• 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 people are wonderful, and the water is just so incredibly appealing, I don’t have a favorite Greek island—they’re all amazing. I love the food, the people, the color of the water;” Kate and her husband climbed the 999 steps of the Nafplio Fortress of Palamidi. An amazing 17th century fortress of the Peloponnese. The beautiful…

  • NBA Legend Magic Johnson Vacations on Corfu island in Greece

    The magical hot summer of Greece is here! So is Magic Johnson! The legendary NBA basketball player has escaped to Corfu island. Greece has reopened to tourists and desperately needs and relies on the tourism for 20% GDP. With 31% of the Greek population currently fully vaccinated (as of June 25, 2021), it warms our hearts to see tourists escaping to the motherland and more celebrities arriving in Greece. See everything you need to know about travelling to Greece this summer. Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson, and Edward Norton are in Greece and will begin filming “Knives Out 2” in July. Antonio Banderas will also be filming a movie in Thessaloniki.…

  • Antonio Banderas Will Film “Barracuda” Gangster Movie in Greece

    Hollywood star, Antonio Banderas, will shoot his next film, “Barracuda” in Thessaloniki, a gangster film for which the beauotful Thessaloniki city in northern Greece will be transformed into Miami, Florida. Robert Van Norden, the film’s producer,  is currently in the romantic city of Thessaloniki to choose filming locations, which reportedly cost 20 million euros (about 24 million dollars). The producer, Van Norden, explained to local media that filming will begin in 2 weeks and the film crews will be in Thessaloniki for five weeks, as 30 days of filming are scheduled. Van Norden announced that the plot is about a former criminal (Banderas) who has to deal with his old…

  • 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 Daniel Craig and Kate Hudson, for instance, just two of the many, many names confirmed for the “Knives Out” sequel, which is filming in Greece starting this June. With plot details under wraps, but a murder mystery anchored once again by a problematic detective played by Daniel Craig, that movie has a cast that includes:…

  • 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 co-writing and executive producing the “Greek Candy” comedy series. The series will feature multiple generations of family including a mom, dad, three teenage daughters, and a very Greek immigrant Yiayia and Pappou. A Greek candy shop will be the focus of the show and will take from Kanakaredes’ own upbringing at Temo’s, a chocolate shop…

  • 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 Crete. According to Zarpa News, the filming lasted nearly 8 hours and took place in the stunning Balos Beach lagoon with turquoise waters and in the Gramvousa shipwreck. In reality, there were underwater shots of the famous chef catching some of the delicacies that he later cooked on Balls Beach like fresh Lobster and Octopus. …

  • ‘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 residence with her daughter Christina Zorich by her side according to a family statement. Olympia’s brother Apollo Dukakis, her sons Stefan and Peter Zorich, and four grandchildren thanked people for the love, prayers, and kind remembrances during the difficult time. Olympia Dukakis, the daughter of Alexandra “Alec” (1898–1994) and Constantine “Costa” S. Dukakis (1899–1975), was born…

  • 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 middle class Greek-American woman that falls in love with the upper middle class “xeno” (non-Greek) Ian Miller. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  The indie sleeper hit became the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, grossing $241.4 million in North America,…

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