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BY Greece Is

| Nov 11, 2021

Life

I believe in Greece

Every time I see the Parthenon it takes my breath away, never ceasing to inspire me. I walk around the perimeter of the Acropolis on which the Parthenon sits almost every day. It stands there in daylight as guardian over this ancient city and at night, a flood of light transforms it into a beacon. I do my best thinking near and around it. I am in Athens writing a…

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BY Claire Lees Ingham

| May 14, 2021

Destinations

A House in Kritsa

“It was all a bit spontaneous,” I say, when people ask me how we came to buy a house in Greece. And so it was. But it was also the result of a forty-year love affair with the country, which began with a cassette version of My Family and Other Animals.

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BY Stella Thomas

| Apr 06, 2021

History

Musing on the Greek Legacy in the Shadow of the Acropolis

How the ancient Greek virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice continue to inspire us in these challenging and uncertain times.

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BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Apr 18, 2020

Life

An Easter to Remember

“Can I have the lamb’s teeth?” Haris, a close family friend whose Washington D.C. backyard we were in at the time, looked at me perplexed, and likely somewhat troubled. It was a peculiar request to come from a six year old.

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BY Lisa Radinovsky

| Apr 18, 2020

COVID 19

Social Distance on a Greek Island in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This post was originally published on the blog Mom in Greece Today by Lisa Radinovsky and is reproduced here with her kind permission. Radinovsky is a writer based in Crete and founder of the website Greek Liquid Gold, dedicated to the wonders of Greek extra virgin olive oil.

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BY Gigi Papoulias

| Apr 10, 2020

Athens

Coronavirus Diary: Life in Athens in Times of (Another) Crisis, Day 31

Editor’s note: The following has been taken from the blog The Many Faces of (New) Athens by Gigi Papoulias. Raised in the US in a Greek immigrant family, Gigi now lives in Athens. She first launched her blog in 2012 to chronicle Greece’s financial crisis, and has recently been writing about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on life in the Greek capital. She has been providing regular and clear-eyed…

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BY Gigi Papoulias

| Apr 02, 2020

Life

Coronavirus Diary: Life in Athens in Times of (Another) Crisis, Day 24

Editor’s note: The following has been taken from the blog The Many Faces of (New) Athens by Gigi Papoulias (the original entry is here). Raised in the US in a Greek immigrant family, Gigi now lives in Athens. She first launched her blog in 2012 to chronicle Greece’s financial crisis, and has recently been writing about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on life in the Greek capital. She has…

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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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