Greeks, the people, and the Greek community of Boston

Announcements

2024 Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony
The Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony - In 1984, in recognition of the historic ties which continue to this very day between the birthplace of democracy in ancient Athens and the City of Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution in 1775, a team of people: Greek Consul General Christos Panagopoulos, the Boston Athletic Association, Governor Michael S. Dukakis, Lieutenant Governor John Kerry, Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn, BAA Race Director Tim Kilduff, and Peter Agris of the Alpha Omega Council created the tradition of presenting the Boston Athletic Association with olive branch wreaths to crown the four first-place winners of the Boston Marathon. Each year, olive wreaths are cut on the plains of Marathon, fashioned into wreaths, and then gifted by the Greek people to the BAA.

The Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony - In 1984, in recognition of the historic ties which continue to this very day between the birthplace of democracy in ancient Athens and the City of Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution in 1775, a team of people: Greek Consul General Christos Panagopoulos, the Boston Athletic Association, Governor Michael S. Dukakis, Lieutenant Governor John Kerry, Mayor of Boston Raymond Flynn, BAA Race Director Tim Kilduff, and Peter Agris of the Alpha Omega Council created the tradition of presenting the Boston Athletic Association with olive branch wreaths to crown the four first-place winners of the Boston Marathon. Each year, olive wreaths are cut on the plains of Marathon, fashioned into wreaths, and then gifted by the Greek people to the BAA.

Saturday Greek Night at Ilona
Join us Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Ilona starting at 10pm for a night of music and socializing. No cover, but table reservations are recommended. Please call Fotios at 617-293-8557 for info and tables.

Join us Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Ilona starting at 10pm for a night of music and socializing. No cover, but table reservations are recommended. Please call Fotios at 617-293-8557 for info and tables.

Podcast

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Alpha Omega Council President Paul Tsitsopoulos

We sat down with Paul Tsitsopoulos, the president of the Alpha Omega Council. The Alpha Omega Council is an organization dedicated to promote Hellenism. Their mission statement is as follows: - Unite Americans of Hellenic ancestry in order to promote and encourage loyalty and patriotism to the Unite
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Kalomira Talks New Music & More

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Father Alex Orphanos

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Videos

Classic Clip of Antonis Remos & Sakis Rouvas Performing Live
Another classic clip from the archives of Antonis Remos & Sakis Rouvas performing live at Foxwoods Casino.

Another classic clip from the archives of Antonis Remos & Sakis Rouvas performing live at Foxwoods Casino.

Evan Turner of Xenia Greek Hospitality
Evan Turner, sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze and Wine in Boston’s Back Bay, leads the largest all Greek wine list in the country. He is now leading the way in introducing New England to Greek wine.

Evan Turner, sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze and Wine in Boston’s Back Bay, leads the largest all Greek wine list in the country. He is now leading the way in introducing New England to Greek wine.

Lou Charbonneau of Xenia Greek Hospitality
We would like to welcome beverage director extraordinaire - Lou Charbonneau to the podcast!

We would like to welcome beverage director extraordinaire - Lou Charbonneau to the podcast!

Sponsors

Georgia Balafas Realtor
As a critical thinker and active listener, Georgia fosters strong interpersonal relationships and a down-to-earth communication style that support her negotiation abilities. She is a driven, flexible, results-oriented real estate advisor that knows her market. When looking for an experienced real estate agent, buyers and sellers prefer someone who knows not only Boston proper but all the various towns surrounding the city. A Massachusetts native, Georgia has lived in Brookline, Cambridge, Dedham, Plymouth, and currently resides in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. While the majority of her sales are in the city of Boston, she has completed transactions in more than 35 communities.
KLEOS Mastiha Spirit
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Xenia Greek Hospitality
GRECO AND AGORA
Greekazon Artisan Greek Shop
We are a shopping app focused on Greek-themed and Greek-sourced products. Although at our core we are a technology company, our main goal is to be at the forefront of marketing for a targeted demographic – people across North America interested in Greek products. Many technologies exist to sell products, but we want to create, nurture, and retain a large audience of like-minded shoppers interested in our offerings. To create a community around our brand.
Greek Wine Club
Greek wine and wine making is as ancient as the columns that line the Parthenon. Archaeologists have uncovered wine making artifacts from Greece that date as far back as 1600 BC, as the area played an enormous role in wine trade. We can even credit the Greeks with establishing an appellation system to ensure quality and place of origin.
GreekSisters.com
GreekSisters.com is made up of sisters Joanna and Caroline as well as their brother Ari. Joanna and Caroline are the heart and soul of the site while Ari is the technical brains behind the scenes. Coming from a close-knit family, we enjoy working together as well as arguing with each other. If we ever stream our creative process online, we’d have one heck of a reality show! But for now, browse our site and become part of the family!

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