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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Admire Oracles: Delphi, Gods and Wine

Considered the “navel of the world” to ancient Greeks, Delphi was more important than Mount Olympus. Delphi was their Vatican. “Admire oracles” (Χρησμοὺς θαύμαζε) was...

Kalymnos Island cuisine begs to be savored

From high atop St. Savvas Monastery the lush agricultural Pothia Valley is like green parkland bisecting this rocky land of Kalymnos Island. Groves of...

Kalymnos Island’s Xenia

  “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” What food did they have? A little boy had brought his...

At home with Alexander: Edessa and Pella

What forces make a legendary region a tourist attraction? Conflict and nature are two factors. Pella was Alexander the Great’s new showpiece capital and...

Four Wineries of Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia/Thrace

F - εὖ is a descriptor for all that’s good and creative in a person’s life – one that Dionysus, god of wine, sitting...

Ursulines and marble: educating Tinos Island

Angela de Merici, founder of the Ursulines, believed that educated young women could make great contributions to society. The year was 1535. In an age...

Mountains of the Pachamama: the Andes of Argentina

The dome of the planet was a glittering display for the Pachamama. As eyes adjusted, the sky was ablaze with stars. The Milky Way was...

The harvest of Naxos and the Small Cyclades

Naxos is well known for its agricultural abundance. The 166 square mile island, largest in the Cyclades, has a fertile interior created by the...

POSEIDON’S TRIDENT AND MY JOURNEY TO BYZANTIUM

BY AURELIA      And therefore I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium.   W.B. Yeats Sailing to Byzantium   I don’t remember the exact date...

Defining tradition on Lipsi Island, Greece

Island stories conjure images of remote destinations – Ascension or the Faroe Islands.  At just 16 square kilometers (10 square miles) with a permanent population...

Essentials of Aigio: antiquities, wine and cuisine

Aigio, and its surrounding provincial region of Aigialeia, have been prominent in Greek recorded history since the 3rd millennium BC. Its wines were publicly...

Legendary Central Macedonia’s Serres and Kilkis

When cities can trace their heritage for 4,000 years, and they’re located in fabled Macedonia – land of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Mount...

Tinos Island and its traditional food abundance

Tinos Island shimmers in the bright October sunlight as the Golden Blue Star Ferry approaches the port of Tinos Town. The marble and granite...

The shifting beauty of autumn on Andros Island

Autumn brings a shifting palate of light: silver and grays to Andros Island, the northern most of the Cyclades Archipelago, different from the bright...

Travel ancient paths in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Xanthi, Drama, Kavala, Philippi: the names themselves are exotic and rightfully so. At the epicenter of three worlds – Asia, the Balkans and the...

Latest news

Greek/Cuban American Candidate for Congress Promotes American Dream, Fights Socialism

Special to the Hellenic News of America Nicole Malliotakis wants to keep the American Dream alive, like it was for her Greek and Cuban immigrant...

My visit to Artsakh

“There is no Alternative to Freedom” was a banner prominently displayed on an apartment building in Stepanakert, of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh during...

Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 Hosts Third Annual Fishing Trip

By Chris Pappis, AHEPA D6 Secretary Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 hosted their signature event which was the 3rd Annual Fall Fishing Trip. It was...

AHEPA Applauds Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Greece

Supreme President George G. Horiates has issued the following statement: AHEPA applauds the visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Greece. The visit demonstrated...

AHEPA Condemns Turkey’s Latest Aggression, Calls for EU Sanctions

Supreme President George G. Horiates has issued the following statement: Turkey continues to demonstrate it is the root cause of instability and turmoil in the...