Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of August 7-13

Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week.

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

 

Walking in sunshine: a family adventure on the Greek island of Andros

The European Ramblers’ Association recently certified the Andros Route as one of Europe’s Leading Quality Trails.

“These paths were a forgotten resource,” says Olga. “We’ve revived the infrastructure, now we want to bring the benefits of sustainable tourism to Andros, especially to the remote villages that are being deserted.” Read more

 

Drink the Islands: These Mediterranean Wines Are Ideal for Summer

Many of the native grapes are unfamiliar, with hard to pronounce names (try niellucciu), but don’t worry. The wines, born from grapes grown in volcanic soil and ripened by luminous sun, salt air, and the mistral wind, are really, really good. Here’s my summer tour. Read more

 

Philippi is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Archaeological Site of Philippi, the most important one in the Eastern Macedonian area of Greece, is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Monuments since mid-July 2016, satisfying all the institution’s significant and strict criteria. At the 40th Session of the Committee, which took place in Istanbul, from July 10th to 17th, Philippi was unanimously listed as a World Heritage Site. Read more

 

‘Greeks’ pay a visit to National Geographic Museum in D.C

Someone has said that a good work of art continues to be new at any different era. That is most true of National Geographic Museum’s featured exhibit “THE GREEKS: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.” Read more

 

Shooter Korakaki wins Greece’s first Rio Olympics gold

Anna Korakaki won Greece’s first gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, beating her German opponent Monika Karsch by 8 points to six in the women’s 25 meter pistol final. Read more

 

From Greece to Rio: A Brief History of the Olympic Games

The modern Olympics — the dream of Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France — began in Greece with 14 nations and 245 athletes — all men, and most Greeks. The first winner was American James Brendan Connolly, a Harvard sophomore who won the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet 11 3/4 inches. “It was a moment in a young man’s life,” said Connolly, who, like other 1896 winners, received an olive branch, a certificate and a silver medal. Read more

 

Ten Old-Fashioned Greek Restaurants To Try in New York City

Eater critic Robert Sietsema offers a list of five must-try Greek American restaurants around the city, plus five that are also noteworthy for food and atmosphere. Read more

 

Inside the Fascinating Mind of Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas

After graduating from Dartmouth and moving to Eugene, Oregon, to pursue her budding Olympic dream, Pappas and her fiancé, filmmaker Jeremy Teicher, dreamt up Tracktown— a semi-autobiographical film about an Olympic hopeful named Plum, which Pappas starred in, co-wrote, and co-directed. An avid poet even before she immersed herself in the running world, Alexi is particularly well equipped to capture the exhilarating yet agonizing state that runners find themselves in as they test the limits of their strength— and the single-minded dedication to enduring pain required to return to that place again and again, day after day. Read more

GREEK WINE IS ON THE RISE: EXPLORING NAOUSSA

Greece is known for many things: feta cheese, olive oil, Greek yogurt, the Olympics and financial turmoil to name a few. The rising star of Greece, however, is wine. The Greek wine industry has the 15th largest annual output in the world, behind New Zealand, Romania and Russia. Earlier this month, CNBC reported that Greece ships wine to 35 countries, with 66% of those shipments going to Germany, France and the U.S. In addition to the export market, Konstantinos Lazarakis, Greek Master of Wine and author of The Wines of Greece, states that 98% of wine consumed in Greece is made in Greece. Read more


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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