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Here are our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:
I’m a keen swimmer, but have watched the rising popularity of wild swimming – in rivers, lakes and sea – with bemusement, mainly because to me, deep, cold water is plain scary. Then I came across The Big Blue, a holiday firm offering swim trips in Lefkada, Greece. Clear, warm blue seas held a different appeal altogether. Read more
Greece is a place where there is plenty of sun, sea, excellent food, hospitable people and very high quality tourist services. If you haven’t visited it yet, you have certainly thought of doing so. But why don’t you take more advantage of it? Learn the language prior to arriving there. Get to know the place and the culture and when you arrive just practice with the locals. Read more
The Cube Athens, is a startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of the Greek capital, hosting the best of Athens’ innovators in technology and offering offices & meeting rooms, seminars & workshops, events etc. Bolstered by its core management team, its partnerships with technology training institutes, an investment fund, technology user groups and the maker movement, The Cube stands out as a hub of innovation and ‘the place’ to be or hang out for the doers of the Greek capital. Read more
Have you heard? We only have three seasons now: fall, winter and rosé. At least that’s what one would think after scrolling Facebook or Instagram, where the #roseallday hashtag is pretty much the only thing you see between April and September.
But while the world is all #yeswayrosé, the city’s sommeliers, beverage directors and restaurateurs are, frankly, a little tired of it. They’ve been drinking the stuff since at least January, when they were building their spring and summer wine lists. For some of them, the rosé rut is real. Read more
The news out of Greece in the past several years has been pretty bad. An ongoing economic crisis has resulted in an unemployment rate that’s hovering around 25 percent — currently, there’s a major exodus of young, educated Greeks. And more than a million refugees and migrants have poured into the country in the past year and a half. So what is the Greek government doing in response? For one thing, it’s sent a big art exhibition to Washington, D.C. Read more
Filmmaker and Olympian Alexi Pappas talks making films—and history; journalist David Epstein explains the most recent doping scandal; plus the latest news in the Kick. (podcast) Listen