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"I’m one fight, one win away from achieving my goal" - George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr now we defend

George Kambosos Jr: Now We Defend

Ahead of the Sonny Bill Williams v Barry Hall boxing clash on March 23 in Sydney, Wide World of Sports takes time out to speak to WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight title holder George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos Jr., who has a big announcement coming up.

Blanka Amezkua

Blanka Amezkua Seizes the Kairos of Athens, Greece

“If I die I have experienced all the beauty in my blood and spirit because I lived in Greece.” Renowned artist Blanka Amezkua is a philhellene in more ways than one. She lived for six years in the heart of  Athens from 2000-2016 during the height of the Greek crisis.

Laiik Greek sneaker Artemis

Laiik’s New Greek Sneaker Fit for Artemis

Attention sneakerheads! Made-in-Greece brand Laiik launch their first eco-friendly leather sneaker that’s fit for the goddess Artemis herself. Three years after redefining the classic Greek leather sandal for the modern American and international woman, US-based footwear brand Laiik are expanding their proud Greek craftsmanship into one of the market’s most popular and competitive categories: hand-crafted, leather sneakers.

Costas Cacoyannis Cyprus composer violin

Costas Cacoyannis, Cyprus’ Most Prolific Composer

In Cyprus, the work of Cacoyannis is everywhere. One can barely go to the cinemas or switch on the TV without hearing his music. Greek City Times speaks to this incredibly talented man, to learn more about his fascinating journey to becoming one of Cyprus’s most prolific composers.

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.

How a Greek-American Went Viral Yelling ‘Apagorevete’ in Greece 1

How a Greek-American Went Viral Yelling ‘Apagorevete’ in Greece

Greek City Times speaks exclusively with Tony Kariotis, otherwise known as @iamgreece on social media, to discuss what birthed his comical ‘Apagorevete’ catchphrase and viral video skit series.

Her Voice

Her Voice: Greek Women and Their Friends

‘Her Voice: Greek Women and their Friends’ has been called an insightful anthology, and it 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.

Fetolia art of scarf

Fetolia: the Art of Scarf

Made from the world’s finest pure silk materials, with finely rolled hand finished edges and immaculate attention to every single detail, Fetolia’s luxury limited edition scarves are exclusive designs inspired by history, nature and ethnic influences, including some beautiful Greek-themed designs such as the aptly named ‘The Olympian Gods’, ‘Evzonas’ and ‘The Abduction of Europa.’

Chanel Contos

Chanel Contos Crowned Amongst Marie Claire’s ‘Women of the Year’ 2021

She may have started the year as an everyday university student, but Chanel Contos is ending it as one of nine women crowned by Marie Claire Australia as “Women of the Year 2021” as she is recognised for her ground-breaking achievements this year lobbying for and providing holistic consent and sexuality education.

Spotify Greek lyrics

Spotify Now Has Greek Lyrics: No More Misheard Words

We’ve all been guilty of mishearing song lyrics that somehow, at the time, in some way, seemed to make sense to us. But do not fear – let bygones be bygones, as you can now find the lyrics to your favourite Greek songs, scrolling in real time on Spotify. Did someone say “Greek karaoke party”??!

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Greek Prime Minister UK

The UK has Fallen in Love with the Greek Prime Minister

British TV presenters have admitted that they received an “outpouring of love for the Geek Prime Minister” Kyriakos Mitsotakis  after he appeared on popular UK breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain.’

Greek travel couple yabatravellers

The Yabatravellers – Because the Couple Who Travels Together Stays Together

Authors of the e-book entitled ‘How to travel the world with a Greek salary’, Vasiliki and George and the Greek bloggers offering crucial travel (and survival) guides such as ‘How to survive the first trip with your new relationship,’ and the no doubt popular ‘Vacation with parents (or in-laws)’ plus many more tips and tricks through their website ‘yabatravellers.com’.

Renowned Athenian 'I Love Life' Artist, STMTS 2

Renowned Athenian ‘I Love Life’ Artist, STMTS

Best known for his politically and emotionally charged, large-scale drawings of children that he wheatpastes on various public buildings throughout Athens, Greek City Times speaks to New York Times featured artist STMTS about his artistic vision, his perspectives as a Greek artist and where he stands on the graffiti vs street art debate.