Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hellenic? What's that? GEEK Passports Only!


 It's all GEEK to me!
Photo Source: George Zacharopoulos @GreekGeordie

You have told me that your nationality is Greek but your passport shows you are Helenic citizen. There is not any country in Europeon Union called Hellas? 
Please tell me why you do not have a Geek passport.”

In what was an official request in an official document issued by the Manchester Authorities, and in a paragraph containing just 38 words, 3 of them are spelt incorrectly and the syntax leaves a lot to be desired! 

Hellenic? What's that? 


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Saturday, October 8, 2016

WiFi in Ancient Greece? 'Yes' says Nick the self-taught Archaeologist, Because Greeks Invented EVERYTHING!



Ancient Greek Funerary relief from the J Paul Getty Museum Collection

Laptops, WiFi in Ancient Greece? 

Yes says
Nick the self-taught Archaeologist...


Italian scientists digging near Rome dug to a depth of 10 meters, found traces of copper wire connecting houses in an ancient village and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 2000 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Italians, in the weeks that followed Turkish scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters. Shortly thereafter, headlines in Turkish newspapers read: "Turkish archaeologists have found traces of copper wire connecting the ruins of an ancient village and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network five hundred years earlier than the Italians."

One week later "The Kathimerini", a Greek national newspaper, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 50 meters in fields near Athens, Nick Papadopoulos, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Nick has therefore concluded that 3000 years ago Greeks were already using wireless and that the Ancient Greeks invented WiFi, because as we all know...

The Greeks Invented EVERYTHING!

Thanks to Georgia C  for the laugh! 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Promoting Beautiful Greece: World Tourism Day 2016 #Greek Photo Competition #WTD2016



 September 27 is known as World Tourism Day, and as always is a great opportunity to promote our beautiful Greece - the Ultimate Tourist Destination

Here at Global Greek World it is the day we launch our Greek Photo Competition every year on our Global Greek World Facebook Page to showcase this magnificent country of ours.

So here goes! 

We've set up the album for 2016, now it is over to YOU!

Check it out here

The rules are simple:


Anyone can enter! 

All it takes is a photo that you have taken yourself, anytime, anywhere in Greece that we can add to the album so that people can vote. 

Maximum number of entries per person is 3. 

Send us the photo(s)you would like to enter in the competition either by emailing us directly or by clicking on our Facebook Page, liking it and sending your photo(s) to us via our Facebook Message facility. 

You can send in your favourite photos of Greece until the closing date for entries - Friday 28 October 2016.

You can vote for the picture(s) you like...with a 'like'. 



The picture with the greatest number of 'Likes' when the competition closes (sometime in November) wins.... 

PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED....
Watch this space! 


 A big thank you to last year's sponsors

Sue, The Angelakos Family and Alpha Beach Hotel
Giannina at Bijou Corfu and 
Matt Barrett Econopouly at GreeceTravel

for their generosity in donating the great prizes for the  winners.

We're working on giving away some great prizes to the winners again this year, so stay tuned.  
We would love to be able to give away some tickets to beautiful Greek destinations but we must rely on sponsors as we don't have the necessary financial resources to do this ourselves, 
so...

if you would like to sponsor a prize please contact us.

If you are a hotel, resort or part of the hospitality industry in Greece we would particularly love to hear from you! 
What you can offer the winner(s): 

A weekend for two at your establishment, 

A dinner for two at your restaurant, 
an air-ticket to an island, 
boat tickets eg a one day 3 island cruise 
even free entry to one of our wonderful museums, 
these are all great prizes!

YOU are the ones we are trying to support!


In the meantime, check out your albums, 
digital or otherwise,
and 
Start choosing your best pictures.... 

We are waiting! 

Good luck!

Καλή Επιτυχία!

PS Check out last year's entries in the video compilation in the sidebar


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Photo of the Day: GlobalGreeks #Antetokounbros Giannis and Athanasios Adetokunbo Drafted - by the Greek Army this time!



Their number was called!
Giannis and Athanasios Antetokounmpo in their Greek Military Uniform yesterday

A slightly different kind of draft for Greece's amazing NBA players Giannis (Milwaukee Bucks) and Thanassi Antetokounmpo (New York Knicks)! 

