Rising from Hydra’s pier, there is a stately mansion housing the world’s oldest continuously operating merchant marine academy.
If we are to consider meaningful communities for Hellenism, Vienna should surely be on the short list with its little Greece.
The wooden ship tradition did not die out at Hydra. The Hydriots and other Greek islanders continued to hew large and small caiques as before
The Greek Community of Utah is both typical of Greek communities in the US but also, due to the uniqueness of Utah, quite distinctive itself.
The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.
As a Hydriot, I had been raised on a pantheon of grizzled war heroes — Miaoulis, Koudouriotis, et al—with a focus on their virtues...
Like so many Greek kids in the Diaspora, I attended Greek School for a while. The March 25th Celebration always entailed a few kids...