St. Paul's Community Connect coffee mornings

posted Mar 9, 2020, 11:10 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Athens: come along to our new  venue – join us for coffee and cake on Wednesday 11th March from 10.30 to 12.30 at Sotiros 7, Plaka. Contact: Anne - 210 512 9261.


o          Books/DVDs/CDs, handmade greetings cards, Christmas cards, good-as-new clothing, home-made jam.

o          Postage stamps and greetings cards recycled for good causes.

o          Proceeds to the Anglican Church, Athens and its nominated charities.

o          Follow us on Facebook at and at www.

The Anglican Church in Greece is self-financing and receives no support other than the generosity of those who worship with us and/or attend our social events. Monies raised support St. Paul’s, its community projects and its charitable outreach, including the Apostoli Church in the Street Food Kitchen, the Loida Home for the Elderly, the Kokkori Down Syndrome Centre, Hestia Hellas centre for young refugees and families and individuals in need.


posted Feb 27, 2020, 11:58 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


On Monday 9th March at 8.30 p.m. Radio Pepper Church Sessions 5 presents an evening of folk-rock Americana songs with Greek band DUSTBOWL ( Entrance by ticket only, from: Radio Pepper 96.6 FM at 213 018 9066 or


On Thursday 12th March at 8.30 p.m. United We Fly’s “Taste of Music” open their “REMISSION” Spring season with the CHIMERINI KOLIMVITES (Winter Swimmers) BAND – one of the oldest and most idiosyncratic gatherings of the Greek music scene who celebrate their 40th anniversary concert and the 55th anniversary of the formation of their original core with I. Papadas, K. Sideris and A. Bakirtzis.

TICKETS: 25 or 22 Euros. Pre-sale tickets from - tel. 13855, 211 7700 000 and 211760 3000 &

Info. from - tel.21 6985340




On Saturday 14th March at 8.30 p.m. Adam Papadopoulou presents REMI & THE ROAD in an evening of Folk – Country – Americana songs and music, with tributes to Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and a bow to Irish traditional folk-music on the way, all framed by true stories and narratives.

Tickets: 12 & 10 Euros from – tel. 13855, 211 7700 000 and 211760 3000


On Wednesday 18th March at 7 p.m., the Athens branch of “Inspired Voyager” presents ST PAUL’S CONCERT CHORALE (John Smedstad, Director).The Chorale hails from the campus of St. Paul’s School for Boys, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and ages range from 15 to 18 years old. Past tours included Spain, Morocco, Iceland, Czech Republic and Germany.


Info: 210 8951620, 694 447 4917 / email:


Walk Wednesday March 4th Kings Estate Baripompi

posted Feb 27, 2020, 11:39 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

This month we will try again to walk in the King's Estate in Baripompi. Last month we were rained off!
We will meet at the coffee shop called IONES in the square of Baripompi at 10am. Here we will car pool and drive for 5 minutes in order to start our walk. We will walk in the estate, ( we will be near the palace and graves but will not visit.)We will walk for 2 hours,probably about 8k, with an easy ascent and descent. I class this walk as easy.
The walk will only go ahead in good weather.
If you take part in a Newcomers walk you do so entirely at your own risk and neither Newcomers or the leaders of the walk are in any way responsible for the safety of those taking part.
Would you please let Eleni or me know that you would like to join us.
Looking forward to walking.
Beverley and Eleni

Garage Sale & Bazaar of Fabrics and Old Furniture

posted Feb 27, 2020, 11:37 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

A Garage Sale and Bazaar of Fabrics and Furniture 

full of amazing offers is being organized by the "Friends of Merimna":


Friday-6th, Saturday-7th and Sunday 8th of March 2020


Larnakos 6, Neo Irakleio, 14122



At the "Friends of Merimna" Garage Sale/Bazaar you will find furniture 

- small and large - lighting fixtures, paintings, carpets and 

high-quality furnishing fabrics, all at bargain prices!


The proceeds from the Bazaar will go to support 

the work offered by Merimna’s two services:


·       “Pediatric Palliative Homecare Service”  Experienced doctors, nurses, 

psychologists and social workers from Merimna provide a homecare 

service for seriously ill children and their families during 

the last stages of their illness.

