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It’s carnival time in Greece – let the capers begin

Carnival (apokries) revelry kicked off in Greece on 17 February with fascinating traditions being revived around the country. There’s everything from colourful parades and masquerades to fertility rites that allude …

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Award-winning Aussie author Hannah Kent set to visit Greece

Award-winning Austrailan writer Hannah Kent will be in Athens and Thessaloniki to visit her readers on Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20. The author has millions of fans around …

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The world’s oldest olive tree and it’s Anzac connection

A sapling from an Ancient Olive Tree from Vouves, located in Crete is proposed to be planted near the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park Sydney The Ancient Olive Tree is …

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A vibrant festival celebrating contemporary Mediterranean folk music

As has been the case with rembetika in Greece and Australia, over the past 20 years, Italy has seen a folk music revival, with a generation of younger musicians rediscovering …

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Greece’s war of independence as a setting for a Hollywood love story [VIDEO]

From Zorba the Greek to Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and 300 and from The Guns of the Navarone to Mamma Mia and Alexander, Greece has been the backdrop of a number …

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She wanted kids to learn Greek – so she became a Youtuber [VIDEO]

The world has become a global village, but this hasn’t made it any easier for third and fourth generation children of the diaspora to be fluent in Greek. If anything, …

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Katerine Duska will represent Greece at Eurovision

The announcement that Montreal-born Katerine Duska would represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 came as no surprise as it was the name that most were expecting. Now, after …

Airbnb to become an end-to-end travel platform

According to the New Zealand Herald, popular home sharing site Airbnb will soon be taking over the travel market, becoming an all-in-one platform. The report is looking into establishing partnerships with …

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Greek community opens dialogue on future of women

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting a post-Women’s Day forum on 31 March. The forum, titled “Design the Pathway for Active Participation of Women”, invites men …

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WWE signs rights deal with Greek broadcaster SKAI

Good news for wrestling fans in Greece. American entertainment company WWE has signed a rights deal with Greece’s commercial broadcaster, SKAI Group. Announced on Monday, the agreed deal covers its flagship …