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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 Movie Trailer

      The official movie trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is out now! The trailer starts with Toula Portokalos, played by Nia Vardalos, returning to Greece after her father’s death. Toula explains in a voiceover that “a lot has happened” since her big fat Greek wedding to her xeno husband, Ian Miller (played by […]

      Greece Expects 20% Increase with over €20 Billion in Tourism Revenue for 2023

        Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias expects 2023 to be a record year for tourism, with arrivals and travel receipts already on the rise, citing booking data and airline plans. In a media interview, Kikilias claimed that the ministry’s plan, which has so far included extending the tourist season, starting the season earlier in March, signing […]

        Maestro in Blue Season 2 Begins Filming SNEAK PEEK

          The creator of the acclaimed Greek series ‘Maestro in Blue’, Christoforos Papakaliatis, has begun filming of the anticipated season 2 that will be available on Netflix, giving eager fans that want more lots to look forward to. ‘Maestro in Blue’ became the first ever Greek television series to receive an exclusive international distribution contract on […]

          Maria Menounos Reveals Pancreas Cancer Battle While Expecting Baby

            The famous Greek American journalist from Boston, Maria Menounos, has disclosed that she is undergoing treatment for stage 2 pancreatic cancer. The 44-year-old former “E! News” journalist underwent surgery three months ago to remove a 3.9-centimeter tumour after receiving a stage 2 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in January. “When you’re met with a potential death sentence, […]

            Greece makes 200 beaches handicapped accessible with Seatrac chairs

              The Mediterranean will be more accessible this summer across Europe, giving beachgoers with mobility concerns more chances to swim without having to worry about navigating the sand. More than 200 Seatrac chairs will be placed at beaches in Greece and a few surrounding nations, including Italy and Cyprus, beginning in May to make it easier […]

              Alexander the Great: The Greatest Greek That Ever Lived

                King Philip II and Queen Olympias welcomed Alexander III into the world in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C.; According to legend, Zeus, the supreme ruler of the Greek gods, was believed to be his father. The military might of Philip II was well-known. He envisioned conquering the vast Persian Empire while making Macedonia (a region […]

                12 Greek Movies Now on Netflix

                  ARMY BABY DIRECTOR: George Kordellas CAST: Ian Stratis The young man Yiannis is serving in the military at the Greek-Turkish border along the Evros river. When serving in the army, Yiannis discovers himself going through a significant transformation from a once carefree person. However, his service is not the only thing that has changed. When […]

                  Smyrna, My Beloved Greek Film Coming to Netflix

                    Following the huge success of the hit Greek series ‘Maestro in Blue’, Netflix is bringing another amazing historical Greek film to its platform! ‘Smyrna, My Beloved’ will be the first Greek historical drama film to be featured on the popular streaming platform with Greek American CEO, Ted Sarandos. Netflix has been in contact for several […]

                    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 Sneak Peek Opening Scene

                      Get the ouzo ready! The 3rd installment of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movie franchise is coming to theaters on September 8, 2023! The film was shot on location in Greece (from Athens to Corfu), and will focus on the family fulfilling the last wish of late father, Gus Portokalos. Gus wanted them to […]

                      GREEK NAME DAYS

                      Greek Name Days

                        For millions of Greeks around the world, a Name Day is a bigger deal than a birthday! Especially when you live in Greece! The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates saints on different days throughout the year. When your name doesn’t have a saint you celebrate on June 18, which is Agion Pandon Day (All Saints Day). […]

                        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 […]

                                            GREEK VIRAL VIDEOS

                                            Greek Viral Videos

                                              Greek Gateway has posted thousands of viral videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok! Enjoy a sample of some of the best Greek videos we have posted on social media that are full of Greek soul, passion, and kefi! @greekgateway 🇬🇷❤️🇨🇾 Wow! Wait for it! An amazing Zorba the Greek Sirtaki dance in Cyprus. Video […]

                                              GREEK RECIPES

                                              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 “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 […]

                                                            The Viral Tik Tok Greek Feta Pasta Recipe

                                                              This viral Tik Tok recipe has taken the social media world by storm. In Finland, feta even sold out everywhere at stores because of this Feta Pasta recipe. It is very easy to make and delicious. All you need for this recipe is cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, basil, garlic, 10% cream, pasta, […]

                                                              Galaktoboureko Greek Dessert Recipe

                                                                Have you ever felt a sudden craving for something sweet, juicy, that melts under your hungry palate? I know I have many times. And what do I do? I run to the corner Greek pastry shop and buy me a gigantic piece of Galaktoboureko. Literally, this Greek oven-baked dessert has saved my life so many […]

                                                                Yes. The Greeks Invented Pizza Too, Not the Italians!

                                                                  When one thinks of pizza they usually think of Italy. Most assume the infamous pizza was invented by the Italians. However, about 2700 years ago, the Greeks invented a flat bread called ‘Plankuntos’. In Ancient Greece, the Greeks invented the concept of consuming a flat piece of dough topped with herbs and cheese. Historical evidence […]

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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 […]


                                                                                      Alexander the Great: The Greatest Greek That Ever Lived

                                                                                        King Philip II and Queen Olympias welcomed Alexander III into the world in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C.; According to legend, Zeus, the supreme ruler of the Greek gods, was believed to be his father. The military might of Philip II was well-known. He envisioned conquering the vast Persian Empire while making Macedonia (a region […]

                                                                                        Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in LA

                                                                                          ST. SOPHIA GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. BUILT IN 1954   THE HISTORY This beautiful St. Sophia Greek Orthodox cathedral was built in 1952. When Greek brothers Charles, Spyros, and George Skouras were striving to make it in Hollywood, Charles made a vow (“tama” in Greek) to God that he would build the […]

                                                                                          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 […]