A Greek Workout

Despite their huge appetites, Greeks are well known for their godly physiques, toned torsos, and mythical muscles (ahem). So how do they do it? Advertisements

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Top Ten Greek Films

Greek cinema has a long and rich history with many Greek directors and actors gaining international acclaim for their work. In 1906 Greek Cinema was born when the Manakis Brothers started recording in Macedonia and the French filmmaker “Leons” produced the first “Newscast” from the midi-Olympic Games of Athens (the unofficial Olympic…

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Inside a Greek’s suitcase

The Suitcase. An essential product for holidaymakers everywhere. And especially for a Greek man or woman. Now I’m not talking about what’s inside the suitcase on the way TO the holiday destination. I’m talking about what’s inside the suitcase on the way BACK, when you are more likely to be stopped at customs and…

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Mediterranean Thalassemia

Before I was allowed to wed my Greek man, we both had to undergo a very traumatic experience at a Greek hospital in Cyprus. VERY TRAUMATIC. So traumatic that I had to lie down for the rest of the day. We both had to have a blood test.

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10 Ways to Woo a Greek Man!

The Greek Reporter recently asked me to write a short, humorous ‘survival’ guide for them based on my book. Seeing as how you all seemed to like my FIFTY WAYS TO MAKE A GREEK MAN HAPPY post I decided to do a short spin-off article. Many thanks to Anastasios and his team! You can…

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Ten Famous Greeks

The Ancient Greeks were famed for being the founding fathers of western civilisation and democracy. Most ancient Greeks were educated and as we know, many became hugely influential philosophers. The modern Greeks are famous for…well…what their ancestors did…and their cooking. Of course my father believes that ALL Greeks are famous. But for the…

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How to dance like a Greek!

Besides eating, gossiping, and playing Tavli, Greeks love to dance. The Greek word for dance is Horos, khoros, chorosχορός and I have many memories from my childhood, hearing Greek relatives yell ‘Horepsi!’ to each other.

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Happy Greek Independence Day!

Today, the 25th March is Greek Independence Day. THIS. IS. GREEEEEECE!!!

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A Greek in a Dress

Greeks pride themselves on their patriotism. So what better way to show it off than by flaunting the Greek traditional dress code! And no, it does not consist of a white robe and flower garland. 

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What’s the (Greek) motto with you?

We are all aware that many of the great quotations of life were either said by a Greek or are about a Greek. So I have decided to list some of the most famous ones – some you may recognise, but did you know it was a Greek who spoke…

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How to play Tavli – Greekstyle

For Greek people (men in particular), one of the main forms of entertainment (aside from eating, staring, gossiping and…eating some more…) is the game TAVLI. ‘Tavli’ means ‘board’ and is basically the Greek version of backgammon…with a lot more shouting. The game is generally played for fun, but sometimes also…

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Inside a Greek woman’s handbag…

The Handbag. An essential product for women everywhere. And especially for a Greek woman. A Greek woman must be ready for every eventuality. Little Nikos might hit his head and need medical attention. Papou might need gas and air after a brisk walk. And no doubt someone will be hungry at some…

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My Big Fat Greek Christmas List

So we are now into December and soon the mad Christmas-present-buying rush will descend upon us. If you need ideas for what to buy Yiayia / Papou / Auntie Maria / Uncle Stavros / the In-Laws / Cousin Alexi / the local Priest, then perhaps my list of specially chosen Christmas goodies will inspire you.…

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The Perils of Cooking for a Greek Man

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well this is particularly true if your man is Greek. To most Greek men, a woman’s place is in the kitchen and that is where she should stay.

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If Greek Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On

From the catchy laïko-pop tunes of Anna Vissi (Everything I Am), to the electronic harmonies of Vangelis (Chariots of Fire), I have been exposed to all kinds of Greek music since the womb.

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Move over Demis Roussos, here’s Dimitrios Botzios!

In my post My Big Fat Greek Family Part 1: The Baba I explained how my father recorded several Greek and English song tracks in his heyday, when he was being touted as the next Demis Roussos (the thinner version). An accomplished and talented singer and guitarist, he once was…

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100th post! – Important Facts about Greek Men

Let’s smash some plates and break out the ouzo – I have now reached my 100th post! Seeing as my 50th post was a lecture on how to make a Greek man happy, I thought I would continue the theme and enlighten you all with some important facts about Greek men in…

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