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Northern Greek Port of Alexandroupolis Hosts Its First-Ever US Navy Vessel (video)

The newly expanded port of Alexandroupolis, in northeastern Greece, hosted its first American warship on Tuesday. The USNS Carson City, with a 90-member crew, docked at the port as a result of the signing of the Greece-US Defense Cooperation Agreement...

Greece's Gas Company Signs Major Deal For Alexandroupolis' Terminal (Photos)

Greece's Public Gas Company (DEPA) signed a deal with Gastrade S.A. for a LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Alexandroupolis on the sidelines of the Southeast Europe Energy Forum. The forum was organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in...

Alexandroupolis Raises 600 Square Meter Greek Flag (video)

The biggest ever Greek flag was raised in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, on Saturday, making local residents proud. The blue and white flag is an impressive 600 square meters, making it the biggest in the whole country. The gigantic Greek flag is...

CIA: USSR Wanted 'Republic of Macedonia' With Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis in 1950

A CIA document recently declassified and published on its website, refers to a Soviet Union plan to create a "Republic of Macedonia" including Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis and all Macedonia and Thrace regions. The document written in 1950, one year after...

Greek PM Attends Epiphany Celebration in Alexandroupolis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was the person of honor in the ceremony of Epiphany in the port of the northeastern city of Alexandroupolis on Friday. Archbishop of Alexandroupolis Anthimos cast the holy cross in the water and dozens of...

Rio Olympic Flame Arrives in Alexandroupolis

The Olympic Flame for the "RIO 2016" Summer Olympic Games arrived on Sunday evening at the city port of Alexandroupolis. A local children's choir sang anti-war songs such as John Lennon's "Imagine" as the Sacred Light was carried by...

Refugees and Migrants Outnumber Residents in Kastelorizo; 60 Rescued in Alexandroupolis (video)

Over 700 migrants and refugees have arrived in Kastelorizo over the past few days, as traffickers have found a passage on the island. The small local community of Kastelorizo, which consists of about 200 people, has raised concerns regarding...

Alexandroupolis Metropolitan in Favor of Religious Oath Abolition

Abolition of the religious oath in courts and inaugurations of elected officials, and its replacement by a civil oath, is proposed by Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece. A day after new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras refused to...

Alexandroupolis' Historic "Kapnomagazo" to Be Restored by 2014

The restoration project of the historic “Kapnomagazo” (tobacco factory) of Alexandroupolis, in northeastern Greece, is expected to be completed by March 2014. The restoration contract was signed between the mayor of the city, Evangelos Lambakis, and the main contractor...

Greece to Renegotiate Terms for Implementation of Burgas-Alexandroupolis Project

According to the Greek Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change George Papakonstantinou, Greece is ready to renegotiate the terms for the implementation of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis project in order to see the oil pipeline completed. Last week, Bulgaria's government decided...

Alexandroupolis Honors Fallen Russian Soldiers

With the erection of a commemorative monument, the city of Alexandroupolis paid tribute yesterday to the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the region during the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-78. After 133 years, the honoring monument is located near...

Confusion On Burgas – Alexandroupolis Pipeline

Bulgarian official’s made contradictory statements Friday concerning the future of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline. The country’s prime minister surprisingly announced that the country will scrap the oil pipeline project over fears about its profitability and possible environmental impacts, Novonite.com reports. “Bulgaria gives...

Samothrace: The Most “Un-Greek” Island of Greece

Samothrace is a little-known Greek island which boasts many breathtaking waterfalls and is surrounded by crystal clear waters.

Hundreds of Migrants Buried at Greek-Turkish Border Cemetery

The bodies of many unidentified migrants have lain for years in a small cemetery, just a few kilometers from the Turkish border. The migrants' bodies were buried in the cemetery in Sidiro, a small Greek village near the Turkish...

Could EU Energy Price Hikes Lead to a Global Energy Crisis?

Gas and other energy prices have spiked in Greece, Europe and globally in the past two weeks. Experts have been researching whether this could lead to a new global energy crisis, like the one in the 1970s. Analysts believe gas...