Top 10 Positive Greek News Articles: Week of May 7-13

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Our staff’s top 10 picks for positive Greek news articles this week:


Can Athens become Europe’s new art capital?

Michael Landy’s new work is a portrait of Athens, using impressions crowd-sourced from its inhabitants. Alastair Sooke visits the city to witness its reinvention. Read more

Two Greek families receive Yad Vashem medals for rescuing Jews in Holocaust

Two families of Greeks have been selected to receive medals for their selfless rescue of Jews during the German occupation by the Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel, in a ceremony to be held on May 15. Read more

Many Greek hotels already fully booked for August

A large number of hotel units at Greek destinations that are particularly popular with foreign visitors have stopped taking bookings for peak summer season earlier than ever before, having already reached their full capacity for August bookings.  Read more

10 dishes you cannot leave Greece without eating

Continuing our series on unmissable dishes in popular destinations, our Greece expert reveals her favourites. Read more

Greek American celebrates 100 years of life and philanthropy

Known for raising much-needed funds for the needy, her church, and local Greek festivals, this time family and friends did something special for Stella Theodore Manios. Read more

In Athens, an unexpected Greek renaissance

Despite the hardships it has weathered recently — from economic calamity to the refugee crisis — this ancient city is an astonishingly fun place to be right now, thanks to the young artists, dreamers, and entrepreneurs who have taken matters into the their own hands and started building the Athens they want to live in.  Read more

American Coney Island to celebrate a century of service

Founded by Gust Keros in 1917, American Coney Island will celebrate 100 years of business May 18 with a day-long party featuring rollback pricing, live music and giveaways. Read more 

Greece is the word! From partying in Mykonos to fuelling the romance in Santorini, a guide to touring the islands in style

Holidays to Greece are back in vogue, so where to go? Mail On Sunday’s Fred Mawer has picked some of the most enticing islands, and flagged up what they are best for. Read more

Lawrence florist honored by town

Town of Hempstead officials acknowledged the contributions of Greek-Americans at its inaugural celebration of Greek heritage. Read more


Guard Eleanna Christinaki of the Maryland women’s basketball team will travel to Europe this summer to play with the Greek Senior Women’s National Team in the FIBA 2017 Eurobasket in June. Read more


That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list.

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