His Hellenism gave him a purpose,
and every day he convinces people to visit Greece...
who shares his time between Greece and North Carolina and
took time out from writing about the beauty of Greece
to hold this conversation with us...
A state of mind, not anything genetic
Did your Hellenism help get you where you are? How?
Going to Greece and feeling at home
I had hoped that by the age of 60 I would have stopped thinking about sex
Greeks who inspire(d) you…
Socrates (the man and the rock group),
The Artist known as DEL,
Most of them
None in particular.
Zembekiko by Savopoulos
The katsiki lemonato at Rolando’s in Kea
Zorba the Greek
Your happiest Greek memory….
Your saddest Greek memory…
Leaving during the forest fires
Forget about getting re-elected and the people you owe favors to and do the right thing.
- I would give the Athens mayor more power and separate the Athens police from the national police and clean up the city neighborhood by neighborhood, planting trees and pedestrianizing more and more streets.
- I would pursue a disarmament treaty with Turkey so both countries stop wasting money they don’t need on weapons they will never use.
- I would invite successful Greek-Americans to come back and teach everyone how to run a business and a country.
Today I convinced several people to go to Greece this summer and helped them decide where to go.
I don’t know. I am pretty much of an outsider. But I would probably include
Renos Haralambidis (filmmaker),
Tom Mazarakis (Baseball coach in Athens),
Costa Gavras (filmmaker),
Wayne Kramer (MC5) and
Create a picture of YOUR Greece … what would you put in it?
Happy people working together to make things better for everyone.
Thank you Matt - Great Talking to you!
More about Matt
Matt is a writer/photographer and founder of Matt Barrett's Greece Travel Guides at www.greecetravel.com, the Athens Survival Guide at www.athensguide.com and the History of Greece at www.ahistoryofgreece.com. He has spent his best and especially formative years in Greece where he attended Deree - The American College of Greece in Agia Paraskevi. His love for the country shines through like a beacon as he tries to make sure he has the best and latest available information for visitors on one of the first travel blogs to go online, in 1995.
We consider the work Matt does of tremendous value and have featured his sites and his All my Friends from Greece video on our sidebar for a while now. With the amount of voluntary work he puts into promoting Greece and the great things our country can offer visitors, we strongly recommend that Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni offers Matt at least an honorary spot in her Ministry! It would surely be to Greece's benefit.
Minister Kefalogianni, please note!
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