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Growing Up Greek-American: 15 Things We All Experienced in Childhood

Growing up Greek-American you are privy to a unique childhood, filled with some pretty strange customs (strange to those who are not Greek, anyway).

Iconic Grandmother Who Fed Refugee Baby on Lesvos Passes Away

Greece's iconic grandmother, or "yiayia," Efstratia Mavrapidou, who took care of refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos years ago, passed away at the age on 96 on Tuesday. The grandmother was beloved not only on Lesvos but across Greece,...

Stefanos Tsitsipas Reveals Grandmother’s Passing Minutes Before Final

Stefanos Tsitsipas learned of his grandmother's passing just five minutes before the start of the Roland Garros final against Djokovic.

Evicted 90-Year-Old Grandmother, Grandson Given New Home

A 90-year-old grandmother, whose eviction from her home and subsequent homelessness left Greeks outraged, has found a new home. The grandmother, who lived with her 25-year-old grandson and their dog, could no longer afford to pay the rent for her...

Tsitsipas' Blind Grandmother: "I Wish I Could Watch Him Play"

Stefanos Tsitsipas' grandmother spoke of her pride in her grandson's achievements at the Australian Open in a touching interview from her village in central Greece on Wednesday. Stavroula Tsitsipas, who lives in Proastio, near the town of Karditsa, heard the...