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Apocalypse now: Explore the divine island of Patmos

If you are looking for a Greek island holiday that will revive your body and nurture your soul, then Patmos is the place to go. A few years ago my …

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Thessalian villagers win top EU broadband award for their community network

A community network in a rural area in Thessaly was given a European Broadband Award for its work in building up a broadband network that connects 15 villages and for …

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Cross-cultural love and Christmas tidings

By the mid 1980s up to 40 per cent of all Greek Australians were marrying outside their cultural group, the number is now higher. Neos Kosmos reached out to a …

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At a Greek Christmas the table groans with a rich and varied fare

Christmas in Greece does not have the carry the same religious weigh as Easter. The Greek festive season, which lasts from 30 November to 6 January, is a time for …

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TOP 10 Greek-inspired gifts for Christmas

1. Subscription to Neos Kosmos What better gift than one that people can open every day? A digital edition subscription will allow loved ones to access an exact replica of …

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‘Lords of the pearls’: The Paspaley family from Kastellorizo celebrates 100 years of success in Australia

It has been 100 years since founder, Nicholas Paspaley Sr, first arrived in Australia. With his beginnings in Kastellorizo, a tiny island of Greece, the late Nicholas Paspaley fled as …

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Greek nurse honours a promise to write her rich life story

In the evening after the games, they’d all sit around me for a story. Even Stephanos would listen with his mouth open, and he’d already heard the stories. They were …

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Australian iconographers take centre stage in exhibition of their art

My first impression of an iconographer goes back to my childhood. On my way from school and through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the old castle in Yannina, past the …

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Greek Orthodoxy crossing paths with alt rock? Yes, it’s happened!

Beware of Darkness is probably not your typical alt rock band and a few things can testify that. Their beginnings were not run-of-the-mill. Having started at a studio garage, they …

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Libraries are living organisms

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (ΑGLIS) together with the National Library of Greece (NLG) organised a meeting last month, 23 November, entitled ‘Meta- IFLA WLIC Athens 2019: …