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Eugene Eugenides: The cosmopolitan benefactor

By |2022-06-19T10:11:58+03:00June 19th, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis He was a successful ship-owner and businessman, a resourceful timber merchant, agent and owner of international shipping lines and a citizen of the world, with his activities scattered across the globe. And he always was versatile, imaginative and pioneering. Above all, however, he had a rare ability: to see clearly the opportunities [...]

Panagis Vourloumis, the man who built the tourism industry in Greece

By |2022-05-31T12:42:47+03:00May 31st, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis He was one of the most important trading agents in the history of the Greek state and a visionary politician. He was the one that inaugurated the “industry of the foreigners", bringing for the first time organization and professionalism in Greek tourism Vourloumis was one of the most valuable collaborators of Eleftherios [...]

Restoration of the Cavafy Museum in Alexandria

By |2022-05-01T17:14:07+03:00May 1st, 2022|Diaspora|

April 29: 159 years since the birth and 89 years since the death of the great Alexandrian poet, Constantine P. Cavafy, the Onassis Foundation announced that it is undertaking the restoration of the Cavafy House in Alexandria in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. Starting with the acquisition of the #CavafyArchive ten years ago, its digitization [...]

“Without the Greeks, Australia would not be as it is today”

By |2022-04-16T09:59:10+03:00April 16th, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis The history of the Greek Diaspora in Australia is long, multifaceted and fascinating. The first Greek to arrive in Australia, according to oral tradition, was a Damian Gikas who was transported to Sydney in 1802 as a convict. In fact, Gikas is said to have been a captain from Hydra island and [...]

Americans of Greek descent

By |2022-03-23T22:01:52+03:00March 23rd, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis Greek Business File starts a tribute to the Greek Diaspora all over the world. We will present the history, evolution and prospects of Greek communities, along with first -hand testimonies of Greeks abroad. We open this series with the story of the Greek community in the USA The story of the Greek [...]

The Greeks of Novi Sad and the remarkable story of dr Kosta Hadži

By |2022-03-07T22:18:49+03:00March 7th, 2022|Diaspora|

by Petar Djurdjev, historian Historians believe the inhabitants of old Novi Sad, Serbia, who called themselves Greeks, were actually of Cincari (Aromanian) origin, Hellenized Romans, descendants of the former Roman Empire, who mostly inhabited northern Greece. In the first half of the 18th century, the Kucovlaks, as the Greeks called the Cincari, settled in Novi [...]

International Greek Language Day

By |2022-02-09T12:36:35+03:00February 9th, 2022|Diaspora|

February 9 has been declared international Greek language day in hopes of sparking interest in the language worldwide. The date coincides with Commemoration Day of Greece’s ‘national poet, Dionysios Solomos, whose lyrics are featured in the Greek National Anthem. This day is expected to highlight the constant contribution of the Greek language to the development [...]

Tobruk: Where Greek soldiers lay…

By |2022-02-06T21:59:08+03:00February 6th, 2022|Diaspora|

Chargé d'affaires of Greece to Libya, Yannis Stamatekos, visited Tobruk, the port city on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt, and site of the ancient Greek colony Antipyrgos. First stop of the visit was at the townhall where Y. Stamatekos had a cordial meeting with mayor Bualkhtabya and an in-depth discussion on [...]

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