Apart from Cyprus, here are the 10 cities around the world that have the largest populations of Greek people.
GREEKS OF THE WORLD
Greek City sits down virtually with Terry to break down the highly competitive sport of boxing, what boxing means to him, being a proud Greek and a passionate advocate for his sport.
Vasilis Ioannidis, from Polykastro, Kilkis has made a reputation for himself for the beautifully intricate guitars, bouzoukia, baglamadakia, mandolins and spinning tops that he hand carves from wood.
Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari notches up an amazing win over Angelique Kerber, a player she has never beaten before, to reach the Grampians trophy final four. “Every time I come back to Australia, it feels like I’m at home,” says Sakkari in her post match interview.
New research shows that the first Greek set foot in Australia in 1811, not in 1829 as initially thought, and his name was George Emanuel. Being the first Greek immigrant in Australia however was not Emanuel’s only claim to fame, he also made newspaper headlines after he was married at the ripe old age of 99.
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.
Many people may not know that some of the most famous ceiling paintings, portraits of historical figures and murals within the Capitol, are painted by Greek-Italian artist Konstantinos Broumidis. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of the United States”, his extraordinary talent has been praised by art curators world-wide.
“In the post-coronavirus era, Greece has a great advantage. It can attract the nomads of technology with its beauties. I believe that it has a great opportunity ahead of it, and it is now at a level where it can become the basis and foundation of large technology companies.” The couple behind Google Maps now bring their new mood-based music application ‘Weav Music’ to Greece.
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.
Making Christmas extra special this year, St. Catherine’s junior choir visited the St Basil’s Randwick location to perform Christmas Carols for the residents.
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.
The works of Greek poet, painter, and 1979 Nobel Prize winner Odysseas Elytis have been analysed by art experts and curators all around the world, while his poems have been studied in Greek schools for decades. The Greek Ministry of Culture is creating a museum house in Plaka, Athens designed to look like Elytis’s real-life home to hold his paintings, poems, notebooks and personal belongings.
Spiro Stavis, newly appointed Acting CEO, has a vision for St. Basil’s NSW & ACT: for consumers to see their lives improve upon joining the St. Basil’s family of programs and services. He speaks about his new role, “I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in my professional life. I know that every day I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.”
One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
Greek City Times presents our new podcast channel which will bring to you stories about Greece, Greeks of the world and all things Greek including history, art, lifestyle, urban culture, current affairs and much more. The first series featured on the GCT Podcast Channel is ‘Greeks of the Globe’ by Andreas Nicola.
Greek neuroscience researcher and elementary school teacher from Athens Rania Lampou has been recognised internationally for her achievements as an educator, by winning the “Best Teacher Award” at the 2020 Global Teacher Awards.
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.
Hollywood heart throb Gerard Butler is dating Greek model Sofia Harmanda and the fiercely private couple are set to spend their Christmas
holidays this year in England and Scotland.
Protected by the EU and UNESCO as a unique product, the precious ‘tears’ of Chios are harvested in a labour intensive process that has been passed down through generations and included on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There’s now a way to assist in the preservation of this ancient Greek tradition and the magical Chios mastiha trees.