Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of June 12-17

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

WindyCity Greek is your source for all positive Greek-related news and content. We scour the web so you don’t have to, and bring you the best! Check back every Saturday for a new list.



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



Decanter wine travel guide: Santorini, Greece

Most people head to Santorini to experience the jaw-dropping views and ever-changing colours, seen from the sugar-cube white houses perched all along the volcanic rim of the caldera. These jagged cliffs are the product of the huge eruption that occurred around 1613 BC. Read more



Global Greeks: Tracking a Star’s Footsteps!

Last March, 26 year old Alexi Pappas, a Greek-American athlete based in Oregon, qualified to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, wearing the colors of the Greek Olympic Team.  The young distance runner, who specializes in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre runs, had already beaten the 32:15.00 Olympic qualifying time in the 10,000 metres but had to run again as a Greek athlete to make the team, which she did. And she made it with an impressive 31:46.85 at a race in Stanford, California, on May 1. Read more



The 20 Essential Chicago Ice Cream Shops

Nearly everyone likes ice cream. If that weren’t the case, why does vegan ice cream exist? As summer ramps up in Chicago, check out one of these 20 spots for a top-notch sweet treat. There’s a variety of ice cream, custard and gelato choices available, so whether it’s revisiting childhood, sharing a memory with a youngster or just chilling out, there’s something rich and decadent available. Listed in alphabetical order. One legendary Greek-owned shop made the list. Read more



Google exec says companies need to move faster. Here’s how.

Google is all about speed: The company strives to shave milliseconds off search results, optimize real-time driving routes and automatically deliver flight details to users.

More businesses, small and large, should commit to speed by using data to make it easier to interact with their customers, said Margo Georgiadis ⇒, Google’s president of Americas. Read more



Αn ode to Greek summer

My name is Yannis Simonides and I am 69 years old. I was born in Istanbul, I grew up in Athens and I have been living and working in both Greece and the USA since 1965. As a citizen of the world, actor, writer and producer I love to promote and present my wares and those of my colleagues in the seven corners of the world. Greek plays, literary events, poetry and music, docu-dramas, performance arts, in the languages of the world ( Read more



Getty Museum Announces Acquisition Of Two Superb Greek And Roman Ancient Works

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of two important works of ancient art: a Geometric Greek vase and a Roman marble head. The vase is an impressive example of the late Geometric style that marked the beginning of classical Greek art, while the marble head is part of an important Roman statue of a female figure that is already in the Getty Museum’s collection. Read more


Milwaukee Bucks approve Giannis Antetokounmpo’s request to play for Greece

The Milwaukee Bucks have approved the request of Giannis Antetokounmpo to play for his native Greece as the country makes a run at qualifying for the Summer Olympics. Read more



Photos: Road-Tripping Through Southern Greece

Greek vacations usually mean island-hopping through the Cyclades or visiting crowded, buzzy Athens. But if you want to experience Greece without the tourists, spend a week road-tripping through the rugged landscape of Laconia in Southern Greece. Read more




Podcast: Peter Diamandis and Tony Robbins together on the same stage, sharing their insights on life, happiness, and success. You won’t want to miss this interview, so tune in!

As humans, we’re programmed to expect suffering, and we learn to seek out stress, but it’s possible for you to develop habits and make lifestyle choices that help to rewire those instincts. No matter how much money you make or how much success you have, there’s no immunity from pain. It’s what you do with the pain and how you use it to help others that sets you apart. As Tony said, “You become something unique when you find a way to grow and you find a way to give.” 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. Be well!


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