings inmidst of the rich nature, that is our luxury, visible and invisible, for all those whose artistic capacity is suddenly awoken and who want to fully enjoy the epicurean joys.

    Pomegranates blossoms! The tree will carry ripe pomegranates at the end of September.

    10 - 17 June and 29.July - 05 Aug.

    Fascinating-Seminar/Symposium 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.

    18th – 25th June

    Waldorf school Havelhöhe from Berlin
    It´s their second year here in the Hellenikon Idyllion
    Director: Johannes Althof

    25th June – 5th July

    Gospel choir
    Direction: Stephan Maus

    Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Bockenau-Sponheim
    Winterburger Str. 21
    55595 Bockenau
    0049 6758 250
    www.ekir.de/bockenau-sponheim

     

    10th – 23th July

    Accordion orchestra from Berlin, the 30 musicians are at the Hellenikon Idyllion for the fourth time in a row!
    Conductor: Vivien Müller


    We play popular greek songs like varka sto yialo, Zorbas Dance, ta paidia tou pirea, enas mythos, chorepse sirtaki and maybe aspri mera. Also "Rocking Affair", "Supertramp Medley", "Simply the Best" and something german, „griechischer Wein“.

    17 - 31 July

    The young, talented, award-winning pianist is our guest Sophie Brandes

    Vita: Sophie Brandes

    Vita: Sophie Brandes Sophie Brandes, b. In October 2002, she received her first piano lessons at the age of six at the Jugendmusikschule Bremerhaven under the guidance of Mrs. Yumiko Suemasa. After six years of teaching and only first prizes at the competition "Jugend musiziert" at regional and national level, she switched to the piano teacher Mrs. Almut Cordes, where she studied since October 2017 as a young student at the University of the Arts Bremen. In 2017, Sophie was awarded a second national prize in the "Jugend musiziert" national competition in the category: piano solo as one of the youngest participants in her age group.

    Since 2016 she is a scholarship holder of the Bürgerstiftung Bremerhaven and gives concerts u.a. in Castle Ritzebüttel (Cuxhaven), Castle Bederkesa, Heritage Museum Debstedt, in Bremerhaven: Hotel Sail City, Old Church, Historical Museum, Maritime Museum, College, in Bremen: College of Arts, Broadcasting Radio Bremen, in the castle Etelsen (Langwedel) ...

    Concert program 2018 J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue from Well-Tempered Clavier Volume II No. XV A. Soler Sonata No. 5, Allegro and No. 7, Andantino J. Haydn Sonata No. 24, D major Hoboken XVI ______________ S. Rachmaninoff Morceaux de fantasie op. 3 # 2: Prelude No. 3: melody No. 4: Pulichinelle Chatschaturjan Toccata R. Shchedrin Basso ostinato _____________ encore F. Schubert Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 4

     

    21th July – 04th August 2018

    „Speaking ancient greek and philosophizing today“ - takes place for the 26th time!

    ΑΤΤΙΚΙΣΤΙ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΕΙΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΟΝ 2018 EN ΤΩΙ ΚΗΠΩΙ ΤΩΝ ΜΟΥΣΩΝ

    TΕΡΨΙΣ ΤΩΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΤΤΙΚΗΝ ΦΩΝΗΝ ΔΙΔΑΣΚΟΝΤΩΝ, ΣΠΟΥΔΑΖΟΝΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΝΥΝ ΤΟ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΕΙΝ TΙΜΩΝΤΩΝ!

    Ἀττικιστὶ διαλέγεσθαι - ἕξ καί εἴκοσι ἔτη - ἐν τῷ κήπῳ τῶν Μουσῶν - καὶ τὸ πρῶτον ἐν τῇ Ἀρκαδίᾳ· 29. Ἰουλίου - 12. Αὐγούστου 2018 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. Τοῦδε δὲ τοῦ ἔτους ἡ διδασκαλία γενήσεται ἐν τῷ κήπῳ. Κάλλιστοι οὖν ἔσονται οἱ διάλογοι 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 συλλεγόμεθα καὶ ἀναγιγνώσκομεν γράμματα ἀξιώτατα τῶν ἀρχαίων ἐξηγούμενοι αὐτὰ κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῶν φιλολόγων καὶ φιλοσοφούμενοι περὶ τῶν νοημάτων αὐτῶν. 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. 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

