Greece

by guest contributor Dimitrios Machairidis “My first time in Greece was in December 2015 in order to visit the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). I was overwhelmed. It...
Written by Dimitrios MachairidisThe winner takes all. Against all odds Alexis Tsipras, the radiant Greek prime minister and leader of the radical party SYRIZA, won a clear victory last Sunday...
by guest contributor Dimitrios Machairidis Coup d’état always arrives early in the morning. On Saturday, June 27th at 4am I was awakened to hear that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras decided to...
The tide comes in an out. The monks chant. The wind blows. The bells of the church ring. All seems to be well, normal, on the Greek island of Tinos. We have been coming here for the past six years,...
After a week in Tinos, I feel like a new person. Someone healthier, more rested, calmer, someone with more breathing room. It may be all of the fresh Greek salads, and the swimming in the sea, but I...
The first three weeks of June are usually the most challenging time of year for me;  perhaps unlike for most – after all, it is the start of summer, of warm weather and early sunlight in...