Young Greek of the Week
Kostas Vardas, 25 moved to Greece from Australia and has made his dream of launching a career as a singer of elafrolaika come true. He recently launched a CD single and is due to release an album later this year.
Your greatest achievements
Being able to move countries, become a successful Greek singer, and bring out my CD.
How did you get to where you are now
I first left Australia in 2001 and moved to Cyprus where I had to do my military service. After that I moved to Greece where I knew no one and tried my best to get known. After so many hurdles and adventures all my hard work is paying off and my dream is becoming a reality.
Your greatest challenge
Living so far from all my family and friends and having to overcome everything alone.
Best moment of your life
When my CD, Parafora was released.
One word that describes you the best
Person(s) you most admire and why
A special person in my life who helps me understand and who is always there for me
Best thing about being Greek-Australian
Being able to be a part of both cultures.
If I could say anything to the Greek community...
Follow your dreams. If you believe in them and you fight hard for them, then you will accomplish them.
Most embarrassing Greek moment
When all the girls wanted a kiss, autograph and a hug after a Metro performance.
Favourite place to go or hang out at
Cafe Liz in Greece- it makes the best coffees.
Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment?
My song- Then einai o erwtas
Favourite Greek food?
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