Lato is the firstofficial Center for Greek culture and language in Amsterdam. It was established in Amsterdam in 2016 and from then until now its biggest strength derives from the love of the residents of this country for Greece. Annually Lato organizes different programs through which one can make the acquaintance of Greece and her culture or to learn more about her. At Lato we love not only Greece but also authenticity. And this is what we like to transfer to our friends. Authentic sense of Greece through aromas, local tastes, sounds, destinations untouched by tourism and of course Greek language: all these one can find here. Greece remains an idea that lives through her culture. We look forward to exploring this idea together!
What we do
Greek language, unknown destinations, sounds & tastes, language vacations & much more!
We love creative projects, that’s why we invite you to join us and get to know some of them! Have you already traveled to Greece, you know some Greek and you just want to keep in touch with the language and culture or to learn more? At Lato you can do just that by following any of our activities or the existing programs.
You can also just come with your friends and make your own tailor-made program with the activities which suit you better! Whatever your choice will be, the result will reward you and the trip until there will bring you many new friends!
My name is Katerina Zahari and I was born in noisy Athens, in beautiful Greece. I have studied Philology, Laography, History / Archaeology & History of Art at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I did my first professional steps preparing students for their introduction examinations to Greek Universities and tutoring children of immigrants who needed to follow Greek school. That was love on first sight: to discover your language further than the limits you imagined that exist, to transfer your language and your culture to other people and to accept their language and culture as a life' s lesson.
All these years I have worked in big institutes and cultural centers teaching expats, executives or diplomats. They learned from me Greek and I learned from them to love multiculturality. Every step in my career was a new challenge which brought me more experience and extra knowledge.
Since 2013 I live in Amsterdam, in the green Netherlands. Here you experience multiculturality every day and Dutch people love my country and admire her civilization. That makes me happy and ready for a new step which is a new challenge : ''Lato''. Lato is a culture center which has the ambition to bring the unknown side of Greece closer to her friends in the Nederlands. Read more ...