Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of April 17-23

Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the internet.

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



‘My Big Fat Greek’ holiday: Travel tips from the stars

Who better to ask about a Greek vacation than Nia Vardalos? The charming writer-star-executive producer of “My BigFat Greek Wedding 2” revealed her favorite spots to Laurie Heifetz. Her personable on-screen daughter, Elena Kampouris, also shared hers. Read more




Rio 2016: Olympic Flame Lit in Greek Ruins at Olympia

The countdown to the Rio 2016 Games formally began Thursday morning with the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch in southern Greece.

The torch will travel through Greece before reaching Brazil on May 3. Some 12,000 people will carry the flame on its journey to the Maracana Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on August 5. Read more



The wine finder: the man who taught us how to drink

Steve Daniel is the man with the amazing palate the wine world talks about as the person who bought then-radical Greek wines for Oddbins in the shop’s heyday, and made us love them. Read more



Greek Photographers Win Pulitzer Prize With These Haunting Images Of Refugee Crisis

Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees. Read more




Gogo test pilot Nadia Kountoures spans oceans with her 737

As a nine-year-old Nadia Kountoures caught the aviation bug at the Chicago Air and Water airshow, even though she doesn’t come from an aviation background. Now, a few years and flying jobs later, she’s the first officer on Gogo’s test aircraft, a Boeing 737-500 named Jimmy Ray. Read more




Classics for the people – why we should all learn from the ancient Greeks

This is why, as I will go on to argue, I believe in classics for the people – that ideas from the ancient Greeks should be taught to everybody, not just the privileged few. Read more




Greece Wins Double EU/Europa Nostra Awards For Cultural Heritage

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards. The country scored two awards in the category of “Conservation” for the Byzantine Church of St. Peter in Kastania, Mani, and the Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos, Prespes. 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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