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Thessaloniki Metro Will be Ready in 2023, Says PM Mitsotakis

The metro system in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, which is currently under construction, will be ready for public use in its entirety by April of 2023, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. The PM's statements came...

Thessaloniki Metro Suffers New Delay as Controversy Brews Over Ancient Finds

The recent announcement by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis regarding the removal of antiquities found during the construction of Thessaloniki's Venizelos Metro Station has sparked fierce reactions from Greece's main opposition party as well as archaeologists. Mitsotakis made the announcement during...

Newly-Arrived Thessaloniki Metro Train Already Vandalized

The newly-arrived first carriages, which will be part of the long-awaited Thessaloniki metro train, became targets for vandals on Sunday. The carriages, kept in a Thessaloniki city depot, were spray painted with graffiti and slogans, despite the fact that they...

Video Shows Thessaloniki Metro Taking Shape (video)

Work on the Thessaloniki Metro continues at a fast pace, with the placement of rails along a large part of the route. The work on the city's major transport project approaches the final stage with constructors and city authorities appearing satisfied...

Thessaloniki Mosaics Destined for New Metro Station (photos)

Late-Roman mosaics found during work on Thessaloniki’s metro will be extracted, cleaned and be exhibited at the same station they were excavated in, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) said on Wednesday. The mosaics were found in the south entrance of...

Thessaloniki Metro Dig Reveals More Ancient Greek Finds

New archaeological finds unearthed from the excavations for the Thessaloniki Metro include a headless statue of Aphrodite and floor mosaics from the 4th century AD. The Aphrodite statue was found on the site of Hagia Sophia station, near a fountain...

Greek Infrastructure Minister: 'Antiquities Can Co-Exist with Thessaloniki Metro'

It is technically feasible to maintain archaeological finds unearthed during the prolonged excavations for a new metro in the northern city of Thessaloniki and at the same time to complete the necessary underground tunnels, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos...

Ancient Currency Exchange Reveals Trade Ties Between Thessaloniki, Black Sea Area

The ancient commercial roads that linked the city of Thessaloniki and Macedonia of the Roman era with the cities of the wider region of the Black Sea have been revealed by the coins found during the archaeological excavations at...

Thessaloniki Metro Construction May Be Cancelled

The Thessaloniki metro line construction has been a sore issue for years. After many delays that ended up pushing the project schedule behind, the consortium in charge of the construction submitted a request to tear up their contract on Wednesday, December...