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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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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 Wilde It’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 Tsounis Alexandroupolis 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...

Apulia: pleasing hungry visitors for millenniums

For the tourist whose interests lay in religious, architectural, cultural and culinary travel ancient Apulia, the heel of the Italian boot, has been offering...

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AHEPA Heroes Medal Recipients Honor Marine Commander Samuel Miller

AHEPA went to Fort Mifflin on the outskirts of Philadelphia on April 10, 2021, as part of its Greek Bicentennial program. Fort Mifflin has...

Criminogenic Characteristics of Repeat Offenders

John M. Paitakes, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Seton Hall University Special to the Hellenic News of America The following represent a qualitative review of the criminogenic characteristics...

Κανάλι Κωνσταντινούπολης: Μεγάλο φαγοπότι & γεωπολιτικά όνειρα

Ένα φαραωνικό έργο το οποίο σχεδιάζεται από τα πρώτα κιόλας χρόνια εξουσίας των τούρκων ισλαμιστών, επισπεύδεται τώρα εν όψει συμπλήρωσης εκατό χρόνων από την...

Remembering Byzantine Easter 2021 at a Rural NY Church

The birthplace of Eastern Christianity is ravaged and disappearing. It is time to realize the positive outcome of Eastern Orthodoxy in international communities. The...

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