Maria A. Kampyli


Food For Thought Network and PRONIA collaborate to empower women

The Greek Community of Melbourne building was filled with over 80 enthusiastic participants for the first interactive workshop of the joint initiative of Food For Thought Network (FFTN) and PRONIA. …


‘Finding Teo’: Australian author Marjorie Morrissey writes about another ‘lost’ child of the Greek Civil War era

During the Greek Civil War more than 50,000 people died and more than 500,000 Greeks were displaced from their homes. 24,000 children left the country for unknown destinations. By the …


Fasting for mental and physical detoxification

We are well into the Orthodox Easter Lent period which started on Clean Monday 15 March and ends on Holy Saturday. But what does the Easter fast mean for our …


Greek couple pulled off ‘flash’ wedding to escape Melbourne lockdown cancellation

If we had to choose one key takeaway learning from 2020, it would probably be in the lines of ‘expect the unexpected’. And be ready to adjust to last-minute changes. …


Adelaide couple pulls their wedding together in only five hours

Imagine if you were given the challenge to throw together a big, fat Greek wedding, preparing everything from church to clothes, cake to flowers, cars and guests, in just five …


My first beach Christmas in Australia

Six years already in Australia and there are two things I’ve yet to get used to, and probably never will: that my birthday in July is celebrated in winter and …


Aussie Rules finds its Greek ambassador in the ‘footy-mad’ Yiannis of Thessaloniki

He lives in Thessaloniki, Greece is the father of young son, and Yiannis Kosmas runs his own hardware and coffee shop close to the White Tower. He had little to …


Lonely at the school gate: Greek students challenged when they leave one country to attend school system of another

Christos Skarakis, Felicia Thanopoulos, Konstantinos Koumertas, Stavroula Lambropoulou, Iris Michaelidis, Yiota Pavlidis and Dimitris Diplos are a group of young Greeks, aged 16-18 years old. They found themselves in Australia …