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War veterans: Korean veteran Konstantinos Kontossis, a reluctant hero of a ‘Forgotten War’

There’s a Greek saying that goes Θα γίνει της Κορέας that roughly translates to “All hell will break loose”. The expression gained popularity in the ’50s upon the return of …

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Australian citizens applying for partner visas also under scrutiny as of 17 April

Currently, part of the criteria for Partner visa permanent residence requires the visa applicant to be sponsored by an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen. Together, …

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Lightning strikes Acropolis, four injured

Athens has been experiencing bouts of bad weather with hail and thunderstorms over recent days. On Wednesday, lightning struck the Acropolis Hill area and four people were injured. A statement …

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Greece demands war reparations for crimes committed by Nazi Germany

Greek Parliament met to discuss the issue of war reparations as a result of crimes committed by Nazi Germany in World War 2. Greek left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told …

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Greece reopens discussion on WWII reparations

Greek lawmakers reopened the discussion on WWII reparations from Germany following a report from 2016. The decision comes following the meeting of a committee of experts that calculated the total …

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Greeks abroad could be given chance to elect their own MPs, says Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has addressed the possibility of Greeks abroad having a say in Greek elections. In an interview on ANT1, Nikos Hadjimanikolaou confronted the PM directly, saying …

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Twelve Evzones will march with Australian soldiers on Anzac Day!

The much-anticipated arrival of 12 Evzones, elite soldiers of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, is upon us. The elite infantrymen will arrive in Australia on Tuesday (23 April), accompanied by their …

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Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain

Aegean farmers from Greece and the area now occupied by Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Nature. The …

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Big fat Greek Market day at Preston [PHOTOS]

‘Big Fat Greek Day’ returned last Sunday at the Preston Market and it was a great success. For its third consecutive year Preston Market’s popular event recreated themes from the …

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Thousands of diasporans march in New York for Greek Independence Day

New York city dressed in white and blue last Sunday 14 April, in honor of the 198th anniversary of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire. The annual Greek parade which …