The Pappas Post

The Pappas Post The world of Greece in English. News and information from throughout the Greek world.

As Great Britain prepares to leave the EU, leaked documents hint at the possibility of the Parthenon Marbles becoming a ...
02/19/2020
Parthenon Marbles a Brexit Bargaining Chip? - The Pappas Post

As Great Britain prepares to leave the EU, leaked documents hint at the possibility of the Parthenon Marbles becoming a "bargaining chip" in negotiations.

The Parthenon Marbles are making headlines again, more than 200 years since they were stripped from the ancient temple they once adorned.

Affirmation of our work is the growing number of readers who support our efforts via our Patreon platform. How does this...
02/19/2020
Gregory Pappas is creating The Pappas Post | Patreon

Affirmation of our work is the growing number of readers who support our efforts via our Patreon platform. How does this work? For as little as the cost of a cup of coffee every month, you support our efforts to share stories about the world of Greece – in English. Join the ranks of our supporters today!

Become a patron of Gregory Pappas today: Read 3 posts by Gregory Pappas and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

Applications are open for a month-long volunteer program to support at-risk youth on a Greek island this summer. See det...
02/18/2020
Volunteers Wanted to Support At-Risk Greek Youth - The Pappas Post

Applications are open for a month-long volunteer program to support at-risk youth on a Greek island this summer. See details and how to apply.

The New York-based Greek America Foundation is seeking volunteers to help abandoned and at-risk youth on the Greek island of Chios.

Staying here for one night will set you back approximately $10,000. Have a peak inside the King George Hotel and one of ...
02/17/2020
Look Inside: The Most Exclusive Hotel Suite in Athens - The Pappas Post

Staying here for one night will set you back approximately $10,000. Have a peak inside the King George Hotel and one of the most exclusive penthouse suites in the world.

Perfectly situated in Syntagma Square, the historic King George Hotel occupies a special place in the life of the city of Athens.

A beautiful story shared via our friends at Cosmos Philly TV. This small deli opened 50 years ago by a Greek immigrant f...
02/17/2020
(Video) All Roads Lead to Vicki's - The Pappas Post

A beautiful story shared via our friends at Cosmos Philly TV. This small deli opened 50 years ago by a Greek immigrant family has become a second home for generations of customers in a small industrial town near Philadelphia. Watch the video.

Fifty years ago, Paraskevoula and Pete Fotiadis, two immigrants from northern Greece, opened a small delicatessen in the small industrial town of

In the early 20th century, hundreds of thousands of Greeks fled political persecution in Turkey, seeking refuge in "Moth...
02/17/2020
(Photos) When The American Red Cross Fed Greek Refugees on Chios - The Pappas Post

In the early 20th century, hundreds of thousands of Greeks fled political persecution in Turkey, seeking refuge in "Mother Greece." For months, the American Red Cross fed, clothed, healed and housed many of them. See rare archival photos of the era from the US Library of Congress.

In the early 1900s, hundreds of thousands of Greeks fled Turkey to seek refuge in Greece. The American Red Cross saved many of them.

An advertisement for a popular Greek chocolate company has gone viral. Views on Facebook and YouTube have surpassed 1 mi...
02/17/2020
Greek Chocolate Company Ad Goes Viral - The Pappas Post

An advertisement for a popular Greek chocolate company has gone viral. Views on Facebook and YouTube have surpassed 1 million. #DesTinAgapi (See the Love)

A popular Greek chocolate company called Lacta is breaking the internet with their latest advertising campaign called "Des Tin Agapi" or "See the love."

BOOK PICKNY Times Notable Book of 2018"Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translati...
02/16/2020

BOOK PICK

NY Times Notable Book of 2018

"Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." ―Madeline Miller, author of "Circe"

Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, "The Odyssey" is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

UPenn professor Emily Wilson's fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.

Available for purchase here: https://amzn.to/30JgMa2

BOOK PICKMunich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend a...
02/16/2020
Greeks Bearing Gifts (A Bernie Gunther Novel)

BOOK PICK

Munich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages "Christoph Ganz" to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece.

