Top Positive Greek News: Week of Nov 20-26

Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’  for 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:

WTM 2016: Greece hails ‘another great year’ as visitor numbers rise

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

The first Greek Australian wine

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

Naxos: Lush Greek island delivers the good life

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

Eleusis to become European Capital of Culture in 2021

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

Chefs add ethnic dishes to Thanksgiving table

“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

Football Bet of the Day: Greece is the word

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

Priest’s spiritual path leads him to St. George Greek Orthodox Church

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 Time: Santo Sparkling Brut, Greece

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 

Thesmophoria: Greek Thanksgiving

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!

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

Be well!



 

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