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Friday, August 14, 2020

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Tourism

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...

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...

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...

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...

Naturally Thessaloniki is a foodie city

Thessaloniki: breads, dried fruits, pomegranate syrup, cumin, sesame seeds, artichokes, wine, a cornucopia of smoked and cured meats and fish along with enough food...

GRECOTEL Hotels & Resorts Reduce Prices in 150 Restaurants Around Greece

By Vasilis Papoutsis, Contributing Editor Grecotel Hotels and Resorts, the largest luxury hotel chain in Greece, is reducing by 10% the listed menu prices in...

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...

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts’ GM V. Minadakis talks to HNA

By Vasilis Papoutsis, Contributing EditorGrecotel Hotels and Resorts was a dream that started to take shape 45 years ago when visionary businessman Nikos Daskalantonakis drawing...

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...

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...