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Ten Things to Do in Kavala: The Beautiful Gateway to Macedonia

The city of Kavala in northern Greece, which rises up from the sea like an amphitheater, is a gem waiting to be explored for its rich history and beautiful surroundings.

Volkswagen Mulls Major Electro-Mobility Investment on Thassos Island

Costas Fragogiannis, Greece's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is also responsible for the country's economic diplomacy, visited the northern Greek island of Thassos on Wednesday along with a large delegation from the German automaker Volkswagen. The two groups traveled...

Greek Teacher Receives International Teacher of the Year Award

Vicky Xanthopoulou, a teacher at a kindergarten in the village of Potamia, on the Greek island of Thassos, has won the prestigious "AKS International Teacher of the Year" award. The award is given by the organization Alert Knowledge Services (AKS),...

Four Migrants Dead, Coast Guard Rescues 19 Near Thassos

Four of the 19 migrants located on Wednesday in a dinghy 15 miles east of the island of Thassos are dead, the doctor who examined them at the port of Kavala said. The search and rescue operation started on Tuesday...

Fires on Thassos Continue to Burn out of Control for Second Day; Damaged Homes, Villages Evacuated (video)

The four fires that started around dawn on Saturday on the Greek island of Thassos continue to burn out of control for a second day, authorities have reported on Sunday. Saturday officials of the fire department and the municipality of...

Lightening May Have Caused Fires Burning on Thassos Island; Two Villages Evacuated

Four fires have sparked since dawn on the Greek island of Thassos. The blazes in the early morning caused the immediate evacuation of the entire vicinity and villages of Prinos Kazaviti and St. Panteleimon by the fire department and the municipality of Thassos. The...

Does Egypt Own Chios? Egypt Investigates Land Claims on Greek Islands

Egypt's press reports that Greece's fifth largest island - Chios - is owned by Egypt and that Greece has stopped paying the U.S. $1 million in rent for the exploitation of the island. Articles on the issue quote former...

Lights, Camera, Action… and a Free Thassos Vacation!

The "Delos" Higher School of Drama and the Municipality of Thassos are organizing the 1st Theater Anti-Scene from July 8-12 at the island's municipal camping site at Chryssi Ammoudia, one of the most exquisite sandy beaches, just a few...

Amphipolis: Marble Door Found in Third Chamber

Archaeologists in Amphipolis,  Greece, have uncovered new evidence that corroborates speculation that Casta Hill is an ancient burial complex. After removing a section of soil enclosed in the tomb’s third chamber, archaeologists found three fragments of a marble door. The marble...

Tax Offices on Islands Close

As the Finance Ministry announced, from June 17, six tax offices on Greek islands will close, while 14 more will merge with other more central tax offices by September 1. The decision is in accordance with the Memorandum to have...