Annual St John’s Greek Festival taking place in Cairns this Sunday

The annual St John’s Greek Festival in Cairns, Australia will be held this Sunday, 24 June, with lots of Greek food, pastries, competitions, plate smashing, olive spitting, live music, non-stop dancing, laughter and fun for the entire family! The Greek festival has become an exciting event and much anticipated in the Cairns Community of Redlynch,…

Oinofilia festival of Greek wine and food returns to Australia this weekend

Oinofilia means “a love of wine” and there will be no shortage of wine and food to be enjoyed this weekend as this festival for lovers of Greek wine returns to Australia. Off the back of a successful inaugural event in 2017, Oinofilia: A Celebration of the Food and New Wines of Greece is back…

Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania to re-open after 17 centuries

The Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania, on the island of Crete will once again re-open after 17 centuries of thespian silence. Following its restoration, this special monument on Greece’s largest island, on Friday, June 29 will host a dramatised narration of a rhapsody from Homer’s “Odyssey”, performed by actors Sofia Hill and Antonis Myriagos,…

Popular Greek Singers performing across Greece for Summer 2018

If you love Greek music and heading to Greece this summer, no holiday would be complete without catching one of your favourite performers! Not only does the warm Greek weather put you in the mood to sing and dance, the live performances by the most popular Greek singers and artists will also do just that!…

Summer Nostos Festival kicks off for 2018

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) has kicked off and will continue to June 24th, 2018, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens. The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival), is a wonderful summer celebration for the entire city, which is open and free to every resident and every visitor and is organized and exclusively…

National Archaeological Museum launches free kids events for summer

Greece’s National Archaeological Museum in Athens is launching a summer programme with special free activities for kids, who are invited to explore Greek history while engaging their imagination and creativity in free workshops held every Wednesday, from June 20 until July 18. Museum officials say the specially designed educational activities will allow the children to create their own work…

Athens and Epidaurus Festival kicks off today

It’s the first day of summer in Greece and also the opening of the much-anticipated annual Athens and Epidaurus Festival! Over the next three months there will be an array of cultural events including plays, comedies and drama, along with music, art, theatre and dance, which will take place at some of the most ancient…

Brisbane set to Go Greek this weekend

Brisbane is getting ready to celebrate the 42nd annual Paniyiri this weekend, which has grown to become Australia’s longest running Greek festival. Sunny Queensland will turn blue and white, with plenty of Greek food, dance, music, culture and flavours, this Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 May, with more than 60,000 people expected to attend the…

Celebrating genius composer Yannis Markopoulos

Experience this spectacular concert celebrating the music of genius Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos. Featuring his classical symphonic works such as The Free Besiegedas well as other well-loved popular classics including Who Pays the Ferryman. Internationally acclaimed vocalist Vasilis Lekkas makes his Sydney debut, performing with a symphony orchestra conducted by George Ellis. During a time…