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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Greek City Times presents to you the fourth episode of our new weekly series, featuring the masterful and very soulful klarino soloist, Theo Skaltsas. Enjoy our premiere in just TWO hours from now.
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.
Is your mind safe? Greek City Times speaks to America’s Got Talent’s Peter Antoniou, the psychic comedian who was able to read Sofia Vergara’s thoughts, in an exclusive interview that will leave you wondering…
A total of 190 aromatic plants and shrubs have been planted by the Municipality of Athens including lavender, rosemary, myrtle and thyme in a new bioclimatic ‘pocket park’.
Described as the “most phenomenal” resorts in the world, here is your personal tour of some of the most beautiful, luxury beach havens.
“That’s the beautiful thing about music – there is a song or melody for every mood, feeling or experience.” Enjoy our premiere of the beautiful and very talented singer,Tina Kokkalis in just TWO hours from now.
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.
Famous actor Bill Murray expresses his love for Greece, warmly referring to his experience living in Athens as his latest movie set in Herodian premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
Commonly used in every day as part of the Greek language, when many Greek idioms are translated literally the results are often very puzzling and sometimes hilarious for non-Greek speakers. Here are some of our favourite and funny Greek one-liners.
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.
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.
There were numerous massacres during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829). On this day, 4 April 1821, Constantine Mourousis, Dimitrios Paparigopoulos and Antonios Tsouras were decapitated by the Ottomans in Constantinople.
“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.
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.