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Interviews

The Young Greek Who Started a School in Zanzibar

Renos Fountoulakis is an inspiring Greek philanthropist who, when faced with poverty in Zanzibar, decided to use education to change people's lives. 

Pablo Escobar “Hated” Cocaine, “Loved Greece,” Claims His Brother Roberto

Roberto Escobar Gaviria, the older brother of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, opened up in an interview with the Greek Reporter.

Koxlioi: The Traditional Escargot Dish of Crete

Koxlioi, or snails, are a traditional Cretan dish that Chef Mavrakis of Kritamon restaurant has chosen to explore and reimagine the recipe.

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

Empire State: Chris Potamitis On His Famous Heist and Life Story

When Chris Potamitis was a young man, he took part in the largest cash robbery in US history. In an exclusive interview, Potamitis spoke to Greek Reporter about the real events of the heist, the jail time he faced,...

The Private Detective Who Devoted His Life to Saving Greece’s Heritage

George Tsoukalis, the private detective who has devoted his life to saving and protecting Ancient Greece's cultural heritage, talks exclusively about his rare profession. Tsoukalis is the famous "hunter" of the illicit dealers of antiquities and has solved 65 of...

A Greek American Love Story Still Going Strong 60 Years Later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VTpTbFuQO0 Greek-American couple Connie and Charles Cotros have been living a real life love story for the past 60 years. Today, many believe that long-lasting, health marriages are dying out, but Charles and Connie prove them wrong. Married in 1962, the couple...

Parents of Zakynthos Murder Victim Return to Greece for Retrial

Jill and Phil Henderson, the parents of Zakynthos murder victim Bakari Henderson, are returning to Greece this week for the retrial of the men accused of their son's killing in 2017. The 21-year-old American clothing designer was killed there...

The Greek Language is Not Dying; It’s Merely Changing

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient languages in history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced?

Meet the Woman Who Builds Bridges Between Greece and Catalonia

By Ola Goroveci Nafsika Tomara, a Greek woman originally from Athens, has been living in Barcelona, Spain for the last twenty years. Approximately five years ago, she created an agency called "Agora – Grecat," or "The Greek Marketplace," aiming to...

Dr. John Ioannidis: Transition from Pandemic to Endemic Now Happening

Dr. John Ioannidis, a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Athens, says that Greece and other Western nations are likely transitioning out of the pandemic and into an endemic phase of the coronavirus. Although many countries are...

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient Greek Fashion and Clothing

Ancient Greek fashion is a fascinating look into the everyday lives of Greeks from thousands of years ago, and influences catwalks today.

Greek-American Follows Basketball — and his Heart — to Mykonos

At 26, Greek-American Tommy Papas is "living a dream," playing professional basketball for the idyllic island of Mykonos. Papas, a native of Plainfield, New Jersey, told Greek Reporter his Hellenic basketball odyssey began in 2018, when he signed on with...

The Strategist of Philanthropy: George D. Behrakis

A legend in the pharmaceutical business, Greek-American philanthropist and entrepreneur George D. Behrakis has given away tens of millions of dollars of his hard-earned money. Greek Reporter sat down with him to ask about his philanthropy and what it takes...

Growing Up Black in Greece: A Diplomat’s Daughter Recalls

Growing up black in Greece? Patricia Kumbakisaka, 31, one of Canada’s most accomplished young black women, has done it. Here she describes her life in Greece.