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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.

Orianthi

Greek guitar goddess Orianthi releases new album ‘O’

Platinum selling singer, songwriter and world class guitarist Orianthi has just released her new long-awaited album ‘O’. Here’s what she has to say about her new work as well as her famous collaborations with rock royalty and global superstars including Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Prince, Richie Sambora and more.

Dimitris Siasiaridis

Dimitris Siasiaridis: The famous chef bringing Greek delicacies to Paris

Endlessly talented, Dimitris Siasiaridis is a chef, ballet dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, musician, restaurant owner, co-founder of catering company ‘Dimitris’, member of Greek French innovation network MAZIINOV, artistic director of Greek dance company in France ‘Parthenon Académie de Danses’ and co-owns the first pop corn store in Paris ‘Yummy POP’ with actress Scarlett Johannson. Through his professional activities and hobbies, every day Dimitris continues to promote Greek food, music, culture, way of life and the Greek spirit.

Effy Alexakis

Photographer Effy Alexakis to exhibit in Athens: Greek-Australians: In Their Own Image

Renowned Greek Australian documentary photographer is to present her photographic exhibition Greek Australians: In Their Own Image, featuring select works that capture the depth and diversity of Australia’s Greek presence through moving individual migration stories that resonate.