·      “Childhood Bereavement Counseling Centers” Specialized 

psychological  support for children and adolescents who are grieving 

the loss of a loved one.


All of Merimna’s services are provided free of charge




“Friends of Merimna”: Mon-Fri:  09.30-17.00 | Τηλ. 210 6842833

fax 210 6452338 | |



posted Feb 24, 2020, 9:38 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 9:39 AM ]

The Friends of The




Ephesos, Priene, Miletos, Didyma

and Pergamon

on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th , Sunday 31st May, Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2020


 Ionia, the central region of the western coast of modern-day Turkey was one of the cradles of

Greek culture in various periods, but most particularly in antiquity. Here Greeks came into

contact with the local cultures of Asia Minor, which led to fluorescence, particularly in the sixth

century BC. Later developments were built on these firm foundations. Today Ionia is best known

for its majestic ruins which primarily date to the Roman period, a time when the region was once

again one of the most prosperous in the Greek world. On this trip we shall marvel at the majestic

ruins of Ephesos, Priene, Miletos and Didyma. We shall also visit Pergamon, an amazing city

built on a hilly crag and its surroundings, which in the Hellenistic period was the centre of an

important kingdom that punched well above its weight. This is a truly eye-opening excursion,

which will allow us to enjoy the antiquities of the region as well as the beautiful countryside in

the full bloom of spring.



The projected itinerary is:

Friday 29 May

1250                Flight from Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport) to Samos

1345                Arrive at Samos airport, by coach to Vathy for a leisurely lunch (not included)

and a visit to the local Archaeological Museum

1800                Ferryboat to Kusadasi

1930                Arrive at Kusadasi, transfer to hotel. Evening free.


Saturday 30 May

0830                Coach pick-up from hotel for full-day tour.

Visit the “House of Virgin Mary” and then continue to the magnificent ruins of ancient

Ephesos, arguably the best-preserved Roman-period city on the eastern Aegean coast, with its

impressive roads, houses and public buildings.  

Our final stop for the day is the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient

World. (Lunch included)

1600                Return to hotel

Evening free.


Sunday 31 May

0800                Coach pick-up from hotel, drive to Pergamon (modern Bergama).

Full-day tour of the ancient city. Among the sites to be visited are the acropolis, the site of the

Altar of Zeus, the Library and the Asklepieion. (Lunch included)

Afternoon        Return to hotel.

Evening free.


Monday 1 June

0830                Coach pick-up for a full day excursion. Our first stop will be the Ionian city of

Priene, famous for its theatre, Agora, Bouleterion and well-preserved houses. We shall then

visit the ruins of the great city of Miletos. Its theatre is by far the most impressive of the

town’s surviving monuments. There are also the council-chamber, marketplace, temples,

baths and Ilyas Bey Mosque to be visited. After lunch we will continue to Didyma, the site of

the world-renowned Temple of Apollo, famous for its great oracle. (Lunch included)

Afternoon        Return to hotel.

Evening free.


Tuesday 2 June

0730                Check out from hotel

0830                Ferry to Samos.

1000                Coach tour and time for lunch (not included). Please note: enquiries are

currently being made into a winery visit. If this eventuates there will be a slight

supplementary payment.

1730                Flight to Athens

1825                Arrive at Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)




Members and Non-Members (plus one guest) who wish to participate in this excursion are

requested to register their place by Wednesday 11 March at the very latest. Note that priority

will be given to currently registered Members, as places are strictly limited.



Please ensure, when making your reservation, you advise the office.


a)  if you will require a single, double or twin (2 single beds)  

b)  provide a contact telephone number (mobile and landline where possible), plus email

     address if available.

c)  provide us with your passport number.



PARTICIPATION COST  (per person) :


Members:                                                        Non-Members 


Single room:               460                                        Single room:               485

Double/Twin room:    415                                        Double/Twin room:    440

Triple room:                400                                        Triple room:                425


If Non-Members choose to become Members before making their deposit they will be eligible

to pay the Members' rate. Single yearly membership is 30, family membership 40. If any

current Non-Members intend to include membership payment in their bank transfer they

should inform the office by telephone or email before doing so.


