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Source of Strange Booming Sound in Thessaloniki Discovered

The source of the strange booming sound plaguing residents of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki was finally located on Tuesday. Nearly every night since December, residents of the city have been jolted awake by the banging noise they describe...

Pfizer: Omicron Vaccine Will be Ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that the development of a retooled Omicron vaccine specifically targeted to the newest coronavirus variant is the "most likely scenario" in the future fight against the disease. Making his remarks at the J.P....

Greek New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived

The New Year's ritual of Momogeroi, a custom that dates back to ancient times, has been revived in Greece as people in costume celebrate the coming of 2022. The Momogeroi ritual, performed mostly by Pontian Greeks, depicts the coming of the...

Iconic “Christmas Truce” Football Photo is from Thessaloniki, Greece

This iconic photograph of British soldiers playing football has become famous as it accompanies articles about the Christmas truce football match in 1914 annually. However, as Professor Peter Doyle says, the photo was not shot along the front lines...

Top Greek Winter Destinations

Greece is known around the world for its sunny summers, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but there is another equally magical and exciting side to the country. There are many winter destinations that will make anyone drop...

Russia to Give Jewish Holocaust Archives Back to Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia will hand over to Greece the Jewish Holocaust archives that were moved to Moscow after the end of World War II. The announcement was made during a joint press conference with...

Christmas 2021 Celebrations Planned Throughout Greece

Christmas celebrations in theme parks have been very popular in recent years and this holiday season will be special as they were closed last year because of the pandemic

Dassault: The Greek Connection of One of Europe’s Wealthiest Families

Dassault Aviation is the company behind the Rafale aircraft that Greece has acquired to help protect its borders.

Hooligans Invade Pitch, Clash with Police in Thessaloniki Derby

Dozens of hooligans who were fans of PAOK Thessaloniki invaded the field and stopped the match against their city rivals Aris on Sunday at Toumba Stadium. The ugly face of hooliganism resurfaced again in Greece after the match was suspended...

The New Thessaloniki Coast: Botanical Gardens and Pools in the Sea

The Prefecture of Central Macedonia on Monday announced plans for the redesign of Thessaloniki’s shoreline, plans that include botanical gardens and swimming pools in the sea. The Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, announced in a press conference the vision...