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The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek War of Independence. Plessou was born in a small village in Thesprotia...

Melbourne Lecture Examines Epirus’ Multiculturalism During Late Ottoman Empire

A lecture sponsored by the Greek Community of Melbourne on June 20 shed new light on life in Epirus, Greece during the last years of Ottoman rule in the region. The presentation, which was part of a series of Greek...

In Search of Greece's Most Famous Lost Treasure

Greeks have been fascinated for decades over the legend that Ali Pasha, an Ottoman ruler, has left an enormous treasure hidden somewhere in Greece. Search parties, have so far, , failed to uncover the hidden riches, but some still persist...

Haunting Time Lapse Images: Kyra Frosyni Lives on at Lake Pamvotida [Video]

Exquisitely haunting time lapse footage of the clouds covering Lake Pamvotida, the largest lake of Epirus, located in Ioannina, is the latest work by Athens-based filmmaker and photographer Alexandros Maragos. The legends of the uncommonly beautiful lake, such as that...

The Unnamed Island in Ioannina Lake

One of the very few inhabited lake islands in Europe is in Greece. The island of Ioannina lake holds a unique record as it is the only inhabited island of its size in the world without a name. The verdant island...

New Folk Art Museum in Ioannina

Fotis Rapakousis from Ioannina, the capital city of Epirus, north-western Greece, decided to donate his precious collection of relics and set up a Folk Art Museum on the island of Lake Ioannina. In this museum priceless relics, artifacts and objects of...