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Smyrna, the Epic War Drama, Comes to the Big Screen in the US

The movie Smyrna, the six-time Hellenic Academy-Award-winning epic war drama based on the truly catastrophic events that changed the course of Greek history is...

Smyrna Disaster Remembered at Herodeon Concert in Athens

The Band of Messolonghi "Dionysios Solomos”, the orchestra and the Stamatis Spanoudakis choir collaborated at Herodeon dedicated a concert last week to the 1922...

First Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Starts Service on Monday

On Monday, October 10th, the passenger ferry Smyrna di Levante of Levante Ferries starts its maiden voyage to Smyrna (İzmir) from Thessaloniki. This is...

Greeks in Canada Mark the Smyrna Catastrophe with Podcast Series

To commemorate the anniversary of the Smyrna Catastrophe exactly a hundred years ago, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has produced its latest historical podcast...

The Day Greeks of Smyrna Welcomed the Hellenic Fleet in Asia Minor

On May 14, 1919, thousands of Greeks of Smyrna wore their best clothes and rushed to the city's seafront to get a glimpse of...

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10, 1922, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in Smyrna.

The Destruction of Smyrna: When Hellenism was Brutally Erased from Asia Minor

September 12, 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism, as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean...

Restroom Found in 2nd-Century BC Theater in Smyrna

A restroom with running water used by actors in a 2,200-year-old theater in Smyrna was recently discovered. Originally constructed in the second century BC, the...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

The History of the Ancient Greek City of Smyrna

Smyrna was once one of the most illustrious of all ancient and Hellenistic-era Greek cities. One of the main centers of Greek settlement in...