     

    Speaking ancient greek and comprehending spirited thoughts in the garden of the muses, near by the sea
    A funding project of Andreas Drekis, Hellenikon Idyllion


    To the tavern „Esperides“, which is only 20m away and has its tables just two meters from the sea, many participants of the course come to eat for example delicious filled tomatoes or zucchini or fresh fish. The owner of the tavern, Leonidas, gets all his vegetables from a local farmer. After one or two glasses of wine there is likely to begin an enthusiastic discussion in ancient greek. In the middle of the photo you can see Andreas Drekis, who is sitting at the table with participants and friends of the course!

    Berg Chelmos

    At the foot of the mountain, where the spring Styx can be found, lies the arcadian village Peristera

    Tivlos baden Wer

    The beautiful mountain lake is the destination of many daytrips, for it´s just ten kilometres away and a perfect place to go for a swim.

    Picture
    Also very popular is the hiking trip to the spring Styx. This place is known from greek mythology as the water in which Achilles was bathed, in order to become invulnerable. For participants of the course it´s a most thrilling and worthy challenge. To see more pictures of the hike please click the link below:
    Außerhalb von Selianitika


    5th – 18th August
    Ancient greek in challenging dialogues


    Practice for english-speaking people – it´s the fifth year in which it takes place here
    direction: Institut Paideia aus USA

    28th August – 6th September

    The youth chamber orchestra from Puchheim is visiting us for the second time
    http://www.pjko.de/

     

    Repertoire:

    Tschaikowsky (1840-1893): (evt. einzelne Sätze aus:) Souvenir de Florence (4 Sätze: 11'/11'/7'/6')
    Mozart (1756-1791): (evt. einzelne Sätze aus:) Eine kleine Nachtmusik (4 Sätze: 7'30/7'30/2'/3'30)
    Janacek (1854-1928): (einzelne Sätze aus:) Idyll (3'/3'30/4')
    Vivaldi (1678-1741): eine der 4 Jahreszeiten (11')
    Mendelssohn (1809-1847): 2. Satz aus dem Streichquartett in f-Moll Op.80 (4'15)
    Zugaben, u.a.:
    The Final Countdown
    Gershwin: Summertime
    Peter Ludwig: Le Flaneur (Tango)
    Olé Guapa (Tango)
    Piazzolla?

    Leitung: Peter Michielsen

     

     

    9th – 16th September

    The chamber orchestra from Göttingen
    direction: Udo Stamba

    30th September – 5th October
    Gospel choir from Germany

    ..more will be up soon!

     

    10 -20 Sept.

    With Karla Theodora Mertke play chamber music...

    .... with a completed viola studies, teaching and concert experience I would be pleased to offer my musical knowledge (music theory, violin and viola lessons, chamber music, concerts, old music and very much like new experimental music) and in the lively exchange with to stand to all other inhabitants -

    With Karla Theodora Mertke
    Kleinstr. 29
    70191 Stuttgart
    karla.mertke@gmail.com

    05.Okt. bis 05.Nov. 2018

    PRIVATE PIANO LESSON with Martine de Kok

    Did you always wanted to play the piano, or finally start again after all these years? Maybe this is just that little boost you need! Or maybe you are interested in some basic pop or jazz harmony, which may help you playing your favorite pop standards, or even writing your own songs? Do you like to improvise, but don’t know where to start (there are 88 keys ;)) ?... The Idyllion offers every visitor one hour of free piano class.

    For who? All ages (starting age 5), beginners/ middle level. Background of music theory is welcome, but for sure not necessary.
    Language: English or Dutch
    Styles: classical, film music, basic jazz, songwriting, accompaniment, chord study….

    Experience:
    Martine de Kok is a musician and singer songwriter from Belgium. She got her master diploma at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp (Kleinkunst, which is freely translated as ‘making theater and music') and afterwards studied piano at the Antwerp Jazzstudio. She writes, plays and composes for theater, plays in several pop bands, and in the past worked together with Herman van Veen and many other Flemish and Dutch artists. She also manages her own band with Dutch songs and recorded 3 cd’s.