Drafted for Military service which is compulsory in Greece for young men over 18, Giannis and Athansios Adetokunbo showed up at Avlona, a military training base outside Athens yesterday to register. 

They are expected to apply for a postponement of service because of sports commitments and will probably serve their time at a later stage. 


Two young men, children of immigrants to Greece who worked hard to give their children a better life.   

Two young men who love Greece ...and never miss an opportunity to show it.

Two young men who tell us how blessed they feel!

Well done boys! 

Can you imagine Giannis as an Evzon in Greece's elite Presidential Guard?  
We can!


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
 © GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Huma Mobin's 'Husband-Less-Honeymoon' in GReece Photo Album goes Viral!




Huma Mobin on her 'Husband-less-Honeymoon' in Greece
Source: Photos are from Huma's Facebook page, the collage is ours!
 
Theoretically this lovely lady should be smiling… but she’s not, even though she is having a great holiday in the best country in the world…


Which country is that? Greece, of course! 


How can someone be in Greece and be unhappy you say? It’s simple. 


If you were planning the trip as a second honeymoon and your other half didn’t get his visa approved, then you have good reason to be a bit sad as you go on your ‘Husband-less Honeymoon’ to Athens, Crete and Santorini.

That’s what happened to Huma Mobin. A creative director at BBDO in Pakistan, she didn’t let the inspiration she had go to waste. 


She decided to create her own ‘Husband-less-Honeymoon-in-Greece’ album with her arm around her in absentia’ husband and share the photos with that other half, and of course, via Facebook, with the rest of the world!


Her pictures have gone viral. We loved her story so we are sharing it and the photos. 


 Source: Huma Mobin's Facebook page

Thanks for visiting Greece, Huma and for showing the world how beautiful this country is even when your other half couldn’t make it!


We hope that you will come back soon, with your husband and take the same photos with him in it this time!


 Compassionate Caryatid - Acropolis Museum
Source: Huma Mobin's Facebook page

PS Please make sure you get his visa application in early next time, just in case…
 
PPS Maybe you should enter one or two of your photos in this year's World Tourism Day Greek Photo Competition starting in September 2016! 

Think about it!  

Check out the rest of Huma’s pictures on her personal FB page  or on her Outside Girl FB Page.

 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Impossible is Nothing: Muhammad Ali at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony


 "Impossible is nothing"
Muhammad Ali 
1942 - 2016 

RIP Champ

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Photo of the Day: Marilyn Monroe Goes Greek!



The immortal Marilyn Monroe and her Greek 'friend'
a magnificent musical instrument 
from Ancient Greece, 
the Laouto which is still played today, 
especially in Crete.
 Marilyn and her Laouto,
Two quite different, 
but nonetheless amazing,
works of art! 

Happy 90th Ms Marilyn,
Happy Birthday to you! 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Monday, March 28, 2016

Keep Calm, Greek‬ Easter is Over A Month Away... on May 1st




Keep Calm, Greek‬ Easter is over a Month away

Happy Easter to all our friends celebrating today, 
and a reminder to all our Greek and 
Eastern Orthodox friends that 
 Orthodox Easter falls
on May 1st this year!  
PS Better buy and stock up on all your chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies now
there won't be too many left by then...

PPS Our picture went viral on Facebook. 
Thanks to everyone who shared it either through GGW or elsewhere!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
 © GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Welcome to our #BuyGREEK Goodies Store!




We love our brand new #BuyGREEK Goodies Store 
powered by Amazon

We started our new venture by creating a selection of Greek related books we think are worth reading, books that we love and thought you might like too...
There's something for everyone - 
cookery, history, fiction, biographies, travel and much more. 
We have also added a Greek cosmetic and beauty products section, 
food products and music
Check them out and tell us what else you would like to see on there! 

Just click on the #BuyGREEK Goodies Store link above this post or here and it will take you straight through to the shop!

Happy shopping! 


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Photo of the Day: Proud to be Hellenes, Proud to be Australian - Happy Australia Day 2016!


Sydney 2015  
 Proud to be Hellenes, Proud to be Australian 
 Australia's active and dynamic Hellenic Diaspora at its Best!

Greek Australian photographer Nick Bourdanotis (Bourdo Photography) 
captures the essence of what being Greek in Australia is all about
 at the
 Greek Independence Day Celebrations in front of Sydney's iconic Opera House
Australia,
 the country with two of the largest Greek cities outside Greece has succeeded in having citizens who are a credit to both their countries!


