Month: July 2021

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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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Tokyo Olympics Ceremony Missing Greek Anthem and Greek Flag Raising

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 finally kicked off today with tons of controversy and protests against the games being held right outside the stadium during the opening ceremony. After being postponed a year due to the pandemic the Opening Ceremony seemed very simple and somber. The ceremonies lacked the glamour and excitement of other years. However, […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: From the Streets of Athens to NBA Champion

The “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the new King of Basketball! He went from selling things on the streets of Sepolia, Athens, Greece to NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP! Along with the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored 50 points in Game 6 and wowed the over 70,000 fans outside with at least 30,000 inside the […]

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Give Greece Back Her Olympics…For Good!

The Olympics belong back in Greece. Hosting the games in a different country every four years invites chaos, corruption, controversy, diplomatic boycotts when held in communist China like the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, and redundant infrastructure. The Salzburg Music Festival or the Rose Bowl would not be held in Akron or Burkina Faso. Why would […]

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Kate Hudson Climbs 999 Steps at Nafplio Fortress in Greece

Hollywood actress, Kate Hudson, has been very vocal about her love for Greece. The actress visits Skiathos island every summer, with her family and parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Her family has a house on Skiathos island: “Greece is my favorite vacation spot; I feel really at home there. I love the culture, the […]

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Demi Moore Becomes a Godmother in Greece

The famous Hollywood actress, Demi Moore, became a Godmother (“Νoná”) yesterday, as she christened the daughter of Andreas and Athanasia Steggou (business couple) inside the chapel of Agios Nikolaos, in Xerokampos, Sitia on the beautiful Crete island in Greece. The christened baby girl named Ariadne Zoe had not 1 but 3 Godmothers: Demi Moore, Christina […]

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Greece Imposes No Standing Allowed at Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars

Owners of Greek bars and nightclubs fear that new limitations permitting only seated customers may hurt revenue during the crucial summer season, but they stated on Wednesday that they accept the rules as necessary to curb a Coronavirus outbreak. On July 8, authorities reimposed restrictions on restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs, which took effect on July […]

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The Secrets of the Parthenon 2500 Years Later

The Parthenon is one of the most famous structures in Western civilization’s history. It has stood in splendour atop the Acropolis Hill in Athens for almost 2,500 years. The Parthenon’s cleverness, according to experts, has allowed it to miraculously survive the ravages of time, nature, and humans. Throughout the centuries the Parthenon has withstood earthquakes, […]

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13 Year Old Greek Girl Wins Global Literature Competition

Marita Datseri, a 13 year old Greek girl from Crete, won the Global Literature Competition hosted by the Writers’ Union of Northern Greece. Marita spoke to AMNA on Monday, and spoke of her recent accomplishment. The intelligent young writer from Heraklion, Crete, just finished her first year of middle school and is already wowing influential […]

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History

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 […]

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