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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 arena. Giannis and the Bucks came back from being down 0-2 in the series and won the NBA Championship in Game 6 for the first…

  • 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, and redundant infrastructure. The Salzburg Music Festival or the Rose Bowl would not be held in Akron or Burkina Faso. Why would you host the Olympics someplace other than the birthplace of the games? As the kids say, doing anything else is cultural appropriation. (Set aside the fact that Ancient Greece is already responsible for three-quarters of Western civilization.) The Olympics…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    Photo by Costas Baltas

    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 8. There is no standing customers allowed. “It’s a step back, and it’ll undoubtedly have an impact on tourism, but it’s deemed necessary to avoid…

  • 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, fire, wars, explosions and looting yet remains, although battered, a powerful symbol of resilience 2500 years later. Engineers, architects, and scientists have pondered for decades…

  • 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 people in the literature world with her work about the Greek Revolution of 1821. The Writers’ Union of Northern Greece announced the 17th annual competition,…

  • 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 or Arab, she was Greek!” “To be true to the facts, Cleopatra was Macedonian (Greek). We were looking for a Macedonian (Greek) actress that could…

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