Alpha's Chef Peter Conistis on The Morning Show

29 Apr 2016

Cooking lamb souvlaki with Greek coffee rub, fetta pesto and pomegranate tzatziki for Greek Orthodox Easter, Executive Chef Peter Conistis appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show. 

To see the full segment, see the video below.

View the recipe here

 

Evzones Presidential Guard Visit Highlights

28 Apr 2016

Visiting Australia from April 16 to April 27, the Evzones commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete with appearances at key memorials and landmarks across Sydney. 

Commencing with a visit to ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park on the 16th, the Evzones participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph in the presence of the Governor of New South Wales and representatives from the Australian armed forces and Greek community organisations. 

On April 17, they visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Redfern followed by a demonstration at St Basil's Homes in Lakemba on April 18. A visit to the Estia Foundation in Gladesville on April 19 was proceeded by an open forum discussion in Greek on current challenges for Greece in South East Europe alongside Hellenic Club members at the Hellenic Club Sydney. On April 24 the Evzones visited All Saints Belmore church. 

The guards participated in the ANZAC Day march with the Greek RSL Sub-Branch, including a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph. 

Sydneysiders were also able to observe the Evzones perfmorming a changing of the guard ceremony from April 20-22. 

On their final day in Sydney, the Evzones delighted local school children with their attendance at Sans Souci, Bexley and Earlwood public schools. 

For press coverage of the Evzones visit, see our Press page. 

 

 

 

 

SBS Radio attend Battle of Crete Ceremony

SBS Radio attended the Battle of Crete ceremony at the Martin Place Cenotaph to report on the event and the 'Evzones' guards visit to Sydney. 

To hear the feature, click here.

 

Photo credit: SBS

Battle of Crete commemorated in NSW

'The Martin Place Cenotaph on Saturday 16 April played host to a thousand members of the Greek and broader community who came to pay their respects and to remember one of the legendary campaigns in modern history, 75 years ago.'

To read more, click here

UPDATE: Greek Presidential Guard visit Sydney

Six soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard are visiting Sydney for the first time to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. As part of the visit, the 'Evzones' will take part in a ceremony at the Martin Place Cenotaph on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April. 

The guards will appear at the Cenotaph at the following times: 

20th April - 12.30-1.30pm

21st April: 12.30-1.30pm

22nd April: 9.00-10.00am

 

Evzones of the Greek Presidential Guards visit Sydney to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

25 Apr 2016

Six members of the Greek Presidential Guard are visiting Sydney to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The guards will be appearing at a number of events over the course of the week, including a daily changing of the guard at the Martin Place Cenotaph on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, one of the key conflicts of the Second World War, has been chosen by the Australian Government as one of the significant anniversaries to be commemorated during the ANZAC centenary period. 

 

Hellenic Club Hosts Greek Presidential Guards Ahead Of Battle of Crete Ceremony

The Hellenic Club will host six soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard in Sydney for the first time to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The ‘Evzones’ guards will arrive in Sydney on the 14th April in order to take part in an official Battle of Crete ceremony on the 16th April at the Martin Place Cenotaph. They will also take part in the traditional ANZAC Day parade on the 25th April.  

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, one of the key conflicts of the Second World War, has been chosen by the Australian Government as one of the significant anniversaries to be commemorated during the ANZAC centenary period. 

Graham Athaunaseris, Chairman of the Cultural Committee of the Hellenic Club, says: ‘ We are thrilled to host the representatives of the Greek Presidential Guard to mark this significant anniversary. The Hellenic Club is very grateful to the President of Greece for giving special permission for the guards to travel to Australia for the first time in order to take part in this event. We hope that the Evzones’ visit will encourage the Greek Australian Hellenes and wider community to attend the commemorative service and observe the anniversary.'

Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter at Alpha

01 May 2016

Alpha is celebrating Pascha with a traditional midnight supper on Sunday, May 1st, after Easter Saturday Anastasi church service.

Join Alpha for an authentic Pascha set menu including mageiritsa, roast chicken avgolemono, kokoretsi, tsoureki, red eggs and koulourakia. 

Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen, Newtown, to support its soup kitchen. 

Held from 12am-3am, tickets are priced at $90 per person, $50 for pensioners and children under 18, while children under 5 eat free.

To book, email eat@alpharestaurant.com.au or call (02) 9098 1111. 

Hellenic Club Commemorates Anzacs in Wreath Laying Ceremony

16 Apr 2016

The Hellenic Club will join in a wreath laying ceremony at the Martin place Cenotaph as part of the 75th Anniversary for the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign at 2pm on Saturday 16th April. 

In 1941, 17,000 Australians served in Greece and Crete under the Anzac banner, many of whom had fought in Gallipoli a few decades earlier. Of these thousands of men, 646 lie buried in Greece, and more than half of these Anzacs remained unidentified and missing.  

In announcing the formation of the new Anzac Corps, General Thomas Blamey said in 1941 "the task ahead though difficult is not nearly so desperate as that which our fathers faced in April twenty-six years ago. We go to it together with stout hearts and certainty of success."

The commemoration this year of the 75th anniversary for the second Anzac Campaign will draw attention to the Battles of Greece and Crete, which has been identified by the Australian Government as one of the significant anniversaries to be commemorated during the Anzac Centenary period of 2014-2018.

A special 75th Anniversary Batle of Crete and the Greek Campaign edition of the Greek Australian Alliance can be downloaded here

Vote for Alpha to win The People's Award

17 Mar 2016

Alpha has been nominated for Australia's Top Restaurants The People's Award, and they need your support! 

Vote for Alpha and go in the draw to win an ultimate dining experience including flights, accommodation and dinner for two at one of Australia's Top 500 Restaurants. 

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