People | Mar 2018
On the eve of International Women's Day 2018, we introduce the newly-minted Australian Ambassador to Greece, Ms. Kate Logan, who has previously held diplomatic postings in Paris, Colombo and Athens, and who joins this country’s growing ranks of female ambassadors.
Who has been your most influential female mentor in l...
People | Feb 2018
Athens’ ‘in-your-face’ attitude and brutalist architecture finds its way into Daniel Egnéus' wistful illustrations and sketches. The Swedish-born artist – who has worked for some of the world’s mightiest brands including Chanel, BMW and Time Magazine - morphs the city’s beauty, warts and all, into a contemplative, illusionary poem, says S...
People | Oct 2017
Emerging literary star Christopher Bollen talks to Amanda Dardanis about his great passion for Patmos, the legacy of childhood friendships, and the power that extreme wealth wields over us.
“There’s nothing more delusional than a tourist who hates other tourists,” declares Christopher Bollen, the man billed as the next Patrici...
Food & Drink | Oct 2017
The Queen of Greek Cuisine, Diane Kochilas, is set to become a household name in America, after her new cooking programme, “My Greek Table”, begins airing nationally on American public television from October 4. In the 13-part series, the New York-born chef travels throughout Greece and the islands, showcasing our most prized culinary tre...
People | Aug 2017
The award-winning author of “The English Patient”, Michael Ondaatje, talks to Amanda Dardanis about the influences which shaped his unconventional “Cubist” works, making a stand over Charlie Hebdo, and why he believes in breaking all the rules …
“I tend not to believe that stuff,” Canada’s most celebrated male author Michael O...
Culture | Jun 2017
Michael Landy was one of the Young British Artists who transformed the international art scene of the 1990s. Now, he has installed himself in Athens to hold up a mirror to the people of Greece. Amanda Dardanis meets the artist most famous for once destroying everything he owned to talk about his creative legacy and why Athens now has the ...
Food & Drink | Apr 2017
Greece is one of the world’s hottest emerging wine regions right now. Sofia Perpera, of New Wines of Greece, provides a masterclass in the Hellenic wine stars of tomorrow (and also recommends her best dinner party wine picks).
When did your love affair with the grape begin?
I have always loved wine. It was a part of our family ...
People | Dec 2016
Stella Sevastopoulos catches up with one of Greece’s most avant-garde of creative souls, Eleni Mylonas, ahead of her confronting new Athens show.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Eleni Mylonas’ mother Alex Mylona was herself a cutting-edge spirit who represented Greece at the Venice Biennale in the ‘60s and whose mod...
Food & Drink | Nov 2016
His lemon pie has made him a star in France (and was rated second at the 2007 Palmarès). Arnaud Larher was crowned the official “patissier” of Grande Bretagne earlier this year, and visits the capital once a week to weave his memorable magic.
What is it that make your pastries so famous around the world?
To explain, I will take...
Culture | Oct 2016
World-famous concert pianist Alain Lefèvre invites Insider’s Amanda Dardanis into his new Athenian home to discuss his latest Philhellenic album; why he moved to Greece - and a few of his pet hates.
As muses go, the epic Athens Riviera panorama which greets you the moment you enter Alain Lefèvre’s coolly-elegant penthouse in V...
People | Jun 2016
Sifnos. The Summer of 1972. An off-radar Greek island with goat trails for roads and no ferry dock. Enter a budding young artist on a quest of self-discovery. In his book, The Greek House, Christian Brechneff presents a funny and moving narrative about his relationship to Sifnos, its unforgettable residents, and the house he bought in a h...
People | May 2016
National Museum of Contemporary Art director Katerina Koskina talks exclusively to Insider’s Stella Sevastopoulos about Greece’s valiant artistic community, the well-documented struggles facing EMST - and that media furore over Jan Fabre.
Katerina Koskina is dedicated to the progress of contemporary art in Greece. She is also...