Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Aug 28-Sep 3

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

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

 

7 gorgeous Greek islands that are perfect for fitness fans

There’s so much more to Greece than sun and sea. If you’ve been inspired by the Olympics to take a more active holiday, here are seven of the best Greek islands where you indulge your sportier side while you work on your tan. From climbing to paragliding to sailing, here’s an island with your name on it. Read more

 

Ancient Greece’s restored Tower of Winds keeps its secrets

It is said to be the world’s first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time – even in darkness. Read more



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Kava makes the South End feel like a Greek isle

The morning after my first visit to Kava, a recently opened Greek “neo-taverna” in the South End, I went to the market to buy tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, red, yellow, and green bell peppers, Kalamata olives, capers, feta cheese, and oregano.  Read more

 

Greek wines: Pronunciation is tough, but quality and value are impressing wine drinkers

Greece has been producing wine for 6,500 years, with at least 200 varietals coming out of the country today. And yet most wine drinkers don’t know the Roditis grape from the Moschofilero. But Greek wines are increasingly moving into the mainstream here and around the country. The most recent figures show exports to the U.S. up 39 percent over the last five years. Read more

 

Greece’s Chicest New (and Very Old) Beach Destination

The second we landed, the passengers on my flight from New York to Athens were so anxious to exit the plane that someone’s fedora popped off in the crush and got flattened like a Frisbee. “They’re all racing to the islands,” the flight attendant told me, and when I sauntered into the airport I could see the itchy mob running for their connecting flights to Santorini and Mykonos, Paxos and Naxos. I was taking my time, though, because I was headed to the Peloponnese peninsula, the mainland outlier that too many travelers skip for the lure of those islands. Read more

 

Greek Actress Elena Kampouris is True to Her Roots

The star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and Bridgewater native talks about her Greek upbringing and spending weekends at the mall. 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.

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