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Photograph of Nelly's (Elli Souyioultzoglou-Seraidari) (1899-1998), Greek refugees from Asia Minor (Turkey).

Photograph of Nelly's (Elli Souyioultzoglou-Seraidari) (1899-1998), Greek refugees from Asia Minor (Turkey).

Pontos means sea. Pontioi used to live between Russia and Turkey. They were Greeks sent there in Byzantine era to protect the borders. They were strong passionate people. After the last wars between Turkey and Greece, there was a population exchange, so many of them had to leave their land to come to Greece. Many of them were killed, that is why they always wear black. They show their constant grieve. Their costume is complete with a pair of sharp knives.

Pontos means sea. Pontioi used to live between Russia and Turkey. They were Greeks sent there in Byzantine era to protect the borders. They were strong passionate people. After the last wars between Turkey and Greece, there was a population exchange, so many of them had to leave their land to come to Greece. Many of them were killed, that is why they always wear black. They show their constant grieve. Their costume is complete with a pair of sharp knives.

Leaving your loved ones behind during pontic genocide

Leaving your loved ones behind during pontic genocide

Pontian Greek ladies and children of Trabzon..Trabzon'lu Rum aile..

Pontian Greek ladies and children of Trabzon..Trabzon'lu Rum aile..

Πυρρίχιος χορός Πόντου dance of the Greeks of Pontus [Performed at Athens Olympics]

Πυρρίχιος χορός Πόντου dance of the Greeks of Pontus [Performed at Athens Olympics]

227_pontos51.jpg (1186×1561) this is a Pontian wedding from a village near Kerasounta or Giresun

227_pontos51.jpg (1186×1561) this is a Pontian wedding from a village near Kerasounta or Giresun

Pontian Greek women in traditional clothes.

Pontian Greek women in traditional clothes.

music always soothes the savage breast

music always soothes the savage breast

Santeos: Τραγούδια της εξορίας (Σαντάς του Πόντου)

Santeos: Τραγούδια της εξορίας (Σαντάς του Πόντου)

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

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