This is a really special place. I’ve been learning Greek for five years, and I ran out of textbooks a long time ago. For several years I’ve been coming here for individual lessons, and each time my Greek accelerates noticeably. I want to speak authentic everyday Greek, but also to discuss professional, social and historical topics in ‘higher register’ Greek. My teachers here are not only great language teachers, but also great conversationalists — always prepared with interesting topics, and always able to anticipate where I might want to go. Time flies, but I always feel like I’ve worked hard, in a satisfying (not tiring) way. Added to this, Chania is the perfect place to study. Not only is it beautiful, but the scale of the place makes it easy to just wander around, listening to Greek language all around you, and trying out new vocabulary.