Under the cover of his new identity, Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel's claimed losses are large, and, even worse, they may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place.

Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Back then, a young Leventis suspected an S.S. officer whose connection to the German government made him untouchable. He's kept that man's name in his memory all these years, waiting for his second chance at justice...

Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases--new and old--to bed. But there's a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: A killer has returned to Athens... one who may have never left.

Available for purchase here: https://amzn.to/2oE9EOT

An NPR Book of the YearA Crime Reads Best Crime Book of 2018A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War 2 criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr's New York Times bestselling series.Munich, 1956. Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoul...

Fascinating photos and history: When thousands of Greek men left the United States to return to Greece and fight the Tur...
02/16/2020
When Thousands of Greeks Left the U.S. to Fight Turkey - The Pappas Post

Fascinating photos and history: When thousands of Greek men left the United States to return to Greece and fight the Turks in the Balkan Wars of 1912.

When the first Balkan War between Greece and Turkey erupted in 1912, an estimated 25,000 Greek immigrants who had made the United States their new home

From the personal blog of Gregory Pappas, publisher of The Pappas Post. A very special anniversary for Maria Loi.
02/15/2020
A Very Special Anniversary - The Pappas Post

From the personal blog of Gregory Pappas, publisher of The Pappas Post. A very special anniversary for Maria Loi.

Today is a special day as my friend, Chef Maria Loi, celebrates the 5th anniversary of her restaurant, Loi Estiatorio, in Midtown Manhattan. Just steps

This book contains dozens of rarely seen photographs documenting the decades-long history of Chicago's Greek community. ...
02/15/2020
Book Showcasing Chicago’s Greeks in News Photographs 1930-1990 - The Pappas Post

This book contains dozens of rarely seen photographs documenting the decades-long history of Chicago's Greek community. See details about the book and where it's available.

A photography book has been published called “Extra! Extra! Chicago’s Greeks in News Photographs 1930-1990” which contains over 150 vintage photographs of

Remember to do your Amazon shopping through our link at pappaspost.com/amazon/ and support our efforts at the same time....
02/15/2020

Remember to do your Amazon shopping through our link at pappaspost.com/amazon/ and support our efforts at the same time. Nothing changes with your shopping experience.

Happy Valentine's Day – Callas and Onassis style!
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day – Callas and Onassis style!

One of the greatest figures in Greek and Western poetry who, despite living most of his life in Egypt, remains largely u...
02/14/2020
Who is Constantine Cavafy? - The Pappas Post

One of the greatest figures in Greek and Western poetry who, despite living most of his life in Egypt, remains largely unknown in that country. Are you familiar with his work?

This past semester I was awarded a visiting faculty position at the American University in Cairo (AUC).  I was assigned to teach two courses in

BOOK PICKThe Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set o...
02/14/2020
The Murderess (New York Review Books Classics)

BOOK PICK

The Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set on the dirt-poor Aegean island of Skiathos, it is the story of Hadoula, an old woman living on the margins of society and at the outer limits of respectability. Hadoula knows about herbs and their hidden properties, and women come to her when they need help. She knows women’s secrets and she knows the misery of their lives, and as the book begins, she is trying to stop her new-born granddaughter from crying so that her daughter can at last get a little sleep. She rocks the baby and rocks her and then the terrible truth hits her: there’s nothing worse than being born a woman, and there’s something that she, Hadoula, can do about that.

Available for purchase here: https://amzn.to/2O1j5m3

The Murderess is a bone-chilling tale of crime and punishment with the dark beauty of a backwoods ballad. Set on the dirt-poor Aegean island of Skiathos, it is the story of Hadoula, an old woman living on the margins of society and at the outer limits of respectability. Hadoula knows about herbs ...

Incredible color photos from National Geographic — well before color became the norm. Have a look at these photos from G...
02/14/2020
National Geographic's 1920s Greece in Color - The Pappas Post

Incredible color photos from National Geographic — well before color became the norm. Have a look at these photos from Greece in the 1920s.

