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13-year-old, Marianos Nikolis, on his dream to become a MotoGP world champion

At the age of 4, Marianos Nikolis' dad bought him his first ever motorbike and he never looked back. Nine years later and he's competed in a number of motorbike tournaments but ultimately, his dream...

Zoe Ventoura on motherhood, work and growing up with a Greek musician father

When people hear the name Zoe Ventoura they typically think of her time playing Melissa Bannon in the popular Seven TV series, Packed to the Rafters. In 2011, she was nominated for a Logie Award...

Darwin GleNTi returns with a bang in 2021 and is set to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary

After the devastating cancellation of Darwin's biggest Greek festival, GleNTi, last year due to COVID-19, it's back with a bang in 2021 and is definitely not going to disappoint anyone who attends. This year, celebrations are...

Exterior of Saint Nicholas Shrine glows after being clad with same marble as the Parthenon

Saint Nicholas Shrine, the long-awaited church that is being constructed to replace the original St Nicholas Church at Ground Zero in Manhattan, has begun to "glow" after being clad in the very same Pentelic marble as the...

‘Anastasi’ Byzantine art exhibition amazes Victoria’s Greek community on opening night

In the lead up to Greek Orthodox Easter, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, District of Northcote, Victoria, have launched a Byzantine art and craft exhibition titled 'Anastasi.' The exhibition, which was organised by the District...

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney launch costume exhibition to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary

The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney has officially launched its amazing costume exhibition at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. Over 200 people were in attendance and had the...

Sydney’s Cretan community commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

The words 'MAXH' shone brightly at the Croatian Club in Punchbowl on Saturday night as Sydney's Cretan community gathered to commemorate exactly that - the Battle (MAXH) of Crete. This year marks the 80th anniversary of...

Greek Orthodox church in Kogarah receives $20,000 grant to upgrade entrance doors

Kogarah's Greek Orthodox church, 'The Resurrection of our Lord, our Lady of Myrtles, St Elessa,' is set to upgrade its entrance doors after receiving a $20,000 grant from the New South Wales Government. The exciting news...

Over 10 Greeks named in Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List for 2021

The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755 this year - 660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to...

Nia Vardalos confirms ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ is in the works and will be filmed in Greece

Popular Greek Canadian actress, Nia Vardalos, has officially confirmed on Instagram that a My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 film is in the works and will be filmed in Greece. "Yes it is true that for...

Cypriots across Australia honour those who lost their lives in the EOKA struggle

Cypriot communities across Australia have honoured the heroes and heroines of the EOKA (National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) struggle against British colonial rule with a number of church services and wreath laying ceremonies. On Sunday, April...

Australian MP for Veterans’ Affairs marks 80 years since Allied campaigns in Greece and Crete

Today marks 80 years since German forces invaded Greece along the Greek-Bulgarian border on April 6, 1941. At the same time, German planes bombed Piraeus and the coasts up to Salamis Naval Base, causing human...

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Insight or Perspective: “Kids who grow up bilingual turn to be smarter”

By Eleni Elefterias New parents of pre-school aged children sometimes have the fear that their child will remain behind in English if they persevere with...

On This Day: Greek singer Dimitris Mitropanos dies

Dimitris Mitropanos (Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος) was a Greek singer. He was renowned for his mastery of Laïkó, a Greek music style. Mitropanos lived in his native city of Trikala in northwest Thessaly...