Top Positive Greek News: Week of Feb 26-Mar 4

Check out our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’  positive Greek news articles this week. New list every Saturday!

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


Is This Athens’ Newest Cool Neighborhood?

Distractions are delightfully rampant in Athens. Wake up with plans to visit one of the city’s fine museums, like the Benaki, then, after strolling the picturesque, albeit touristy, streets of the village-like Pláka, the sight of a buzzing alfresco café inspires a shift in priorities with the promise of a silky freddo espresso. Read more


There was a fair amount of Greek tradition in my household growing up—we were raised in the Greek Orthodox church and did it up for holidays like Easter. But on the flip side, my parents also wanted us to be normal American kids, so I have a unique and sometimes complicated relationship with my cultural heritage, which I think Souvla reflects. Read more

Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center Handed to Greek State

The marble, steel, and glass complex is home to Greece’s National Library and National Opera House along with a park that offers views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Acropolis. Read more

Is Halkidiki Greece’s best-kept secret?

These days, I submit, northern Greece makes perfect sense for British travellers in search of a bit more than a sunlounger and a carafe of the local retsina. Read more

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity. Read more

Lives they lived: Candy shop was home for Greek immigrant

Boosalis and her husband, Costas Boosalis, were the long-time proprietors of Costas Candies and Restaurant, a landmark sweet shop in downtown Owatonna. Julie and Grant Schultz bought the store seven years ago, but Mary and Costas Boosalis never really entirely left. Read more

Greek-American tycoon John Catsimatidis may run for NY mayor again

Greek-American billionaire John Catsimatidis is ramping up his team ahead of another possible run for mayor next year. The business mogul was spotted meeting with strategists and potential advisers, including longtime Gov. George Pataki adviser Rob Cole, over lunch at Empire Steak House on Tuesday, New York Post reports. Read more

Wake Forest’s Dinos Mitoglou gets by with help from Greek friends

Roula Kazakos first laid eyes on him during the summer of 2014 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem. At 6-foot-10, Dinos Mitoglou was hard to miss. Read more


That’s it for this week!

Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news on the web.

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