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Crete’s Minoan Theater: A Reinvestment in Excellence and Spirit

By Phil Butler, Editor of Argophilia Travel News An act of love by a Cretan woman named Anna Bastakis has given wings to a culture as old as time. The new Minoan Theater and Culture Center outside Heraklion, the brainchild of...

Crete's Finest Wines to be Showcased at Oinokritika Festival

A huge exhibition of the best wines Crete has to offer will take place in Chania on April 20th and 21st, 2019. The Oinokritika Wine Festival 2019 will highlight Crete’s major wine networks as well as smaller wine distributors. In...

Japanese Musician Tookaya to Perform at Melbourne’s Rebetiko Festival

Atsushi Tookaya, the Japanese national with a passion for Greek rebetiko music, will perform at Melbourne’s Rebetiko Festival on March 23. Rebetiko, also widely known as the "Greek Blues," is the urban, improvisational music which marvelously blends elements from Byzantine,...

Program Unveiled for Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2019

  The schedule for the 2019 version of the spectacular annual arts festival taking place in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece was announced on Tuesday. The festival this year will include musical, theatrical and many other cultural events and will take place...

Greek Honey Festival Kicks off in Athens

The tenth annual festival celebrating Greek-made honey and other apiary products opens its doors this Friday, December 7, at 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT) at the Exhibition Hall of the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro, Athens. Agriculture and Food...

“Taste of the Danforth” Kicks Off in Toronto’s Greektown (video)

Canada's largest street festival, Taste of the Danforth, kicks off its 25th annual celebration once more on Friday. The event, which is held in Toronto's Greektown - the Danforth - is a three-day celebration of food, fun and multiculturalism which this...

Surrey Gets Set for 10-Day Greek Food Festival (photos)

As June is Greek Heritage Month in British Columbia, communities all over the Metro Vancouver area are getting ready to party, and the Greek community of Surrey is no exception. Surrey’s Annual Greek Food Festival is set to begin on Friday,...

Vancouver Gears up for Greek Day on Broadway (Photos)

June is Greek Heritage Month, and areas all around Metro Vancouver are getting ready to celebrate. Greek Day on Broadway is the largest one day Greek festival in Vancouver and the grand finale event of the month-long Greek Heritage Festival. The...

Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street Turns Greek in ‘Biggest Ever Festival’

Thousands of Greek Australians gathered at Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street over the weekend for a feast of song, dance, food and culture which has been described as the biggest Greek festival ever to have taken place in Australia. Bill Papastergiadis, president...

Fifth Ouzo Festival in Lesvos Successfully Concluded

Lesvos island held its annual Ouzo Festival, an event dedicated to the world-renowned Greek spirit, attracting a large crowd of both tourists and island locals who enjoyed ouzo-based cocktails and plenty of music. The 5th Ouzo Fest was organised by...