Cost includes

v Economy air fare Athens-Samos-Athens

v Ferry Samos-Kusadasi-Samos

v Hotel accommodation with continental breakfast for four nights at the four-star Ayma

Beach Hotel, Kusadasi.

v Coach transfers on Samos

v Coach transportation in Turkey

v Guiding by accredited guide in Turkey

v Museum/site entrance tickets included in Turkey-based itinerary

Not included are meals (other than breakfast and lunch in Turkey as indicated in the

itinerary), museum entrance fees when visited at leisure, tips plus any other sundry expenses.  



For all confirmed reservations a non refundable deposit per person of:


100 for Members and Non-Members


should be paid into Alpha Bank IBAN acc. number GR20 0140 1150 1150 0231 0029 916 by

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 at the very latest.  


IMPORTANT: When remitting your deposit please ENSURE your NAME (and that of any

other participants you are paying for) is RECORDED on the PAYMENT SLIP and

then please either fax or email a copy of the remittance slip to the Institute  

(fax no. 210 924 1659, email: to ensure we have a correct record of your



Please note that no reservation will be considered valid or confirmed without proof of

payment by the deadlines given. In the event the places have not been filled by the deadlines

given, then members will be invited to register additional guests, if they so wish, subject to

remaining availability.


Half of the balance must be made into the same Alpha account as above by FRIDAY 3

APRIL. Apologies, but any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable.


The remainder of the balance, final payment must be made into the same Alpha account as

above, by FRIDAY 1 MAY.  



Travel Insurance must be a personal responsibility. Costs arising from

illness or injury cannot be borne by the Friends of the Australian

Archaeological Institute at Athens. Participants are also solely

responsible for ensuring that their required travel documents are in



Places are strictly limited, so please respond within these deadlines, to avoid





PLEASE CALL the Office of the AAIA on 210 924 3256 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm) to

BOOK as places are limited, or fax no. 210 924 1659, email:, including full

contact details




All participants are advised to exercise due caution when visiting archaeological sites, and more

generally while on the excursion, and are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes. We

also advise all participants to bring clothing appropriate to the expected/forecast weather

conditions as well as sun protection if necessary

FREE Meditation and Relaxation Techniques in English at House Hub

posted Feb 23, 2020, 1:34 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Newcomers,

These Workshops will provide a brief description of how Mindfulness practices can positively affect your biological physical and cognitive well-being. We will educate and demonstrate on the techniques: Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Safe Place, Four Elements and Breathing.

Most importantly, we will connect the application of these practices in our everyday lives in relieving stress, anxiety and negative thoughts.

Amy-Josephine Pedicino and Nathasha S. Sharma

from the Clinical Psychology Department at the Hellenic American University in Athens Greece

WEDNESDAY 26th and FRIDAY 28th


At House Hub (Othonos #93, Kifisia)

For more information contact 6977767168 or 6942827521

Lunch Bunch

posted Feb 19, 2020, 8:59 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

SPREAD YOUR WINGS, LADIES!  And land right inside "BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS"!  We're going stateside this month, for the best barbecued chicken wings (and onion rings) this side of Buffalo, N.Y. where they originated!  Plus incredible burgers, unique salads, and Mexican dishes!  So, don't be chicken -- come to Lunch Bunch!
Wednesday, February 26
1:00 PM
Harilaou Trikoupi 127
Nea Erithrea 14671
To reserve, contact:
Kathy Cambas

The World Day of Prayer

posted Feb 19, 2020, 8:07 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, Christian laywomen’s initiative.   and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries.  The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.

Through the World Day of Prayer, women are encouraged to become aware of the other countries and cultures and no longer live in isolation. They are also encouraged take up the burdens of other people, to sympathize with the problems of other countries and cultures and pray with and for them.

The World Day of Prayer aims to demonstrate that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.

This year’s subject “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” has been prepared by the women of Zimbawe.


