Interviews

Greek Journalist who Lived in North Korea Tells Her Story in New Book (video)

Journalist Fragkiska Megaloudi, the only Greek citizen known to have resided in Pyongyang,  North Korea, tells her story in her new book entitled “In the land of Kim: Two years in North Korea,” published this week in English in...

Roberto Escobar: Pablo’s Brother Tells His Story

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

Greek Scientists Conduct Trials to Find Olive Oil Cancer Cure

When Athan Gadanidis was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October of 2018, he took part in a pilot study at the University of Athens that looks into the potential of oleocanthal-rich olive oil to treat his condition. “Actually the pilot...

Meet The Greeks of Medellin, Colombia

The small Greek community of Medellin, Colombia, comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and professionals, is booming. Colombia's second-largest city, called the "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate weather, has changed a great deal since the 1980's and 1990's, when it...

Unique Taxi Service Offers Customers a Side of Greek Philoxenia with Their Ride

By Sylvia Klimaki Philoxenia is the Greek word synonymous with "hospitality" (it is literally translated as “friend to a stranger”) but it has a deeper, more profound meaning. In the ancient Greek world, showing love and friendship to your guest...

Pioneering Greek Entrepreneur is Making Waves in the UK

By: Sylvia Klimaki* In the finance world, a "plum" means an investment which has performed extraordinarily well over a prolonged period of time, without being considered a risky investment. An investment proposition which sounds even sweeter than the eponymous fruit...

Meet the Greek Heroine Saving Lives in the Aegean

Captain Maria Konti of the Greek Coast Guard, based in Lesvos, is so busy saving the lives of migrants crossing from Turkey that she forgot today was International Women's Day. "Is it today?" she wondered as she spoke to local...

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,...

Sailing the Greek Isles with a Modern-Day Ulysses

For many people, sailing the Greek isles on a chartered boat is nothing more than a dream. It's like a perfect postcard in one's mind, with images of a sparkling azure sea, glistening and revealing secret hidden beaches and...

Hollywood Stars Talk Greece (And Speak Greek!)

There was an overwhelming Greek presence at the 76th Golden Globe Awards  as the stars made their way down the red carpet. And we are not just talking about the Greeks who were nominated this year, such as Yorgo Lanthimos...

Sarandos Says Netflix “Coming to Greece Soon”

In an exclusive interview with the Greek Reporter from the red carpet at the 76th Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on January 6, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, talked about the company’s global strategy and future...

Greek Man Completes Dubai Desert Ultramarathon

Marios Giannakou is a young runner from the city of Drama in Macedonia, Greece. His extraordinary story of perseverance, as he transformed himself from a smoker into an ultra-fit runner, can serve as an inspiration to all. He was the...

Andreas Ignatiou: What It Takes to Work Your Way Up in Hollywood

Andreas Ignatiou is a hard-working up-and-comer in production and development. Completing his first feature, we decided to talk to him about his experiences in Hollywood and find out what it takes to make it in the industry. The son...

How an Idea Born in Greece Transformed Australia’s Loans Market

An idea born in a recession-hit Greek bank is making waves on the other side of the world, putting power into the hands of the consumer in the loans marketplace. Lodex, co-founded by Agrinio native Bill Kalpouzanis who is now its...

New Website Helps Greeks Abroad Deal with Greece's Bureaucracy

As they met with fellow Greeks from abroad, two business partners -- Stefanos Vamvakaris and Panagiotis Markos -- saw the increasing need for an online service to help overseas Greeks deal with red tape. The idea first came to them...