    N.B.: The lessons are preferably private, (or in case of music theory in small groups of 2 or 3 people.) You get one lesson for free. If you would like, you can take more lessons. (20euro for 60minutes; Limited places.) More Informations by martine_dekok@hotmail.com

     

    07 - 10 Okt.

    The Duo Umbria
    Franziska Steinecke Piano and Marco Onofri violin and the Eurythmistin Sara Eckhardt

      Program-Concert:
    Prelude of Chopin, Sonata of Mozart and neapolitan Songs.

     

    19 - 27 Okt.

    Singing- and chambermusic -meeting with Julianne Gredmaier soprano and Susi Reichl Piano

    More Information : info@idyllion.eu

     

    Musical housing project 2018/2019
    „Overwinter in the garden of muses at the Greek sea”

    We are looking for people with an interest in music, culture or nature, who would like to spend the cold winter months from November 2018 to April 2019 in our musical-cultural holiday center Hellenikon Idyllion “Garden of Muses”, directly by the sea.

    We offer rent-free accommodation (excluding incidental expenses) in a beautiful 2-room-apartment in our site midst of a 4000-square meter fruit and flower garden. Of course, you can pick from our fruit trees and harvest fresh salad for example. The site is located only 10 meters away from the sea. Furthermore, there are two roofed stages, a music pavilion with a grand piano, many pianos, electric pianos, celli, a contrabass, timpani, a drum set and many more instruments, as well as a collection of notes and a library with cultural specialized books in German.

    The initial village Selianitika is located in the north-west of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese, about 30 km east of the port city Patras, at the Gulf of Corinth. The village offers a good infrastructure, shopping facilities, taverns and due its central location a good connection to ancient sites for example Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, Mykene, Epidauros or Athens.

    As part of this project we expect of our winter residents voluntary assistance in the management of the complex and short-term incidental work in house and garden, as well as the reception of new guests occasionally.
    Garden- and cleaning work as well as house reparations are made by workers mostly.

    Our complex consists of 15 apartments and bungalows. For this project, we provide four accommodations with kitchenette and shower/lavatory. Furthermore, there is a common room with a piano and a communal kitchen, which is made for social and culinary gatherings with the guests in the evenings.

    Preferably we are looking for musical, retired couples, because the period of stay lasts five months and our musical-cultural holiday center offers the suitable equipment.

    Equally welcomed are operable people, who appreciate the nature and cultural atmosphere in the garden of muses. It would be desirable if active musicians would give a few classical concerts during the stay to promote classical music in the Greek province (if required also in cooperation with Greek musicians).

    Prospects are very welcomed to visit Hellenikon Idyllion upfront for one week on favourable incidental costs to get to know the complex. Individual proposals and ideas are welcomed.

    Gladly you can contact us by telephone or e-mail. Due to the limited accommodations for this project, we recommend an early, non-binding request until the 30.03.2018.

    For further information please visit our website: www.idyllion.eu 
    Programme 2018: https://www.idyllion.eu/de/2-3-9_2018.html
    If you have further questions or remarks, please feel free to contact us. If you send us your phone number, we will be happy to call you for further information.

    We hope we got your attention and to see you soon in our „Garden of Muses“!

    Kind regards,
    HELLENIKON IDYLLION

    Tel.: 0030 210 3461034
    Mobil: 0030 69 72 26 33 56
    E-Mail: info@idyllion.eu
    Website: www.idyllion.eu

     

    1st November 2018– 30th March 2019
    Creative Hibernation

    To practice or compose and to overwinter creatively with company, also you´re free to pick and enjoy every fruit in the garden…!

