Sam Topalidis 2021 Like all major Pontic Greek monasteries, Vazelon is based on a sacred cave. It was supposedly founded around 270 AD and was then […]
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.
Sam Topalidis (Pontic historian) 2018 Introduction Trabzon is a town with over 300,000 people in northeast Turkey on the Black Sea coast (Figure 1). It was settled […]
Sam Topalidis (Pontic Historian) 2018 Introduction Greeks colonised Pontos in the north-east corner of Anatolia near the Black Sea from at least the 7th century BC (Tsetskhladze […]