Phantis was introduced to the public on May 1, 1997. It was one of the first ever services dedicated to archiving and indexing web content related to Greece and the Greek diaspora -- or as we like to call it at Phantis: the Greek Cyberspace. Phantis is a private, independent initiative, with no affiliation to any political, local, state or federal government organizations.
The name Phantis originates from the Greek word fantis (φάντης) for the Jack of playing cards. The spade (♠) symbol was also used as part of the logotype to denote the Jack of Spades and the Greek fantis bastouni (Φάντης Μπαστούνι). The term fantis bastouni is used in Greek to describe something sudden and unexpected -- He appeared like a fantis bastouni (Jack of Spades) -- (εμφανίστηκε σαν το φάντη μπαστούνι). The term was used to try and describe the nature of the service -- something originating out of nowhere. Independent, yet powerful.
The screen captures to the right show what Phantis looked like when it was first introduced.
You can get in touch with Phantis with any one of the following methods:
By e-mail: Contact Phantis using the online Feedback Form
By telephone: You can reach Phantis by dialing: 610-631-5361 (and whatever country codes are required for calling the USA from where you reside, affixed prior to the above number)
By postal mail
Send and inquiries to:
P.O. Box 176
Eagleville, PA 19408
About this Wiki service
Information on how to advertise your products or services to the Greek ethnic market through Phantis' services.