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How We Made Crete Our Home

Having found Crete when coming for the first time to an All Inclusive in Hersonissos some 14 years ago we instantly fell in love with the island.

Erdogan Fans Flames by Threatening to Convert Hagia Sophia into Mosque

Michael Goodyear* Hagia Sophia, once Eastern Christianity's greatest cathedral, is undoubtedly one of the most important monuments in today's Istanbul. Steeped in Byzantine history, it served...

Busting a Myth in Greece: It’s Not All Easy Money and Leisurely Coffees

By Benjamin Wylie-Black* Following on from a recent article about the decision not to open our hotel in Crete for 2020, there was a small...

The Golden Age of Greek Science

By Evaggelos Vallianatos* What is a golden age? A golden age captures the best and greatest virtues of human achievements. These accomplishments, however, must have the...
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Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

By Jan Haywood* The legend of Troy is one of the oldest stories ever told, but it certainly reached a new audience through Wolfgang Petersen’s...

Greek Scientists Record Alien Fish Species in Aegean, Ionian Seas

By Daniel Harper Greek scientists have recently launched an attempt to record the actual number of alien fish species from the Red Sea which have...

Greek Diaspora Struggles to Maintain Ties to Homeland in Coronavirus Times

By Sean Mathews As the coronavirus drags on and lockdown fatigue increases, Dino Gerousis says he has found himself dreaming of the small fishing villages...

Zooming Becomes Vital Learning and Social Connection in Our New Normal

By Ada Leivada If you are one of the tens of millions of people who are working online right now, you are probably teleconferencing a...

Greek Olive Oil World Trying to Survive Covid-19 Pandemic

By Lisa Radinovsky, Greek Liquid Gold Sandwiched between nations struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, Greece is a surprising success story. But with stay-at-home orders...

Four Amazing Astronomical Discoveries from Ancient Greece

By Gareth Dorrian and Ian Whittaker "The Histories," by Herodotus, who lived from 484 BC to 425 BC offers a remarkable window into the world...

Greek Grandparenting From a Distance: Coronavirus Challenges Precious Bonds

By Ada Leivada “...the miracle of medicine in 2020 is to extend the quality of life of people, many of whom are our mothers and...

An Unforgettable Easter 2020 for Greeks at Heart

By Ada Leivada Greek Easter, or Pascha, is not an easy concept to describe to people without Greek bonds. It is something you take for...

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