“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.
GREEKS OF THE WORLD
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.
Supermodels Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel have joined forces to grace the cover of the December edition of Vogue Greece, modelling a variety of black-and-white images which aim to ‘pay homage to humanity’.
With a primary message message to the reader being to never give up hope; keep on fighting for what is right, the beautiful book ‘Elia’ by Greek Australian author Stella Sorotou is sure to bring a tear to your eye.
With most global polls voting that Greek men are amongst the sexiest on the planet, Greek City Times have compiled our own list of the World’s Sexiest Greek Gods Alive 2020. We hope you enjoy.
“Realization of our dreams is won only by a means that never fails. The name of this means is ‘SOUL’.” Greek Paralympic athlete Antonis Tsapatakis describes his journey in the world of sports and how the tragic events in his life made him who he is today.
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.
Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.