Billy Cotsis

Life

When lesser is better: Naxos and the lesser-known Cyclades of Greece

I had been assured, as the timetable indicated, that the last boat out of the secluded Kato Koufonisi without a hotel or rooms to rent, would depart at 10.30 pm. …

Life

‘Me & My Left Brain’: Alex Lykos’ promising new film debuts this week in Australia

Alex Lykos is one of the most successful theatre producers, writers, directors and actors that Australia has produced. In 2015 he released his first film, the critically acclaimed box office …

Life

How a Greek Aussie DJ attacked in Istanbul has found solace in music and the locals

With a smile on his face and a bag full of house music classics, Greek Australian DJ JK (Johnny Kassimatis) has been entertaining masses of music-goers for three decades. I …

Life

The Greeks of Ukraine: from Marioupolis to Odessa

‘Ola kala, kai panta kala (always good, forever good).’ With the clink of our glasses and the downing of another vodka drink I started to feel very much at home …

Features

Agios Efstratios, an ideal island to forget to bring an iPhone charger to

Sometimes, it’s all about the risk. The risk of sailing to a quiet island with no advertised hotel and certainly it’s a risk to sail on what appears to be …

Dialogue

Vale Tekno Manos: Live your life, be free

Few people on this earth have the true spirit of a Zorba; the spirit of being happy. Chris Manos, known as Tekno, from Sydney had that spirit. But on Wednesday …

Life

Magna Graecia: How a dark cloud is lifting from the Calabrian Greko

Calabria was once a Greek lake, where one could not move around, nor through the entire south of Italy, without being able to speak the Greko language. This was a …

Features

When ancient Greek statues speak

Every day in Athens people stroll past ancient statues; statues that were sculpted in classical times. But imagine if these statues could talk and tell their stories; stories of a …

News

How you can help save the language of the Greek people of Calabria

A new and inspiring campaign is underway in Calabria as the Greeks of Magna Graecia are slowly reversing the tide on what had appeared to be the end of the …

Features

Freedom from the Ottomans: Koinon of the Zagorisians

Inaccessible mountains and rugged terrain, that is the way to look at Zagori. I have never been here myself, as a 1,200-metre climb to reach the capital, at my age, …