Anastasia Tsirtsakis

Life

A natural anti-ageing alternative to Botox

I’ve been noticing it for some time now, and I expect you have too. Line-free, shiny foreheads; sculpted faces with all too prominent cheekbones; pumped up lips. These days it’s …

News

Pronia is on a mission to support newly arrived young Greeks

It’s not easy calling a new country home, especially when you don’t speak the language. Konstantina Kouroutsidou, a Senior Settlement Services Officer and Community Educator at Pronia is all too …

Life

Could gastronomic tourism be the boost Greece’s economy needs?

Dimitris Palaiogiannis has an aim to educate people around the world that authentic Greek gastronomy goes well beyond the humble souvlaki, moussaka and horiatiki salata. While this may seem fairly …

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Raising funds for leading cause of infant death in Australia, congenital heart disease

Between one in 1,000 to one in 5,000 children are born with Noonan Syndrome in Australia. A rare genetic condition, like many, Tom Drakopoulos from the Queensland Hellenic Charitable Trust …

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Geelong mother raises concerns over plaque at child’s school, honouring Kemal Ataturk

To mark Anzac Day, this year Newtown Primary School in Geelong took part in an initiative of Friends of Gallipoli, a not-for-profit dedicated to building friendship between Australia and Turkey …

Life

1950’s Mykonos through Robert McCabe’s lens

It was in 1954 that photographer Robert McCabe’s love affair with Greece began, in what was largely a case of serendipity. “I was simply following my older brother, as I …

Life

The third generation pâtissier from Leros making authentic Greek sweets in Melbourne

There’s nothing quite like a Greek zaharoplasteio, is there? Every time I travel to Greece, it is one of the first stops on my list; the aromas, the choice, the …

Life

A philhellene’s first real experience of Orthodox Easter

It was a month before she married her Greek husband that Katerina Kallos had her first experience of Orthodox Easter. Together with her parents, she joined her prospective in-laws on …

Life

Facebook group for Greek orphans seeking answers

Aside from greater access to DNA testing, social media has proven to be invaluable in connected displaced individuals like Ioannis Kalos with their families. This month marks three years since …

Features

Baby without a name grows into a man on a quest to find family

“I was born in Greece in 1953 and I was found on a doorstep of a house in a suburb of Athens, near the university area, Zografou (east of Athens) …