• 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 Psillidou, wife of Dimitris Psillidis (investment banker in London) and Veronica Pastra, wife of owner of the famous Nammos, Zanni Franzescu. The three Godmothers were dressed like Greek goddesses. They wore all white and beautiful wreaths of flowers, while the famous American actress Moore was glowing and very friendly with everyone. Demi Moore has known…

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    Greece: Everything You Need to Know When Travelling in 2021

    The beautiful gem of the Mediterranean: Greece, has opened her borders to tourists during the 2021 summer season in a desperate attempt to save the country’s travel and tourism sector recover from the loss suffered due to the pandemic. Greece had a record year with 33 million visitors in 2019, and dropped to just 7 million when Coronavirus shut down the world in 2020. Sector officials say Greece plans to restore 50 per cent of the travel activity recorded in 2019, and hopes to host about 15 million tourists. However, according to Konstantina Svinou, president of the Research Institute for Tourism, bookings across the country (in mid June) were equal to…

  • Greek Husband of Caroline Crouch Confessed to Her Murder

    Caroline Crouch’s husband was testifying at GADA late Thursday by Greek police when Babis Anagnostopoulos admitted to committing her gruesome murder on May 11 in their Athens home. He was taken in for questioning a day after he attended a memorial service for the late Caroline Crouch on Alonissos island. Crouch, 20, according to the made up story was strangled to death in front of her 11-month-old daughter on May 11 at their house outside of Athens. Initially, the husband, Anagnostopoulos stated that the murder was committed by robbers. The suspect told detectives that he killed Crouch because she threatened to leave him and take their 11-month-old child with her…

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas Makes History as 1st Greek in French Open Final

    It is a truly amazing and historic time for Greeks in the world of Tennis. This is the first time that a Greek has made it to the French Open Final. Bravo Super Stefanos Tsitsipas! Bravo to Maria Sakkari No. 17, who made it to the semi final, however, unfortunately lost to Czech Republic’s Krejcikova. In his fourth major semi, Stefanos Tsitsipas has become the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam singles French Open Final with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Alexander Zverev.  STEFANOS TSITSIPAS – No. 5 While Stefanos Tsitsipas is the current World No. 5, he’s already a role model in the motherland, having helped…

  • Acropolis Makeover Gets Backlash From Critics

    The restoration project on the Acropolis has been met with controversy as critics are accusing the Greek government of ruining the country’s priceless antiquity and cultural icon. Most of the backlash is with a new concrete walkway that was introduced in December, which Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said constitutes “abuse” of Greece’s most valued archaeological site. A veteran architect and former member of the Acropolis restoration team,  Tasos Tanoulas, called the new paths “foreign” and “stifling” to the 5th-century BCE monument. Critics say that the walkway was done without the care needed to safeguard a national ancient monument that is for many the emblem of Greece. The Greek government says it has…

  • Mykonos Prepares to Party Like Before Covid

    Mykonos, the best known party island, white houses, blue shutters and scarlet bougainvillea all glimmer in the sun. Two weeks after the country’s official tourist season was declared open, everything is quiet except for the work of bringing the place back to life. Work crews paint luxury shops in the maze-like lanes of the main town, where social distance is easier said than done during the busy summer months. If everything goes according to plan, they’ll soon be the backdrop for thousands of Instagram selfies again. The speakers that regularly hammer out basslines and beats at beach bars across the island are silent, with the only sound coming from the water.…

  • 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 120. Which beach is your favourite to visit in Greece? Are you going to Greece this summer? Greece is officially open to tourism as of May 15. Last year, the number of visitors to Greece plummeted by 78.2% to 7.4 million, from a record 34 million in 2019 BC (before Coronavirus). All travellers must present…

  • The National Geographic Photos of Greece in 1920

    We have discovered some of the most beautiful and rare photos of glorious Greece from 1920. These amazing shots were captured from the lens of the late talented photographer Maynard Owen Williams. This National Geographic photographer from 1919 began travelling to countries from a young age. Williams was a pioneer in travel photography, he wrote numerous foreign articles for the popular and world renowned magazine.There is even an award named after him in his memory: ‘The Maynard Owen Williams Prize” at Kalamazoo College. Maynard Owen Williams was the first National Geographic foreign correspondent in 1919. During his career, Williams travelled to Asia and even witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1923, Maynard…

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