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Award-winning chef Natalia Gaspari: ‘My entire world was destroyed’

When Natalia Gaspari won a Hat in the 2019 Australian Good Food Guide Awards just a few weeks after opening her dream restaurant Ble Greek Kouzina, she became just one …

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Who said our Greek Australian children can’t dance?

Greece is one of the few countries in the world where folk dances are still as alive today as they were in ancient times, and even Down Under, dance has …

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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 …

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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.

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Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece

Mystras figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites, but for profundity and for a true taste of sublime, understated beauty, it is peerless. Here …

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A true love story; First she gave him her heart, then she gave him her kidney

When Greek Australian chef Spiro Christopoulos met the love of his life Fiona in 2000, neither of them could have imagined the turn their life would have 20 years later. …

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“First your property. Then your life” Turkey’s own Kristallnacht

The Constantinople-Istanbul pogrom, known by Greeks as the Σεπτεμβριανά Septemvriana, “Events of September” was directed at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. It was triggered by fake news …

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Travelling to Gavdos, the remote southernmost Greek island paradise

My Aussie husband, Chris, fell in love with Greece on our first trip there (my third) in 2005. From then on he has always been pestering me to go back …

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Rembetika Blues from Smyrna to Syria: How the music style became the soundtrack for displaced migrants

Sydney-based filmmaker Mary Zournazi’s upcoming documentary ‘Rembetika Blues’ traverses Australia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, the US and UK to chronicle how the haunting Greek rebel music become the soundtrack for forced …

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The legendary picnics of the early Greek Australians

At least once every couple of months on a Sunday, mainly during the spring and summer months, most Greek Australian families would get together with family and friends and head …