GREEKS OF THE WORLD

Greeks of the World.

Diana Voutyrakou robotics

Diana Voutyrakou: Greece’s Golden Girl of Robotics

Inspiring Forbes 30 under 30’s Diana Voutyrakou, who made vast inroads into robotics and the tech industry as a teenager, speaks about her robotic cane for the visually impaired and the initiatives that she is spearheading to help today’s youth to succeed in a similar way, by turning their passion into a profession.

Akis Petretzikis Konstantina Papamichael

Akis Petretzikis: Shares Photo With Partner Konstantina Papamichael on First Vacation with Their Son

Although very active on Instagram, Greek celebrity chef Akis Petretzikis takes care to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Recently, however, he posted a photo, for the first time, with his bikini-clad love, Konstantina on their first vacation together with their baby son.

The number 1 fight is on! Bobby 'The Spartan Warrior' Antonakos vs Anthony 'The Man' Mundine 1

The number 1 fight is on! Bobby ‘The Spartan Warrior’ Antonakos vs Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine

Some call him Bobby, Haralambos and Mbambi, but the man best known as “The Spartan Warrior” Antonakos is set to take on Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine at the long anticipated ‘Territory Footy Fight Night’.

Michael Platyrrahos Crete Cretan lyra

Michael Platyrrahos: Preserving the Musical Traditions of Crete

Accomplished musician and singer, Michael Platyrrahos is sought after internationally for his performances on the lyra, viololyra, lyraki, lute and mandolin and has spent a lifetime dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the unique musical and cultural traditions of Crete.

Fikos

Fikos: Painter of the Largest Mural in Greek and Byzantine Art History

Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.

Thanasis Pylarinos

Bouzouki Extraordinaire. Bouzouki on Fire. The Legendary Thanasis Pylarinos.

A professional musician from the tender age of just 14 attending school by day and performing gigs by night, Thanasis has shared the stage with Greek music royalty such as the likes of Dimitris Bassis, Stathis Aggelopoulos, Vasilis Lekkas, Nikos Kourkoulis, Kelly Kellidou, Thanasis Vasilakos, Sakis Arsenious….the list goes on.

Sydney's famous Alevri is doing all it can in these uncertain times 3

Sydney’s famous Alevri is doing all it can in these uncertain times

Alevri is fast becoming a household name and a staple in homes around Sydney and is showing us how persistence, perseverance as well as the ability to pivot during these incredibly tough times can result in some reasonably good results. 

Filoxenia

Live in L0ckdown: ft. FiloXenia – A Brotherhood Like No Other

Bouzouki player, Gregory Georgiou, DJ George Savva and Percussionist Arky Kalithrakas.  Three gifted musicians, who together form the modern Greek sensation that is the band ‘FiloXenia.’ Greek City Times chats with the guys in the lead up to their performance this time tomorrow in our sixth episode of Live in L0ckdown. Don’t miss it!

Ganas

Live in L0ckdown: with Lefteris Ganas ft. Thanasis Plarinos

Whilst some of the world is experiencing C0VID fatique, fires are sweeping across our beloved Greece, may these few moments bring some much needed peace, albeit temporary. One hour from now our fifth episode features Lefteris Ganas, accompanied by Thanasis Plarinos, playing old school Greek laiko.

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FlyManoloFly: Greek Pole Vaulter Karalís Provides ‘Favourite Moment’ of Olympic Games 2021

A true legend, Greek pole vaulter Emmanouíl Karalís (aka Manolo) has captured hearts over the world and the spirit of the Olympics in a gesture dubbed by many as their favourite moment of the Games. We share what the Olympian had to say in his exclusive interview with Greek City Times.