    Music, theatre, dance, learning ancient or modern greek (only 10€ per hour if individual, 7€ if there are more than 2 participants, online preparation lessons available before the stay in the Hellenikon Idyllion), practice and hibernation with a grand piano, pianos, e-pianos, cello, double bass, drum set, guitar…. Music collection, library, stages for concerts and practice and rooms to practice in which are acoustically separated in the garden of the muses. Free consumption of all fruits and vegetables in the garden, which are: lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, olives, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, herbs, etc… from the 4000m² garden near by the beach.
    This funding project is tendered for: music students of all kinds, musicians, artists, writers, scientists and all kinds of nature lovers.
    Wifi is available so guests can work in their apartments and in the garden.
    Economical accommodation costs depending on the duration of the stay, participation and previous agreements.
    Requests to: info@idyllion.eu Tel 00 30 26910 72488 and 00 30 2103461034

     

    Guests from the middle of Nov. 2018 until the beginning of April 2019:

    Ursula and Andreas are staying with us for 5 months. They are a musical couple in their best age from Germany (piano, lyra and singing) and are excited to welcome you, so you can create many wonderful and beautiful things together.

     

     

    1st November 2018– 30th March 2019

    Ancient Greek or Graecum intensive course without specific starting date for everyone!
    In the Garden of the Muses at the heart of the Classical Greece

    What? - Graecum intensive course at the northwest coast of the Peleponnes directly at the sea!
    Who? - Students, e.g. philosophy, classical philology, theology, history and archaeology

    or for everyone who is looking for the fire, as Plutarch would say.

    „The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.“ - Plutarch

    When? - at any time between November and 30rd of March without specific starting date

    The teachers speak english!

    How much? - 15 hours per week individual lessons (for only one Peson) included accommodation for 6 weeks for 1.500€ (single room), or 1.200€ (double room). For group lessons, for example with 4 people, the prize is reduced by about 30% (travel costs not included).

    Flee the cold in Germany and overwinter snow-free in our idyllic facility with lemon and orange trees at the golf of Korinth. The teachers are Graecists and you can live in a 2-room-apartment with included cooking facilities.
    The Hellenikon Idyllion, which is situated in the old greek village Selianitika at the northwest coast of the Pelleponnes, is already 25 years old. Since 1992 a two-week funding project course takes place here once a year, in which the participants discuss ancient texts in ancient greek (Link: http://www.idyllion.eu/de/2-1_attisch_philosophieren.html).
    All Greacum course participants can join this two-week funding project course for only 300€, which includes accommodation. It takes place from the 22th of July until the 04th of August and it gives participants the opportunity to deepen their acquired knowledge of the ancient greek.
    Our Graecum intensive course is especially for students who need to do the Graecum exam in university. The course content includes all the subject matter as well as translation techniques and within a few weeks the students should be ready to take the test.
    Directly at the beach is the perfect place to learn ancient greek and combine it with walks on the beach, visits of ancient sites as Olympia, Delphi, Mykene, Epidaurus and the Akropolis in Athens also you can get to know the greek culture.

     

    The diversity of our facility seduces to use the free time between classes for artistic creativity. A grand piano and various other instruments are available for use. A lawn, a library with german and greek books, CD and music collections and numerous fruits, e.g. oranges, mandarines, grapefruits and olives as well as vegetables from our 4000m² and one-of-a-kind garden are free to use.

    Also various restaurants and taverns are inviting you to stay for a bit and the excellent position of our facility allows you to explore the surrounding area by bus, ferry and train (Egio is 6km away and Patras 30km).

    Which place would be better to learn ancient greek than the country where the language originates from. Connect the useful with the pleasant and prepare for your Greacum exam in the shortest amount of time with our intensive course in Greece. Naturally if you wish to stay longer or arrive before the course starts you are most welcome to do so.

    During the months of April until September participants can start the course at any time without a fixed starting date! Send us your registrations!
    To:
    Andreas Drekis, founder and director of Hellenikon Idyllion
    E-mail: info@idyllion.eu Tel.: 0030 26910 72488, mobil: 0030 6972263356
    Homepage: http://www.idyllion.eu


    The diverse and creative atmosphere in the Hellenikon Idyllion; Making music, singing, speaking ancient greek and philosophizing, acting, dancing, painting, practicing gymnastics, resting, eating in the tavern at the beach with like-minded people, etc…


    Andreas Drekis, photo taken in 2015, is inviting you to enjoy the creative atmosphere in our garden of the muses!

     

     

    Why should you spend some weeks at Hellenikon Idyllion during the winter?

    For those who want to escape the cold, wet, German winter to sojourn simply and favorably in Greece, we offer and advice to come to our “Garden of Muses” at the Hellenikon Idyllion.

