• Vicky Safra: The Richest Greek Woman in the World Inherits 90B Empire

    Meet the richest Greek woman in the world, Vicky Safra. The guarded Greek widow is inheriting a 90 billion dollar banking empire. This massive fortune was left to her by her late husband, Brazil’s richest man, financier Joseph Safra, who passed away in December of 2020.  With banks on three continents and the Gherkin tower in London, Joseph Safra was Brazil’s richest man. He was a Sephardic Jew. Joseph and Vicky’s four adult children each got a percentage of Joseph’s inheritance, totalling $7.9 billion according to Forbes. Vicky Safra, a Greek citizen, has lived in Brazil and Switzerland for many years. Vicky and Joseph Safra have 4 children (and 14…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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