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8 Things a Greek Girl Noticed Living Between LA and Greece

    Joanna Kalafatis is a Greek American travel writer and actress. She has travelled to over 35 countries. Joanna recently wrote an article on Business Insider on the differences between living in LA and Greece. Joanna spent the first few years of her life in Greece, before relocating to the United States. She couldn’t stay away […]

    Netflix Series Depicts Alexander the Great as Gay

      A six-part Netflix “documentary” series titled ‘Alexander: The Making of a God’ explores the remarkable life of Alexander the Great via his dramatic metamorphosis from warrior prince to living god. The show follows his rise from his youth to his obsession with overthrowing the powerful Persian Emperor Darius, which propelled him to conquer the known […]

      25 Facts About Greece You May Not Know

        1. Greece is regarded as the cradle of Western civilization, the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, political science, historiography, philosophy, mythology, drama (including comedy and tragedy), and much more!  2. With more than 3,400 years of recorded history, Athens, the capital of Greece, is among the oldest cities in the […]

        SEE TRAILER Maestro in Blue Season 2 on Netflix May 16

          The creator of the acclaimed Greek series ‘Maestro in Blue’, Christoforos Papakaliatis is premiering Maestro in Blue Season 2 on Netflix May 16, 2024. The Greek director 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 […]

          5 Things You Didn’t Know About Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos

            Yorgos Lanthimos has taken Hollywood by storm. The Greek director is known for his surreal films that combine strange scenarios, striking set designs, and dark stories that make the viewer think and question. Lanthimos learned his trade directing television commercials and music videos in Greece before turning to feature films. He has directed many movies […]

            Mamma Mia 3 Movie Confirmed and Could be Filmed in Greece

              The next Mamma Mia movie has been eagerly awaited for some years; Judy Kramer, the movie’s producer, even declared that everyone wants it. Following the triumph of the original shot on the beautiful Greek island of Skopelos in 2008, and the 2018 follow-up which was shot in Croatia, “Mamma Mia 3” is confirmed and .we […]

              Lambros Fisfis: One of Greece’s Funniest Comedians is Coming to America

                Lambros Fisfis is a multi-talented Greek actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. One of the best comedians in Greece, at just 40 years old. After selling out shows across Europe, Australia and Canada, Lambros Fisfis, is coming to America for 2 hilarious (all in Greek) standup shows in New York City and Chicago. “Lambros Fisfis is […]

                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, […]

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                  Traditional Vasilopita Cake Recipe + Video

                    2024 Vasilopita Photo Credit: tarasmulticulturaltable.com 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 […]

                    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 […]

                        A Greek Galaktoboureko Baklava Recipe

                          When it comes to savoury and syrupy delicious Greek desserts, Galaktoboureko comes to mind as one of the most popular and favourite traditional Greek desserts. However, Baklava is right up there as a favourite as well. What happens if we combined the two? You get a Galaktoboureko-baklava! Your family and friends are sure to fall […]

                          Horta: The Superfood Greens of Greece

                            Photo Credit: Mia Kouppa If you have been to Greece or any Greek restaurant around the world you have heard of the word “horta.” The word horta, which translates to “weeds”, has a broad definition in the modern Greek language that includes every green food that may be consumed from Dandelions, Amaranth (Vlita), Chickory, and […]

                            Jennifer Aniston reveals her REAL salad recipe with Greek Kalamata olives and feta!

                              Jennifer Aniston has finally shared the REAL recipe for her favourite salad while also disclosing the health and exercise routine she uses to maintain her youthful appearance at the age of 54 in an interview on the Today Show. We are not surprised that her recipe includes Greek Kalamata olives and feta cheese! Opa! The […]

                              Greek Easter Bread ‘Tsoureki’ Recipe

                                Tsoureki, Greek Easter sweet bread, is something you must try if you haven’t already. Soft, fluffy, with a fantastic stringy texture and a gorgeous brown semi-soft crust. You will not find a more flavourful tsoureki recipe than this one! While this Greek Easter bread (tsoureki) is traditionally served on Orthodox Easter, it is also very […]

                                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 * 1 part is equal to 30ml * 1 -part blue curacao * 1 -part vodka * 4 -parts lemonade * ¾ cup of thickened cream (Thickened cream is a whipping cream containing a minimum milk fat of 35%) * 2 tablespoons caster sugar * 1 blueberry (garnish) * Requirements * 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, July 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 […]

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                                                  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 […]

                                                            12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Legendary Telly Savalas

                                                              Telly Savalas will always be remembered as the most legendary Greek-American actor, singer, and director of the 20th century. Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas was born in Garden City, New York on January 21, 1922 and passed away to prostate cancer on January 22, 1994. In attendance at his funeral were: Nicolette Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston, Frank Sinatra, and many more celebrities. […]

                                                              91 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 91 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 […]

                                                                  The Greek Roots of Jennifer Aniston (Anastasakis)

                                                                    Jennifer Aniston was born Joanna Anastasakis. The famous Hollywood actress is the daughter of Soap Opera star actor John Aniston. John was born in Chania, Crete on July, 24, 1933. Jen’s mother, Nancy Dow, was a model and actress who appeared in television shows such as “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Wild Wild West.” After suffering two strokes […]

                                                                    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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                                                                          Why Greeks Celebrate OXI (Ohi) Day

                                                                            October 28th is known to all Greeks as Oxi Day, (“O-hee Day”) and commemorated as a holiday in Greece and all Greek communities around the world. It is the second most significant celebration for modern Greek history, after Greek Independence Day on March 25. On October 28, Greeks worldwide commemorate the “No” rejection of Greek […]

                                                                            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 […]

                                                                                        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 […]

                                                                                              10 Things About Cleopatra: The 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 […]

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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, […]