FAMOUS GREEKS

Aristotle Onassis: The Lavish and Tragic Life of the Greek Tycoon

    The Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Socrates Onassis, was born on January 20th, 1906, in (then Greek) Smyrni (Izmir), (today called Turkey) and passed away on March 15th, 1975, near Paris, France. Onassis established the biggest supertanker and freighter fleet in the world and was one of the richest men at that time. His freight was so […]

    First Made in Greece 3000 Horsepower “Chaos” Ultra Car

      Meet the world’s first ‘Ultra Car’, called “Chaos”. The car has up to (never seen before) 3000 horsepower, and its entirely Made in Greece! The ultra car was launched by Designer and Automotive Engineer Spyros Panopoulos. This is not just the first 100% Greek made supercar, this introduces the world to a whole new category […]

      Stelios Papadopoulos: The Greek Behind The Alzheimer’s Drug

        Meet Stelios Papadopoulos! The Greek (born in Thessaloniki, Greece) behind a new FDA approved wonder drug that may finally give hope to an estimated 44 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. Stelios stated that the new drug will be for those in the early on set stages of Alzheimers and to those who’s PET […]

        Vicky Safra: The Richest Greek Woman in the World Inherits 90B Empire

          Meet the richest Greek woman in the world, Vicky Safra. The guarded Greek Jewish widow (born Vicky Sarfati) is inheriting a 90 billion dollar banking empire. This massive fortune was left to her by her late husband, Brazil’s richest man, financier Joseph Safra, who passed away in December of 2020. She married Joseph when she was just […]

          The Greek Behind the Motor of Tesla

            Meet Konstantinos Laskaris! The Greek Principal Motor “Maestro” Designer of Tesla Motors, the electric luxury automobile company. Laskaris has been the Chief Designer of Tesla Motors in Silicon Valley, California, for the last 10 years since 2012. Kostas develops innovative technology for future electric vehicles. Tesla’s cryptocurrency and stock has exploded in the last few years […]

            88 Year Old Greek Baker in Greece Goes Viral with Traditional Phyllo Making

              Featured in a video by Business Insider, Hatziparaskos has gone viral in a video crafting some of Greece’s beloved handmade phyllo alongside his only employees — his wife Katerina and his son Paraskevas. The 88 year old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s […]

              Tom Carvel, The Greek Inventor of Soft Ice Cream in America

                Everyone love’s ice cream and some of us (in North America) grew up with soft ice cream from an ice cream truck in our neighbourhood. Something most do not know is that America’s soft ice cream was invented by Tom Carvel (Karvelas), a Greek immigrant that came to the United States from Greece.. Carvel Ice […]

                Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos Has Saved the Lives of 15,000 Children for Free

                  Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos has had a variety of names in the Greek media. He’s been referred to as “the doctor of the poor,” “a saint without a halo,” “the Greek heart surgeon who rescues children,” “the guardian angel,” and “the doctor with golden hands.” He is the Greek heart surgeon who operated on 15,000 children […]

                  Jim Davis: The Greek Owner of New Balance Running Shoes

                    Greeks are everywhere! Did you know? The world’s most doctor recommended running shoe company, New Balance, is owned by Greek-American Jim Davis. Jim was born in 1943 and is the son of Greek immigrants. The successful, low key, Jim has 2 children and lives in Newton, Massachusetts. His wife, Anne Davis, joined New Balance in 1977 […]

                    Sotirios Voulgaris: The Greek Creator of Bulgari

                      Bulgari, popularly known as BVLGARI in the fashion world, is a global luxury brand known for its high-end jewellery, watches, fragrances, accessories, and leather products. Nobody could have predicted that the small jewellery shop founded in Rome in 1884 by a hardworking Greek silversmith named Sotirios Voulgaris would become one of the most well-known multinational […]

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                      Traditional Vasilopita Cake Recipe + Video

                        Vasilopita, which translates to Saint Basil’s pie, is a traditional New Year’s Day dessert. Every Vasilopita has a coin hidden inside; the family head cuts the pie into pieces, and whoever discovers the coin is considered to have a prosperous year ahead of them. This practise stems from the legend that citizens of Cappadocia gathered […]

                        Kourabiedes (Greek Shortbread Cookies) Recipe

                          Kourabiedes are one of the most delicious Greek shortbread cookie sweets you’ll ever taste. These butter cookies, which are sometimes flavoured with brandy, vanilla, or mastiha, are the buzz of Greek tradition and dessert served during the holidays. The primary distinction between Kourabiedes and conventional shortbread cookies is that these delightful delicacies are frequently filled […]

                          Melomakarona Greek Cookies Recipe + Video

                            Recipe by Famous Chef of Greece Akis Petretzikis MELOMAKARONA: Greek Traditional Christmas cookies with crushed walnuts. These yummy cookies are traditionally served at Christmas in Greek households worldwide. TRADITIONAL MELOMAKARONA RECIPE: NEW MELOMAKARONA WITH CHOCOLATE INSIDE RECIPE: SHOP Melomakarona online from Titan Foods. Shipping all over the US INGREDIENTS: For syrup: 2 Cups (500 ml) water […]

                            Gemista: Classic Greek Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes

                              Gemista is one of the most classic and comforting dishes in traditional Greek cuisine. It’s healthy, hearty, and gluten free! If you’re Greek, your Yiayia or your mom made the yummiest Greek stuffed peppers and tomatoes, or still do. This isn’t the dish Greeks order out in restaurants. Gemista is one of the most popular […]

                              Greek Moussaka Traditional Recipe

                                Description: The finest traditional Greek Moussaka recipe brought to you by My Greek Dish. Lovely layers of juicy beef, eggplants, and béchamel sauce baked to absolute perfection! Watch Greek celebrity chef, Akis Petretzikis, make Moussaka with the most viewed famous Moussaka recipe on Youtube. Akis recipe is a healthier Moussaka recipe that does not fry […]

                                The Best Greek Spanakopita Spinach Pie Recipe

                                  The most famous Greek savoury pies are Spanakopita (spinach pie) and Tiropita (cheese pie). With these two pies as a starting point, you may create limitless versions by including your favourite ingredients or those that are in season. Some Greek cheese pies feature only feta cheese and (maybe) a few eggs, while others may contain […]

                                  Greek Mati Cocktail Recipe

                                    Ingredients * NOTE: 1 part is equal to 30ml * 1 -part blue curacao * 1 -part vodka * 4 -parts lemonade * ¾ cup of thickened cream * 2 tablespoons caster sugar * 1 blueberry (garnish) * Requirements * Cocktail shaker * Cocktail strainer * Ice cubes Instructions * Half fill the cocktail shaker […]

                                    The Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World is on Symi Island in Greece

                                      The #1 most beautiful restaurant in the world is in Greece on the beautiful Greek island of Symi, according to travel website TheTravel.com “The best restaurants in the world have nice views, but these places offer so much more,” says the magazine in its tribute to the most beautiful restaurants, citing “travellers from all over […]

                                      Greek Pastitsio Recipe

                                        Nothing speaks Greek family dinner better than Pastitsio! This is the hearty food that every Greek swears their mom or Yiayia can make it the best! 

                                        Greeks Invented Cheesecake on Samos Island in 2000 BC

                                          Happy National Cheesecake Day! Yes, June 30th is cheesecake day. No, cheesecake was not invented in New York. Did you know that the Greeks invented cheesecake too? You can probably hear “Ha! There you go!” with a Gus Portokalos voice from the ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ movie. It’s true! The first “cheese cake” was […]

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                                          14 Awesome Greek Wedding Rituals and Traditions

                                            You know what to expect at a Greek wedding if you grew up in a Greek community or the Greek Orthodox Church. If you’re going to a Greek wedding for the first time, there are some things you should know about the symbolism in an Orthodox ceremony, as well as the customs and traditions that […]

                                            12 Hollywood Celebrities With Greek Roots

                                              We all know that Hollywood has many stars, and some have origin from Greece! Like most of us know the beautiful Greek American Melina Kanakaredes of ‘CSI New York’ that has also starred in movies with Robert Deniro. Moreover, we know the hilarious Hangover star, Zack Galifianakis, who is half Greek, from his dad’s Cretan […]

                                              Top 10 Reasons You Should Marry A Greek Girl

                                                Greek girls make great girlfriends (and later wives) for a multitude of reasons, including a love of dancing and celebrating life with “kefi”, resilience, strength, compassion, delicious food, and a rich cultural heritage, among many more things. Have you ever wanted to marry a Greek girl? Well, there are many amazing reasons why you should. […]

                                                Top 10 Things Greek Moms Say

                                                  You gotta love Greek moms for being brutally honest most of the time, even when you may find their guilt trips annoying . Greek moms, especially Greek immigrants, have been through many hardships and poverty growing up and fled Greece for a better life in North America, Australia or other parts of the world. So, […]

