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.
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Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the site of the World Trade Centre on Thursday and paid tribute to the 41 Greeks who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Stelios Kerasidis is a ten year old award-winning pianist and composer, named amongst the Top 100 Global Child Prodigies at the Global Child Prodigy Awards in 2022. Greek City Times speaks with this uber talented young musician to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
A new book by veteran Royal watcher Ian Lloyd, The Duke: 100 Chapters In The Life Of Prince Philip, unearths some interesting particulars pertaining to the Greek background of the Prince and his Greek connections that you probably never knew. Or in some hilarious cases, never wanted to know.
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.
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.
Wondering what unique souvenir you can take back home to your family and friends after a getaway to Greece? Forget your standard magnets, key rings, t-shirts, hats and postcards. Bring back the Spirt of Greek Summer. That’s right, you can take it with you, and it will fit in your suitcase.
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.
Xronia Polla to Nikos Vertis! The now 45-year-old singer released his latest single on July 2nd and the official music video has already reached almost 11 million views on YouTube. Watch it here.
A welcome sitting was held yesterday to officially mark the appointment of Her Honour Judge Nola Karapanagiotidis. The proud daughter of migrant parents who raised her to dream that she could “touch the sky and be anything” is the first Greek Australian woman to be appointed.
Greek City Times speaks to longtime journalist, TV news presenter and author, Maro Leonardou as her latest and sixth consecutive book entitled ‘Freud I Love’ hits the shelves.
Another year, another adventure for French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, who invites his customers to take a journey to the Mediterranean with his new ‘Greekaba’ collection, created in collaboration with close friend, Greek artist and illustrator Konstantin Kakanias.
Maria Kalomira Saranti, known professionally as Kalomira, is a Greek-American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She has represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest, released four studio albums and hosted various television shows. Greek City Times speaks to Kalomira about her music and balancing motherhood with her busy career.
With vocal skills extending to all genres of music, talented singer Domna Kountouri became well known after appearing as a contestant in season 3 of ANT1 network’s Fame Story music competition, one of the most successful Greek TV shows of recent years. Greek City Times speaks to her to learn more.