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The New Thessaloniki Coast: Botanical Gardens and Pools in the Sea

The Prefecture of Central Macedonia on Monday announced plans for the redesign of Thessaloniki’s shoreline, plans that include botanical gardens and swimming pools in the sea. The Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, announced in a press conference the vision...

Greek Fan Gushes Over “Expendables 4” Star Jason Statham on TikTok

A Greek fan spotted "The Expendables 4" star Jason Statham while on set in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. The female fan shouted in a mixture of Greek and English at the 54-year-old actor, who started grinning once he realized she...

Ancient Past of Thessaloniki Unearthed During Metro Construction

A number of significant ancient archaeological finds have been unearthed in Thessaloniki during the excavations conducted for the construction of the Thessaloniki Metro. This is a common occurrence in Greece, where such treasures are often unearthed during building construction. The findings...

“The Expendables 4” Filming in Greece Marred With Two Injuries

Two technicians working in the shooting of “The Expendables 4” movie in Thessaloniki, Greece, were injured in separate incidents, it emerged on Wednesday. The injuries occurred during the last few days, according to a report in Mega TV. The first injury...

“The Expendables 4” Begins Shooting in Thessaloniki

"The Expendables 4" began shooting on Monday in Thessaloniki, Greece. A set has been constructed on the east side of the city where the cast and crew will be filming their scenes over the course of the next two...

Historic Spitfire in Spectacular Thessaloniki Flyover on OXI Day

A historic Spitfire from the Hellenic Air Force flew over Thessaloniki on OXI Day, participating in the traditional military parade for Greece's national celebrations on Thursday. The aircraft, which was last seen slicing through Greek skies 68 years ago, flew in...

Greece Marks “Oxi Day” with Spectacular Military Parade in Thessaloniki

Greece marked "OXI Day", the anniversary of when the nation said “No” to the fascist aggression in 1940, with a military parade in the center of the city of Thessaloniki on Thursday. Military units, including armored vehicles, tanks, infantry and...

Coronavirus Cases Spike in Greece After Warning of Fourth Wave

Greece recorded 4,165 total cases of the coronavirus across the country on Tuesday, just days after health officials warned of a coming fourth wave in the nation. A total of 3,973 cases had been recorded on Monday. In the past...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions of people bearing his name, in all of its many beautiful variations. Saint Demetrios...

Thessaloniki Celebrates Liberation from the Ottomans

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only 20 days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...