    We offer a creative and easy life in our heated apartments and bungalows, which are located in a beautiful garden with mature citrus trees. Our garden is located directly by the sea and you can swim in the sea approximately until the mid of November to keep the body and the immune system healthy.
    During their stay, many of our winter guests fell in love with the fabulous surrounding so much, with the result that they have looked for a permanent residence in our small village Selianitika and the surrounding.
    We offer the opportunity to get to know the surrounding, the people and the village during a stay at our site.
    What makes the Hellenikon Idyllion and Seliantika special in comparison with other Greek places?
    The central location.
    In every compass direction are ancient sites: Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, Mykene, Epidaurus and many more. Everywhere is something to discover.
    Selianitika is tied to public transportation, so that every distance can be covered by bus. Due to the Greek timing this gives the opportunity of many wonderful slowed down day excursions.
    From Athens, Patras and Aigio you can reach Selianitika without any problems. Intercity busses go to Selianitika from many big Greek cities. For those who want to take their own cars, it is possible to take the ferry to Patras. Rental cars are available everywhere.
    Medical care is provided nearby. The next hospital is located in Egio (Aigio), ten minutes away from Selianitika. In Egio there are many good doctors who speak English. The closest bigger university hospital is located in Rion/Patra, 20 minutes away from Seliantika. The hospital in Athens is 120 minutes away.
    For those who feel like they want to have some snow during the mild winter, there is the wonderful skiing area Kalavryta only one hour away.
    People and getting together.
    Many winter guests have their own residences close to Seliantika for many, many years now and are friends with the local Greeks. To get together are the local taverns a good choice. Almost all of them are open the whole year. At all times, you find a cozy tavern with an open fireplace only 100-200 meters away in our small fishing village.
    Of course, the Hellenikon Idyllion is a place, where people are welcomed to be together. You can play music together or linger with mulled vine and baked potatoes in our common room. Further you can cook Greek specialties in our authentic stone ovens in the garden and enjoy being together with other guests on sunny days.
    Make music. Educate. Inspire.
    The musical inventory offers you next to a grand piano, several pianos and electric pianos, one cello, one contrabass, one guitar, one mandoline, one drum set, two congas, two tympani also two roofed wood stages, which are the center of our unique site.
    Since November 2017 you can also use our new, transparent roofed stone stage with sea view to make music.
    In this surrounding, you can take time for yourself, to take a step back from everyday stress and to sort yourself again.
    Musicians and artists can get inspired by the nature and like-minded guests. Further you can take your time to explore our well-equipped library, to read and to philosophize. You have the opportunity to get to know the Greek culture from the roots and to learn ancient and/or new Greek in courses offered by locals.
    Nature.
    Our artistic garden is located directly at the beach of the Gulf of Corinth. Selianitika is located at the north-west Peloponnes midst powerful nature, the sea and wooded mountains. There is something for everyone!
    In our 4.000-square meter garden you can find numerous fruits, which you can pick freely, also during the winter time.
    You can find olives, oranges, mandarins, lemons, grapefruits, bergamots, kumquats, eggplants, avocados, paprika, basil, rosemary, thymine, the last grapes and many more herbs in our garden. Those who are interested in taking care of the garden and shaping it are very welcomed to do so.

    Cheap. Individual.

    Here you will experience cultural sociable adventure holidays with like-minded people directly at the sea!
    During the winter, we offer a special price to get to know the site. The price is determined by the duration of stay, the operating and ancillary costs and your instrument needs.
    If you are willing to make music, to teach culturally or to work in the garden occasionally, we will find an individual solution, so that all of our guests are fully valued satisfied and there is shared pleasure at all times!
    I look forward to your inquiry, to make the best possible for you!
    Groceries and rents are cheaper compared to Germany. In general, life in Greece is cheaper than in Germany. Shopping opportunities for meat, fish, bread (also from the wood oven), vegetables and fruits, as well as a confectionery, a pharmacy and a supermarket are located only 400 meters from our site.
    Kind and sunny greetings,
    Your
    Andreas Drekis
    Contact us:
    info@idyllion.eu
    Tel: +30 210 3461034