Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Melina Mercouri. Big Greek. Big feminist. Larger than life!

Melina Mercouri - Née Maria Amalia Mercouris le 18 octobre 1920 à Athènes…

Melina Mercouri. Big Greek. Big feminist. Larger than life!

Melina Mercouri - Née Maria Amalia Mercouris le 18 octobre 1920 à Athènes…

Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis were introduced in 1957.  They took a three-week cruise along the Greek and Turkish coasts in the summer of 1959, where their notorious affair began.  (Onassis was then married to Tina Livanos.   He married Jackie Kennedy in 1968).

Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis: Callas and Onassis were introduced in

Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis were introduced in 1957.  They took a three-week cruise along the Greek and Turkish coasts in the summer of 1959, where their notorious affair began.  (Onassis was then married to Tina Livanos.   He married Jackie Kennedy in 1968).

Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis: Callas and Onassis were introduced in

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings" (1960)

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings"

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings" (1960)

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings"

????? ??????????? & ?????? ????????. Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

????? ??????????? & ?????? ????????. Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

Nikos Kazantakis (Greek writer) and Melina Merkouri (Greek actress and politician). Two important and famous Greek personalities.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's wedding to Aristotle Onassis http://www.pinterest.com/anitadesjardins/wedding-of-stars-rich-n-famous/

Jackie Kennedy became Jackie O. when she wed Greek Shipping tycoon Aristotle Onasiss in Wed on Skorpios, Aristotle's private island in the Ionian Sea.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's wedding to Aristotle Onassis http://www.pinterest.com/anitadesjardins/wedding-of-stars-rich-n-famous/

Jackie Kennedy became Jackie O. when she wed Greek Shipping tycoon Aristotle Onasiss in Wed on Skorpios, Aristotle's private island in the Ionian Sea.

Leonard Cohen with Marianne Ihlen, her partner Axel Jensen and others outside Katsikas� grocery store/taverna on Hydra�s port. The man seated next to Cohen is George Johnston Australian author (My Brother Jack). The woman second from the right is Charmian Clift (Australian author, George's wife). Marianne�s son Axel is in the baby carriage. Hydra � Oct 1960

°lc° Leonard Cohen eating with Marianne Ihlen and her partner Norwegian novelist Axel Jensen, Hydra, Greece October

Leonard Cohen with Marianne Ihlen, her partner Axel Jensen and others outside Katsikas� grocery store/taverna on Hydra�s port. The man seated next to Cohen is George Johnston Australian author (My Brother Jack). The woman second from the right is Charmian Clift (Australian author, George's wife). Marianne�s son Axel is in the baby carriage. Hydra � Oct 1960

°lc° Leonard Cohen eating with Marianne Ihlen and her partner Norwegian novelist Axel Jensen, Hydra, Greece October

The bouzouki is a Greek musical instrument that was brought to Greece in the 1900s by immigrants from Asia Minor, and quickly became the central instrument to the rebetika genre and its music branches. Musicians in tavernas will play just for a glass of retsina.    Photo by Vasilis Protopapas Photography

The bouzouki is a Greek musical instrument that was brought to Greece in the 1900s by immigrants from Asia Minor, and quickly became the central instrument to the rebetika genre and its music branches. Musicians in tavernas will play just for a glass of retsina. Photo by Vasilis Protopapas Photography

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