Greece is the Word

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It might be in all kinds of economic trouble, but the stars are waving the blue and white flag to show their support for Greece, with some even making it their new home!

Greece is the word Kate and her extended family, including mum Goldie and ex Matthew, spent time in a villa on Skiathos.



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Brad and Ange are said to be buying the secluded island of Gaia.

The Greek party island of Mykonos has hosted a swag of celebrities including Lindsay and Katy.

uploaded pictures, which feature her with Tom Hanks. Tom is a regular visitor to the Cycladic island of Antiparos, where he has a house with his GreekAmerican wife, Rita Wilson. Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp is another who has got in on the act by buying his very own island, Strongyli in the Dodecanese region of the Aegean. Spanning about 0.2 km, the island he purchased in July Rita, Nia and Tom

Words and main picture: Francesca Muir


he economic tough times Greece has endured recently may have put the ancient nation in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it has done nothing to deter a flood of celebrities showing their support for the beleaguered country. Some have gone on holiday there; others have purchased houses in Greece; one loved-up couple is on honeymoon, and a multi-Oscar nominee has even bought a Greek Island! A range of Hollywood A-listers and pop stars have shown their support for Greece’s troubles by joining a social media campaign, with the Twitter hashtag, #seeyouinGreece. Stars include super-couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Oscar winners George Clooney and Jodie

Foster, Gerard Butler, Ethan Hawke, and screen veterans Michael Douglas and Robert Redford. Greek-Canadian actress and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos has created her own social media campaign on Instagram to highlight the beauty of Greece. Each of her photos is accompanied by the hashtag #VisitGreece. Nia, who has just wrapped filming the sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, due for release early in 2016, recently

Tom Hanks and Greek-American wife Rita Wilson own a house on Antiparos. Above: Katy loved Santorini.

reportedly cost him a cool $6.3 million. Recent reports also claim Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will soon also own a little piece of Greece, as they’ve been looking at the secluded island of Gaia in the Ionian Sea for their family getaways. Mykonos is Greece’s famous party island. With its exciting nightlife, famous clubs and bars it’s party time all day, every day and is a favourite destination for many of the rich and famous. This year has seen a host of celebrities, including Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan, soaking up the atmosphere and the Greek sun. Katy Perry, taking a wellearned break from her Prismatic World Tour, had been seen in June relaxing in the Mediterranean with her family, including her older sister, Angela Hudson, and baby niece. According to her social media posts, Mykonos and Santorini were faves! Lindsay Lohan spent four days in Mykonos in July, making a big splash in the international media as she swam in the pristine waters of Psarou Beach during the days and made the most of the party scene at night.

Johnny is now the pirate king of his very own island, Strongyli.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio and models Bar Refaeli and Sara Sampaio also headed to Psarou Beach, Mykonos, for two days to strut their stuff for the catwalk show of the Replay Spring-Summer 2016 Collection. Wog Boy star Nick Giannopoulos, our favourite Greek-Australian stand-up comedian, was spotted in July dancing the nights away in a popular Mykonos club. British reality star and onetime Aussie pop singer Peter Andre, who boasts his own Greek family tree, spent his honeymoon in July with his new wife, Emily MacDonagh, sailing around the Greek islands. Only months ago, Kate Hudson made her Greek island holiday a family affair – bringing along her ex-fiancee, Matthew Bellamy, their four-year-old son, Bingham, and her 11-year-old son to Chris Robinson, Ryder. Her screen legend mother, Goldie Hawn, was also along for the fun. The family spent time in a villa on the beautiful island of Skiathos. TVS SEP 10-SEP 24, 2015 37