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Hundreds Visit Thessaloniki Metro Station in Open House Event

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the interior of the Agia Sofia metro station in Thessaloniki during an "Open House" event on Saturday.

Greek Antiquities Return to Thessaloniki Metro

On Thursday, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced that antiquities which were previously relocated during excavations of the Thessaloniki Metro will be displayed at the new Venizelos Station. The antiquities were discovered during the second round of excavations...

Greek Court Greenlights Removal of Thessaloniki Metro Antiquities

The antiquities found during digs for the upcoming Thessaloniki metro system are to be removed, according to a court decision Tuesday.

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...