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Karditsa and Rethymno win European awards for safe walking and cycling paths

Karditsa in Central Greece and Rethymno, Crete, have both won first and second place respectively in competitions competitions for actions to promote safe walking and cycling. The competitions, which took …

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Greece opens up tourism to 20 countries as AEGEAN increases flights

Greece will open its gates to foreign tourists from 20 countries without tests or quarantine on 15 June, 2020. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke in a televised address, announcing …

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21 May, today is the feast day of Saints Constantine and Helen

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Constantine and Helen. It is also the name day of those named Constantine, Constantinos, Con, Connor, Tino, Dino, Dean, Constantina, Konstandina, Tina, Constance, Helen, …

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Fakes… How do you make lentil soup? Let us count the ways

The lowly lentils, known to Greeks as fakes, are a staple in every Greek home around the world. In English-speaking countries we joke about the funny-sounding name of the dish …

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The story of Private Ted D’Auvergne who fought in Crete with the New Zealand 27th Machine Gun Infantry Battalion

Ted D’Auvergne was invited by the publican, George Provan, at Waihao Folks Hotel west of Wellington, to have a farewell drinks before departing for overseas service in 1940. When he …

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Watch avante-garde film screenings from Greece in the comfort of your own home

The Greek Film Archive is continuing its online screenings through its new digital screen. Its third consecutive programme — a tribute to Greek Experimental/Avant-Garde Cinema – features outstanding films of …

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Angie Xyla: The young Greek-Australian designer from Sydney conquering Vogue and the fashion world

For as long as she could remember, 22-year-old Greek-Australian Angie Xyla wanted to design clothes. At the age of six she filled up a whole drawing pad with sketches of …

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A chat with the Director of the Historical Archives of the Museum of Hydra

Hydra itself is a living museum. Few are the places where time seems to have stopped, and the visitor can walk the streets of a place – in this case, …

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My Life in Lockdown: Q&A with Monash University Senior Lecturer Maria Gindidis

Dr Maria Gindidis is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Principal of Protypo Greek Centre. As a well-known educator and stakeholder in the Greek community of Mebourne, we asked …

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Theodora Greece, who calls herself a ‘Greek royal’, cancels wedding during COVID-19

To most Greeks –  nationals of a republic – the name ‘Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark’ means nothing. However royal watchers, especially British ones, are pointing to the cancellation …