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The Parthenon of the Acropolis to be Recreated in Australia

The ancient Greek Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens will be recreated with intense colors in Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. The recreated Parthenon dubbed ‘Temple of Boom’ which is a joint project by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang of...

Greek Australian Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Goes “Shark Hunting”

Greek-Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is seen "shark hunting" while apparently relaxing in the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi. They both posted breezy holiday snaps to their Instagram accounts, showing the couple enjoying themselves. In one of Kyrgios’ posts that...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Sues Journalist for Defamation

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis is suing Alkis Morelas, a Greek-Australian journalist, for defamation in Sydney’s Federal Court. The Archbishops took legal action against Morelas after the journalist wrote a number of articles alleging that Griniezakis used...

Ancient Greeks, Aboriginal Australians Saw Same Constellations

Many of the constellations we know in the night sky were named according to the myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by those from many other cultures  on Earth, including those of Australia. By Duane W. Hamacher Look upon...

Jukebox Imported from Greece was Hiding $20 Million Worth of Cocaine

A jukebox imported to Australia from Greece was found to be hiding around 45kg (99 lbs) of cocaine, which was estimated to be worth around $22 million AUD. A total of three men have been arrested in the city of...

Greeks of Australia Celebrate as Sydney’s Suburb Renamed “Little Greece”

A large crowd of Greek Australians gathered at Sydney's suburb of Marrickville on Saturday to celebrate the official renaming of a precinct to “Little Greece”. The ceremony at the Alex Trevallion Plaza included the unveiling of the commissioned public artwork...

Greek-Australian Singer Vassy Achieves 2 Billion Streaming Views

Greek-Australian pop star Vassy's hit single "Bad" has been viewed over 2 billion times across all streaming platforms. Vassy whose real name is Vassy Karagiorgos, was born to Greek parents in Australia and grew up in the country. Karagiorgos is...

Victoria’s First Undercover Cop was Greek-Australian

What does the history of gambling in Victoria have to do with Greece? In a name, 89-year-old Nick Cecil. Cecil, a Greek-Australian, was Victoria's first undercover cop. In his heyday, he tackled the illegal off-course gambling industry when it was...

The Day the First Greeks Arrived in Australia

It was a day much like any other, on August 27, 1829 when the first-ever recorded Greeks set foot on the continent of Australia.

The World’s Largest Plant Stretching 77 Square Miles Found in Australia

The largest known plant on Earth—a seagrass that covers about 200 sq km (77 sq miles)— has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact...

Greek-Australian Professor Pioneers New Way to Diagnose Dementia

Diagnosing dementia could be entirely overhauled in the near future using new research by Greek-Australian Professor Dennis Velakoulis.

The Greek Brides of the Begona: An Extraordinary Journey to Australia

The amazing story of the 900 Greek brides who traveled to Australia over sixty years ago in 1957 aboard the ship Begona to meet their future husbands was the subject of a mini-documentary by the Australian television network SBS. Journalist...

Greek-Australian Nick Andrianakos Strikes Mega Deal in Adelaide

Greek-Australian Nick Andrianakos has, for the first time, invested in a major shopping center, acquiring half stake worth over 135 million Australian dollars ($95.5 million) in Adelaide’s Colonnades Shopping Centre. The deal comes almost half a century after the Greek...

Leader of Greek Community of South Australia Bill Gonis Passes Away

Bill Gonis, the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), has suddenly passed away, the community announced on Wednesday. He was 62. Gonis was one of the GOCSA’s longest-serving presidents and received the Order of Australia Medal...

Greek-Australians: One of Australia’s Most Vibrant Communities

Greek-Australians are one of the largest minority groups in the country.