                                                  The Top 20 Most Popular Greek Last Names

                                                    Most Greek last names are very unique, long and difficult for many other cultures to pronounce. The most common Greek last name of all…Papadopoulos! In Greece, the Papadopoulos last name is like “Smith”. A research study was undertaken by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) to determine the most common Greek surnames. Listed […]

                                                    The Top 10 Most Gorgeous Greek Men

                                                      Many Greek men of the world are known to posses great looks and genes of a Greek God. Here is our list of the world’s most hottest famous Greek men of 2021. These men range from the Greek Bachelor Panagiotis Vasilakos to Davidoff Model Alexis Papas to famous singers like Petros Iakovidis, Nikos Vertis and more. Greek […]

                                                      The Top 20 Greek Baby Names

                                                        If you’ve seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which you probably have, if you’re a non Greek you might think that in Greece there are only two or three most common Greek names. No, not everyone is named Niko and most certainly not Anita. 40 percent of Greek men have one of the top five […]

                                                        10 Greek Superstitions People Still Believe

                                                          The Evil Eye “To Mati” The “Mati” (Evil Eye) is one of the most popular superstitions in Greece and worldwide among Greeks. The ‘evil eye’ is thought to be caused by compliments, adoration or envy in Greece and various other countries (Italy, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey,) The consequences vary from headache, yawning, disease, misfortune, […]

                                                          88 Year Old Greek Baker in Greece Goes Viral with Traditional Phyllo Making

                                                            Featured in a video by Business Insider, Hatziparaskos has gone viral in a video crafting some of Greece’s beloved handmade phyllo alongside his only employees — his wife Katerina and his son Paraskevas. The 88 year old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s […]

                                                            10 Ways You Know You’re Greek

                                                              1.) YOUR NAME DAY IS A BIGGER DEAL THAN YOUR BIRTHDAY…HRONIA POLLA!!! Almost every day of the year is devoted to a Christian saint or martyr, according to Greek Orthodox tradition. When a Greek is named after one of these saints, the saint’s feast day becomes their “name day,” which is celebrated in the same […]

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                                                              Alec Issigonis: The Greek Creator of the Mini Car

                                                                Alec Issigonis was the Greek automobile engineer and designer of the Mini car.

                                                                The History of the Olympics

                                                                  The Olympic Games are a major international multi-sport event, held every four years, that originated in ancient Greece

                                                                  How Greek Mythology Influenced Western Culture

                                                                    The Greek Gods of Greek mythology were believed to have lived on Mount Olympus and to have possessed supernatural powers.

                                                                    Dr. Vanessa Farsadaki to Become Greece’s First Ever Astronaut in History

                                                                      Dr. V, as she is called informally, is a proud American citizen of Greek origin who works as a medical doctor and is on track to become Greece’s first-ever astronaut in history!

                                                                      5 Reasons Why Living in Greece is Better

                                                                        Many people find the idea of living in Greece to be appealing. Germans have fallen in love with Greece and have bought up property on the mainland and on many Greek islands. Greece has become the Florida of Europe! Greece is a beautiful nation known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and distinctive culture. The […]

                                                                        The Beautiful Korina Emmanouilidou is Miss Universe Greece 2022

                                                                          The beautiful Korina Emmanouilidou is 22 years old and stands 5’11” tall. She will represent Greece in the 71st Miss Universe Pageant in New Orleans.

                                                                          Parthenon Marbles Will Be Returned to Greece Under ‘Long Term Loan’

                                                                            The British Museum is close to an agreement on the loan of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece

                                                                            Traditional Vasilopita Cake Recipe + Video

                                                                              Vasilopita, which translates to Saint Basil’s pie, is a traditional New Year’s Day dessert. Every Vasilopita has a coin hidden inside; the family head cuts the pie into pieces, and whoever discovers the coin is considered to have a prosperous year ahead of them. This practise stems from the legend that citizens of Cappadocia gathered […]

                                                                              The Top 6 Greek New Year’s Traditions

                                                                                Greeks love big family celebrations and when it comes to New Year’s, there’s no exception. Greeks love to eat, drink, and party with their loved ones and ring in the New Year with style! Many attend NYE galas, however now in a pandemic with many restrictions, most will get together with their family at home. […]

                                                                                The Top 7 Greek Christmas Traditions

                                                                                  Greeks always live up to the phrase “go big or go home”! They love their family get togethers, traditions, delicious food, and Orthodox Christian rituals. Greeks (in Greece) don’t just decorate Christmas trees but boats too. In North America, they don’t just eat Turkey, they eat lamb, pork and more. Christmas traditions in Greece officially […]

