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Top 10: Crime, guns and Greek-inspired literature

Over the years there are Greeks who have written good crime fiction and English-speaking writers who are inspired by Greece and have proved very adept at trawling the Greek underworld. …

Features

Road to Remembrance: Private Basil Passa of Kontopouli, the ANZAC of Lemnos

Egypt was long a place of emigration for Hellenes seeking a new life. Throughout the early twentieth century – and even before that – they came from Kavala and other …

Life

Billy Zane is honoured artist at the Thessaloniki contemporary art fair

The 4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair will be held at Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre from 21-14 November. The fair includes a tribute to Greek-American Hollywood actor …

Life

Grand opening of iconic Melissa cafe in Oakleigh

Melissa, Melbourne’s iconic Greek cafe experience, has finally arrived in Oakleigh. The first cafe of the chain was first launched in 1969 by Nick and Soula Katsakis in Collingwood. They …

Life

Christos Tsiolkas talks about ‘Damascus’: The dawn of a new creed

‘Damascus’ is Christos Tsiolkas’ most demanding book. Based on Paul’s transformation from Saul and his travels, the novel seeps into one’s skin. It draws out dreams and creates sleepless nights. …

Life

What’s new in Athens? Lykavittos hill to be overhauled

In 18 months, Lykavittos hill will be overhauled with a new design to make it safer and more attractive to visitors and local residents. The City of Athens has commissioned …

Life

Odyssey, the journey becomes a theme park

The greatest legend ever told, Homer’s Odyssey, is brought to life in Thessaloniki, Greece with the ‘Odyssey Theme Park’ that revives the adventures and hardships of Odysseus’ unforgettable journey back …

Life

RECIPE: ‘Instant’ Baklava Puff Pastry Rolls

For National Baklava Day, Greek American Diane Kochilas from the television series My Greek Table, has shared an easy to follow recipe for you to try at home. “Everyone loves …

Dialogue

Jim Claven’s ‘Lemnos and Gallipoli Revealed’ captures the ANZAC spirit

There is an arresting photograph in historian and long-time Neos Kosmos contributor, Jim Claven’s recently published book ‘Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed’ that encapsulates the spirit of the work like no …

Life

Young Greek Australian dreams of representing Greece at Eurovision

Earlier this year, Leea Nanos was one of 10 performers selected to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest. Though she wasn’t the …