Athinorama Bar Awards – Shaker Trophy 2017: here are the best bars in Greece

The Athinorama Bar Awards – Shaker Trophy 2017 were given to the best bars in Athens and Thessaloniki during a ceremony that was held recently by the “athinorama” magazine, confirming the enormous potential of Greek bartending and its tuning in with international trends. BABA AU RUM This cozy and colorful mid-century salon on Kleitiou Street […]

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Devotion-inspiring Orthodox Easter at Meteora

Meteora and the town of Kalambaka, which is located at the feet of this unique monument of nature, are a good idea for a spring excursion that can be combined with celebrating Easter with devotion. The almost eerie stone rocks of Meteora are a Classified and Protected Monument of Humanity by UNESCO, and also the […]

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Kid-friendly Spring Breaks in Greece

Family destinations that combine fun, culture and pleasant weather.  Thessaloniki and the surrounding area It’s a delight to perambulate around this lively seafront city, with its numerous parks, sculptures, landmarks and refreshment stops. The colorful city and its scenic promenade offer plenty of opportunities for fascinating museum visits, leisurely strolls and fabulous food, and, not […]

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Six Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Happy first day of spring!  Spring tends to bring a sense of renewal for many of us, doesn’t it? As the seasons change, and after hunkering down during the winter, we feel refreshed and inspired to get outside (c’mon Boston weather!), move more, and think about how we can spruce up our diets a bit.  […]

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Kastoria: Mansions, Fur-Traders and Lakeside Walks

Discover the beautiful Macedonian lakeside city with its grand mansions and a rich history. Kastoria is not an easy city. The cold is bitter, the streets are confusing and even the lake doesn’t help you navigate. I got lost many times; each time I thought I’d found my way when I reached the lake only […]

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“Where Is the World?” Daphne Matziaraki’s 4.1 MILES: A Response to the Refugee Crisis

by Chris Salboudis Captain Kyriakos Papadopoulos, PHOTO: YANNA KATSAGEORGI Sitting in the cozy screening room of the New York Times building in the heart of Manhattan with scholars as well as film and media professionals, Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Human Rights columnist for The New York Times, introduces Daphne Matziaraki’s Oscar-nominated documentary film, 4.1 […]

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Greek Facebook

Like heartburn after eating my Yiayia’s stifado that was made with way too many pearl onions for the longest time, I feel my antera burning every time I hear the word Facebook. I understand that as a business owner there are benefits with exposure, and on a personal level, it’s nice that you can skype, […]

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George Grapsas of Tylikratis Soccer Club: Sporting Philanthropy by Athena Efter

by Athena Efter Greeks will always be united when it comes to two things: their love of Greece and their love of soccer.  That united team spirit gives us our continued sense of pride and unwavering sense of “brotherly love”, adapted and widely understood universally as philanthropy. This time, soccer brought together Greek Americans who […]

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A Wintertime Visit to Hydra

A popular summer destination, this precious Saronic island can be rediscovered in another guise. In Greece, summer is usually spent on its welcoming islands which help us rest, cool us in their seas, feed us in their taverns and quench our thirst in their bars. But if we really want to get a sense of […]

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Greek Lentil Salad

traditional Greek lentil salad So much more than a simple salad, this complex (to taste, not prepare ), layered, amazing combination of flavors takes the humble lentil to incredible heights! Think earthy, hearty lentils with smoky roasted peppers and sun-dried tomatoes with bright pops of lemon, red wine vinegar and fresh mint mixed with salty olives, peppery […]

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