Thessaloniki

Covid-19: 942 Cases, 58 Deaths in Greece Wednesday

A total of 942 Covid-19 cases were diagnosed in Greece Wednesday, which is 105 fewer than the 1,047 cases recorded in the country on Tuesday.

Brutal Murder of 86-Year-Old Pensioner by Teenagers Shocks Greece

Two teenagers -- a girl age 12 and her 14-year-old brother -- were arrested as suspects in the brutal murder of an 86-year-old pensioner in Thessaloniki inside his home, earlier in the week. Police say that the two teens, identified...

Hundreds of Greek Scientists Abroad Apply to Join Pfizer in Thessaloniki

The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has received over 3,500 applications for the 200 spots that are open at its digital hub in Thessaloniki. A substantial portion of the applicants, representing twenty percent, are from Greeks living abroad. Thessaloniki's digital hub, which...

Greek Farmer From Thessaloniki Wins EU Young Farmers Prize for 2020

36-year old farmer Pavlos Tsakiris from Neochorouda, Thessaloniki was declared on Friday the winner of this year's prestigious ''EU Young Farmers Prize''. More specifically, Tsakiris won the first prize in the category environmentally-sustainable champion in farming, during this year's online...

Europe's Largest Christmas Nativity Scene Displayed in Thessaloniki

The largest Christmas nativity scene anywhere in Europe for 2020 is in Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, in Central Macedonia. The impressive display, the creation of famous Greek artist Vasilis Michailides, is located inside the Cultural Center of a well-known hotel...

Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Cleared for Use by FDA

In triumphal news after a punishing year which unfolded with the coronavirus pandemic resulting in one medical, sociological and economic crisis after another worldwide, the vaccine produced by the American firm Pfizer and the German company BioNTech cleared the...

British University Opens New European Campus in Thessaloniki

The University of York in the United Kingdom announced on Wednesday the opening of a new European campus in Thessaloniki, Greece. University of York Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery has announced that the university has formed a partnership with CITY College, one...

Greek Medical Student Builds Rock Climbing Wall in Living Room

Refusing to succumb to laziness and indolence despite the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki medical student and avid rock climber Manthos Valsamidis transformed his home into an indoor rock climbing facility during the month of November. Valsamidis, a...

Greek Woman Elected as Secretary General of European Court of Human Rights

On Tuesday, 53-year-old Marialena Tsirli became the very first woman to become Secretary General of the European Court of Human Rights. The native of Greece, who was born in Thessaloniki, was sworn in yesterday. Succeeding Briton Rodrick Lindell, she will...

December Welcomed by Greece’s First Snowfall

The first snow of the holiday season fell in Northern Greece late Monday night, sprinkling towns outside of Thessaloniki and Komotini with a light layer of delicate flakes. While temperatures have begun to fall across the country, the air is...