• 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…

  • 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 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 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 losing the rest of the summer. We’ll wait patiently “Ilias Babatsikos, a 27-year-old beach bar manager in the Athens neighbourhood of Alimos, agreed. Greece has had a recent 75% surge…

  • 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 how this amazing edifice has managed to withstand the test of time and continue to tower majestically over Greece’s capital. Since its completion in 438 BC, this architectural and engineering…

  • 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, which was themed on the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. Datseri was unquestionably the best candidate to enter, having expressed her passion for history on numerous occasions. She enjoys…

  • 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 fit Cleopatra. She wasn’t there, and I was very passionate about Cleopatra.”- Israeli actress Gal Gadot in an interview with BBC. History tells us that Cleopatra was not Egyptian as…

  • 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.…

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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…

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