From September 1 to 21, 2017 in a suburb of the city of Anapa (Russia), at KARAKETZIDIS WINNERY ESTATE, the international program “Art Snergie” is being implemented, which includes workshops and outdoor ceramics. For this purpose, a unique combustion wood oven (Noborigama) was built and designed by the Claude Aussage French clay.

The idea of ​​implementing this project belongs to Ceramics Studio 4Ra ceramics artists – Elena Ilyusenko and Alexander Ssiyojev.

12 artists-ceramists create their works on the winery. They arrived from various regions of Russia, Georgia, France, Greece, represented by the Eytyxia Mora from Volos and Marianna Goudunova, from Larissa (sister City of Anapa) and Elena Ilyusondok.

Marianna Goudunova, the ceramicist of Larissa, first lit the oven!
The Greek artists sent to the conference the Council of the Hellenic-Russian Cultural Association of Friendship and Cooperation of Magnesia, a member of which is the Hellenic Spirit.

There is a tradition before launching a new Noborigam, giving it a female name.
Noborigam was named in Greek “Good Luck”!
September 21st will be the presentation of the projects.
We wish all participants to creative success!



We especially enjoyed our recent collaboration with the creator Christos Giatrakos.

Enjoy the Greek islands as you have never seen before!

Milos Island


The Paxoi islands

I was so lucky to meet a modern patriot, a contemporary hero!

My friend J.P. is investing huge capitals, earned from his hard work in Australia, to Hellenic soil. To my eyes he is a hero for his patriotism in rough times.

A snapshot from our meeting with the President of Democracy Mr. Pavlopoulos, organised by the Pelion Development Institute.

An official dinner with ancient Greek gastronomy, by the World Institute of Hellenic Culture, in honor of Mr. John Pantazopoulos, the Australian Minister of Tourism, the Minister of Public Works, the Minister of Labor, the Minister of Multiculturalism, the MP of Victoria and the President of the Greek Parliamentarians.

Mr. John Pantazopoulos and his wife are hosted by the Pelion Development Institute and President Stergios Papaioannou, a collaborating institution of the Elxefsis Institute.

The Institute’s ancient Greek gastronomy sector undertook the creation of an ancient Greek dinner in honor of the outstanding Greek politician who excels in Australia, as well as the invited friends and associates of the two institutions.

An ancient Greek dinner was created by the Institute’s Chef’s at the restaurant Geusoktoras in Portaria, Pelion, with the contribution of the award-winning chef and an excellent partner of the Antonios Tsolakoudis Institute, owner of Geusoktoras and recently awarded restaurant, the first prize of: TOP 10 Greek and Regional Cuisine Restaurants.

It was a great honor for Hellenic Spirit to meet John Pantazopoulos, the opportunity to discuss future collaborations, as well as our acquaintance with the President of Elxefsis Kyriakos Kytoudis and the presence of the President of the Pelion Development Institute and Stergios Papaioannou as well as the friends and partners who honored the evening. will be attending the celebration of the 60th anniversary between Greece and Belgium of immigrants acceptance agreement. While serving rising demand for business requests between Greece and Belgium Mr Mitsakis had a series of meetings in Belgium with key stakeholders of the community in his last trip a few days ago. Further more meetings will follow the week after the celebration.

Enjoy a short video …Greek Day 25 May 2015:

“How did Greek influence English?” This video explores the answer to that question, with lots of examples.

Here’s the link to the speeches of Xenophon Zolotas:…

Thank you Langfocus!

Hellenic Spirit is officially taking active part within Hellenic Russian Cultural Organization of Friendship and Collaboration of Magnesia Prefecture. Mr Mitsakis as vice president and Mr Milis as public relations liaison.

We managed to created a brand new logo and a new web site, with appropriate domain name, in just a few days after elections of the administration board.

Hellenic Spirit creates the web site for Communaute Hellenique Bruxelles.

We are very proud that we are honored members of COHEB!


Hellenic Spirit creates Nikos new web site and promoted Nikos concert!

Concert Hall “Antonio Vivaldi”
Johannesgasse 8, 1010- Vienna.
Tribute to Melina Mercouri, Ilias and Manos Koromilas.
Friday 18th of November, 19:30

Nikos Gourgiotis (Piano and Singing)
Esther Hatzi (Singing and Presentation)
Supported by
Marena Reichl (Soprano)
Dr.Peter Reichl (Piano)


Our friends from east coast US are having the best times.

San Francisco’s ONLY Greek Festival returns for its 66th year with aromas of fresh made Spanakopita, Moussaka, Gyros and other Greek specialties filling the vibrant Mission district. Savor Greek Wine and homemade delicious Greek pastries. Sit back and enjoy Live Greek music and dancing. One of the oldest, most prestigious Greek Food Festivals, attracts visitors from around the world. In addition to the delectable Greek treats, there will be church tours. The Annunciation serves as the Cathedral Church for the Metropolis of San Francisco. A new Cathedral is under construction however; we’re open and ready for this year’s Food Festival. The event is easily accessible via public transportation and parking is available.

Admission is Free.

We hope to see you to celebrate Greek culture at San Francisco’s ONLY Greek festival.