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The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine — a historic house of worship that was destroyed on 9/11 — held a “topping out” ceremony on Monday, commemorating its reconstruction by raising a cross atop the frame of the new multimillion-dollar building. Read more
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of the Museum’s Founding Donors. The Foundation’s gift has provided support for one of the Museum’s Reflection Areas, at the exhibition Defending Freedom: Defining Freedom in the History Gallery. The exhibition recognizes and honors, among others, the late Archbishop Iakovos and his significant contributions to the Civil Rights movement. Read more
If you’ve heard murmurs that the jagged mountains and white-sand beaches of the Mani region are worth the trip from Athens, you’re not alone. Read more
There’s never been a better time to drink outside of your comfort zone. If you’re starting to get into wine, the worst thing to do is let yourself be in a rut—always drinking French wine, or only red, or Southern Hemisphere strictly. It’s important to branch out and discover lesser-known regions, not just because you’ll experience new flavors and styles but also because there are some incredible values out there. Read more
Georgette Topalis might be even quicker this season than she was a year ago when she made two big dashes down court and scored baskets that iced wins over Hersey’s state-ranked girls basketball team. Read more
Other island silhouettes on the horizon, a transparent sea lapping a sand or pebble shore (there’s a special Greek word for the sound – flísvos), a congenial beach bar a few steps away… for many visitors, these are the essentials of a holiday in the Greek islands. Venture further inland, however, and you will find atmospheric villages and monasteries, world-class museums and a laid-back lifestyle pursued mostly in public. Read more
The massive tomb complex discovered just outside Amphipolis in Greece may not be the only archaeological wonder beneath the surface of Casta Hill, researchers have recently announced. Read more