Thessaloniki Among Best World Destinations to Visit in 2023
Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, is among the best destinations to visit in 2023, CNN travel experts say. There’s been no shortage of reasons to visit Greece’s second city in recent times, with a UNESCO-endorsed local food scene that recently celebrated...
Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Antiquities of Thessaloniki
A museum that will host part of the antiquities discovered during the excavations of the Thessaloniki metro will be created at the Fountain metro station, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced at the weekend. The metro works uncovered more than...
Greece Opens New Metro Station Linking Piraeus Port and Athens Airport
On Monday, Greece opened three new metro stations, which include Piraeus, that will link the busy port with the Athens airport. The stations Maniatika, Piraeus, and Dimotiko Theatro on the extension of Metro Line 3 (the blue line) are expected...
Strike Halts All Public Transportation in Athens
A 24-hour strike will halt all public transportation in Athens on Wednesday as workers’ unions will participate in the industrial action called for by the Athens Labor Centre (ΕΚΑ). Facilities affected will include the: Athens Metro, Athens Green Line Train...
300,000 Ancient Artifacts Found During Thessaloniki Metro Works
More than three hundred thousand ancient artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Speaking alongside Transport & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis, Mendoni added...
Athens Metro Second in Pickpocket Complaints in the World
Athens has the second worst reputation for pickpocketing in the world according to tourists, new research reveals.
Gothic Warrior and His Weapons Found Buried in Greece’s Thessaloniki
A Gothic warrior, who was buried with his weaponry, was found recently in an early Christian basilica in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece.
Greek Unions Protesting Rising Prices Hold General Strike
Greek unions held a rally in central Athens and other major cities on Wednesday during the general strike in protest against rising prices that have reduced the disposable incomes of workers. The 24-hour strike has been called by Greece's umbrella...
Athens Metro Stations Closed After Bomb Threat
All of the Athens Metro stations along two of the city's busiest lines, the second and third, were closed on Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat. The second and third lines, commonly referred to as the red and blue lines,...
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...