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Tourism down in 2012

Tourism down in 2012

The number of people visiting Greece may have been down (approx. 5% fewer tourists overall) in 2012, but there were some positives—namely, tourist arrivals from the US and asia were ...

23-01-2013 | Posted by Spiro

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

25-12-2012 | Posted by Spiro

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Tourism down in 2012

Tourism down in 2012

The number of people visiting Greece may have been down (approx. 5% fewer tourists overall) in 2012, but there were some positives—namely, tourist arrivals from the US and asia were...

23-01-2013 | Posted by Spiro

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

25-12-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Shock value

Shock value

Ad campaign: French retailer, Kookai Fokas stores at Ermou street, Athens. (Photo credit: AP)  

12-12-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Best bookshops in the world

Best bookshops in the world

Swiss publisher Braun recently released a coffee table book that looks at the most beautiful and interesting book shops in the world...and guess what? Greece has one of them! The...

20-11-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Yogurt wars

Yogurt wars

It appears Fage and US-based Chobani Inc are going to be spending some quality time in British courts. Fage is seeking to block Chobani from using the term "Greek yogurt"...

08-11-2012 | Posted by Spiro

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Greek wines have always been hampered by their monikers. Try telling your non-Greek friends about Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko or Moschofilero and you'll likely get blank stares and mangled pronunciations. The French are to be...

05-11-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Perception and reality...

Perception and reality...

Did you know Greece leads the world in percentage of olive oil output that is extra virgin(EEVO)? We do! Approximately 80% of the olive oil produced in Greece is extra virgin,...

29-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Throwing Greece under the bus

Throwing Greece under the bus

Enough with the derogatory comments already (Repubs and Dems alike)!          

23-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Better way to travel around Athens?

Better way to travel around Athens?

With gas prices sky high, Greeks are abandoning their automobiles in droves. In fact, the number of cars on the road over the last two years is down an incredible 40%....

22-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

"Naming and Shaming"

"Naming and Shaming"

A pretty brilliant idea over at ΤΕΛΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΥΛΑ—allow people to post their experiences with corruption in Greece. In just a few weeks the site has drawn thousands of users relaying their...

16-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

"Grexit"

"Grexit"

Last week, Greek dairy giant Fage said that it was moving its headquarters to Luxembourg “to better reflect the increasingly global nature” of its activities. This was follwed by Coca-Cola’s second...

15-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Folli-Follie cashes out

Folli-Follie cashes out

Sad news to report. Folli-Follie Group (FF Group) announced tha Dufry AG, the operator of Hudson News stores in airports, agreed to buy a 51 (205.5 million euros) percent stake in their...

11-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Stats of the day

Stats of the day

When looking for a root cause of the economic collapse in Greece, the public sector is as good as any place to start. Here's some stats* to think about today: There are...

10-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Missing list

Missing list

A list of nearly 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts has gone missing while investigations into government corruption continue. There are now 36 politicians who are under investigation on corruption charges....

09-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Greek Film Fest Chicago

Greek Film Fest Chicago

If you're in Chicago, come take part in the Greek Film Festival Chicago showing a great lineup of movies over the weekend. Oct. 5th thru the 8th. Venues include the Gene...

05-10-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Greek cuisine trending up

Greek cuisine trending up

In her annual "State of the Plate" address, food trend expert Nancy Kruse shared the five biggest restaurant menu trends she's tracking in the US. They include:   Chicken Eggs Greek Cusine Corn "Crunchy Food"   Hmm...When McDonald's adds...

03-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

If Elgin was in...

If Elgin was in...

Nice concept from our friends over at I am Greek.     As an aside...(and as one of our friends lamented) it would also be interesting if we could also look inward...

02-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

The real story behind Golden Dawn

The real story behind Golden Dawn

While media outlets and traditional Diaspora Organizations rightfully shed light on the horror that is Golden Dawn, we can't help thinking where GD draws its sartorial inspiration from. The look...

01-10-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Author, War Hero, …

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Author, War Hero, Adventurer, Philhellene

If you're not familiar with the life and times of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, you can get up to speed quickly by reading a couple of recent feature pieces in...

28-09-2012 | Posted by Spiro

Greeks migrating to Sweden to look for w…

Greeks migrating to Sweden to look for work.

Greeks migrating to Sweden to look for work.  An interesting and heartbreaking story of Greeks separated with their family in order to provide for them.  Read about Tilemachos Karachalios who...

11-09-2012 | Posted by Kosta

See for yourself! This is how Greece res…

See for yourself! This is how Greece responds to the crisis!

The island of Crete presents a beautiful tourism spot showing a British man who seems confused with the reality of where he is and what he is reading in the...

26-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Greece's wines rival Italy, Spain

Greece's wines rival Italy, Spain

Outstanding economic woes aside, a sustained quality push among winemakers in Greece has succeeded. Greece has an ancient wine culture full of well-suited grapes.From the complex and well rounded grapes of...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Formula1 Grand Prix win in Germany by th…

Formula1 Grand Prix win in Germany by the Greek, Italian and Spanish

Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso spoke out after his dominant win in the German Grand Prix yesterday saying that the southern bloc countires need support in these trying times. "I...

23-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Sun vouchers for depressed Germans

 Sun vouchers for depressed Germans

The German government is proposing handing out sun vouchers to it's citizens. Yes, sun vouchers. To where else but our fantastic sun bestowed country. Liberal Euro MP Jorgos Chatzimarkakis, said: "The...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Digital Revolution in Greece

Digital Revolution in Greece

"The future is full of opportunity" says a banner upon arrival at Venizelos airport in Greece. There is a rebirth going on in Greece. It's a digital renaissance and it's...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Greece tops WWF energy conservation List

Greece tops WWF energy conservation List

Greece was declared European champion in energy conservation last week by the WWF. Energy conservation is now being embraced by a great part of society,” said Dimitris Karavellas, CEO of...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Greek highway system, leaps and bounds f…

Greek highway system, leaps and bounds from 10 years ago.

The Greek highway system thanks in large part to EU development funds has been transformed over the last decate. After having traveled on most of Greece's recent achievements we are...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

AEGEAN AIRLINES receives Best Regional A…

AEGEAN AIRLINES receives Best Regional Airline Europe

Last week Aegean Airlines achieved a remarkable success at the 2012 World Airline Awards, with air travellers again voting Aegean Airlines as Best Regional Airline in Europe. Aegean Airlines continues to...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta

Corfu Goes to the UK!

Corfu Goes to the UK!

A traditional London double decker bus made a trip from Corfu to London last week covered in corfiot posters in order to promote the island's culture to the British. Corfiot representatives...

25-07-2012 | Posted by Kosta