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The Greek “miracle” migrants: Saluting the older generation

An inspiring tribute to the early Greek migrants was published recently in the newspaper The Australian, in which these early pioneers are described as the “miracle migrants” due to their …

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How to find mindfulness in a wine glass on the scenic route to Tyrnavos

When sommelier Angie Giannakoudakis discusses wine, she talks about a journey more than a taste. “We can’t jump on a plane (to Greece), but we can drink our way there,” …

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Greek island’s Italian lover plays key role in protecting its natural assets

Elafonisos is reputed to have two of the best beaches in Greece and tourists have come in their droves to the island to spend the day soaking up the sun …

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The Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis’ legendary song, “Zorba” is one of politics, flashmobs, Yolngu dancers

For those with only a cursory familiarity with Greece and Greek music, the name of Mikis Theodorakis, who died last week aged 96, may conjure flashbacks to the 1964 film …

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Ten things you can do to help your children cope with lockdowns

Many parents are expressing concern for the mental health of their children, especially in Victoria and New South Wales where lockdowns are continuing indefinitely so as to contain the spread …

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Mount Athos, the Autonomous Monastic Republic of the Holy Mountain

On the surface it may appear as though a mini-Byzantium exists on 336 km2 of the Chalcidice in Greece. Byzantium of course was ruled by an emperor who was meant …

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Refugee children of the Civil War celebrate 66 years of marriage in Australia

Two children of the Greek Civil War found themselves falling in love, far from their motherland. As a teenager Dimitris Papadopoulos was uprooted due to the Civil War in the …

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Language, poetry and a Hot Air Balloon: Ioannis Vilaras and Ioannina in the time of Ali Pasha

Dr Alfred Vincent will give an online lecture entitled “Language, Poetry and a Hot Air Balloon: Ioannis Vilaras and Ioannina in the time of Ali Pasha”, on Thursday 9 September …

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AusMumpreneurs, meet the mothers of great success

They are women, wives, mothers, good Greek daughters and hard workers. It is 2021, not 1951 and yet this is the reality for Greek Australians carrying on the legacy of …

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Greek family values, fundamental to innovative lawyer’s success

“This year, it has been a case of when it rains, it pours,” Cassandra Kalpaxis of Kalpaxis Legal told Neos Kosmos, regarding a deluge of nominations. In the AusMumpreneur Awards, …

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