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                                                                                  The Top 6 Greek New Year’s Traditions

                                                                                    Greeks love big family celebrations and when it comes to New Year’s, there’s no exception. Greeks love to eat, drink, and party with their loved ones and ring in the New Year with style! Many attend NYE galas, however now in a pandemic with many restrictions, most will get together with their family at home. […]

                                                                                    Alexander the Great’s 4000 Kalash Descendants in Pakistan

                                                                                      Meet the Kalash tribe, a people that live in Pakistan’s Chitral province, which historians believe are the descendants of Alexander the Great’s army who settled in the area around 23 centuries ago. With a population of only 4,000 people, their distinctive culture is on the verge of extinction. The Kalash are a small ethnic and […]

                                                                                      5 Things You May Not Know About Greek Independence Day

                                                                                        The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821 or the Greek Revolution was a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against the 400 year oppression from the Ottoman Empire. The war lasted from 1821 to 1829. Britain, France, and Russia later backed the Greeks, while their North African vassals, […]

                                                                                        Greece Hopes Marble Loan From Italy Will Get UK to Return Parthenon Sculptures

                                                                                          Italy has loaned Greece a 2500 year old marble foot of Goddess Artemis. Greece hopes the gesture of the foot loan, which is just the size of a shoebox, may help the British Museum finally realize that the Parthenon Marbles must be returned home to Greece. Greece hopes that the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived […]

                                                                                          The Discovery of the Tomb of King Philip II (Alexander’s Father) in Greece Proves Macedonia is Greek

                                                                                            Everyone in the world needs to know about the great 1977 discovery of Greek archaeologist and Professor of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Manolis Andronikos. He announced to the world that he had discovered the tomb of the Macedonian King Philip II in Vergina, Greece. Manolis was responsible for one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of […]

                                                                                            The Greek Roots of Santa Claus

                                                                                              Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nikolaos of Myra, was a 4th-century Christian saint and the Greek Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (Greek Anatolia in present-day Turkey). He is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker because of the numerous miracles ascribed to his intervention. He was known for hidden gifts, such as slipping […]

                                                                                              Greek War of Independence Movie ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ Available to Stream

                                                                                                The National Hellenic Society (NHS) has announced that Cliffs of Freedom, a historical drama film set during Greece’s War of Independence, will be available to stream on major platforms starting September 13, 2021. The late legendary actor Christopher Plummer plays Thanasi and gives an outstanding performance. The film also features many prominent Greek actors, including: Costas […]

                                                                                                Cleopatra: The Charming Macedonian Greek Ruler of Egypt

                                                                                                  There has been controversy lately regarding the ethnic origins of Cleopatra. Since the Superwoman actress Gal Gadot announced she will play Cleopatra in an upcoming Hollywood movie many Egyptians and Arabs have been bashing her on social media. Fans of Gal Gadot have defended the Israeli actress on social media saying “Cleopatra was not black […]

                                                                                                  The Strong Spartan Women of Ancient Greece

                                                                                                    In education and intellectual cultivation, the Spartan woman was equal to the Spartans. It was a society which honoured both its women and its most glorious warriors. The Spartan man who died heroically in battle had the same status as the Spartan woman who died during childbirth. Their names were written on tombstones outside the […]

                                                                                                    Ikaria: The Incredible Blue Zone Greek Island of Long Life

                                                                                                      Located 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos, the magical Greek island of Ikaria is in the Aegean Sea. It received its name from Icarus, in Greek mythology, the son of Daedalus, who fell into the nearby sea. Ikaria was featured on CNN, Oprah, several best-selling books, magazines such as Men’s Health, numerous newspaper […]

                                                                                                      The Legendary Shield of Achilles

                                                                                                        In the epic Homer poem ‘The Iliad’ there are 134 verses dedicated to the shield of Achilles. In Greek Mythology, Achilles lost his armor after lending it to Patroclus. Patroclus gets killed in the battle of Hector and his weapons are taken as booty. Then the mother of Achilles, Thetis, asks the god Hephaestus to forge […]

                                                                                                        Alexander the Great Series to be Filmed in Greece

                                                                                                          We have some great news for history buffs coming in 2021. As we are still living with a raging global pandemic and leaving behind a cinematically boring 2020. We can’t wait for this much anticipated, high profile, Alexander the Great TV series from the production company of Ben Silverman and Propogate. The Alexander the Great […]