“Just as the ancient Greeks created new concepts and ideas that were never heard of, I believe that the Greek people can bring Greece out of its struggle by getting motivated and creative.” – Thalia Staikos, Lawyer

Thalia Staikos' #SelfieforGreece

Thalia Staikos’ #SelfieforGreece

Thalia Staikos is a Greek-American lawyer straddling two lives, both in Greece and Philadelphia. She was born and raised in the United States while simultaneously traveling to Greece several months out of each year.

Why do you choose Greece?

“I choose Greece to visit (and potentially live someday) because it is rich in so many ways, despite its economic challenges. Greece is rich with history, passionate people, scenic landscapes and the most delicious cuisine in the world.”

What do you love most about Greece?

“Everyone is familiar with the typical pictures of Greece; white washed walls and blue windows overlooking a majestic blue sea. The scenery is incomparable. Crystal clear waters, white cliffs and beautiful mountains. But what many foreigners aren’t familiar with (my favorite part of Greece) is the spirit of the Greek people. They are so passionate that you can’t help but feel electrified when you are in Greece. And if for some reason you don’t feel electrified, you can be sure they will serve you Greek ouzo on the rocks to get you feeling jazzed.”

What would you like for the future of Greece?

“I’d love for Greece to rise above its economic challenges using new and innovative business techniques. Just as the ancient Greeks created new concepts and ideas that were never heard of, I believe that the Greek people can bring Greece out of its struggle by getting motivated and creative.”

What is your favourite “secret” of Greece?

“My favorite Greek secret is Greek honey. In America, honey is pretty standard. You don’t think that there might be types of honey that are better than others. No matter what brand you buy here, it is the same. How mistaken that thought is. Greek honey is so potent and delicious. No honey I have ever tasted compares to it! The flavor manages to be so strong but still not overpowering. It is magical!”