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Award-winning novel by Greek author Makis Tsitas translated into English

More readers around the world will now have the chance to enjoy Makis Tsitas’ award-winning novel ‘God Is My Witness’, thanks to Aiora Press which has released the novel in …

News

Pancretan youth prepare for pilgrimage to the homeland

The Pancretan Association of Melbourne is continuing to invest and develop its youth members with another trip to Greece and tour of the island of Crete. Over 20 members will …

Dialogue

A loving tribute to Nikolaos Tsiaskas

My earliest recollection of life is sitting on my grandmother’s porch at pre-school age, working my way through the Grade 1 music book, playing my tiny red accordion that was …

Life

Skiathos airport landing scrapes over heads of planespotters

Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis International AIrport is notorious for its close proximity to the beach and nearby yachting docks. Despite signage warning people not to get close to the edge of …

Life

The fine art of papara

The word papara (παπάρα) in Greek means many things. It can be a soft, limpy bread, but the word itself can also have crass connotations, referring to a certain point …

News

Top European court rejects Greece’s appeal to set lower taxes on tsipouro and tsikoudia

Greece’s appeal to set a lower excise tax on two of the country’s traditional alcoholic beverages has been rejected by Europe’s top court. Greece had set taxes on tsipouro and …

Life

20 Greek organic olive oils win BIOL International Prizes

This year, 20 Greek olive oils won BIOL International Prizes for the best organic extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) in the world. Thirty judges from 10 countries awarded Greek EVOOs three Extra …

Life

Historic Doric Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, open to visitors for the first time

Following the iconic Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda fashion show earlier this month which took place at the ancient Greek Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, Italy, the site is now …

Life

The 19-year-old Greek Australian bouzouki player who is a rising star on the music scene

If you were to meet Harrison Giavris, there’s a good chance his bouzouki wouldn’t be too far away. At 19, Giavris is a rising star in the Greek music scene, …

News

Surgeon who treated fire victims in Greece, develops revolutionary lifesaving skin transplant technique

Dr Greenwood, the surgeon who visited Greece last year to treat the Mati fire victims, has managed to save a 33-year-old man using a world-first skin transplant technique that he …