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Our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news articles this week:
Provisional data released by the Bank of Greece reports between January and August this year the country welcomed a record number of international visitors, totalling at approximately 17.2 million. Read more
Peter Barry ‘fell in love’ with assyrtiko while on holiday in Santorini. A decade later, the acclaimed winemaker has launched the first Australian version of this ancient Greek variety. Read more
Some places are better than others at fulfilling the powerful human desire to live well. The Greek island of Naxos delivers. The largest and lushest of the otherwise rocky Cyclades, Naxos is sometimes referred to as the “green leaf” of the Aegean Sea. Read more
It may not be Athens, Paris or Rome, but Eleusis (or Elefsina) is one of ancient Greece’s most sacred places and the city to become a European Capital of Culture in 2021, as was announced (November 11) by the selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Greek cities competing for the title. Read more
“Most of my Thanksgiving dishes are some sort of Greek-American hybrid,” said Diane Kochilas, chef and Hellenic cookbook author who develops the menus for Committee, a chic, buzzy Greek restaurant and hot spot in Boston’s Seaport. Read more
This time around, Greece are looking good, having won all three of their Russia 2018 qualifiers. They are looking to qualify for the World Cup finals for the third time in succession, having competed in Brazil two years ago and South Africa in 2010. Read more
The Rev. Gregory Joshua Edwards didn’t always believe in God. Growing up in Pennsylvania, Edwards avoided his family’s Episcopalian beliefs and focused on academics. Read more
Wine has been made in Greece for thousands of years, and modern Greek wines are outstanding. Hippocrates, Plato, Homer and Aristotle all wrote about the virtues of wine and its benefits for creativity and health. I’m sure the birth of Western philosophy owes much to wine that was drunk at intellectual gatherings. Read more
Around the same time of year, in ancient Greece, a festival used to be held in about 50 cities or villages, to honor the goddess who taught mankind to tend the soil. There was no question but that the festival was part of the goddess’ worship. That is, it wasn’t just a secular, condoned over-indulgence event. In Athens, the women met near the men’s assembly site on the Pnyx and in Thebes, they met where the boule had met. Read more
That’s it for this week!
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