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New Year's Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans, which resulted in the eventual overthrowing of the Ottoman Empire and creating an independent state. As...

Media Blackout Continues in Greece as Unions Extend Strike

Journalists, producers and technical staff decided on Wednesday to continue their strike for another 24 hours in protest against planned changes to the press laws in Greece. State-run and most private-run media in the country have halted all news dissemination...

Spectacular Lighting Display for Christmas at the Piraeus Tower

A spectacular display of light and color awaited residents of Piraeus on Tuesday evening as the second tallest building in Greece, the Tower of Piraeus, was illuminated for the festive season. The Tower of Piraeus is 84 meters (276 feet)...

The Parlapanides Brothers Discuss Success of “Blood of Zeus”

Executive producers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides recently spoke with Greek Reporter via Zoom to discuss the success of their Netflix series “Blood of Zeus,” and their experience working in animation. Produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios, the series premiered on October...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Set to Bring Starlink Internet to Greece

SpaceX, the space company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, plans to make its Starlink broadband satellite internet service available in Greece in the first quarter of 2021, Greek daily Kathimerini reports. According to the report, the company has reached out...

Popular Greek Singer Sfakianakis Nabbed for Cocaine, Gun Possession

Popular Greek singer Notis Sfakianakis will appear in court on Monday after he was arrested for possessing a firearm and two grams of cocaine. The arrest occurred on Sunday night during a police operation to enforce the coronavirus curfew in...

Greek National Opera Begins Streaming Service with Online Debut of Madama Butterfly

The Greek National Opera, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, unveiled its online digital service on Wednesday, November 25, with its landmark production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” GNO’s groundbreaking 2013 production was directed by Argentina’s Hugo De...

Greek Child Piano Prodigy Releases Modern Version of Epirus Folk Song

Stelios Kerasidis, the eight-year-old Greek piano prodigy and composer, has brought a traditional Greek folk song from the region of Epirus into the modern era. Kerasidis’ Isolation Waltz, which he wrote in March of 2020, went viral as people around the world...

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Wins Film Award for Corinth Excavation

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was given the Orona Foundation Award for its short film "Twelve Decades of Discovery: American School Excavations at Corinth" on Saturday, November 21. The Orona Foundation Award, bestowed at the 20th International...

Netflix Doc Tells Story of Miraculous Cat Sanctuary on Greek Island

The efforts of a British couple to rescue all the homeless cats on the Greek island of Syros are the subject of a new documentary on Netflix.

The 23rd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will be Online this Year

The 23rd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will be held online this year, featuring 90 films dealing with important issues for children and the whole family. The festival will take place November 28-December 5 and since...

First Greek-Australian Womens’ Group Keeps Greek Culture Alive and Thriving

The nation of Australia, as most people are aware, is home to the most Greeks living outside of the country anywhere in the Greek diaspora. Accordingly, Sydney, its largest city, which alone has a population of 127,274 Greeks, is the...

Hellenic Australian Chamber to Present 34th Annual Awards in Livestreamed Ceremony

The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Victoria, undaunted by the coronavirus pandemic, will hold its 34th annual HACCI Awards on Thursday, November 19 as an event which will be live-streamed around the world. The HACCI was formed...

“Apples” Will Represent Greece for International Feature Film at Oscars in 2021

"Apples," the directorial debut of Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou, will represent Greece in the "Best International Feature Film" category at the Oscars in 2021. Nikou is known internationally for his work as assistant director on critically acclaimed films like "Dogtooth"...

Former Google CEO Reportedly Granted Cypriot Citizenship

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his family have now become citizens of the island nation of Cyprus, according to Cypriot and foreign media reports. The former software magnate and CEO, who is now worth a cool $19.2 billion as of...