Meteora, 50 km south of Grevena, Greece
Rooftops of Odense, Denmark
West Macedonia, Greece
Hadsund at Mariager Fjord in Denmark
From Mavranaioi, West Macedonia, Greece
Odense harbor by night
This is basically the website of the family founded in Denmark by Grigorios Grigoriou, who left Greece in the late 1950s, and Sonja Grigoriou (born Jensen). They met in Copenhagen but settled in Sonjas home region, the Island of Funen (Fyn). Most of the family still lives in the region around Odense, Funen, though some have moved northwest to Hadsund in the northern Jutland (Jylland).
The Grigoriou family’s Danish branch incl. Sonja Grigoriou’s closest Danish relations, her sister Henny Benthin’s family. Left to right, top: Camilla Grigoriou, Claus Benthin, Christina Grigoriou Dalsgaard, Anders Dalsgaard, Niki Grigoriou, Josephine Grigoriou, Caroline Grigoriou, Morten Saxtorff Andreasen, Mette Kaldahl Grigoriou, Andrea Grigoriou, Joan Benthin, Christopher Grigoriou Dalsgaard, Alexander Grigoriou, Cecilie Schou Sparre, Søren Benthin Left to right, bottom: Tony Grigoriou, Artur Grigoriou, Grigorios Grigoriou, Sonja Grigoriou, Henny Benthin
7 April 2015
In Greece most of the family lives in Northern Greece (West Macedonia) and mostly close to the town of Grevena in the central highlands (the village Mavranaioi) but also in Greece 2nd largest city, Thessaloniki.
Nikolaos Grigoriou dancing at somebody’s wedding, mid 1930s, probably in his home village, Mavranaioi, outside Grevena. Nikolaos was famous for his dancing. He led a group of andartes – αντάρτες (“guerillas”) in the fight against the occupying Nazi Germans throughout World War 2. For more photos, see the photo blog. More on Macedonia area here.