Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.
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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:
Who better to ask about a Greek vacation than Nia Vardalos? The charming writer-star-executive producer of “My BigFat Greek Wedding 2” revealed her favorite spots to Laurie Heifetz. Her personable on-screen daughter, Elena Kampouris, also shared hers. Read more
The countdown to the Rio 2016 Games formally began Thursday morning with the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch in southern Greece.
The torch will travel through Greece before reaching Brazil on May 3. Some 12,000 people will carry the flame on its journey to the Maracana Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on August 5. Read more
Steve Daniel is the man with the amazing palate the wine world talks about as the person who bought then-radical Greek wines for Oddbins in the shop’s heyday, and made us love them. Read more
Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees. Read more
As a nine-year-old Nadia Kountoures caught the aviation bug at the Chicago Air and Water airshow, even though she doesn’t come from an aviation background. Now, a few years and flying jobs later, she’s the first officer on Gogo’s test aircraft, a Boeing 737-500 named Jimmy Ray. Read more
This is why, as I will go on to argue, I believe in classics for the people – that ideas from the ancient Greeks should be taught to everybody, not just the privileged few. Read more
Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards. The country scored two awards in the category of “Conservation” for the Byzantine Church of St. Peter in Kastania, Mani, and the Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos, Prespes. 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!