Australians and Greek Australians are celebrating Australia Day on Monday, January 26, at the Sports Bar in Koukaki, just a minutes walk away from the Acropolis Metro. The annual party is attended each year by Aussies in Greece, Greek Aussies, friends of Australia, friends of friends, riff raff or basically anyone that loves a laugh or an Australian….
There is an open Bar from 6-8 pm, but celebrations continue after 8 p.m. with Australian banter at what is billed as the “Aussiest bar in Athens” with the cheapest cocktails and beers – including Forsters – and of course authentic Fish & Chips!
Just in case you’re not an Aussie, Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on January 26, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
The Athens Sports Bar is at 3a Veikou, Koukaki, Athens. Just a short walk from the Athens Metro.
Just in case you’re an Aussie lost in Greece, here are some organizations that may interest you:
AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE 23 Zaharitsa St, Koukaki tel 210 924 3256
AUSTRALIAN TRADE COMMISSION (AUSTRADE) promotes trade and investment between Greece and Australia. Office is at the embassy. Call 210 645 0404
HOSTEL FOR VISITING AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS 2 Promahou St, Makriyianni tel 210 923 6225
PANHELLENIC GREEK-AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION tel 2610 421270
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY tel 210 258 4359, 210 251 6592
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Mytillini tel 22510 25981
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Crete tel 28210 51037
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Korinth tel 27420 24524
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Patra tel 2610 522807
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Nafpaktos tel 26340 27749
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Kalamata tel 27210 28646
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY Aegio tel 26910 26049