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Looking Back at the Holy and Great Council

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis | Posted 10.07.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

It is an immense privilege and blessing to welcome Fr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to «Fos Fanariou» (Light from the Phanar) for an extremely interesting and important interview.

8 Beautiful Hotel Pools You Can Only Find in Europe

Oyster | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

After checking into the hotel, dipping into the pool is high on the vacation agenda. Whether you're in the sub-zero temperatures of Iceland or soaking...

Astoria Characters: The Violinist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.24.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Why the violin? Marina Fragoulis isn't quite sure why she chose it. She was 10, and all she knew was that, for no particular reason, she didn't want...

Greek Isles: How to Make It Your Most Romantic Vacation Ever

Samantha Daniels | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Samantha Daniels

As we hit the heart of summer, many people are planning that trip away. Husbands and wives, lovers as well as people in a relationship all look to a vacation to rekindle romance or jumpstart affection.

Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of the parallel baam, spreads his legs in a V and hooks his feet, like eagle talons, onto the smooth, bare wood.

The Meek vs The Massive: A Tale of Greek Tourism

Maria Paravantes | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Maria Paravantes

The word "diakopes" (holidays) in Greek means "to stop" -- to leave the quick paced, oblivious-to-everything lifestyle behind and take in the aromas, the air, the sounds, the feeling... to really experience.

Painting in the Light of Chania, Crete

Margaret Tsirantonakis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Margaret Tsirantonakis

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches on paper during summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete where I was born. The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work.

Luxury Travel Consultant -- The Best Job in the World?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The birth of the internet caused dislocations in many professions, but none so drastically as the world of travel. No longer did a travel advisor's knowledge of online booking systems offer job security.

Greek Revival: The Return of Tourism to Greece

Peggy Goldman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Here are just a few of my favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations that make Greece a place to once again add to your bucket list of life's great vacations.

Greece: Absolutely Absent... and Then Wondering Why

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Paravantes

My fellow Greeks appear aghast (myself included) when upon searching for Greek products or miscellaneous historical facts, we com

Crete: The New/Original Tuscany?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Outside the front door of our villa on the mountain was a fountain. Really just a spigot in a stone hearth bringing water up from the well, but the water from this Cretan well was the best I have ever tasted.

Eros in a Bottle

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

His name is Emmanuel Maniadakis and the "Eros" apple ice cider he produces is strictly made with the purest organic products on the outskirts of Montreal where his vast orchards form an impressive sight.

OPA! 'Swing Away' at Life!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

When we search out and discover the authentic meaning of our existence and our experiences, we learn that life doesn't just happen to us. We happen to life; and we make it meaningful.

Malta, Rhodes And The Placid Mediterranean

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The island of Rhodes perches on a bluff overlooking white-washed homes, narrow, cobblestone streets and the majestic Avenue of the Knights where such fabled gents once lived.

A Girl And Her Greek Island

Andria Mitsakos | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Andria Mitsakos

I had heard about the small port town of Agios Nikolaos on the northeastern part of the island and became obsessed when a friend told me about the old-school glamour that awaited at Minos Beach Art Hotel.

Navigating (And Experiencing) The Twists And Turns Of Life

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

A labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle to be solved but a path of meaning to be experienced. We are never really lost, but we can never quite see where we are going.

Chris Kirkham

Illinois House Comes Up Short In Bid To Stop Immigrant Detention Center Near Chicago | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Illinois lawmakers failed to muster the votes needed Thursday for a bill that would have blocked construction of a for-profit federal detention center...

WATCH: Crete In Tilt Shift

Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

Vimeo user Joerg Daiber shot a totally charming tilt-shift video of Crete calling it the "pretty side of the financial crisis." Daiber shot in loc...

'Opa! Day' Celebrating All Things Greek!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel
Alex Pattakos

Celebrate Greek culture in restaurants, tavernas, bars, stores, colleges, universities, and city centers around the world. Celebrate with special Greek food, special Greek drinks, special prices, Greek dancing, and, of course, wearing something blue!

Stressed Out Or Worried? Unleash Your Inner Zorba The Greek!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Dance represents both an opportunity to express emotions and to surrender to them. It represents the unleashing of one's spirit along with the integration of mind, body, and spirit at the same time.

Candice Williams: Crete Teen Claims Racially Motivated Arrest, Excessive Force Killed Her Fetus

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candice Williams was a pregnant senior at Crete-Monee High School when police allegedly dragged her from the building, knocked her to the sidewalk and...

Holocaust Memorial Day and Arson in Crete

Josh Sternberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sternberg

The shul was re-dedicated in 1999 and the island of Crete's miniscule Jewish population now have a place to worship. At least, they did until January 5th when the first of two arson attacks occured.

The Lost Feminine

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

As a Greek-American of Cretan heritage, who has been actively engaged in the process of reconnecting with my roots, I found the standing and role of women in Greek culture and society, both in their religious and secular senses, to be a very meaningful topic.

Bristol Soccer Players Dressed As 'Naughty Nuns' Arrested In Crete For Lewd Behavior

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Men aged 18 to 65 who were on annual trip with Sunday league team from Bristol condemn 'horrendous' prison facilities...

Dancing In The Footsteps Of Zorba The Greek!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

As a Greek-American, March 25th marks a very important day for me: "Greek Independence Day." On this day in 1821, the Greeks decided to take up arms ...