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Ikaria Bondi

Ikaria: The New Meze Bar Bringing the Greek Islands to Australia’s Iconic Bondi Beach

“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.

Stella Arhontoulis anime artist

Meet Stella Arhontoulis: 14 year old internationally acclaimed anime artist

At just 14 years old, Stella Arhontoulis currently works as lead animator on YouTube series ‘Interstellar Ranger Commence’ due for release early next year. The incredibly talented school girl has already received international recognition as an award-winning manga artist, illustrator and animator, winning first place in an Australian and Japan wide anime competition two years consecutively.

Vasilis Kostas

Vasilis Kostas: The Greek musician who conquered America with his laouto

Acclaimed Greek master laouto player and composer, Vasilis Kostas, has recently won the “Forty Under 40” – an international award recognising people up to 40 years old who excel in the fields of arts, sciences and business; making him one of the most decorated Greek musicians of the last decade.

Tavern of Psarras

The Tavern of Psarras: The oldest restaurant in Greece, operating since 1898

The oldest restaurant in Greece is located in Plaka, Athens, and it is called “The Old Tavern of Psarras” (Η Παλιά Ταβέρνα του Ψαρά), which translates to “The Old Tavern of the Fisherman” remains one of the country’s most beloved restaurants over 100 years after it first opened its doors.

Last Christmas George Michael Andrew Ridgeley

George Michael’s ‘Last Christmas’ reaches number one 36 years after its release

Written by George Michael when the star was just 21 years old, ‘Last Christmas’ is still the world’s favourite Christmas song more than three decades after its release, becoming the first number one in the charts of 2021 after an impressive 9.2 million streams over the past week.

Dimitris Daskalopoulos,

Greek billionaire Dimitris Daskalopoulos to convert Athens Tobacco Factory into a Cultural Centre

Dimitris Daskalopolous bought his first work of art whilst travelling through Thailand with his parents at the age of 17 – a statue that he carried with him under his arm for a week as it didn’t fit in his suitcase. Now, through his not-for-profit art foundation Neon, the Greek billionaire is converting a tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural centre as part of his mission to bring contemporary art to the people of Greece.