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Athens might be a world away, but Grecian delights await discovery in Melbourne’s Greek Precinct, which adds a splash of the Mediterranean to parts of Lonsdale and Russell Streets.

Fable Melbourne

At level 13 Fable boasts Melbourne CBDs highest rooftop location, on the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets.

With an unrivalled panoramic city view, patrons will feel instantly transported to a New York state of mind –

while having a quintessential Melbourne rooftop experience during their visit.

Australian Shakespeare Company Winter School Holiday Program A Kingdom for a Stage! 1- 12 July 2024

Antipodes Festival

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Antipodes | Lonsdale St Greek Festival takes over the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct for one weekend in February, every year.  Melbourne’s largest Greek cultural celebration is back with a new name, new look and some new offerings. With over 90 stalls, three free entertainment stages and roving performers, children’s rides and activities, as well as multiple bars and an array of mouthwatering Greek culinary delights, there will be something for the entire family to enjoy!

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Lonsdale Street

03 9662 2722

Storyville

Once upon a time there was a cocktail bar and nightclub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD called ‘StoryVille’… Styled around childhood fables that we know and love, this fairy tale themed venue offers a truly unique and whimsical experience for those who dare to roam throughout its rooms.

During the week, the Mushroom Palace Cocktail bar, with glowing toadstools sprouting from the walls and chilled out atmosphere, makes an ideal drop in for after work drinks. Take the edge off with one of our signature cocktails, or simply relax with an ice cold beer or glass of Pinot Gris.

On weekends the StoryVille team keep the party going ‘til late with two floors of music and entertainment. From the moment you step through the door into this noir fantasy you’ll discover a world of nostalgia and wonder, where anything is possible.

Climb the Enchanted Tree to the Mushroom Palace and Birdcage or travel onwards to the fantasy world of Tolkein in the Hobbit House Bar, Narnia and The Library ~ complete with a wall of giant books.

Music is supplied by some of Melbourne’s well established DJs plus interstate guests, who spin tunes from an ink pot-shaped station. The dance floor fills to a range of sounds such as soulful vocal/funky house~ climbing to deep & tech house through to the wee, small hours.

In the end, the quote over the door sums it up best: “Buy the ticket, take the ride…” (Hunter S Thompson).

So, come one, come all to the fairy tale that is StoryVille.

 

Greek Centre

The Greek Centre is the hot spot of entertainment, hosting regular live performances, lectures, conferences, book launches, events such as Greek Writers Festival, Live At The Greek not to mention major international events including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Antipodes Festival.

 

Hellenic Museum | Shop

For a decade, history has come to life at the Hellenic Museum through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

Caras Music

Cara’s Music – in the heart of the Greek precinct – is unique to Melbourne. Caras is a specialist in and importer of Greek music, CDs, DVDs, videos, backgammon boards, Religious items, Greek magazines, books and dictionaries, statues and souvenirs.

Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Choose Melbourne Marriott Hotel for your family fun getaway or luxe romance staycation. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre, our five-star hotel is only a short walk from the Theatre District, shopping hub and attractions such as Parliament House, State Library of Victoria and Royal Exhibition Building. Learn about one of Australia’s most beloved and brilliant coastal cities at Melbourne Museum, showcasing vibrant cultural details and intriguing exhibits. Return to our dog-friendly hotel in the evening and indulge in modern Australian cuisine at The Essence, our hotel’s on-site restaurant. When comfort calls, our spacious accommodation and plush bedding gives you the rest you deserve. From dog-friendly amenities to free Wi-Fi, enjoy everything on offer at Melbourne Marriott Hotel.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

Located in the heart of the Central Business District and Greek Precinct, Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne offers effortless access to vibrant theatres, popular Melbourne tourist attractions, vibrant shopping and nightlife…

We are Just Gold

We are Just Gold. Australia’s first management consultancy and creative agency that is an accredited social enterprise and BCorp.

We are social enterprise and digital agency on a mission to empower people and tear down social barriers. We work with organisations, Government, businesses and other social enterprises to deliver strategic communications, production and creative commercial solutions while enhancing their ethical footprint.

The spectrum of our services range from video and podcast production, website creation, Instagram campaigns, logo design, digital events, social impact strategies, cultivating a marketing plan and the list goes on.

Just Gold employs professionals from vulnerable groups such as lgbtiq+, women, migrants, refugees, disability or carers to produce a collaborative, informed and bespoke service to our clients.  With our profits we offer pro-bono services to people and organisations working to end social issues but face barriers accessing effective programs or funds for their ventures.

When you work with us you are making an impact.

Websites:

www.justgold.net

www.justgoldwomen.net

www.justgoldqueer.net

www.justgoldculture.net

www.thinkgreek.com

Socials:

Facebook.com/wearejustgold

Instagram.com/wearejustgold

Twitter.com/wearejustgold

Youtube.com/wearejustgold

Linkedin.com/company/wearejustgold

3 Albert Coates lane, Melbourne 3000

(03) 9028 5800

U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international organisation embodying the principles of lifelong education and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, in an atmosphere of mutual learning and teaching. Each U3A is a learning community, organised by and for people who can best be described as being active in retirement – the so-called “third age” of their lives.

The term “university” is used in the original and medieval sense of an association or community of teachers and scholars, united in the pursuit of knowledge. “Third age” refers to the life period of active retirement, which follows the first age of childhood and formal education and the second age of working life, and which precedes the fourth age of dependence.

Level 5, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9639 5209

Bright | Migration & Education

Bright Education was founded in 2015 and is the subsidiary of ToFuture Education Group. It locates in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia. The company has served more than 1,000 customers annually since its establishment and is currently growing and expanding rapidly. The company adheres to people-oriented values. Our mission is to provide professional, responsible and efficient service. We are skilled at using social media and knowledge sharing platforms as innovative ways of strategic marketing. Our vision is to be the most dynamic, innovative and influential migration agency in this industry and to deliver useful information to every customer in need.

