The Extermination of Pontic Greeks was a Genocide
The Greek genocide and the Pontic genocide instigated by the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement is a dark moment for Greece
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.
Greek Movie “Smyrna” Coming to Netflix?
Following the immense popularity of the Greek drama series Maestro in Blue on Netflix, there is increasingly excited speculation that the Greek movie Smyrna will also become available on the streaming platform. Negotiations have reportedly been taking place between the...
Smyrna Dig Reveals Ancient Greek and Roman Past
Archaeological excavations in Smyrna, today's Izmir in Turkey, have uncovered exciting traces from the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods, Hurriyet reports. According to the Turkish newspaper, excavations at the Smyrna Agora and the Smyrna Theater found a Satyros relief...
Aristotle Onassis: Greece’s Larger Than Life Tycoon
Aristotle Onassis was one of the most famous Greeks in the entire world in the 20th century, a visionary and one of the richest men
Giorgos Seferis: The First Greek Poet to Win the Nobel Prize
On December 10, 1963, Greek diplomat and poet Giorgos Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by King Gustav of Sweden.
Newly Established Thessaloniki-Izmir Ferry Route Suspended
Levante Ferries Group has announced that its ferry route between Thessaloniki in northern Greece and the city of Izmir (Smyrna) on Turkey's western coast will be temporarily suspended until the Summer of 2023. The Smyrna di Levante's maiden voyage was...
Smyrna, the Epic War Drama, Comes to the Big Screen in the US
The movie Smyrna, the six-time Hellenic Academy-Award-winning epic war drama based on the truly catastrophic events that changed the course of Greek history is coming to the big screen across the United States. It will be screened in seven hundred...
Smyrna Disaster Remembered at Herodeon Concert in Athens
The Band of Messolonghi "Dionysios Solomos”, the orchestra and the Stamatis Spanoudakis choir collaborated at Herodeon dedicated a concert last week to the 1922 Smyrna disaster. Composer Stamatis Spanoudakis invited the band to participate in playing marches from Smyrna as...
First Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Starts Service on Monday
On Monday, October 10th, the passenger ferry Smyrna di Levante of Levante Ferries starts its maiden voyage to Smyrna (İzmir) from Thessaloniki. This is the first time in recent memory that a ferry link from Thessaloniki to Smyrna has...