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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Mar 21, 2020

Life

Cheese Pies and Other Reasons for Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Of the varied mosaic that is Greek food, there is perhaps no creation more beloved than the humble cheese pie (tyropita).

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BY Mariana Mégevand

| Mar 18, 2020

Athens

Quarantine Stories: My first Sunday in Confinement

These days, sitting on the balcony is as close as I can get to going outside.

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BY Alex King

| Mar 16, 2020

Life

To Stay or Go: An Expat’s Tough Decision in the Face of COVID-19

“Should I stay in Athens or return home?”

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BY Anthony Grant

| Mar 05, 2019

Destinations

Hail Hydra: A Midwinter Weekend on the Saronic Isle

“I do.” No, there was no matrimonial interrogation in the air, just a jaded Athenian friend asking who in their right mind voluntarily sails off to the Greek islands in the middle of winter.

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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Jan 30, 2019

Life

Zen and the Art of Driving in Greece

When I was first learning to drive, my father gave me one of the most valuable pieces of advice I have ever received: “Always drive as if the guy ahead is about to do the most insane thing imaginable.”

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Hayley Prokos

BY Hayley Prokos

| Nov 27, 2018

History

Autumn in Pylos: An Expat’s View of the Battle of Navarino Re-Enacted

On a balmy Saturday night in late October, I sat comfortably on the small yacht of a family friend, staring from the Ionian into the Bay of Navarino waiting intently for one of the ships in the bay to burst into flames. But, that’s not what happened – at least, not initially. Two vessels first positioned themselves strategically and then circled one another like boxers in a ring. As the shadowy…

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BY Anthony Grant

| Oct 05, 2018

Destinations

An Ermoupolis State of Mind: Notes from the Capital of the Cyclades

Caution is advised when visiting Ermoupolis on Syros, the aristocratic capital of the Cycladic islands: it just might slay your heart.

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Aug 10, 2018

Destinations

Homecoming, Greek-Style

The feast day of the church of a Greek village is not just the main event in the year’s social calendar; it’s a time to revive memories, to celebrate family and traditional culture, and to preserve this heritage for generations to come. In Greece, people celebrate their name days – the feast day of the saint for whom they are named. Towns and cities do the same, marking the celebration…

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