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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,...

106-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 106 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus, Northwestern...

Battle of the Grandmas: Greek Yiayia vs Italian Nonna

Italians and Greeks have a lot of cultural norms in common with some twists and if you happen to be a mixture of Greek and Italian blood lines, that means you are dealing with both your Greek yiayia and...

How Greek Are You? Take The Quiz

Growing up Greek outside of Greece sets you apart from others, like it or not. There are just so many things that define Greeks and growing up in a typical Greek family. You think you are Greek and up on...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Gets an Earful from Yiayias of Astypalaia

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis landed in hot water in the Greek island of Astypalaia on Wednesday during his visit

Eight Traditional Remedies of Wise Greek Yiayias that Work Wonders

Greek grandmothers, or "yiayias," in their accumulated wisdom and vast experience, have been known to use homemade remedies for millennia.

Eight Traditional Remedies of Wise Greek Yiayias that Work Wonders

Greek grandmothers, or "yiayias," in their accumulated wisdom and vast experience, have been known to use homemade remedies for millennia.

“Yiayia Next Door” Given Ticket to Visit Family in Greece (video)

The "Yiayia Next Door," the elderly Greek-Australian woman whose generosity to her next-door neighbors Daniel and Luke Mancuso went viral earlier this year on Instagram, has now been given tickets to visit her family back in Greece. "Nina," aka "The Yiayia...

Lucky Australian Documents Easy Life Living Next to a Greek Yiayia (video)

  A Melbourne resident is enjoying an easy domestic life, as he has been constantly fed for years by a Greek yiayia (Greek for "grandma") who is his next-door neighbor. The man, named Daniel, has been documenting on Instagram the almost-daily offers...

Actress Zozo Zarpa Has Passed Away

Today, Greek media paid tribute to renowned actress Zozo Zarpa, who passed away due to a heart attack on Thursday April 19, at the age of 73. Major newspapers in the country call her a "calm and moral" personality. She...