Enjoy these beautiful, rare images of 1920s Greece in color, captured from the camera of Maynard Owen Williams. Williams was a National Geographic

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION? The organizing committee for the bicentennial events in Greece has launched their logo and identity...
02/13/2020
Greece’s 2021 Bicentennial Committee Launches Publicity, Releases Logo - The Pappas Post

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION? The organizing committee for the bicentennial events in Greece has launched their logo and identity, which will be seen throughout the world. Click to watch the video presentation and tell us what you think.

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, president of the Greece 2021 committee for the bicentennial of Greek Independence, launched the committee's logo as well

Gluten-free spanakopita? That's right! Check out this great recipe by our Australian foodie friend Helen Tzouganatos.
02/13/2020
Gluten-Free Spanakopita by Helen Tzouganatos - The Pappas Post

Gluten-free spanakopita? That's right! Check out this great recipe by our Australian foodie friend Helen Tzouganatos.

Even Greek food can be gluten-free, including this spanakopita recipe by Australia-based cookbook author and TV host Helen Tzouganatos.

Aegean Airlines revealed its new look at an event in Athens. Watch the video in which the company unveiled its shiny new...
02/13/2020
Aegean Airlines Unveils Its New Look - The Pappas Post

Aegean Airlines revealed its new look at an event in Athens. Watch the video in which the company unveiled its shiny new plane with lasers and fanfare.

Aegean Airlines treated flyers and fans to a suspenseful countdown, followed by a major reveal of its brand new look at an event in Athens. Streamed live

BOOK PICKBefore she became a renowned chef and Food Network star, Cat Cora was just a girl from Jackson, Mississippi, wh...
02/13/2020
Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness

BOOK PICK

Before she became a renowned chef and Food Network star, Cat Cora was just a girl from Jackson, Mississippi, where days were slow and every meal was made from scratch. By the age of fifteen, Cora was writing the business plan for her first restaurant. Her love of cooking started in her Greek home, where fresh feta and home-cured olives graced the table. But outside the kitchen, Cat’s life was volatile.

In her candid memoir, Cat reveals the experiences that shaped her life—from early childhood sexual abuse to the realities of life as lesbian in the deep South. She chronicles how she found her passion in the kitchen and went on to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and apprentice under Michelin star chefs in France. After her big break as a co-host with Rocco Di Spirito on the Food Network’s Melting Pot, Cat broke barriers by becoming the first-ever female contestant on Iron Chef.

Available for purchase here: https://amzn.to/2SEU2Gf

“Affecting….as warm and comforting as a home-cooked meal” (People), a no-holds-barred memoir on Southern life, Greek heritage, same sex marriage—and the meals that have shaped her memories—from the Food Network star and first female winner of Iron Chef, Cat Cora.Befo...

Many people know it simply as "The Battle of the 300," but there was much more to it than a single number. More than 2,0...
02/12/2020
Remembering the Battle of Thermopylae - The Pappas Post

Many people know it simply as "The Battle of the 300," but there was much more to it than a single number. More than 2,000 years later, the memory of the Battle of Thermopylae — and the brave Greeks who fought it — lives on.

After more than 2,000 years, the Battle of Thermopylae remains revered in Western culture as the ultimate symbol of heroic perseverance.

BOOK PICKOn Saturday, September 9, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopoli...
02/12/2020
Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance by Giles Milton (2008-05-01)

BOOK PICK

On Saturday, September 9, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. The city's vast wealth created centuries earlier by powerful Levantine dynasties, its factories teemed with Greeks, Armenians, Turks, and Jews. Together, they had created a majority Christian city that was unique in the Islamic world. But to the Turkish nationalists, Smyrna was a city of infidels. The events that followed led to one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes of the 20th century.

Available for purchase here: https://amzn.to/2uAHAeU

Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance by Giles Milton (2008-05-01)

Address

379 W Broadway #505
New York, NY
11102

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Pappas Post posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to The Pappas Post:

Videos

Get our weekly email!

Join our email list and get a weekly email filled with news and updates.

Click here

Nearby media companies


Other Media/News Companies in New York

Show All