Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of Sep 4-10

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Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week. New list every Saturday!

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


Greece Issued Stamps on Famous Personalities

Five distinguished Greek personalities living abroad have been honored  with a commemorative series of stamps on 1st September 2016. Read more

Greece named best travel destination 2016: CN Traveller UK

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller UK magazine have voted and named Greece the best country in the world in the 2016 edition of the Readers’ Travel Awards. The ongoing migrant and economic crises in Greece have done little to deter visitors from descending on the Mediterranean paradise, with tourists still enamored by the promise of sun-soaked islands and postcard-perfect settings. Read more

Banging the drum for ouzo

New website is an online temple to ouzo. Created by ouzo fan and collector of rare bottles of Greece’s national drink, Haris Bekris, it aims to become a platform that will bring together friends of the aromatic spirit from all over the world. Read more

The Kataifi Master of Crete

Each morning, 82-year-old Giorgos Chatziparaschos’s bicycle pedals clank and echo down the cobblestone streets of the Venetian-era port city Rethymnon, on the island of Crete.For almost 60 years, he’s parked his bike in front of a 17th-century building where a simple hand-painted sign reveals his family name and his family businessRead more

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Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees

A Greek human rights activist and a Greek volunteer rescue team – Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) – have been jointly awarded this year’s Nansen Refugee Award for their efforts to aid refugees arriving in Greece during 2015. Read more

Greek photojournalist wins French award for poignant images of migrant crisis

Greek AFP Photographer Aris Messinis won the Visa d’Or for News, the most prestigious award handed out at the “Visa Pour L’Image” festival in Perpignan, southwestern FranceRead more

Holidaying on the Greek island of Paxos

Compared with overcrowded Corfu, Paxos is an idyllic family holiday paradise, writes Claire Spreadbury. Read more

Classics Head Nanno Marinatos chosen 2016 Most Distinguished Greek-American in the Field of Education

The United Hellenic Voters of America will award Classics and Mediterranean Studies Department Head Nanno Marinatos the honor of the “2016 Most Distinguished Greek-American in the Field of Education” on October 16, 2016. Read more

That’s it for this week!

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

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