 Happy Australia Day to all our Australian friends!
 
OPA!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Photo of the Day: Global Greek Chef Maria Loi Loves Greece... and it Shows, even in New York!

Η αγαπημένη μας Μαρία Λόη αγαπάει την Ελλάδα...και το δείχνει!

It's snowing heavily in New York and as our amazing Global Greek Chef Maria Loi walked past the winter wonderland near the New York Hilton earlier today she couldn't resist the temptation to advertise
not her restaurant, or her book, 
but her homeland, and ours, 
G R E E C E
on the snow covered cars!
 
  
Bravo Maria mas! 
 

Like us, you love Greece... and it shows! 


  and because you didn't advertise yourself, 
we will do it for you...

Don't forget...

 #BuyGREEK:
Maria's Best-Selling Cookbook - The Greek Diet


#EatGREEK: 
At Maria's fantastic Loi's Estiatorio NY 


Photo Credits: Maria Loi of course! 
At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
 © GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved

Friday, January 15, 2016

World Tourism Day 2015 Greek Photo Competition: And the Winners are...


1st prize 
Hilona Dellamore (France)
Bougainvillea on Santorini,  Greece


2nd prize
Michelle Belle Roccio
Mystical Sunset at Meteora, Greece

 3rd prize
Natascha Konieczny (Greece)
Magnificent Sunset in Poros, Greece


Congratulations to our prizewinners Hilona,  Michelle and Natascha!


The Prizes, The Donors...

1st Prize
Hilona wins a wins a two night stay for two at the stylish four star Alfa Beach Hotel in Kolymbia Rhodes, on an All Inclusive basis. Kolymbia is conveniently situated between the magnificent medieval city of Rhodes and beautiful, historic and picturesque Lindos. 

This prize was donated by the Alfa Beach team who are looking forward to welcoming Hilona and partner sometime in 2016! We're sure they'll love every minute!



Alpha Beach Hotel, Kolymbia Rhodes
Website 
2nd Prize 
Michelle wins a two day stay at the beautifully restored Korakiana Cottage in the lovely village of Ano Korakiana, Kerkyra (Corfu), compliments of Bijou Corfu. Bijou Corfu was recently created by a lady who came to Corfu and fell in love with the island so hard she has lived and worked there for the last 15 years. Giannina is passionate about Corfu and , dedicated to helping people discover and experience the real Greece by creating bespoke holidays for them on this gorgeous island! We are sure Michelle and friends will have a wonderful time!


Korakiana Cottage - Bijou Corfu
  Korakiana Cottage is an inviting, 200 year old traditional stone house that has been lovingly and sympathetically renovated to a very high standard. Set in amongst the winding paths of the typical, bustling village of Ano Korakiana, it provides a wonderful, central location for you to enjoy your experience and sample the village life of Corfu.


3rd Prize
Natascha wins a gorgeous Tshirt from Matt Barrett's wonderful Greece TShirt Collection. Natascha gets to choose her favourite and wear it with pride!

All Matt's TShirts are available for sale, just go to his TShirt page on his Greece Travel website and see what you like. All profits from the sales of Matt's Tshirts go to Greek Charities, so you will be doing a good deed for Greece at the same time.



THANK YOU - ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟYΜΕ, 
to our wonderful donors  
Sue, The Angelakos Family and Alpha Beach, 
Giannina at Bijou Corfu and 
Matt Barrett Econopouly at GreeceTravel
for their generosity in donating these great prizes for our winners 

and
 a very big 
THANK YOU - ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟYΜΕ
to all of our friends who entered their photos 
and made this competition come alive with...Greece 
and their love for Greece! 
 You helped make this our most successful competition ever, 
with a record number of participants, and
a record number of magnificent photos.

All the photos were stunning, sit back and watch the amazing video we compiled with the 263 entries

 
In the meantime, if you want to check out the entire album on our Facebook page, please click here 
 
Greece is Greece's No 1 product.
It deserves to take its rightful place in the world...
right at the top!

#VisitGREECE 
#SupportGREECE 
#BuyGREEK 
Share the hashtags, share the love! 
 Let's make 2016 a record year for Greek Tourism! 
  Happy New Year!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!
© GlobalGreekWorld 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved

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