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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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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...

Memories of Armenia: St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, Yerevan

I visited the Holy Land of the first Christians in a pilgrimage of the Holy Martyrs Church before the pandemic and Nov. 2020 Artsakh...

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...

Teotihuacán shrouded by the mist of time

Teotihuacán elicits gasps upon first seeing the towering Pyramid of the Sun at the entrance to this legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reality...

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...

Inspiring 2021 Christmas in Moscow, Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church numbers 90 million in Russia. Positive thinking was emailed by Irina Chetina of Moscow. “Luckily, all churches are open, and...

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...

Memories of Armenia: St. Nicholas of Dadivank Monastery

 “Don’t be astonished to see an icon of Saint. Nicholas in our monastery,” said Garush, our 2018 guide of the Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church...

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...

Memories of Greece: Agia Marina, Aegina

Aegina is an easy island to the Athens mainland to go. A sandy beach is what tourists dream of. Before the 2020 pandemic, I...

Memories of Russia: Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, Kremlin, Moscow

I had a piece of good luck in traveling to Russia before covid-19 and Middle East problems. “We are passing by the Cathedral of...

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...

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...

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