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Elina Tzengko

Greece’s Elina Tzengko sets new world record in javelin

17-year-old Elina Tzengko broke the U20 world record in the women’s javelin throw. Competing in the U20 Greek National Championships in Ioannina, Tzengko only threw the javelin once, as her throw of…

Greece's 'Parthenon of underwater museums' inaugurated 3

Greece’s ‘Parthenon of underwater museums’ inaugurated

A first-of-its-kind underwater museum, at the site of an ancient shipwreck off the uninhabited islet of Peristera, near Alonissos island, was inaugurated on Saturday. The unique opening ceremony was held in the…

7 of the best ice-cream and gelato spots in Athens 5

7 of the best ice-cream and gelato spots in Athens

What’s one of the best ways to enjoy the Grecian sun? Eat your weight in ice cream and gelato, clearly. GCT shares the best scoops (places) to visit in Athens. Le Greche…

Andreas Holevas: The American-born Greek Presidential Guard 6

Andreas Holevas: The American-born Greek Presidential Guard

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, 28-year-old Andreas Holevas obtained a Greek passport to serve in the Greek Army and in particular in the Presidential Guard, “like his grandfather.” The expatriate Holevas has…

How Greece‘s second-tallest building will be transformed 9

How Greece‘s second-tallest building will be transformed

The Piraeus Tower will gain “life” more than 45 years after its construction. Located in the port neighbourhood of Athens, the 84 meter tall tower- Greece’s second tallest building- was built in…

Paros named Best Island in Europe 2020 14

Paros named Best Island in Europe 2020

Greece has again dominated ‘Europe’s Top 10 Islands’ category at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, with Paros taking first place. Travel + Leisure (T+L) is a travel magazine based in New York City, and…

Greece’s favourite ION chocolate

Greece’s favourite ION chocolate

World Chocolate Day on July 7th is all about celebrating chocolate’s delicious taste. Today demands chocolate with every meal and you can’t argue with that, especially if you indulge in ION. Greece’s…

The Taverna Movie Tottie Goldsmith

The Taverna: much anticipated Greek Aussie dark comedy hits cinemas

Get a taste of The Taverna. Award-winning writer/director, Alkinos Tsilimidos serves up life, love, food and cultural differences in his brand new dark comedy premiering today in cinemas across Australia. Join Kostas for one utterly chaotic evening in his family-run Greek restaurant. Opa! Make a reservation for The Taverna at a cinema near you.

Piraeus Port plans on track 19

Piraeus Port plans on track

Work on the further development and upgrade of the Port of Piraeus, Greece’s largest harbour, is proceeding smoothly as planned despite COVID-19, Greek Shipping and Island Policy Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis stated on Monday. “The Chinese investment in…

Kalamata olives

Kalamata olives: One of the world’s healthiest foods

Kalamata olives are only found on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece and have played a part in the human diet for thousands of years. Growing under the amazing Greek sun, the…

immune system

How to boost your immune system through nutrition

Anthi Naoumi As COVID-19/Coronavirus is spreading through Europe and the world, many people seek food or supplements specialised on “boosting” the immune system. Unfortunately, the answer is simple: there is no such…

KATHY TSAPLES at her shop

Kathy Tsaples, living her ‘Sweet Greek’ dream

Greek Australian Kathy Tsaples, owner of the Sweet Greek shop in Melbourne and author of two popular cookbooks has an inspirational story behind her success. It is one of a brave, courageous…