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George Kapiniaris Acropolis Now

Kapiniaris: We used to be the enemy

Growing up Greek in Australia in the sixties, seventies and eighties wasn’t always easy. But according to actor and comedian George Kapiniaris, comedies like Acropolis Now helped to change attitudes towards migrant families as they integrated.

Iordanes Spyridon Gogos Jordan Gogos

Jordan Gogos Un/constrained

Like the elite Greek soldiers bursting out of the Trojan Horse in Troy, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos has exploded onto the creative scene with a vengeance, seizing it by storm. After staging his debut runway show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021, Gogos has received widespread acclaim for its colourful celebration of community and collaboration. Now in the midst of his first solo exhibition, Greek City Times speaks to the creative genius himself.

Sharia Sarantis: The Braid Boss

Sharia Sarantis: The Braid Boss

California born African American Sharia Sarantis, celebrity stylist and director of thriving business ‘The Braid Boss’ says “I would never have guessed I’d be Greek Orthodox and living in Australia with a thriving business!” Yet somehow, at 39 years of age, Sharia finds herself living in Sydney with her Greek Australian husband Sotiri, their two beautiful children and her 72 year old mother-in law. And she couldn’t be happier.

Pater Maneas Santorini My Greek Odyssey

Maneas: Santorini More Than Just the Postcard Image

From the steep cliffs overlooking the deep blue of the caldera, the shining white houses and churches with blue doors and windows, coupled with that breathtaking sunset, it’s easy to see why Santorini has become the postcard image of Greece, and why shows like My Greek Odyssey feature it. But it’s so much more than that according to host of My Greek Odyssey, Peter Maneas.

Her Voice

Her Voice: Greek Women and Their Friends

Called an insightful anthology, ‘Her Voice: Greek Women and their Friends’ contains the individual stories of 42 women – Greek Australian women and their friends to be precise – as they reflect upon the challenges that they have encountered on a myriad of levels in Australia over decades.

COVID-19, Monkey Pox, Buruli Ulcer, Tomato Flu and Other Outbreaks: All You Need To Know Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos

COVID-19, Monkeypox, Buruli Ulcer, Tomato Flu and Other Outbreaks: All You Need To Know

This year alone we’ve heard about outbreaks of the Hepatitis virus, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Monkeypox, Buruli ulcer, Langya and in the last few days, Tomato flu has also come to our attention. Greek Australian and Woman of the Year, Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos updates us on what we need to know.

Georgallis – Greek Rugby League Built on Fight

Georgallis – Greek Rugby League Built on Fight

The Rugby League World Cup kicks off this October and for the first time ever, Greece will be there to take part with Greek-Australian NRL players set to feature. Greek Head Coach and North Queensland Cowboys Assistant Coach, Steve Georgallis, joined South Sydney Rabbitohs and Greek hooker, Peter Mamouzelos on the Ouzo Talk Podcast to talk about the historic tournament and the role their families have played in inspiring their involvement.