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Fire of Smyrna

Remembering The Great Fire of Smyrna

Today marks 92 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna (Izmir) and the Great Fire that destroyed the city, causing the majority of Greeks in Asia Minor to flee their homes and seek shelter in Greece and other countries. Smyrna used to...

How Smyrna Was Burned to the Ground – 90 Years Later

The first fire broke out in the late afternoon of September 13, 1922, four days after the Turkish Army had entered the city. The blaze began in the Armenian quarter of the city, and spread quickly due to the...