Nia Vardalos Takes a Greek Holiday (photos)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos has jetted off to Greece. The actor, who rose to fame for her based-on-real-life Greek marriage extravaganza in 2002, was spotted strolling the streets of Antiparos with 11-year-old daughter Illaria and a friend.

In recent years, Vardalos has been using her Instagram account to exhibit the country’s beauty, posting images of her and her friends as well as various settings in Greece including local taverns, beaches and what appears to be an island.

One of her best-known pictures includes critically acclaimed actor Tom Hanks. Hanks is also a long-time visitor to the small island of Antiparos located in the Cyclades and he is married to Rita Wilson, whose mother was Greek.