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Greeks of the World – Georgia Kovridis

“I was born in 1938 in the village of Inoi in Kastoria, northern Greece. My parents were Pontian refugees. I had an awful childhood. At the age of 7 years old I saw rebels barge into our house one night and kill my mum and grandmother. It was the Civil War and they were looking…

Greeks of the world- Strati Kalamvoki

“I was born in Sydney where I lived until the age of 6 years old. We then moved to Greece for 7 years and returned to Sydney in 1992 when I was 13 years old. My parents are from a magical village just outside Monemvasia, called Elia. I spent a few years of my childhood…

Greeks of the World: Constantinos Agganis

“I was born on July 16, 1931 in Logganiko, Sparti. My parents, Stavros and Demetra had nine children of which I am the third.  Our family was very poor and I was raised in really difficult times during the Depression and World War II. I left Logganiko at around 16 years of age to go…

Greeks of the World – Maria Cotsis

“I was born in 1947 on the island of Lesvos, in a village not far from the sea, atop a mountain. My childhood was difficult. Imagine living in a tiny one bedroom home in a small village on an island after the Second World War and the Civil War. It was a tough era for…

Greeks of the World – Tanya Chambers- Chlambea

“I was born and raised in Sydney, by Greek parents who immigrated to Australia in the late 1960s from the island of Kythera. My parents never intended on moving back ‘home’ as Australia had been their ‘home’ since they migrated and were bringing up a family. My dad however always longed for a holiday house…

Greeks of the World

“I was born and raised in Kavala, a beautiful city by the sea, in the northern part of Greece. I’d highly recommend it for a holiday! I have lived and worked in New York City, but at the moment I live in London.  Due to the nature of my acting work I travel to Athens…

Greeks of the World – John Tsolkas

“I was born and raised in Athens and for the first 8 years of my life I lived with my family (my parents, two brothers and one sister) at Lykabitos in downtown Athens. After that we moved to Agia Paraskevi and we have been living there ever since. I am the only one in my…

Greeks of the World – Natalia Gaspari

  “I was born and raised on the beautiful Ionian island of Kefalonia. In September 2011, at the age of 22 years old, I arrived in Australia. Everything looked so different. A kid who had grown up on an island all of a sudden found herself in a large country, in a city full of…

Greeks of the World- Stella Mastrogiannakou

“I am from a small town called Monemvasia and my parents and I moved to Canada in August, 2011. We moved here because both of my parents could not find work in Greece. Growing up, I remember my mother worked at the local museum as a tour guide and my father owned several restaurants and…