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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 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 Dr. Anargyros Mariolis Receives Best Family Doctor Award for 2021

        Greeks have always been leaders and innovators in the world of Medicine from the days of Galen, Dioscorides, Herodicus, and Hippocrates. The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) has honoured Greek Dr. Anargyros D. Mariolis with the ‘World Family Doctor Award for 2021’, an honorary distinction of international appeal which is awarded every 2 years […]

        Greek American Golden Girl Betty White (Cachikis) Dies at 99

          Did you know? The beloved comedic actress of over 70 years and pioneer of TV, Betty White, has passed away at 99 years old on December 31, 2021. Betty White is of Greek descent and was born on January 17, 1922. White has been awarded the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest TV Career for a […]

          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 […]

            106 Year Old Yiayia Prays for the Whole World Every Morning

              Meet Yiayia Anthi. At 106 years old, she prays for the whole world every morning in front of her window, looking at the sky and the mountain in front of her in Arta, Greece. Anthi Oikonomidi Katsouli was born in 1915 in the village of Katarraktis, Arta. She was a farmer and a mother of […]

              Sofia Arapogianni: The 22 Year Old Miss Universe Greece

                Rafaela Plastira made news when she announced that she is withdrawing from the Miss Universe contest in protest against holding it in Israel, which she says occupies Palestine. However, according to reports, she is not even a Miss Universe contestant to begin with. The Star GS Hellas organization in Greece that is responsible for selecting […]

                The Greek Polyglot Genius That Speaks 32 Languages

                  Ioannis Ikonomou, a Greek translator, is not your typical polyglot who speaks four or five major languages fluently, which is impressive in and of itself; he speaks 32. He speaks 16 fluently and can translate 16 more. Forget Google translate, Ioannis has the software all in his brain! Ikonomou, who was born in Heraklion, Crete, […]

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                    During these unprecedented times worldwide it is VERY important that we all support small businesses. Bring a piece of Greece into your home! Order the finest Greek products fast and securely online from our valued vendors below. We have you covered from your favourite Greek food products to handmade Greek jewelry, online Greek lessons, and […]

                    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 […]

                      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 […]

                        10 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

                            Before anyone may be offended in our ultra sensitive world of 2021, all ethnicities are unique and beautiful in their own way. That being said, 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 […]

                            The 14 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

                              A total of 545 beaches in Greece were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award for 2021, placing the beautiful motherland in 2nd place among 49 countries. The Halkidiki Peninsula in Northern Greece, renowned for its golden sand and turquoise waters, swept most of the 545 awards, earning 155 flags, followed by Crete with more than […]

                              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 of 2021

                                    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 […]

                                      The Top 10 Strangest Greek Superstitions

                                        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, […]

                                        86 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 86-year-old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s famous multi-layered […]

                                          GREEK ENTREPRENEURS

                                          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 widow 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.  With banks on three continents and the Gherkin tower […]

                                                  86 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 86-year-old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s famous multi-layered […]

                                                    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 […]

                                                      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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                                                          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 SHOP BEAUTIFUL MATI BRACELETS FROM GREECE! SHIPPING […]

                                                            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 […]

                                                              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 […]

                                                                Greek Pastitsio Recipe

                                                                  Photo Credit: thehungrybites.com This is the Greek version of Lasagna! Many will say that it is even better than Lasagna. Yes! There you go! What do you think? Is Pastitsio better than Lasagna? Let us know in the comments. See a delicious Greek Pastitsio Video Recipe by Greece’s famous Chef Akis Petretzikis: Pastitsio (Pas-tee-tsee-oh) 1 […]

                                                                  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 […]

                                                                          Greek Baklava Cheesecake Recipe

                                                                            “The first “cheese cake” was produced on the beautiful Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese moulds there dating from about 2,000 B.C. Most certainly, for thousands of years before this, cheese and cheese items have been around, but before this goes into prehistory (that time before the advent of writing in human history), […]

                                                                            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 […]

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                                                                              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 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 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 […]

                                                                                              CELEBRITY

                                                                                              Greek American Golden Girl Betty White (Cachikis) Dies at 99

                                                                                                Did you know? The beloved comedic actress of over 70 years and pioneer of TV, Betty White, has passed away at 99 years old on December 31, 2021. Betty White is of Greek descent and was born on January 17, 1922. White has been awarded the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest TV Career for a […]

                                                                                                Chef Gordon Ramsay Declares Greek Food Better Than Italian

                                                                                                  On Monday’s new premiere of ITV’s “Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek,” a heated chat regarding Greek vs. Italian cuisine took place. Gino D’Acampo was enraged by Gordon Ramsay when the two famous chefs started talking about cuisine and Gordon made a cheeky remark that Greek food is better than Italian.  Gordon, Gino, and First […]

                                                                                                  Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, Dies at 94

                                                                                                    RIP Michael Constantine! Greek American actor, Michael Constantine, who played Gus Portokalos, the lovable and funny father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, has died at 94. Constantine won an Emmy for his role in the TV series “Room 222” and played many […]

                                                                                                    A Record 18 Hollywood Movies to be Filmed in Greece in 2021

                                                                                                      With a record 18 movie productions expected to be shot in beautiful Greece in 2021 (some still confidential), every film piece wants to film in Greece. You can expect to see many Hollywood stars in Greece this summer than you might find at Chateau Marmont during your usual Oscar week. Besides Viggo and Kirsten, catch […]

                                                                                                      Melina Kanakaredes To Star In ‘Greek Candy’ TV Comedy About Family Candy Shop

                                                                                                        Greek American actress, Melina Kanakaredes is returning home with her latest “Greek Candy” half-hour tv series comedy that is in development for a free streaming service called IMDb TV, which is an Amazon service online. The beloved TV star Kanakaredes known for her longtime roles in popular shows like ‘CSI New York’ and ‘Providence’, is […]

                                                                                                        Chef Ramsay Filming in Crete: Which Greek Dish Did He Fall in Love With?

                                                                                                          There were luxury boats, including a catamaran, drones, underwater cameras, vans, an electric vehicle, a film crew of 45 people, very strict measures against Covid and even confidentiality agreements, including a production by the famous British Chef Gordon Ramsay. According to reports, Chef Ramsay visited many places and was very impressed with Gramvousa and Balos in […]

                                                                                                          ‘Moonstruck’ Oscar Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis Dies at 89

                                                                                                            “Moonstruck” Oscar-winning (1987), Greek American actress, Olympia Dukakis died Saturday, May 1, 2021 in New York City at 89 years old. “After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis,” her brother Apollo Dukakis wrote on Facebook. Allison Levy, her agent, also confirmed her death to CNN. Dukakis died at her […]

                                                                                                            My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 to be Filmed in Greece

                                                                                                              The romantic comedy cinderella hit indie film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ was released in 2002 and was written by Greek-Canadian Winnipeg native Nia Vardalos. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson saw the original play and later made the film on a $5 million budget. Nia starred in the film as Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos, a […]

                                                                                                              Nana Mouskouri: The Highest Selling Female Artist Worldwide

                                                                                                                At 86 years old, the world famous singer Nana Mouskouri has sold more albums than any other female artist worldwide and has been a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF for over 20 years. The beautiful voice of Nana was born in Greece on the island of Crete. We wanted to share a beautiful glimpse of her […]

                                                                                                                The Legendary Greek-American 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 New York on January 21, 1922 and passed away to prostate cancer on January 22, 1994.  Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and […]

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