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Lefter Küçükandonyadis, the Greek giant who roared for Fenerbahçe and Turkey

In Turkey, there was one player last century who truly stood head and shoulders above all others, and he was just 169 cm tall. He wasn’t just a great player; …

Features

Cyrenaica, the Greek region of Libya

Arabic charm, Berber tribesmen, Islamic traditions, Mediterranean coast, pariah in the West. These are some of the tags we can ascribe to Libya when we think about that country. Mention …

Features

29 May, 1453, the Fall of Constantinople and end of the Byzantine Empire

One of the greatest cities of all time; a cultural and economic phenomenon.

Sport

Former La Liga Player Alejandro ‘Alex’ Sanchez, the big heart of Sydney Olympic FC heads back to Spain

Alex Sanchez has recently accepted an offer to return to Spain and left this week, following a farewell interview with Neos Kosmos where we looked at his career. Alex, never …

Life

Calimera from Magna Graecia and the Griko people of Apulia

The opening scene of our new documentary said it all – ‘this is not a police chase, it’s a Greek chase’ – as a friendly Italian allowed us to follow …

Sport

Our local World Champion in archery with Greek heritage. Meet Liz Hole

Athenian born Liz Hole is not your average athlete. Nor is she your average person. Having been born in Athens, her mother was part of the resistance against the Nazis, …

Features

A Greek in the Holy Land

“Geia sou ti kaneis? Emena me lene (Hi, how are you? My name is) Rashed Al-Zorba.” And with that, an older man who hails from Jericho city, greeted me in …

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 …