Greece is a “haven” and a “healing place,” Hollywood actor Tom Hanks told reporters at the Golden Globes awards in California on Sunday.
“I’ve been around the world, to beautiful places … none of them tops Greece. The land, the sky, the water, it’s good for the soul; it’s a healing place. Particularly if you get into that fabulous, fabulous Greek schedule of sleeping until noon, staying up until 3 o’clock in the morning, and arguing in a taverna until 3 a.m. It’s just the best life one can have,” Hanks said in comments to the press after being presented with the Cecil B. DeMille by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“I’ve been Hellenic for the better part of 32 years,” said the award winning actor filmmaker, highlighting his gratefulness of his marriage to Greek-American actress and producer Rita Wilson.
Hanks was made an honorary citizen by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on December 27.