Latest Blogs

My Congress Experience

My Congress Experience by Costa Kyriacou.  Congress seems like a lot of fun and it is. Congress seems like a massive party and it is. Congress seems like it attracts a lot of youth from around the country and it does. All of the above are tangible to every person that experiences this incredible getaway, […]

Name Day Calendar: September

A new month and the start of Spring. A month filled with many celebrating their Name Day. Make your yia yia’s proud!  

BRIEF: Celebration

Ceeeeeelebrate good times,  COME ON! We have been SUPER quiet on our blog due to University holidays and overseas travels BUT we are back and what better way to kick start the comeback than with an informative NAHYSOSA Brief: Celebrations. Showcasing all the parties, special events, taverna evenings, soccer days and whatever else has been […]

Name Day Calendar: July

All the name days being celebrated in July! Keep an eye on the dates to make sure you wish all your family and friends. Happy July!

City Guide: Athens, Greece

We ask people who have either moved or travelled to certain areas in Greece to provide us with relevant information to help those travelling to these destinations! We provide the traveller with the headings and the rest is written by them based on their own personal experiences! Happy reading and happy travelling! Athens is the […]

Top 15 Churches in Greece

Article written and compiled by Eugenia Papathanassiu. All images have been sourced from a variety of websites.  Around 98% of Greece follows the religion of Greek Orthodoxy (shocking, right!?) which means that Greece and its churches are like that chocolate doughnut covered in Byzantine, Cycladic, Venetian and medieval multicoloured sprinkles. Maybe you believe in Orthodoxy, […]

Name Day Calendar: JUNE

Infographic designed & compiled by Eugenia Papathanassiu. 

JUNE

Yet another month goes by on the calendar. A relatively quiet month when it comes to events because most of us are in the middle of exams or getting ready to depart for Greece/Cyprus! Keep an eye out on the blog the next few weeks – we have some exciting articles being launched this month […]

Top 10 Greek Songs: May

Introducing our new monthly article! Each month we will be bringing you the top ten Greek songs (in no particular order) for the month based on radio charts all over the world – helping keep you updated and always listening to the incredible music of our country! We try our best to only mention music […]

Our Ex President: Where is she now?

We interviewed our ex NAHYSOSA President, Andrea Spyron (2015 & 2016) to find out more about her exciting adventure and what she has been up to since handing over to current President, Andreas Coulbanis. 1. It has been approximately 5 months since you did the official handover. How did you feel in that moment and […]

How To: Tzatziki & Taramosalata

Introducing our second monthly article – the ‘How To’. Once a month we will bring you a form of ‘how to’ piece in various different aspects – cooking, dancing, speaking Greek and so much more. This month, we decided to start off with a yummy Greek recipe of two of our favourite dips, tzatziki and […]

Bursary Fund Information Release

A proud day for the organisation and all our affiliates 💙 Many people don’t always understand why we devote so much time to an organisation voluntarily but when we are able to support those in our Hellenic family using the funds we raise, it truly is a blessing and provides purpose and motivation to keep […]

BRIEF: Easter

Three times a year, NAHYSOSA releases a ‘brief’ that serves as what you might call a newsletter. Informing you of what us and our affiliates have been up to and includes articles, pictures and other news. THIS year we decided to change the briefs up a little bit and theme them. So, the FIRST BRIEF […]

15 Greek Restaurants for Mother’s Day

Has your mama opted to take a personal day this Mother’s Day by not whipping up her typically sumptuous Sunday spread? If so, why not recreate a similar ambience by spoiling her and taking her to one of these Greek restaurants near you? Have a look below at some our restaurant picks across South Africa! Click on […]

Name Day Calendar: May

Never forget another Name Day! Introducing our first editorial piece that will be published monthly – our Name Day Calendar. How often do you find out it is your own name day because your ‘yia yia’ from a village in Cyprus calls you to wish you? This no longer needs to be the case as we […]

New Month, New Look: MAY

A new month, a NEW LOOK for our website and a LOT going on around South Africa. With exams slowly approaching – we suggest you all get involved in these events before we stuck behind our desks and staring at our books! The following events are happening this month in the various cities: Johannesburg 1 […]

Xristos Anesti & Happy Easter

Xristos Anesti (Happy Easter) from the NAHYSOSA team and all our affiliates around South Africa. We wish you all a blessed day and a wonderful time with your family and friends! A quote we thought was relevant today from our all time favourite movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding: ‘What do you mean he don’t […]

Holy Thursday: Meaning of the Red Eggs

Ever wondered why at all Greek Easter tables, there are red eggs placed beautifully in mom’s favourite dish? If you don’t know why or what the symbolism is, check our image below! According to greek Orthodox tradition, eggs are to be dyed on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal which […]

Koulourakia Baking with NAHYSOSA

We all love Holy Week Traditions! A week where families get together, be it at church or in the kitchen to prepare for the Easter Sunday lunch. Check out the recipe below for those of you who will be spending the next few days baking delicious koulourakia! They definitely one of our favourite treats. If […]

7 Days of Holy Week: A Cheat Sheet

Holy week is approaching and although we all participate and engage in the traditions that come with it – do we know what each day symbolises and why we do the traditions that we do, on these days? We put together a ‘cheat sheet’ of the 7 days of Orthodox Holy Week with a description […]