Pieria

Surreal Scene as Hellenic Navy Vessel Anchors Off Greek Beach Bar

A Hellenic Navy vessel made a surprise visit to a popular beach at Neos Panteleimonas, in Pieria Prefecture, northern Greece on Wednesday. Employees of the beach bar were astonished, and perhaps a little concerned, to see the landing ship...

Greek Police Find Bodies of Missing Mother and Daughter in Gorge

The bodies of a 45-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter who had gone missing on November 8 were found on Sunday in a remote area in the region of Pieria. According to the police the two women's bodies were found...

The Priceless Ancient Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus, featuring lush green vegetation, towering trees, abundant springs and a navigable river, lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians. This area of extraordinary historical importance is located within the...

Cyber-Crime Unit Forms File Against 17-Year-Old for Distributing Child Pornography

Greece’s cyber-crime unit formed a case file against a 17-year-old teenager from the regional unit of Pieria for distributing child pornography through the internet on Sunday, who was located through an international operation that lasted several months. A police unit...

Greek High School Students Win Prestigious European Awards

The "Smileybin" team of the Alonia Pieria Junior High School won a prestigious award in student innovation and entrepreneurship in the "Company of the Year" competition of Junior Achievement Europe. The competition was held in Lucerne, Switzerland. The 15-year-old Greek...

Greek Entrepreneurs Beat Crisis By Creating Wooden Bow-Ties

Wooden bow ties are the next big thing in the fashion industry and they are made locally at the foothills of Mount Olympus in Pieria, northern Greece. After the Greek economic crisis broke out in Greece, Leonidas Souras, a 30-year...

After Amphipolis, New Ancient Burial Ground Found in Platamonas

Excavations in Platamonas, Pieria, northern Greece, have unearthed an ancient settlement and burial ground that belongs in the late Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C. The discovery was made in parallel to the construction of the new national highway and...

American Indian Village in Northern Greece

  Jomaqua is only 103 kilometers from Thessaloniki but it is an American Indian village. It is near Elatochori in the prefecture of Pieria in northern Greece but once there, you can live as an American Indian for a few hours,...

Scientists Search Wood Used for Ancient Triremes

Scientists from Greece and the US believe they are close to tracing the wood from which ancient triremes were made.  The scientists are searching in Pieria (one of the regional units of Greece, located in the southern part of...

Youth Orchestra of Dion Travels to Ancient Ephesus

Children aged 7 to 20 years old, from the Pieria regional unit, (in the Region of Central Macedonia, northern Greece), will travel to Turkey to give a special concert at the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, which is near...