In 2012, The Greek Wives Club was founded by writer and author Ekaterina Botziou, after she herself married into a Greek Cypriot family and published her first book Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing. Inspired and frustrated by the madness of her own Big Fat semi-Greek life, Ekaterina decided to chronicle her Hellenic dramas and set up a lifestyle blog Ekaterina’s Greek Expectations.
Encouraged by the reader response, Ekaterina went on to establish The Greek Wives Club as a Facebook page and later turned it into a group enabling people to share their Greek experiences.
The concept of the group was based on one of Ekaterina’s favourite comedies, The First Wives Club and the idea was to create a space for women to meet and post comical stories about their lives. The initiative soon grew into something of a community network about living with cultural differences, about family support and comical themes about life. The group now hosts authors, small business owners, bloggers and more all sharing their rants, recipes, and advice on all things Greek!