World Day of Prayer will be held on Saturday March 7th, at 16.30 p.m. at the Catholic Cathedral of St. Denis on Panepistimiou & Omirou street, Athens

Children's tree-planting Action

posted Feb 14, 2020, 3:40 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Action Title:

Children's tree-planting Action on South Hymettus Mtn.

Date/Time: Sunday 16 February, at 10:00.

Meeting Location:

At the vehicle access bar of the forest gravel-road that begins at the junction of “Irodotou” and “Priamou” streets, in Voula (Panorama). (Map)

The site of the tree-planting is approached after a 30 min walk along a forest gravel-road.

Organized by: EDNY

Short Description:
The children are the future, however simply doing whatever we can for them doesn’t suffice. We need to also act with them. Therefore, EDNY is cooperating with the Greek Guiding Association and organizing a children’s tree-planting action on South Hymettus Mtn. During the action, which is open for the public, saplings will be planted in order to replace the trees that didn’t survive last year’s large tree-planting action. This way, the children will understand that the efforts aiming at restoring the greenery of the mountain require continuity and consistency. After the completion of the children’s tree-planting, the EDNY volunteers will continue with other volunteer tasks.

Need to bring:
- Comfortable, sturdy shoes (hiking boots recommended).

- Water/snack for personal use.

- Sweatshirt/raincoat.

- Leather/gardening gloves (optional).

- Pruning-scissors/spud (optional).

More information and relevant announcements here.

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General Regulation on the Protection of Data
As of 25 May 2018 the European Union’s new regulation on the protection of data, widely known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into effect. As regards this regulation we would like to inform you that your contact details are securely stored by the Newcomers-by-the-Sea, they are not disseminated to third parties, and they are only used by the Newcomers-by-the-Sea in order to inform you of its activities. You may, at any moment, request that NBTS stop sending you its communications and that it delete your contact details from its files.

Γενικός Κανονισμός για την Προστασία των Δεδομένων
Στις 25 Μαΐου 2018 ξεκίνησε η εφαρμογή του νέου Ευρωπαϊκού κανονισμού για την προστασία των δεδομένων, ευρέως γνωστού και ως General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Κατόπιν τούτου, θα θέλαμε να σας ενημερώσουμε πως τα στοιχεία επικοινωνίας σας διατηρούνται ασφαλή, δεν κοινοποιούνται σε τρίτους και χρησιμοποιούνται με μόνο σκοπό την ενημέρωσή σας σχετικά με τις δραστηριότητες των Newcomers-by-the-Sea. Μπορείτε ανά πάσα στιγμή να ζητήσετε την διακοπή των τακτικών ενημερωτικών επικοινωνιών μας και την διαγραφή των στοιχείων επικοινωνίας σας. 


posted Feb 12, 2020, 11:19 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


Dear Newcomers,

I would like to inform you that the new cycle of the Encounter/ Personal Development group would start soon. Every Friday for 10 weeks we would be meeting in my office in Agios Stefanos from 10.30-12.30, and would encounter each other in an atmosphere of trust, acceptance and confidentiality. The participants in the previous cycle had "graduated" with success; our theme to open a conversation was:" From Alienation to Personal Growth", but we as a group would agree which theme is most relevant to the participants and take it from there.

These are non-directive, experiential groups that concentrate on the here-and-now and encourage personal honesty, self-disclosure, exploration and confrontation. In personal development/encounter groups we share our deepest concerns and learn from each other in a climate of freedom and safety.

Encounter groups contribute to individual and relationship changes. But most of all they alleviate loneliness and alienation caused by the modern world and remind us that we all belong to a human race. They create a therapeutic experience by promoting interpersonal learning, installation of hope, sense of belonging, group cohesiveness, psychoeducation and altruism. By the feedback provided by the participants in the trusted environment, members learn how the world sees them and this helps their better adjustment.


I am looking forward to starting our journey of exploration.

 For any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me (tel. 6947520063).

 Warm regards,

 Alexandra KovacevicKonstantatou

Councellor & Psychotherapist

MSc Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K.

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