Calamos Supports Greece

Europe

Turkey Opens “Gate to Hell” in Ancient Greek City of Hierapolis

The famed "Gate to Hell" at the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis in western Turkey has opened to regular visitors for the first time on Monday. Known also as Pluto’s Gate—Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin—the cave...

The Ancient Greek Fisherman and His Astonishing Villa Mosaics

Phainos was the most famous fisherman of his time who lived in the 2nd century AD in the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. His villa, adorned with astonishing mosaics depicting sea creatures, was accidentally discovered by property developers in 2018. Phainos...

Oldest Bridge in Europe Still in Use Found in Greece

Perhaps the oldest bridge in Europe that is still in use today can be found in Greece, and it is named the Arkadiko Bridge. 

Calabrian Greeks: Pocket of Hellenism in Italy has Survived Millennia

There exists today a tiny enclave of Calabrian Greeks, Greek-speaking people in Reggio Calabria that seem to have survived millennia.

Celts Imported Greek Pottery, Olive Oil, and Wine 2,600 Years Ago

Celts consumed Greek wine according to a recent study of ceramic containers which have been excavated from the hillfort site of Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy. Hundreds of fragments from ninety-nine of the containers have shed light on how the drinking...

Putin Reclaims Byzantium for His New Russian Empire

Putin has associated Russia with Byzantium in ways that are apparent to countries with an Orthodox legacy but are not necessarily clear to the rest of the world. By Theodore Christou Russia's two-headed eagle often worn by Russian athletes on their...

Armenian Genocide: The Mass Murder of Christians in Turkey

The Armenian Genocide, the systematic mass murder, and expulsion of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians carried out in Turkey and adjoining regions by the Ottoman government between 1914 and 1923, is commemorated on April 24th every year. The Armenian Genocide was...

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.

Ancient Byzantine Church Discovered Under Turkish Lake

St. Neophytos Basilica is the name of a submerged church built 1500 years ago that is submerged in Lake Iznik, present-day Turkey.

Saint Corona Venerated for Protection Against Epidemics

Though sometimes forgotten, the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have long commemorated a saint who is thought to protect against disease and pandemics, such as today’s coronavirus. Saint Corona (who is also known as St. Kron or St. Kronpeth) is the...