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The Xbox Series S Rules Black Friday 2021

Microsoft's Xbox Series S console is leading game console sales this Black Friday. The console's success is due to a combination of two factors: its price point and its availability. While Sony's Playstation 5 is far and away the most...

Greek Island of Milos is Inspiration for Latest Dior Collection

The Greek island of Milos, and ancient Greece, are the inspirations behind the latest collection from the iconic French fashion house of Dior. The video for the latest collection, which was published on Dior's YouTube channel, shows off the stunning...

Secrets to Hosting the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Some secrets which will allow you and your family to have the best Thanksgiving ever will help even seasoned cooks -- like many Greek-Americans are -- to be able to enjoy this wonderful holiday even more. As we look forward...

Photo of Woman From Evia Among TIME’s Best Photos of 2021

A moving photo of an elderly lady taken during the fires that devastated the island of Evia, Greece was chosen on Wednesday as one of the four Best Photos of 2021 by TIME magazine. Taken by Konstantinos Tsakalidis of the SOOC...

Countdown to Christmas: Athens Embraces the Festive Spirit

The City of Athens has entered the holiday season early this year, as Greece’s capital celebrated the lighting of the Syntagma Square Christmas Tree on the evening of Tuesday, November 23. “Athens’ neighborhoods have been decorated early this year, offering...

Greece’s Contestant Boycotts Miss Universe Pageant in Protest Against Israel

Greece's Miss Universe contestant Rafaela Plastira announced recently that she is withdrawing from the Miss Universe contest in protest against holding it in Israel, which she says occupies Palestine. Plastira, from Trikala, central Greece, announced her withdrawal through Instagram, where...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

The Turkish Businessman Who Made Americans Fall in Love with Greek Yogurt

The CEO of Greek yogurt company Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya has popularized Greek yogurt for the next generation of consumers. Now his company has officially filed an initial public offering to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange, making the request...

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

Yiannis Kouros: The Greatest Ultrarunner of All Time

Greek ultramarathon runner Yiannis Kouros has been called many things by his peers, running experts and the public: "The Running God," "The Golden Greek," "Modern Pheidippides," "The Master of Pain," "Unstoppable" and many others. And all these epithets are...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the Greek city of Veria was the second most-important town, after Aigai, in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most-important city of the Byzantine empire, from the 11th to the...

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Cultivation Over Millennia

Although now pumpkins are grown and their products eaten all over the world, they originated in North America; they feature so prominently on our Thanksgiving tables -- usually in the form of pumpkin pie -- that they are worth...

Perfect Spots for Walking in Downtown Athens

The many fascinating views of the Greek capital, Athens, are better appreciated and enjoyed if walking down its streets at a relaxed pace rather than trying to navigate it by car or other vehicle. A stroll or two in the...

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Looking Past the Bucks?

Milwaukee Bucks fans are nervous following Giannis Antetokounmpo's interview with GQ Magazine on Tuesday. The 26-year-old NBA champion was GQ's Athlete of the Year in their 2021 Men of the Year issue. Antetokounmpo, who was also the cover story for...

3D-Printed Meat Substitutes Make a Splash in Europe

Already massive food industry is expected to get even larger. The data firm Allied Market Research says that the meat substitute market is expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2026. Whether for health reasons or religious motivations, consumers have been...