By Sam Topalidis April 11, 2020 (From The National Herald) The St Michael Greek Orthodox church (Plate 1) is located up a steep hill in Ortamahalle, Akchaabat (formerly […]
Sam Topalidis (Pontic Historian and Ethnologist) 2019 Background This paper on traditional clothes worn by Pontic Greeks (Greeks from Pontos—the northeast corner of Anatolia adjacent the […]
Sam Topalidis (Pontic Historian) 2019 Historical Background From the 7th century BC, Pontos (northeast corner of Anatolia near the Black Sea) had several Greek settlements (Topalidis 2019). After […]
Soumela Monastery of Trabzon, The Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary, better known as Sumela Monastery, is one of the Black Sea’s highlights.