Top Greek-related News Articles–Week of March 27-April 2

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:


Greek Businesses Among Europe’s Best

Four Greek companies were selected last month among the top 110 European companies distinguished on February 7th as the finalists and “Ruban d ‘Honneur” 2015/2016 recipients of the prestigious  European Business Awards (EBAs). The businesses advanced to the next and final phase of the competition, which will announce the winners in each of the 11 categories at  the Awards Gala Final on 17 June, in Milan. Read more



Harsh climate, great wines: Santorini proves the rule

Drink from the basket, so to speak.

Or if you prefer, you could use the term, kouloura (“coil”), to describe the innovation that allows grape-growing to flourish on the island of Santorini, where rain is scarce, sunshine is intense and strong winds are a normal part of life. The vistas there — like those of many Greek islands — are made for postcards and framed photographs in dental offices. We’re talking about calming, hard-to-believe-it-is-real beauty. Among it all, one of Greece’s most widely planted grape varieties — assyrtiko — not only contributes to the beauty but also thrives in the challenging conditions. Read more


The star of the television series Modern Family

Ariel Winter is an actress mostly known from the television series “Modern Family”, a singer, a model and a voice actress.

Ariel Winter was born on January 28, 1998 in Los Angeles. Her greek name is Eleftheria, as she reavealed in an interview. Her mother, Chrisoula Workman is of Greek origin. She is sister to actress Shanelle Workman and actor Jimmy Workman. Read more



Presidential Proclamation — Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2016


Inspired by ancient Greece’s example, America’s Founding Fathers drew on Hellenic principles to guide our democracy in its nascence. Nearly half a century after the Stars and Stripes first flew over our country, a flag was raised on a mountaintop in Greece, and a revolution spawned that would bring democracy back to its birthplace and lay the cornerstone of the close relationship enjoyed by our two nations. On the 195th anniversary of Greece’s independence, we celebrate the friendship between our countries and honor the contributions that Greek Americans have made to our national character. Read more



On The Occasion of Greek National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend best wishes to the people of Greece on the 195th anniversary of your independence.

Last fall, I had the privilege of visiting Athens and reiterating the United States’ strong support and unwavering commitment to our longtime partnership. Our nations are united by a shared belief in democracy and liberty – first articulated in the agoras of ancient Greece and then serving as inspiration to America’s own Founding Fathers. Read more


Designed and built a humanoid robot in record time

Nikos Tsagarakis is a Researcher in the Department of Advanced Robotics in the Italian Institute of Technology. He is also the lead Researcher on a humanoid robot project “Walk-Man”. Since 2013 he is serving as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Robotics Research (CORE), Department of Informatics, King’s College University, London, UK. He is also the coordinator in many European Robotic programs such as Centauro.

Tsagarakis is the head of Walk-Man Team, comprised of 19 members. Tsagarakis and his team built in just ten months time a 1.85 m. robot, able to move in semi-autonomous way in unapproachable natural environments (for example after a natural disaster of a nuclear accident). Read more



Parkinson’s: researchers discover point at which protein harms brain cells

Researchers may be closer to unraveling the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease, after identifying the point at which alpha-synuclein – a protein believed to play a key role in the condition – becomes toxic to the brain.
First author Dr. Dorothea Pinotsi, of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK, and colleagues publish their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read more

If you are from Chicago you definitely have had a gyros from Corfu, Kronos or Olympia.  They are all amazing, and I enjoy them all (maybe too often) but you are pretty much familiar with their flavor by now.

 What about something different, something homemade, fresh and unique?

 We have selected the top 5 best homemade gyros in the Chicagoland area and I must say that we also had fun narrowing it down to the top 5. And by fun I mean binge eating gyros all over the city and burbs.  Read more


It’s been over 30 years since Nick Reveliotis opened Ariston’s in Hazel Crest, Illinois. Together with brothers-in-law, Jim and Tom Katris, they have turned there fast food, diner style magic into a southwest suburban neighborhood gem. Featuring their famous gyros and gyros burgers complimenting their Vienna® Beef hot dogs and polish sausage; as well as a broad menu from Greek salads to Italian Beef and a variety of Mexican specialties; there is something good for everyone. Read more



Top 10 Bookstores: Feed your inner bookworm with these magnificent bookshops

From the National Geographic book Destinations of a Lifetime

  1. Atlantis Books, Santorini, 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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