Tag: Natalie Martin

ancient greek gods artichokes

Artichokes: An Ancient Greek Remedy

Artichokes are a 3,000-year-old detox secret, highly prized over the centuries for its potent medicinal properties. The Ancient Greeks valued this rare, edible blossom that it was known as ‘food for the Gods’ and reserved for the aristocratic alone. Modern research confirms just how right ancient healers were about the medicinal powers of this thorny, armoured vegetable with the sweet, sensual heart.

Saxtom

Saxtom: Tom Giannakopoulos, Saxophonist Star on the Rise

Exclusive interview with Saxtom – Tom Giannakopoulos, the 22 year old saxophonist who performs alongside some of Greece’s music industry greats including Sakis Rouvas and Konstantinos Argyros and whose collaborations include global brands such as Adidas, Diesel and Swarovski. And this is just the beginning… Link in article to watch him live on Greek City Times.

Michael Platyrrahos Crete Cretan lyra

Michael Platyrrahos: Preserving the Musical Traditions of Crete

Accomplished musician and singer, Michael Platyrrahos is sought after internationally for his performances on the lyra, viololyra, lyraki, lute and mandolin and has spent a lifetime dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the unique musical and cultural traditions of Crete.

Thanasis Pylarinos

Bouzouki Extraordinaire. Bouzouki on Fire. The Legendary Thanasis Pylarinos.

A professional musician from the tender age of just 14 attending school by day and performing gigs by night, Thanasis has shared the stage with Greek music royalty such as the likes of Dimitris Bassis, Stathis Aggelopoulos, Vasilis Lekkas, Nikos Kourkoulis, Kelly Kellidou, Thanasis Vasilakos, Sakis Arsenious….the list goes on.

Filoxenia

Live in L0ckdown: ft. FiloXenia – A Brotherhood Like No Other

Bouzouki player, Gregory Georgiou, DJ George Savva and Percussionist Arky Kalithrakas.  Three gifted musicians, who together form the modern Greek sensation that is the band ‘FiloXenia.’ Greek City Times chats with the guys in the lead up to their performance this time tomorrow in our sixth episode of Live in L0ckdown. Don’t miss it!

Ganas

Live in L0ckdown: with Lefteris Ganas ft. Thanasis Plarinos

Whilst some of the world is experiencing C0VID fatique, fires are sweeping across our beloved Greece, may these few moments bring some much needed peace, albeit temporary. One hour from now our fifth episode features Lefteris Ganas, accompanied by Thanasis Plarinos, playing old school Greek laiko.

Alonissos monk seal

Alonissos Marine Park: The Largest Reserve of its Kind in the World

With a new underwater museum where visitors can explore the remains of a 2500-year-old shipwreck, the Alonissos Marine Park is the largest reserve of its kind in the world, a place of unspoilt natural beauty that is home to a fascinating variety of flora, fauna and marine life including the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal.

Alzheimer's olive oil

Olive Oil: The Secret Ingredient in Curing Alzheimer’s

As the FDA approves a controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s, causing the shock resignation of three advisory committee members concerned about its potentially severe side effects, a study concludes that a long-term diet rich in Greek extra virgin olive oil can help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Rude Talk in Athens Mark Haskill Smoth

Rude Talk in Athens

The days of Ancient Greece may have been the golden age of Democracy, but for comic playwrights, it was the age of ‘Rude Talk’. Mixing history, literary criticism, and dirty jokes, Mark Haskell Smith pays tribute to a slew of forgotten Greek writers in his latest book ‘Rude Talk in Athens’ that will feed the intellect as well as tickle the funny bone.

Ana Mavridis Zoom

Strong Greek Women Inspiring Women: Award-Winning Zoom Real Estate’s Ana Mavridis

Her late Pappou always said, “Χωρίς Άννα δεν Σω” (without Ana I cannot live). Living by the valuable life lessons taught to her by her beloved Pappou helped to make Ana Mavridis, of award winning Zoom Real Estate in Burwood the incredible woman that she is today and her Pappou so proud. On Mother’s Day – a day that we honour the women who have helped others to become the strong and beautiful women that they are today – we tell Ana’s story.

The Evzones Collection Nick Bourdo Bourdaniotis

Melbourne leg of ‘The Evzones Collection’ national exhibition a resounding success

“I want the Greek DNA showcased in this exhibition to trigger pride, acknowledgement and a respect for the modern world’s roots.” Melbourne leg of Nick Bourdaniotis’ “The Evzones Collection” photography exhibition national tour a resounding success.

Esteemed Evzones Photographer Nick Bourdaniotis. The Legend Behind the Lens. 2

Esteemed Evzones Photographer Nick Bourdaniotis. The Legend Behind the Lens.

To experience ‘The Evzones Collection’ Exhibition is to fall in love with the strength, solidarity and mystique that is the Evzones. And with the spiritual, brilliant, creative, artistic, shining light of a legend that is world class photographer, Nick Bourdaniotis. We speak to Nick about his life’s passion of photography, his creative processes, and what inspires him, to find out more about what goes on inside the genius mind of the man behind the lens.