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The musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre
About the Hellenikon Idyllion

The musical and cultural holiday and meeting centre

Please check our cultureprogramm first:  2017  !!!!

 

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Hellenikon Idyllion, where muses, nature and spirit combine harmoniously and creatively, is located directly on the beachfront in the typically Greek village of Selianitika - one of the quaintest villages on the north-west coast of the Peloponnese. The large (4000qm) grounds contain beautiful flower beds, lots of roses, lots of trees, lovely vine-covered pergolas, an orchard and a vegetable garden. In the orchard there are orange, lemon, grapefruit, fig, pomegranate and olive trees. As well as grape vines.
The scent of jasmine, roses and other flowers wafts on to the balconies and patios.
Cyclades are dotted around and birds build their nests in the branches of the big silver poplars, which rustle in the wind and provide welcome shade in summertime.

There are villa apartments and bungalows for individuals and families, as well as for groups of up to 70-90 people - choirs, orchestras, drama troupes, school classes etc. - all are welcome! All through the year we offer a sophisticated cultural and artistic program which includes courses in various instruments, orchestra, chamber and choir music, singing, dancing, theatre, painting, archaeology, antique Greek philosophy and literature as well as classical and modern Greek.

For rehearsals and concerts there is a grand piano (Schimmel) in a glass pavilion. Other rooms with pianos , cellos, contrabasses - even a set of drums - are also at your disposal. In the garden you will find both a covered and an open-air stage for concerts, theatre productions and dance performances. A library with journals, music and books with a cultural tenor adjoins a communal room with a television and a large fireplace for cosy winter evenings. We are happy to help you organize your concerts and performances and to combine them with excursions to classical Greek sites if you so wish.

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About the Hellenikon Idyllion

What is the Hellenikon Idyllion? There are many answers to that question: a holiday resort, a youth hostel, a leisure centre, a hotel, a skill centre, a place for exhibitions, performances and lectures, a place to practice, a music academy, a mini-university, a place for intercultural encounters. Every answer is right in a small part, but wrong in a larger one. So what is the Hellenikon Idyllion, really? 

It is the fulfilment of the lifelong dream of the founder, owner and manager Andreas Drekis. Already as a young man he realized that every human being has the same goal in life: They want to be happy. But most people are mistaken in how they want to reach this goal. They think wealth, sway and prestige can make them happy. These paths rather lead people away from happiness. More important is the education of spiritual and intellectual abilities. The one who is open for beauty and harmony in the world, the one who is able to muse about the former scholars and philosophers, the one for whom the world becomes transparent for the divine will easier find to the true and unceasing spring of happiness. 

Therefore Andreas Drekis invites us to come to the Hellenikon Idyllion, amongst an idyllic huge garden at the sea, like-minded people from all over the world, families, single travellers and creative groups, who all aim for the same goal. Thereby the emphasis is on music and the recollection of the ancient Greek times’ treasures.  The Hellenikon Idyllion offers suitable premises for rehearsals of singers and musicians of every kind, choirs and orchestras. The owner also arranges good opportunities for them to perform in public and to open the world of the muses to other people. Once a year a course, which is unique in the whole world, takes place, where young people from all over the world bring the language of the ancient Greeks back to life and freshly think about their pronounced views. All these groups and courses make an effort to enable intercultural friendship and mutual understanding. 

Aren’t there other institutions with the same ambitions and results? The one that has been to the Hellenikon Idyllion for a while will say: No, definitely not! The Hellenikon Idyllion only exists in Selianitika and only in the person of Andreas Drekis.



Helmut Quack, Ancient Greek teacher at the Husum-Gymnasium
(guest and course instructor in the Hellenikon Idyllion for many years)

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 in the Garden of the Muses

The beach, 10 meters away from our "Garden of Muses"

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