7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage
In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.
The Biggest Basilica Cistern of Constantinople Re-opens
The biggest Byzantine Basilica Cistern in Constantinople opens its doors once again after five years of renovation. For a long time, it was an unknown construction to the Ottoman residents of the city. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis The Basilica Cistern is one...
The Brave Greek Priest Who Held a Liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919
A brave Greek priest managed to hold an Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919 at a time when the iconic cathedral was being used as a mosque. It is commonly believed that the last Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in...
A Crusader’s History of the Sack of Constantinople
De la Conquête de Constantinople (On the Conquest of Constantinople), one of the oldest surviving examples of French prose, is considered to be the most important historical source on the Fourth Crusade and the tragic Sack of Constantinople. As disturbing...
Constantinopolitans Keep Memories of the Byzantine Capital Alive
The Hellenic Society of Constantinopolitans is keeping the culture and traditions of the Greeks from the city of Constantinople alive.
Elon Musk’s Constantinople Tweet Upsets Turkish Social Media Users
A tweet by Elon Musk on the fall of Constantinople has baffled social media users worldwide and has caused hundreds of predominantly negative reactions in Turkey. The Tesla founder and billionaire tweeted a meme of a Byzantine soldier who is...
Istanbul vs. Constantinople: Why Both Words are Greek
Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."
May 29, 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell
The fall of Constantinople, on May 29,1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars and the darkest page in Greek history
Constantinople Greeks: The Cosmopolitans of Byzantium’s Capital
Most people are aware of the song “Istanbul was Constantinople” and perhaps no better than the Greeks of Istanbul themselves.
Hidden Byzantine Church in Istanbul Revealed in All Its Glory
A hidden Byzantine church and a holy spring were recently discovered at an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul.