Members of various Pontian Associations across Greece and the whole world, took part at the 14th Pontian Youth Meeting, which took place from July 19-22 at the place of the Holy Pilgrimage at Panagia Soumela in Imathia.

The annual convention, includes a series of events aiming at getting Pontians from across the world to know each other preserving their values and customs. The 14th Pontian Youth Meeting is dedicated to the 60 years of presence of “Panagia Soumela” in Greece.

Pontian youngsters had the chance to attend lectures by eminent scientists, historians and researchers, including professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Konstantinos Fotiadis and famous writer-actor Basiles Triantafyllidis (known as Harry Klin), who spoke about contemporary Pontian Hellenism.

Some of Philadelphia’s own were in attendance. President of the Pontian Chapter, “Akritai” in Philadelphia, Effie and her son Vasilis Ikonomou sent us some images from the event.