The Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans
The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the Greek War of Independence.
Somali Sentenced to Life in Greece for Trafficking Wins Appeal
A Somali migrant sentenced to 142 years in prison in Greece for human trafficking has had his sentence overturned after receiving legal support from EU lawmakers. Mohammed Hanad Abdi received the verdict after his capture off the coast of...
Mastiha of Chios, Greece’s ‘White Gold’
Mastiha, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Greece," is a product made exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees,...
A Medieval Labyrinth: The Village of Mesta on the Greek Island of Chios
Featuring medieval architecture, Mesta is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages on the island of Chios.
The Greek Islands: How Were they Named?
To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...
Best Beaches on Chios, Greece’s Island of a Thousand Faces
Chios is the fifth-largest island in Greece, and it is a hidden gem waiting to be unveiled. Its surrounded by the sparkling, deep sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea.
“Flying Priest” Marks Holy Saturday’s Liturgy in Greece
The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus
The Top Destinations for Greek Easter
With Greek Orthodox Easter fast approaching, Greeks and tourists alike are planning to rush out of urban centers in order to enjoy the unique holiday customs found in destinations across the country. While there are some shared Easter traditions throughout...
The Greek Immigrant Who Built a Confectionery Empire in Argentina
Greek immigrant Michalis Georgalos made life in Argentina sweeter with his confections, building an empire that still exists today
Nea Moni Monastery, A Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios
The Nea Moni Monastery on the Greek island of Chios is a treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.