Level 7, 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

(03) 8459 3033

Rythmos Radio Station

RYTHMOS stands for the youth, with particular regard for those overlooked or under-represented by other media and provides an exchange of cultural and intellectual ideas with an emphasis on music and entertainment between different communities within a multicultural and diverse Melbourne landscape.

473 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

(03) 9205 1656

NUGAS

The National Union of Greek Australian Students Victoria (NUGAS VIC) is a non-for-profit, independent, secular, strictly non- political and non-partisan organisation established to actively promote the greek community, culture and education.

168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ithacan Philanthropic Society

The Ithacan Philanthropic Society is a Greek community organisation established in Melbourne in 1916 by early immigrants from the beautiful island of Ithaca, the home of the legendary Odysseus.

Level 2, 329 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9670 0230

3XY Radio

3XY Radio Hellas is a radio station that broadcasts from Melbourne. It was established aiming to serve the Greek community in Australia. It features information, news, entertainment and much more.

Hellenic Museum, Level 2, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9602 1422

Alphington Grammar School

Alphington Grammar School is located in a convenient and idyllic location on the banks of Darebin Creek, less than 10kms from the Melbourne CBD. Our primary focus is the success and happiness of your child.

18 Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington VIC 3000

(03) 9499 6833

Hellenic Medical Society

To enable doctors to promote better health for all Australians including those of Hellenic descent.

168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

DT Waste Management

Grouping together to crate a cleaner and greener future.

3/3 Matisi St, Thornbury VIC 3071

1300 798 827

Themida Legal

At Themida Legal, we will give you personable, sound legal advice. We are passionate about our work and treat every legal matter with care and respect.

Level 4, 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

(03) 9650 1486

Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

HACCI was formed nearly 30 years ago in 1986 for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between Australia and Greece.

280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9602 2977

Moray & Agnew Lawyers

Moray & Agnew is a leading national law firm with a distinctive approach.

Over the last decade the firm has tripled in size to support the growth of our Australian and international clients.

6/505 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9600 0877

Meticus

Navigating your way through Australia’s immigration process can be daunting. We will provide you with accurate and ethical advice about your chances of success. We provide you with options so that you can make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed.

168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9639 8896

Neos Kosmos

Neos Kosmos is Australia’s largest circulation Greek newspaper and by all accounts the largest and most influential Greek publication outside Greece.

Level 1 169 Burwood Road Hawthorn Victoria 3122

(03) 9482 4433

ITHEA

ITHEA is a new and innovative educational institution which offers many opportunities for academic success. Its development was inspired by significant changes in the educational structure of Australia and the high demand for vocational education for students.

Levels 9-11, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9650 3900

Greek Centre

The Greek Centre is the hot spot of entertainment, hosting regular live performances, lectures, conferences, book launches, events such as Greek Writers Festival, Live At The Greek not to mention major international events including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Antipodes Festival.

 

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG) was established in 1841 and was the first bank to be set up in the Modern Greek State, playing a key role in the economy of Greece ever since.

4/168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9639 1001

Charles Elena Design

Charles Elena is a Melbourne-based creative brand studio. Our core creative competency areas of website design and development, graphic design, corporate branding, advertising and email marketing allow our Melbourne studio to service the creative needs of our clients.

5/168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9663 5433

Lonsdale Institute

The City is an important educational and cultural centre with an international reputation as one of the most fashionable cities in Australia.

Level 1, 277 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9639 0543

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It is enough that you have me as a victim
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Beautiful traditional Greek Costumes at the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival some years back.
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Karagouna of Thessali.
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A Karagoúna is a female of the Karagoúni (Karagoúnis, Karagoúnides) people – a distinctive group of Greeks. Their dialect is distinctive, their history is long, and their location is particular. They are often confused with other Greek nomadic pastoralists (sheep and goat herders), the Koutsovlachs, Arvanitovlachi, and Sarakatsans, who occupy overlapping, though larger, territory.
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DASKALOGIANNIS
Born in the village of Anopolis in the Cretan region of Sfakia, Ioannis Vlachos (Daskalogiannis) was an important revolutionary figure during the Ottoman occupation of Crete.
Daskalogiannis was a wealthy ship owner who, as early as 1750, was recognised as the town clerk and chairman of Sfakia.
In 1770 Daskalogiannis was contacted by Russian emissaries who hoped to instigate a revolt amongst the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire. Daskalogiannis agreed to fund and organise a rebellion and started planning a revolutionary liberation movement with 1300 Sfakiots and by the spring of 1770 preparations were complete for a revolution in Sfakia. Men, rifles, and supplies were gathered, and defences had been built at strategic locations.
The Russian fleet, commanded by Count Orlov, did not sail to Crete to assist the Sfakiot rebels and, as a result, they were left to rely on their own resources.
On March 25, 1770 with the revolutionary flag raised at the church of Agios Georgios of Anopolis. The uprising failed to spread to the lowlands and without Russian intervention the uprising was brutally put down by superior Turkish forces. For the first time, Sfakia was fully dominated by Turkish forces.
Daskalogiannis surrendered with 70 men at Frangokastello near Hora Sfakion.
On the orders of the Pasha of Heraklion, Daskalogiannis was tortured outside Heraklion’s Fortezza. He was flayed with razors and executed on June 17, 1771. A proud Sfakianos, he suffered through torture in silence and with fortitude even when brought in front of his brother who allegedly was driven insane by the sight of his brother’s execution.
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