The school of Telendos and its great history!

The teacher of the small school on the edge of the Aegean, in the beautiful island of Telendos, arrives daily in his yard from Kalymnos. But when the weather is not good, the teacher cannot approach the small harbor. And lessons cannot be done. Telendos is an island, very close to Kalymnos. Once, ...

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A Greek-Australian nurse that goes where help is needed

From the earthquakes of Nepal, to Lesbos and then to Idomeni.  And from there, to Iraq. And from there, wherever, help is needed. This is the life of the Greek-Australian nurse, Helen Zachos. I met Helen in Idomeni. In November 2015. As soon as she had come from Lesvos as a volunteer for the ...

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«I have never felt like refugee, but i have faced a lot of racism»

“In the refugees I see the common struggle all people have. They want a better future for their children, not one filled with suffering and worries. People can withstand anything: hunger, and authoritarian regimes. However, it is extremely difficult to accept the idea that you and your children may ...

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Greek women who revolutionized the American baby food industry

Zoe Marouda-Tziola is a wonderful person. She lives in distant Anchorage,Alaska, which is the largest city In Alaska. She studied medicine, but her love of cooking, raw materials, and people won her over. She loves people and has learned to make contributions. She loves life and smiles regularly ...

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An Astrophysicist Who Is Inspired by «Chaos and Disorder»

Ioannis Seiradakis is an exceptional scientist, Professor of Astrophysics at Aristotle University in Salonika research member of the Antikithiron Machine,which is the first computer in history. He inspires respect the moment he says,” Good day.” Pictures: Dora Topalidou (www.brightside.gr) ...

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Green Santa Claus

At Santa Claus's workshop in the North Pole, the preparations were fiery. They all been working fast to prepare the gifts of the children of the world and Santa Claus was so busy that he had no time even for his beloved granddaughter, Little Amyrso. Amyrso, bored by herself, looking at her ...

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The Christmas lesson of Panagiotis

It was the dawn of Christmas Eve and Panagiotis, the little gray fluffy bunny who was living with his family at the oak of the big olive tree in the center of the forest, had already got up from his bed. He had been washed, dressed and ate a quick breakfast with boiled carrots. Along the table, ...

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Once upon a time in Idomeni.  Not so far…

She wake up in the morning, washed, dressed, polished her shoes and settle again on the back side of her mind, all those difficult moments that she  lived up to reach Greece. She'll refresh her memory again and she maybe cries, when she reaches her destination. When she will feel secure. Somewhere ...

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When light is withdrawn …

When the light is withdrawn from the refugee camps around Thessaloniki, withdrawn the NGO members too. The only non-refugees remaining, is two three policemen at the post of entry, bored and reluctant to participate-even the role that imposes the suit them- in foursomes. When light and NGO ...

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«Salam Asef»

It was in autumn 2016 when I met Asef. Asef Faizi is his complete name. He was sleeping rough with his brother's family, opposite Thessaloniki's railway station. In a park, along with dozens of other refugees from Afghanistan. All day, they had stretched their sleeping bags and blankets on the ...

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With «TRELA» from Paris to Tinos

She discovered Greece at a very young age, through Melina Merkouri, Zil Dasen, Theodoros Aggelopoulos and Kostas Gavras. She is a Digital strategy consultant & information architect that has chosen to share her time between Paris and Tinos.  We present you, the French woman, Carol Guinebert, ...

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“On The Rocks, Telendos” or the “princess” who peeps at Kalymnos?

“Oh yes! Paradise has never been nostalgia. That is the truth. Paradise has neither been a reward. Paradise has been our right…”, according to the Greek famous poet Odysseus Elytis. Paradise is our right to support and fight in our field in every way… Popi’s Harinou father comes from Telendos. That ...

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«Island weddings, a touch of dream» by Paraskevi Antonopoulou

How many of us do know Telendos? Telendos is a small island, a tiny rock close to Kalymnos, an ornament on the Aegean sea. The starting point of my adventure has been this tiny rock, and in a short time I realized that I had been in a dialogue with Paraskevi Antonopoulou. Paraskevi comes from the ...

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The modern Oliver Twists who live next to us

IT was a few days before Christmas in 2016 when I met Mohib, a minor from Afghanistan in the park across from Thessaloniki's railway station. A happy child, full of life. When I asked him where he came from, he told me that he had crossed to Greece from Samos and that he was staying there at a ...

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