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Pray for Evia: Raging fire in Greece sees residents in four villages evacuated

A raging fire on the island of Evia has led to the evacuation of residents in four villages, including the monastery of Panagia Makrymallis. “The flames are 20-30 metres high … …

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Three new major archaeological discoveries in Greece

Kozani, a region of Northern Greece that flourished during the Hellinistic period, is an area that hides significant historical sites where an intact Hellenistic tomb containing the skeleton of a …

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Two petrified trunks found at Lesvos petrified forest area

Two gigantic petrified tree trunks, lying one on top of one another, were discovered during salvage excavations conducted by the Petrified Forest Natural History Museum of Lesvos in cooperation with …

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Australian tourist throws $5000 proposal ring into Santorini caldera after girlfriend dumps him

Brendan Beasley, an electrician from Penrith in Sydney’s western suburbs, organised the trip of a lifetime for the woman he thought would be his wife. The 23-year-old spent $10,000 for …

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Greek Australian woman mocked online for being vegan after complaining for mince mix-up

Customer Zoe Callis is no stranger to ordering online from Coles. However, this one time her favourite vegan mince substitute was out of stock. Coles emailed her that it had …

Life

Your survival guide to driving in Greece

Thinking of driving around Greece on your next holiday? Be warned that it is no easy task if you’re a foreigner, and there are many things to keep in mind …

Life

It’s not too soon to prepare for the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Melbourne is home to a large Greek community and the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) takes place every February to celebrate the Greek community and multiculturalism in general. Expressions …

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Australia will not be able to use the ‘name’ feta for cheese that has not been produced in Greece

It was first announced in February, however the measure is only now being put into effect with six names being classified as geographic indicators that are now off limits for …

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Opinion: A parallel universe – Growing up Greek in the 50s and 60s

The offspring of the post-war, mass-migratory wave of the 1950s and 60s grew up in the parallel diasporic space of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne. It was a distinct …

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Gigi Hadid will never go to Mykonos again after being robbed

Victoria Secret supermodel Gigi Hadid, 24, enjoyed the sun and sea during a luxury vacation to Mykonos in August, but she vows never to return to the island. The model …