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Giorgos Hatziparaskos: The Last Phyllo Master of Greece

Hidden in the quiet backstreets of the old town of Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete, a plethora of long-time gone traditions still keep their magic alive. Inside ancient workshops, artisans, craftsmen, and even lutists still treasure the...

Netflix Producers, Directors Praise Greece as Filming Destination

Directors, producers, and actors who worked on the upcoming Netflix film "Beckett," which was shot entirely in Greece, praised the country as the perfect destination for the action thriller. Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino was interested in exploring areas of the...

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

The Greek Revolution of 1821: A Short Documentary

On March 25 1821, a few brave Greeks started a revolution against the mighty Ottoman Empire that ultimately resulted in the formation of the Greek state. The start of the Greek War of Independence was not the result of a...

Mastiha: The Unique Mastic Gum of Chios People Call ‘White Gold’

Mastic, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Chios," is a product produced only on that particular Greek island. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees, has...

Ropoto: Inside Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town

Watch “Ropoto: Greece’s Sinking Ghost Town,” a documentary about an abandoned village in central Greece that suffered an unprecedented natural disaster. Ropoto was once a thriving village and home to 300 families, but a landslide in 2012 turned the village...