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Reading material in Greek for the beginners

Hi, I have gathered some basic knowledge in Greek language and now I would like to try to start reading. If you have any suggestions on what would be the easiest for start, I would appreciate it if u would let me know. Thank you in advance... :)

September 8, 2016



I recently found this website http://www.ilearngreek.com/mythology/greek_mythology.asp it teaches greek mythology and has the english translation next to the greek.


There are simple small texts in the following site: http://www.greek-language.gr/certification/dbs/teachers/index.html There are used for the exams for Greek language Certification. Choose A1 level and "Κατανόηση γραπτού λόγου". If it is too difficult, just skip it for later on, you are not ready enough for A1. There are texts for all levels to the level Γ2, that is the highest. I recommend to try it as a start.


I was looking for reading material and came across this. Just what I was looking for. Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!!!


My first steps in reading was with the phrase book of the android application "50 languages". I started with reading simple short phrases from there by myself and then checked how it sounds in the app.

Here is a link for free access to this application's lessons:



Reviving a dead thread, I know....I know...But, this link is to some easy readers that I have found and am using. Delta Books also has two of their publications in app form for iPhone (I don’t know whether they do for android).



I was just a couple of weeks ago in Greece and managed to buy quite a few children books for a reasonable price (6/7 euro each), from press kiosks ("Looking for Doris", Donald Duck), the Acropolis museum and even a gas station! I am really looking forward to being able to read them, I started yesterday with "The Wizard of Oz" and it was difficult but rewarding. Publishing houses: Μεταιχμιο, χαρτινη πολη and Disney




thank you very much... :)


If you can find it try children's books on Greek mythology. The stories are slightly more interesting than your usual children's book but the language is usually pretty simple.


Do you know a place where I might be able to find those?


I know this is a little late but there is a publishing house called psichogios. Although I'm not sure if they ship worldwide but you can try contacting them. Here's the link https://www.psichogios.gr/


LingQ is a great method too. It has mini stories with audio, word-meanings and translations. It also tests you on your skills. Here's the link https://www.lingq.com/en/learn/el/web/course/270132


here is a huge database of short stories / dialogues, from level beginner to advanced: https://www.greek-language.gr/certification/dbs/teachers/index.html. And you can use google translate or glosbe to check for unknown words.

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