• Greek Ultra Swimmer Sets Guinness World Record With Amazing 358 km 7 Day Swim

    Greek ultra swimmer, Spiros Chrysikopoulos, broke a previous 250 km record in 5 days with an amazing 358 km continuous swim over a 1 week period in a 50m pool at the Olympic Stadium Pool of Spyros Louis in Athens, Greece. The Olympic Stadium of Athens “Spyros Louis” is a part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex and is named after the 1st Modern Olympics Marathon Gold Medalist in 1896, Spyros Louis. Spiros Chrysikopoulos made history with his continuous 358 km swim of 7 days straight from May 9 at 12:00pm to May 16 at 12:00. Ηe amazingly achieved over 300 km in 6 days and continued on. Spiro would…

  • Top 10 Things Greek Moms Say

    You gotta love Greek moms for being brutally honest most of the time, even when you may find their guilt trips annoying . Greek moms, especially Greek immigrants, have been through many hardships and poverty growing up and fled Greece for a better life in North America, Australia or other parts of the world. So, even if we may not agree with them sometimes, they say these things to their kids out of EXTREME love and affection. We have rounded up the top 10 things that Greek moms say! Please feel free to add more in our comments below if we missed any.   #10: “Αυτό θα φορέσεις;” Literal translation:…

  • 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. …

  • Hundreds Pay Farewell to Fallen Officer Anastasios Tsakos at Funeral

    A 43 year old Greek American NYPD police officer died after being hit by a 32 year old African American drunk driver early Tuesday on the Long Island Expressway. Jessica Beauvais, posted a Facebook live video hours before speaking negatively about police. Anastasios Tsakos, known as “Tasso” by family and friends, was hit around 2 am after being assigned to direct traffic from the highway close to Exit 26, near the Fresh Meadows neighbourhood at Queens. “Tasso” was a father of two and lived in Suffolk County. He had family in Greece, and his brother is speaking out about the family’s loss. “He didn’t deserve this,” his brother Teddy Tsakos…

  • ‘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…

  • Santorini Lit Up For Greek Orthodox Easter

    Santorini is one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. This island has become the top honeymoon destination globally, as millions flock to Fira and Oia for those perfect social media selfies and couple shots. During Greek Orthodox Easter, on Good Friday in Pyrgos, thousands of fire lanterns are lit and the island is transformed into a breathtaking Orthodox Christian marvel. In case you didn’t know, Easter for Greeks is the biggest religious holiday of the year. The World Series of church services. Much bigger than Christmas is for Catholics. Unfortunately, the beautiful Mediterranean gem is still in lockdown (again) due to the pandemic as measures will be eased a day after…

  • 43 Year Old Greek American NYPD Officer Killed By Drunk Driver

    A 43 year old Greek American NYPD police officer died after being hit by a 32 year old African American drunk driver early Tuesday on the Long Island Expressway. Jessica Beauvais, posted a Facebook live video hours before speaking negatively about police. Anastasios Tsakos, known as “Tasso” by family and friends, was hit around 2 am after being assigned to direct traffic from the highway close to Exit 26, near the Fresh Meadows neighbourhood at Queens. “Tasso” was a father of two and lived in Suffolk County. He had family in Greece, and his brother is speaking out about the family’s loss. “He didn’t deserve this,” his brother Teddy Tsakos…

  • Greek Pilot Voted NATO’s Best Warrior for 2020

    A Greek pilot from Crete island in Greece has been awarded ‘NATO’s Best Warrior’ for 2020, bringing the prestigious award to the Greek Air Force for a second consecutive year. Anastasios Andronikakis, a member of Greece’s famed 340 “Fox” Squadron, was voted the person they would most trust to lead them into combat by his NATO colleagues who took part in the latest TLP air training series. The historical “Fox” Squadron, which was formed in 1953, is based in Crete’s Souda Bay military base. This is the second year in a row that a Greek Air Force pilot has received the honour, which is awarded at the end of the…

  • 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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