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Friday, August 14, 2020

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On The Road to Constantinople: Repairs of Hagia Sophia Dome by 10th Century Armenian Architect

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them,” by Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaulti de Galilei, an Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer.1Hagia Sophia...

Memories of Italy: The Birth of Venus, Uffizi Gallery

Aphrodite (or Venus to the Romans) was born near Paphos, Cyprus. The Greek myth says the Goddess of love and beauty was born from...

Pomegranate, Ermioni, youth intertwined

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

Memories of the Road to Constantinople: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

“Today we view Hagia Sophia as an architectural achievement withstanding earthquakes. Famous for its dome. It is the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture,” said attorney...

Hotel Hagiati is medieval Macedonia in Edessa

Hotel Hagiati offers the ambiance to experience Edessa’s present within its past.Occupying a historic stone merchant’s house a short stroll from Waterfalls Park, the...

Memories of Italy: Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare in Classe

Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe This unique Byzantine monument, Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare in Classe is not included in the standard tourist itinerary. When UNESCO inscribed...

In Byzantine Footsteps: Church St. Mary of Blachernae

By: Catherine Tsounis, Contributing Editor Visiting the historical Church of St. Mary of Blachernae or Panagia Blachernae Church in Constantinople (Istanbul) known to Greeks made...

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...

Memories of  Italy: Women in Ravenna Mosaics

By: Catherine Tsounis, contributing editor   Mosaics are amazing in Ravenna. Women and their influence are scenes in the Byzantine mosaics. “Women never betrayed their identity...

Corfu magic

“Gradually the magic of the island settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”        ― Gerald Durrell on Corfu, My Family and Other...

On the Road in Greece: Georgiadis Accessories & Souvenirs, Alexandroupolis, Greece

By Catherine TsounisAlexandroupolis is a modern city of Thrace that lied on our itinerary for a summer 2019 Kapogiannis tour. When we crossed the...

Tor Hotels: Greek destinations within destinations

There are hotels that are destinations, and then there are hotels in destinations. Tor Hotels offer both.Macedonia – a name that rings with history...

Out of the Blue in Crete

Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort – a luxury village set within a vast botanical garden on the north coast of Crete –...

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...

On the Road in Greece: St. Demetrios Cathedral of Thessaloniki

By Catherine Tsounis“There was a historic St. Demetrios. His bones are here. There is historical proof,” explained attorney Panagiota Petropoulou during our recent Kapogiannis...

Latest news

AHEPA protests at Turkish Embassy

Supreme President George G. Horiates joined a delegation of AHEPANS who participated in a Rally coordinated by the Hellenic Cultural Center. The AHEPA delegation...

HRF dedicates this month’s food distribution in memory of the late Chris Koutsis

On August 11th, days before the major religious holiday of the Virgin Mary, the Hellenic Relief Foundation's monthly food distribution took place at their...

Menendez and Van Hollen express concern to Pompeo over Turkey’s provocative actions

 August 13, 2020 The Honorable Mike PompeoSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20520  Dear Secretary Pompeo: In advance of your meeting with Greek...

AHEPA’s letter to POTUS expressing concern over Turkey’s dangerous aggression towards Greece

AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION    August 13, 2020 Honorable Donald J. Trump The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: On behalf of...

Christos Koutsis, Vice President of Investors Bank, has passed away

Christos John Koutsis, 63, of Paramus, formerly of Athens, Greece, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Christos worked for Investors Bank, in Short...