Despina Meris


Surrogacy and infertility should not be taboo

When you’ve spent nine years living the most challenging period of your life, a time when you question everything you are and everything you believe, but somehow make it through …


First person account: Remembering September 11, the day the world changed

On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, native New Yorker Despina Meris shares her first-hand account of a day that will never be forgotten.


Cretan food for the soul

Music is now on the menu at Kritamos restaurant, owned by Cretan musical talent Sifis Tsourdalakis.


The next wave

The ’60s saw a surge of Greek migrants descend upon the New York neighbourhood of Astoria. With Greece’s latest economic plight, history is repeating itself in “Little Athens”


Powerhouse Ploutarhos

Giannis Ploutarhos, the golden child of Greek laika music, graced the Melbourne stage with class and finesse.


Once we were warriors

The region of Laconia may be known for its militant past, but as Despina Meris finds, today it is a peaceful place to explore a bygone era.


Let there be light

The works of renowned Greek artist Takis Moraitis capture his love affair with the sea, Mediterranean light and the symbols of Greek life.


50-50 Greek Australian family wins photo comp

With hundreds of photo entries from our readers capturing their defining Greek Australian moment, it was Stelios Zoumakis’ family portait that took out the coveted prize.


Birth of a song

Acclaimed composer, lyricist and singer Pantelis Thalassinos, is the man behind hundreds of collaborations with some of the greatest Greek musicians of all time. Here he speaks to


The twelve days of Christmas

On the Greek Orthodox calendar, Christmas may rank second to Easter in the holiday stakes, but Christmas is still met with high anticipation and unique traditions to celebrate the