Hellenic Club to Host Greek Presidential Guard to Commemorate ANZAC Day
23 Apr 2018
Released by special permission of the President of Greece, 12 Evzones will pay tribute to the ANZACS and reflect on their nation's involvement in the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.
The general public are invited to pay their respects and witness the Evzones at the following events:
- • Dawn service at Bondi Beach at 6:00am on Wednesday 25 April
- • Dawn service at Campsie RSL at 6:15am on Wednesday 25 April
- • Anzac Day march in the Sydney CBD at 12:00pm on Wednesday 25 April
- • Guard of Honour at Martin Place Cenotaph at 12:00pm on Friday 27 April and 1:00pm on Saturday 28 April
- • Anzac Day march from North Bondi RSL to Bondi Pavilion at 2:00pm on Sunday 29 April
The Hellenic Club will also host the ANZACS of Greece invite-only annual luncheon at its spectacular CBD event space, Beta Bar and Gallery Sydney on Tuesday 24 April.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Greek Australians to honour the ANZACS and for all Australians to discover more on the historical significance of the ANZACS in Greece,” Arthur Balayannis, CEO of the Hellenic Club said.
“The Evzones have made a tremendous impact with their participation in ANZAC Day events around Sydney over the last two years, and we look forward to hosting them in Sydney for the third consecutive year.”
The visit comes under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, and is proudly supported by the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and The Greek Campaign, the Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), and other benefactors.
Please click on this link to see the Public Program of their visit.
ALPHA TAKES YOU TO CRETE FOR THE NIGHT...
27 Mar 2018
Join us for an exclusive dinner on Tuesday March 27, as we take you to Crete for the night. Cretan cuisine is renowned for its unique ingredients grown or produced on the island, including dittany herb and anthotyro cheese, and dishes such as dakos and xerotigana fried pastries. Guests will enjoy a delicious four-course meal created by Executive Chef Peter Conistis, with matching wines for $110 per person.
Split pea fava, grilled octopus, zucchini savoro
Dakos, roast tomato paste, anthotyro, sun dried olives
Kremmidokalistounes, caramelised onion pie Hania style
Malotira iced tea cocktail
Poached snapper, wild greens, black eye pea broth, dittany parsley skordalia
2015 Lyrakakis Estate Dafani, Crete Greece
Baked lamb in yoghurt, merabeliotika, layered autumn vegetables, sheep's milk feta, tomato
2014 Lyrarakis Estate Kotsifali, Crete Greece
Xerotigana, fried pastries, spiced syrup, sesame
Patouda, cheese pie, raki, caramelised apple Cretan olive oil ice cream
Kretaraki Rakomelo, Crete Greece
To book, either email email@example.com or phone 02 9098 8111 and mention the Cretan Dinner.
Traditional Pascha Feast at Alpha Restaurant
08 Apr 2018
The Hellenic Club is pleased to invite you to join us for the traditional Pascha feast at Alpha Restaurant after Easter Saturday Anastasi Church Service on 8 April from 12:30am - 3:00am.
You will savour a selection of traditional Easter dishes assembled by our celebrated executive Chef Peter Coinistis, the Godfather of Greek Food in Australia. The net proceeds from the feast will be donated to the St Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church (and Reverend Nektarios Zorbalas) for their community kitchen which provides nutritious meals in a safe and caring environment to those most in need.
Please see the full menu which is attached.
We want to thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating with you at the Feast.
Please contact the Alpha Restaurant team on (02) 9098 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation or if you have any questions.
Professor Nicos C. Alivizatos to speak at Beta Bar
13 Jun 2017
Professor Alivizatos will speak on “Authoritarian Democracy – Populism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe. Recent Developments from a Greek Perspective”. The NSW Patron of HAL, The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia, will also speak.
The event will be held at the Beta Gallery, Level 1, 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, on 27 June 2017 at 6.30pm.
RSVP by 13 June 2017 to Sophie Balayannis by email: email@example.com or on 0418 352 637.
The Hellenic Club brings the Greek Presidential Guard to Sydney
25 Aug 2017
Nine Evzones – the soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard – will visit Sydney to commemorate Anzac Day.
