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Greece to Restore Palace of Pella, the Birthplace of Alexander the Great

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided earlier this week to approve a study which aims to preserve, restore and put on display two buildings of the massive Royal Palace complex of Ancient Pella in Greece's Central Macedonia. This resolution comes...

Greek Ski Center Shuts Down As Snow Tops Eight Meters

The famous Falakro ski resort in Northern Greece’s Drama region was forced to close on Friday due to safety reasons from the recent excessive snowfall, which in some areas has reached 8 meters (24 feet) in height. The enormous volume...

Eleven Arrested in Five Days For Migrant-Smuggling

A total of eleven people in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace have been arrested by the Hellenic Police since last Friday, in four different incidents of smuggling illegal migrants. The latest incident involves a 23-year old Iraqi national...

Rescue Team Saves 18 Migrants from Rushing Waters in Evros, Northern Greece

A total of 18 migrants, including five children, were rescued on Monday in the rushing waters of a torrent in ​​Itea Feres in Evros, northern Greece, as the van carrying them fell in a torrent. The migrant smuggler; who was...

French Cuisine Comes to Northern Greece

Thessaloniki will receive over 3,000 chefs from every corner of the world that on March 21 will gather for French Gastronomy Night of the "Gout the France" project. The French embassy together with the French consulate of Thessaloniki is organizing the fourth French...

Snow and Rain Wreak Havoc in Northern Greece, Peloponnese

More bad weather has impacted the northern Peloponnese and western Macedonia regions of Greece. In western Macedonia over 40 villages were faced with complete power outages Thursday following heavy overnight snowfall. Many villages in Kozani and Voiou are experiencing problems on Thursday with...

Fire Causes Damage at Nea Kavala Migrant Center, No Injuries Reported

According to sources, on Monday morning in northern Greece a fire broke out in a migrant reception center in Nea Kavala, Kilkis. Officials are not sure how the fire began at around 6 a.m. and are looking into possible causes...

4.4 Richter Aftershock Shakes Ioannina

Continuing aftershocks following the 5.5 richter quake that shook Ioannina late Saturday night are causing great concern for residents in the area. The latest aftershock struck around 3 a.m. on Wednesday and registered at 4.4 on the richter scale. There were...

Extreme Weather: Destructive Tornado Blows Through Xanthi [pics]

A tornado whizzed through Xanthi, a city in Thrace, northeast Greece, spreading panic and destruction in its path early on Tuesday. The extreme weather phenomenon came in the wake of three earlier tornadoes that had swept through the plains...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times, Anastenaria is a traditional ritual of fire-walking celebrated in a few places in Northern Greece...