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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Regions of Greece

Fort Roupel: Crossing a border

Fort Roupel, 1914, was in early planning stages along the mountainous border between Greece and Bulgaria when World War I erupted. In the mid-1930’s...

Tripping over history in Thessaloniki

“In Thessaloniki, we live our history.” Sofia Bournatzi Of course, that statement could almost be a cliché if it wasn’t applied to Thessaloniki. It has...

Ο Ντίνος the aromas of Tinos

Gianakis Bay gleamed in the afternoon sun on Tinos Island as I entered the bay front Ο Ντίνος Taverna. As is so common in...

Life in the L.A. of Greece, Leonidio Arkadias, during the Pandemic

Special to the Hellenic News of America The many daily activities that Greek citizens have enjoyed, such as dining and travel, have come to a...

Memories of Greece: Zorbas BBQ, Lasithi, Crete

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past, and we look back on it we do...

Meteora: a magical 14th century necessity

The six monasteries of Meteora are justifiably a magnet for tourists. The ascetic Greek Orthodox monks who strove for mystical connection with the divine...

Tripping over Pyrgos on Santorini

When I first saw Pyrgos in 2014 it was late afternoon through swirling fog rolling up 700-foot-high cliffs. The mist hugged the low flat...

A Traditional 2020 Christmas in Greece

How is Greece celebrating 2020 Christmas? Pitsa and Christos Macarounis described strict quarantine measures, with police patrolling the streets of Tripoli, in the Peloponnese....

ΑΓΡΙΝΙΟ: Ένας προορισμός που αγαπιέται!

ΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΜΑΤΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΝΝΑΣ ΜΠΙΘΙΚΩΤΣΗ ΠΡΟΛΟΓΟΣ Τα ταξίδια μας κάνουν πιο ευτυχισμένους! Χαλαρώνουμε, αποκτάμε αυτοπεποίθηση, μορφωνόμαστε και δοκιμάζουμε νέα πράγματα. Αποκτάμε αίσθηση της θέσης...

Tripping over Greece: Naxos

Greece’s long and turbulent civilization lay scattered throughout the country. It’s as easy to stumble across millenniums old remnants of everyday life in the...

Tinos Food Paths: preserving heritage

The whole idea behind Tinos Food Paths, Giorgos says, is “to keep the chain of knowledge alive from one generation to another.” Soft spoken, young...

Marathia on Tinos: traditional or avant garde?

Marathia Restaurant on Tinos Island aptly proves the superlatives you have heard on the creativity of Greek cuisine and the uncompromising beauty of Cyclades...

Visiting the Heart and Soul of Greece: The Peloponessos

BY AURELIA   During the last five summers, I had visited and spent time on more than a dozen Greek islands, including Crete, Corfu, Mykonos, and...

Pomegranate, Ermioni, youth intertwined

"Surely Love is a wonderful thing. Pearls and pomegranate cannot buy it...” ~ Oscar Wilde It’s appropriate that an ancient fruit should have a close...

Silk Road cuisine in the Pella Region

“We think of globalization as a uniquely modern phenomenon; yet 2,000 years ago too, it was a fact of life...” ― Peter Frankopan, The Silk...

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The Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster, MA is culminating its centennial celebration by giving back in a major way. It...

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