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Apokries around Greece: Athens, Patra and Xanthi – three carnivals of colour

Apokries (Carnival) time in Greece is filled with spectacular traditions, masquerading and all manner of performances. From local fertility-rites to other events with pagan roots, festivities are held in the …

And the Oscar for Best Director goes to… Yorgos Lanthimos?

The Academy Awards always come with a lot of betting attached to them, and speculation is skyrocketing for the 91st Oscar Awards due to take place tonight. One award that …

Ouzo Festival brought the spirit of Lesbos to Bayswater [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Lovers of the Greek aniseed flavoured drink were not disappointed at the Lesbos Culture Club’s Ouzo Festival at Bayswater, 29km east of Melbourne’s CBD. There was unlimited ouzo with 250 …