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Thessaloniki Marks Anniversary of Liberation From Ottomans

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only twenty days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions of people bearing his name, in all of its many beautiful variations. Saint Demetrios...

Spielberg Drama To Open Thessaloniki Film Festival

Steven Spielberg's latest film "The Fabelmans" will be the opening film of this year's Thessaloniki International Film Festival on November 3. "The Fabelmans" is the most personal and confessional film of Steven Spielberg's entire career. Critics consider it a touching...

Suspected Cat Killer Arrested; Fined 30,000 Euros in Greece

A suspected cat killer was arrested on Thursday in Thessaloniki and charged with intentionally killing a kitten in the center of the city back in August. The 39-year-old man was identified by CCTV footage. The case file on animal abuse will...

First Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Starts Service on Monday

On Monday, October 10th, the passenger ferry Smyrna di Levante of Levante Ferries starts its maiden voyage to Smyrna (İzmir) from Thessaloniki. This is the first time in recent memory that a ferry link from Thessaloniki to Smyrna has...

Rare Exhibition of Paintings by European Philhellenes Opens In Thessaloniki

A rare exhibition of paintings by 19th-century European Philhellenes opened at the Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Thessaloniki, on Thursday.

Thessaloniki’s White Tower a Treasure of European Film Culture

The European Film Academy (EFA) has included the White Tower of Thessaloniki on the list of Treasures of European Film Culture. According to a recent announcement by EFA, in light of this year’s 35th European Film Awards, the Academy has...

Innovation Park to Turn Thessaloniki into Greece’s Silicon Valley

Greece seems to be very close to attaining its own version of Silicon Valley in Thessaloniki, which will soon be home to the largest state-of-the-art science and technology park (STP) and startup hub in Southeastern Europe with the establishment...

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.

Dinos Christianopoulos, ‘The Poet of Thessaloniki’ Was Rebetiko Scholar

The poet of Thessaloniki and rebetiko scholar Dinos Christianopoulos died in August of 2020, but he left behind him a rich and diverse poetic legacy that will never be forgotten in Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki in 1931—the beautiful...