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The Stunning Greek-inspired Architecture of the Ancient City of Petra

The stunningly-beautiful ancient city known as Petra in southern Jordan is a world treasure like none other on the globe. The ancient rock city is built into the dramatic pink-colored stone of Jabal Al-Madbah mountain, facing outward to a...

Meet the Greeks of Medellin, Colombia

The small Greek community of Medellin, Colombia--comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and professionals--is booming. Colombia's second-largest city, called the "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate weather, has changed a great deal since the 1980's and 1990's, when it was regarded...

Top 10 Countries With Most Vaccinations Against COVID-19

The tiny European nation of Malta shocked the world and now tops the list of the most vaccinated countries in the entire world.

Heladeria Americana: The Greek Ice Cream Legend of Colombia

A Greek immigrant brought ice cream to Colombia in the 1930's -- and since then, the business has become the ice cream kings of country.

George Stravelakis: The Enslaved Greek who Became Ruler of Tunisia

George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. By Antonis Chaldeos Stravelakis was born in 1817 on the island of Chios. During the...

Casapueblo, The Santorini of Latin America

The Casapueblo, the magical sculptured hotel is often referred to as the “Greek island of Uruguay” or the “Santorini of Latin America.”

Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

The Greek Teacher Bridging the Cultural Divide in China

Rania Katavouta, a 39-year-old Greek teacher, is devoted to teaching Greek in China and traveling in the world of literature.

Panama’s Atenea Institute: The Greek School of Latin America

The Atenea Institute in Panama, which is the only Greek school in Latin America, has become the focal point for academic excellence.

Venezuela’s New Sparta, A Gem of the Caribbean

Located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela is a state with the surprising name of "Nueva Esparta," or "New Sparta."