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Suspension of Qatar Airways Flights to Athens Leaves Greek-Australians in Limbo

Greek-Australians who had been planning to visit Greece in the next few weeks were left in limbo after Athens suspended all Qatar Airways flights following an outbreak of coronavirus cases. The airline, which was the only air carrier offering flights...

Area of Sydney Renamed “Little Athens”

Sydney's Inner West Council announced last week that an area of the city will be renamed "Little Athens" in honor to the contributions of Greek-Australians to the community. The newly-designated area is between the suburbs of Marrickville and Dulwich Hill,...

Australian Injured in Athens Car Blast a Convicted Drug Trafficker

The man blown up in a car bomb in southern Athens on Friday was named as Amad “Jay’’ Malkoun, an exiled former leader of an Australian gang of bikers and convicted drug trafficker. Malkoun, 56, was seriously injured when his...

‘Action for Athens’ Sees Generous Response from Melbourne Community

A special evening of music in Melbourne has helped raise money for those affected by Greece's devastating July fires. Melbourne’s Greek Center was the venue for ABC Radio's live benefit broadcast hosted by The Friday Revue’s Richelle Hunt and Brian...

Adelaide Gets a Taste of Athens’ Monastiraki for Greek Glendi Festival

Adelaide’s main square got a small transformation to remind us of Athens' famous Monastiraki market, as part of the Greek Glendi Festival. Over 40,000 people are expected at South Australia's largest Greek festival at Victoria Square on the March 23-25...

Athens National Observatory Sets Up Weather Station in Sydney

The meteorological service of the Athens National Observatory (meteo.gr) on Friday announced the operation of its first meteo weather station outside Greece, specifically in Sydney, Australia. The new station will give details about weather conditions in an area of the...

President of the Greek Community of Melbourne Visits Psychico College in Athens

The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Mr. Vasilis Papastergiadis and Ms. Georgia Charpantidou, who is responsible for the Historical Archives of the Greek Community of Melbourne, visited Psychico College on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The visit forms part...

Scoot Offering Flights to Athens Starting at $349 One-Way

Low fare Scoot airlines offers inexpensive flights from Australia to Greece starting at 349 Australian dollars one-way, according to a Escape.com report. Specifically, one can fly Scoot from Perth to Athens for 349 dollars. It should be noted that in...

Opportunity for Artists to Spend a Month of Inspiration in Athens

There is an exciting opportunity for artists in both the literary and visual media fields in Australia to spend a month in Athens this December. The Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens (AAIA) is currently accepting applications for the Contemporary Creative...

‘Murals of Athens’ Exhibition Presents Street Art from Greece

The exhibition “Mural of Athens” is being presented at the Greek ambassador residence in Canberra, Australia. The exhibition includes 23 photographs from street art pieces painted across Athens that depict the city’s story over the last six years, since...

Concurrent Marathon for Stray Animals in Sydney and Athens

The Penny Marathon, an event raising awareness of the the plight of stray, abused and neglected animals in Greece will take place in Athens and Sydney on Sunday July 14th, 2014.

Canberra Asks Athens to Step Up VISA Agreement

The Vice President of the Australian Parliament, Steve Georganas of Greek descent, reiterated that Australia is ready to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Greece on the tourist visas about the working permit, but "Athens is delaying the procedures." "Both the...

East of Athens Show in Sydney

To coincide with the Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures exhibition, the Greek Festival of Sydney has collaborated with the Australian Museum to present the Empire Music program. The influence of Alexander’s empire celebrated through three music events,...

AHEPA’s Achilleas Youth to Fundraise for Underprivileged Athens School

Achilleas Youth, the newest chapter of AHEPA Victoria, run by young adults studying at university and senior secondary school, announced a major fundraising initiative for 2012/13 will be to finance the purchase of books and educational supplies for a...

Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Organizes Lecture on Ionian Islands

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens has organized a talk on the Ionian islands as well as their historical and cultural impact on Greece. Professor Catherine Morgan, director of the British School of Athens and Professor of Classical Archeology at...