Released by special permission of the President of Greece, the Evzones will visit Adelaide and Sydney to take part in the official ANZAC Day ceremonies, celebrating the role of the soldiers of Greece and Crete, often known as the ‘forgotten ANZACs’.
The Evzones will join the Allied Forces for Sydney's Anzac Day March, and form a Guard of Honour at the Martin Place Cenotaph from 1-2pm on April 28 and 29.
The Evzones’ arrival in Sydney on April 24 will follow a historic four-day visit to Adelaide, organised by the Foundation for Hellenic Studies and supported by the South Australian Government. Official events in Adelaide will include a march to the city’s War Memorial and a pre-game flag-raising ceremony at Adelaide Oval for the AFL Anzac Day round between Port Adelaide and Carlton.
The defense of Greece by the ANZACs and other Commonwealth forces is recognised by historians as one of the major contributions to the Second World War, significantly delaying the Nazis’ invasion of Russia.
For the final programme of the Evzones' visit to Sydney, see below.
The Hellenic Club honours Greek-Australian NRL greats
24 Mar 2017
Hosted at the Club's newly-established Beta Bar & Gallery, above the acclaimed Alpha Restaurant, the Club celebrated the achievements of NRL leaders Nick Politis AM, Chairman of the Sydney Roosters, Dr George Peponis OAM, former Australian captain and Chairman of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and Nick Pappas AM, Chairman of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Respected former player and NRL identity, Phil Gould AM chatted with the guests of honour about their successes in the NRL, while guests dined on a menu prepared by Alpha’s renowned Executive Chef, Peter Conistis, and a selection of Greek wines.
Net proceeds from all ticket sales were donated to The Hellenic Initiative, a global not-for-profit organisation that works to assist Greece through crisis relief, entrepeneurship and economic development.
To view the video honouring the guests, click here.
The Hellenic Club hosts Presidential Guards
19 Apr 2017
The Hellenic Club Sydney is honoured once again to announce the impending visit of the elite Presidential Guard of Greece. The contingency of nine Evzones and two officers has been released by special permission of the President of Greece, and will visit the city of Adelaide from 19th April to 23rd April and Sydney from 23rd April to 3rd May. The Evzones will take part in official ANZAC Day ceremonies, commemorate the history of the ANZACs, and their involvement in the Battle of Crete and Greek Campaign, when Australian and Greek soldiers fought side by side for our shared values of freedom and democracy.
Traditional Pascha Feast at Alpha
16 Apr 2017
Join us for a traditional Greek Pascha Feast at Alpha Restaurant, with proceeds to be donated to the soup kitchen at the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen.
Sunday April 16, 12:30am-3am (after Easter Saturday Anastasi Church Service).
Tickets are $100 per person, $60 for pensioners and children under 15, free for kids under 5.
Book via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9098 1111.
Private dining at Beta
26 Oct 2016
Alpha's private dining experience is now available at Beta, on level one.
For lunches only, Beta bar can accommodate 20-40 people, while bookings of 40-60 can be hosted in the spectacular gallery.
Guests will dine on Alpha's $85pp or $95pp private dining menus, created by Executive Chef Peter Conistis.
Beverage packages and beverages on consumption can be arranged.
Bookings are available from 12pm, and tables will need to be vacated by 4pm.
For more information, click here.
To book your private dining experience, call (02) 9098 1111 or email email@example.com
Hellenic Youth Club Sydney Launches at Beta
28 Sep 2016
Join the HYCS as they celebrate their launch at one of Sydney's hottest bars, Beta Bar and Gallery.
Date: Wednesday 28 September
Time: 6:30pm - late
Venue: Beta, level one, 238 Castlereagh Street Sydney
Ticket cost: $10 (price includes HYCS membership for one year)
Please note the HYCS membership is only available to persons between the age of 18 and 30. Anyone over 30 is welcome to purchase full membership to the Hellenic Club Pty Ltd. Details on obtaining full membership can be found on the Hellenic Club website.
For further membership enquiries, pelase email HYCS.
To purchase tickets, click here.