Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of August 1-6

We’re back from hiatus, and so is this feature! Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week.

 

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Here are our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

 

A Greek swimming odyssey: in love with the waters of Lefkada

I’m a keen swimmer, but have watched the rising popularity of wild swimming – in rivers, lakes and sea – with bemusement, mainly because to me, deep, cold water is plain scary. Then I came across The Big Blue, a holiday firm offering swim trips in Lefkada, Greece. Clear, warm blue seas held a different appeal altogether. Read more

 Andrew C. Zachariades Elected Supreme President

The delegates of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the leading association for the nation’s millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, elected Andrew C. Zachariades, Brick, N.J. as their supreme president at the 94th Annual Supreme Convention, Las Vegas, Nev.  Zachariades ran unopposed in elections that were held July 28, 2016.  Formal installation ceremonies were held July 29, 2016. Read more

 Glossopolis: Embracing Linguistic Tourism in Greece

Greece is a place where there is plenty of sun, sea, excellent food, hospitable people and very high quality tourist services. If you haven’t visited it yet, you have certainly thought of doing so. But why don’t you take more advantage of it? Learn the language prior to arriving there. Get to know the place and the culture and when you arrive just practice with the locals. Read more

Athens’ ‘Cube’ Offers Learning Support to Refugee Children

Rosé? No way. All the wines you’re missing by ordering only the pink stuff

Have you heard? We only have three seasons now: fall, winter and rosé. At least that’s what one would think after scrolling Facebook or Instagram, where the #roseallday hashtag is pretty much the only thing you see between April and September.

But while the world is all #yeswayrosé, the city’s sommeliers, beverage directors and restaurateurs are, frankly, a little tired of it. They’ve been drinking the stuff since at least January, when they were building their spring and summer wine lists. For some of them, the rosé rut is real. Read more

To Rebrand Itself, Greece Digs Deep Into Its Cultural DNA

The news out of Greece in the past several years has been pretty bad. An ongoing economic crisis has resulted in an unemployment rate that’s hovering around 25 percent — currently, there’s a major exodus of young, educated Greeks. And more than a million refugees and migrants have poured into the country in the past year and a half. So what is the Greek government doing in response? For one thing, it’s sent a big art exhibition to Washington, D.C. Read more

Episode 17: Rio 2016

Filmmaker and Olympian Alexi Pappas talks making films—and history; journalist David Epstein explains the most recent doping scandal; plus the latest news in the Kick. (podcast) Listen

 



That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!



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