A fisherman in New Zealand, who found a mysterious message in a bottle last week after it washed ashore, has made contact with the Greek sailor who sent the bottle on its journey around 12 months ago.
Ryan’s Renovation’ is the new four-episode Bravo series captures the renovation of Ryan Serhant’s $8 million, 7,900 square foot Brooklyn brownstone, as he makes it large enough to house all of his Greek in-laws. To alleviate any reservations that his in-laws may have about the home, Ryan is prepared to try anything including putting garlic in the wall cavities as per the age-old Greek superstition to ward off evil spirits, as well as having the house blessed by an Orthodox priest.
Since ancient times the Greeks have long imparted wisdom to the world by way of proverbs, which can be found in ancient Greek literature as far back as the works of Homer. Greek proverbs have long provided inspiration to people around the world. Here is a list of some of our favourites.
Qatar Airways resumed regular flights between Doha and Mykonos as of yesterday, with the first flight welcomed with honorary water arches and fire truck sirens in an impressive ceremony upon touchdown.
Constructed around 1700BC, Knossos Palace is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and the most complex in Greece. During the Bronze Age, Knossos Palace was the ceremonial, religious, economic and political centre of the Minoan Civilization.
International Nurses Day is day celebrated around the world each year on the 12 May. This year, the residents of St. Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT have written beautiful messages for their nurses expressing gratitude and acknowledging the importance of their work.
Her late Pappou always said, “Χωρίς Άννα δεν Σω” (without Ana I cannot live). Living by the valuable life lessons taught to her by her beloved Pappou helped to make Ana Mavridis, of award winning Zoom Real Estate in Burwood the incredible woman that she is today and her Pappou so proud. On Mother’s Day – a day that we honour the women who have helped others to become the strong and beautiful women that they are today – we tell Ana’s story.
Greece clearly leads the way as one of the most resilient destinations in Europe this summer according to research published this week which implies that the key to reviving international travel lies in vaccination developments.
Greek world champion pole vaulter Emmanouíl Karalís (aka Manolo) has recently launched himself into a new project, releasing his new clothing collection FlyManoloFly – premium streetwear made in Greece.
Residents of the St. Basil’s Homes in the Miranda location recently partied ‘Hollywood-style’ at an event inspired by the Oscars and organised as part of the Lifestyles Activities Program that is available across all of the organisation’s nursing homes. The party starred many lookalike celebrities, featured plenty of food and lots of fun.
Prime Minister of Australia ‘ScoMo’ attends Greek Orthodox Easter service saying, “Christ is Risen.” His Eminence Archbishop Makarios had his own special Easter message to the thousands of believers attending as he tells them, “Do not be afraid to state your Greek origin and your Orthodox faith.”
Record crowds have gathered to celebrate Easter Church services around the nation, as the country experiences a period of relative normality whilst the pandemic still rampages in many other countries across the globe.
After Holy Friday mass in Australia last night, Tsalikis speaks to the congregation in an emotional address saying, “I am happy because the Greek have not lost their faith in Mary, God and Jesus. When I return to Greece I will tell everyone of another miracle…of what I experienced here today with you. God bless you all. Kali Anastasi.”
Each year, St. Basil’s looks forward to this family event shared with the community, held on Palm Sunday and leading into Holy Week.
The much anticipated season return of ‘Travel Guides’ produced by Nine airs at 7.30pm tonight with Episode 1 set in Greece! Our favourite travellers take off on a Greek island-hopping holiday that starts in the ancient capital, Athens, before boarding the ferry to the party island of Mykonos and then to the traditional island of Milos. GCT speaks to Greek Australian star of the show, Dorian, about the highlights of his time in Greece and how his Yiaiyia “cried a little” when she learned he was travelling back to her homeland for the show.
“Ikaria’s philosophy mirrors the Greek Islands’ approach of adding life to our years, instead of trying to add years to our lives.” Despite being currently unable to travel overseas, Australians are still able to escape to Ikaria as new Greek meze bar opens in Bondi Beach, bringing good food and great times with a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere and island holiday vibe.
Corfu, the birthplace of Prince Philip, honoured and participated in the mourning on the day of Prince Philip’s funeral, with a memorial prayer in the sanctuary of Agios Spyridon. When Prince Philip was laid to rest, his unique personal royal flag, representing the national flag of Greece, was draped over his casket.
There were numerous massacres during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829). On this day, 4 April 1821, Constantine Mourousis, Dimitrios Paparigopoulos and Antonios Tsouras were decapitated by the Ottomans in Constantinople.
“I want the Greek DNA showcased in this exhibition to trigger pride, acknowledgement and a respect for the modern world’s roots.” Melbourne leg of Nick Bourdaniotis’ “The Evzones Collection” photography exhibition national tour a resounding success.