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Reasons to Remember the Asia Minor Catastrophe

“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat,” George Santayana (1863-1952). We are celebrating the 92nd Anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe...

US Couple Names Child After Greek Island

A US couple has decided to name their 11-year-old son “Chios.” This will be the child’s second name and it was given to him...

Learn and Travel Through Greece by Eating its Cuisine

  Food is a reflection of a country’s geography, history and culture. Enjoy Greece by tasting its diverse cuisine. One can understand mainland Greece and the...
Southern Chios during 2012 fires

The Incredible History of Mastic Rarely Discussed

“We place leaves of Mastiha in our food,” said John Erdemir, a New York City resident who emigrated from Ankara, Turkey. “On the Asian coast...

In Search of Roots at Chios Monastery

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from....
Christopher Columbus may be Greek

Columbus Day: Was Christopher Columbus Greek?

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year.  Columbus Day remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to...
Christopher Columbus Greek

Columbus Day: The Theory Supporting that Christopher Columbus Was Greek

The exact origin of Christopher Columbus has been a source of speculation since the 19th century. Recent publications claim that the great admiral might have been Greek.