Greece Commemorates Thessaloniki Jews Murdered in the Holocaust
On Sunday Greece commemorated the first deportations of Greek Jews from Thessaloniki to the Nazi camps where thousands perished during the Holocaust. Holding white balloons captioned ‘Never Again’, around a thousand people of all ages marched to the old railway...
SKY Express Offers Free Tickets to Students Following Train Tragedy
On Friday, the Greek airline SKY Express announced that it is offering members of Greece's student community free air travel tickets between Athens and Thessaloniki in the aftermath of the Tempi train tragedy. Free flights for students in Athens and...
Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Antiquities of Thessaloniki
A museum that will host part of the antiquities discovered during the excavations of the Thessaloniki metro will be created at the Fountain metro station, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced at the weekend. The metro works uncovered more than...
A Bottle of Ouzo—and Its Connection to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
How does ouzo, the anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus, relate to Albert Bourla?
Eleni Skoura: The First Woman Elected in Greek Parliament
On January 19, 1953, Eleni Skoura was the first woman elected to the Greek parliament, in a historic moment for the all-male institution. After many decades of struggle, Greek women finally won the right to be elected to Parliament on...
Rotunda in Thessaloniki: The Oldest Surviving Church in Greece
The Rotunda, built by Roman emperor Galerius in 306 AD, is the oldest of Thessaloniki's churches and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built at the turning point between the pagan and Christian world, probably as a temple for...
The Fascinating History of Thessaloniki’s Iconic White Tower
Residents of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, often use its White Tower as a point of reference when giving directions in the city.
Thessaloniki: The Undisputed Capital of Greek Sweets
Thessaloniki Capital of Greek Sweets
Greece, US Condemn Vandalism of the Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki
Vandals desecrated earlier in the week a Holocaust memorial in Thessaloniki, a Greek city whose population once had a Jewish plurality. A photo appearing Thursday on the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece website showed a red swastika daubed...
Population in Greece Reaches 9,716,889 According to 2021 Census
The registered population in Greece was 9,716,889 individuals according to the results of the Hellenic Statistical Authority's 2021 population and housing census. The details per region and municipality that will be published will show that the population was revised downwards...