Despina Meris

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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.

Life

Cretan food for the soul

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

Features

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”

Life

Powerhouse Ploutarhos

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

Features

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.

Life

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.

Features

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.

Features

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

Features

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

Life

Stopover in Bangkok, the city of angels

It has been described as the Venice of the East, but Bangkok is a trhiving megalopis that has no equal.