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Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Villages Ready for Evacuation

A large fire broke out at 3 am local time on Tuesday on Greece's central Evia (Euboea). The fire burns a thick forest with rich...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots Begin Restoration of Historic Monastery

Greek and Turkish Cypriots have begun the restoration of the historic monastery of Saint Panteleimon in Myrtou, in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus. The...

A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek...

Meet Panagia Tsampika, Rhodes’ Famous Monastery (Photos, Video)

The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika (Virgin Mary of Tsampika) is a very popular place of pilgrimage among Orthodox Christians. It is located in the...

The Story of the Greek Monk who Lived Alone on a Remote Ionian Island

This is the story of Father Grigorios, a Greek-Orthodox monk who lived 38 years of his life, almost alone, in a medieval monastery on...

The “Other Side” of Mykonos – The Picturesque Monastery of Panagia Tourliani (video)

Summers in Mykonos are guaranteed as the number one destination to spot celebrities, but apart from entertainment spots the island has a historic monastery, the monastery...

Greek Monastery Reopens After 600 Years

The last time that the Monastery of the Three Hierarchs held a mass in Lousoudi Kapetanion in Crete, was 600 years ago. However, the bells...

Mount Athos Through the Eyes of Two Muslims

Two Muslims from Turkey,  journalist Ertuğrul Özkök and architect Ali Esad Göksel, decided to visit the Holy Mountain or Mount Athos in Northern Greece,...

Temporary Truce On Mt. Athos

Monks on Mt. Athos fighting an eviction order have come to a truce with authorities for the meantime, officials said, although it was reported...

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