2016 Year in Review Top 20 articles

2016 Year in Review: Top 20 Articles

This past year presented many stories about innovative and exciting Greeks around the world. Let’s take a look back at the top 20 articles of 2016.

Top 20 Articles of 2016

In 2016, we published 253 articles about many fascinating people, places, organizations, businesses and more. We published 4 special issues. GreekFestGuide 2016 was most popular, with Christmas Special Issue 2016 as a close second. Among our most popular features were Q&As with Greek Americans in Greece; Lifestyle & Health articles by Roula Marinos Papamihail, CHHC; info on changes in Greek property law from Architect Katerina Sirouni. Let’s take a look at the top 20 articles this year. Tell us in the comments what was your fave article this year.

2016 Year in Review Top 20 articles


20. Greek Rocker Jason Achilles Mezilis: on a High & Won’t ‘Comedown’

L.A. guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis talks about his Greek roots, musical influences, and his new release, ‘Comedown’. Read more

19. #KefiLife for Longevity: Live to 100!

Yiasas!  Welcome back for another dose of KIKI KEFI! This time, let’s talk about how a KEFI-filled life can help you live to 100. #KefiLife is a recipe for longevity! Read more

18. Assumption Church of Homer Glen Celebrates Centennial

Assumption Church in Homer Glen, IL,  known as the “little church that wouldn’t go away”, celebrates its 100th anniversary with a myrrh-streaming icon and a thriving parish. Read more

17. TV & Radio Host Jane Monzures Does Everything with Love

What’s Jane Monzures up to now? The multi-talented radio and TV host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is ever-evolving. She perseveres, always tries to make a difference, and does everything with love. Read more

16. Chicago Metropolis Archons Find Highest Compliment in New Title

Two distinguished gentlemen from the Chicago Metropolis were recently invested as Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Meet the new Archons. Read more

15. Greek Wine Girl: Greece and Her Wine – Part I

Wine Columnist, Nicole Andersen, a.k.a. Greek Wine Girl, has just returned from Greece. Here, shares some of her tasting notes and recommendations. Read more

14. Greek-American in Greece: Meet Event/Travel Professional Anna Goritsa

It’s time for the next installment in a series of Q&A with Greek-Americans living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago Native Anna Goritsa. Read more

13. Archons are Defenders of the Faith

Have you ever wondered what Archons do and how you get to be one? We sat down with the Metropolis of Chicago’s Archon Regional Commanders to get the answers to these questions and more. Read more

12. Thanos Petrelis to Tour North America

Greek singer Thanos Petrelis will soon hit the road, for a five-city tour of North America. Read more

11. Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Petros Skalkos

Our next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece.  Baltimore native Petros Skalkos shares his story. Petros Skalkos, 61, is a Baltimore-born Greek who is an architect, real estate developer, a cultivar of olives, and more. Read more

10. New Era for UHVA: Meet First Female National Chairman Kiki Stamatiou Whitehead

United Hellenic Voters of America (UHVA) embarks on a new era, with its first female national chairman, and new initiatives to engage youth. Read more

9. Aptly Named Ascension Church Soaring to New Heights

Many exciting things are happening at Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church, the newest church community of the Metropolis of Chicago. Read more

8. Meet the Kouzina Chefs: Chicago’s Best “Twist” Classic Greek Dishes

The National Hellenic Museum’s Kouzina is a celebration of Greek food, wine, & culture. Meet the Kouzina chefs — some of Chicago’s best — who’ll serve twists on classic Greek dishes. Read more

7. “Why the Mountains Are Black” Celebrates Greek Mountain Music

Grammy-winning producer Christopher King talks about his new CD compilation, “Why the Mountains Are Black”, and why it’s important to preserve this music. Read more

6. Greek American in Greece: Q&A with Attorney Effie Spilioti

The next installment in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece. This time, we caught up with Chicago native Effie Spilioti, an Athens attorney. Read more

5. Own Property in Greece? Read This!

Athens-based architect and Chicago nativeRead more

4. Chicago Greek News & Notes, People & Places: February 2016

Athens-based architect and Chicago native Read more

3. Cinespace Chicago’s Story Reads Like a Film Script

An eviction notice and a fairy Godfather lead to the expansion of Cinespace Film Studios to Chicago. Alex Pissios shares his Cinderella story. Read more

2. What’s New in Greek Property Taxes

Athens-based architect and Chicago native Read more



1. Dandelion Greens: the Greek Superfood

Bring on the horta! Dandelion Greens are so good for you, they are a veritable superfood! Lifestyle & Health Columnist Roula Marinos Papamihail explains. Read more


More great articles to come in 2017

What a year it was! We hope you enjoyed this recap of the top 20 articles of 2016. We’ve got some great stuff lined up for 2017. Stay tuned!



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