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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...

300,000 Ancient Artifacts Found During Thessaloniki Metro Works

More than three hundred thousand ancient artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Speaking alongside Transport & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis, Mendoni added...

History of Mermaids and their Origins in Ancient Greek Sirens

Mermaids, or folkloric creatures with the head and upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish, appear in many cultures across the world. Many have traced the contemporary conception of a mermaid to the ancient Greek...

The Greek Musician Who Played Bouzouki During Brain Surgery

A Greek man was playing bouzouki in the operating room while the doctors were performing brain surgery on him

The Greek Jew of Thessaloniki Who Turned Executioner for the Nazis

This is the story of a Greek Jew of Thessaloniki called Vital Hasson who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII.  By Sarah Abrevaya Stein I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey...

Man Arrested for Stealing Pies in Greece

A longtime cheese factory worker was charged with stealing frozen bougatsa pastries from a Thessaloniki supermarket. The 60-year-old bougatsa thief was found guilty and was initially sentenced to four months and ten days in jail, according to reports. However, a...

Thessaloniki Cuisine Takes Stage at National Geographic Food Fest

Greek gastronomy and in particular the tastes of Thessaloniki will be served up at the  National Geographic Traveller Food Festival in London this weekend. The two-day festival in the United Kingdom, which will be on July 16th and 17th, includes...

Pfizer’s Bourla Donates $1 Million to Holocaust Museum in Greece

Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla announced last week that he is donating his $1 million Genesis Prize towards establishing a holocaust museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Bourla, 60, said he was donating the entire sum to the museum in his native...

Diaporos: The Exotic Greek Island with Warm Waters All Year Round

Diaporos islet in Halkidiki, northern Greece, is like an exotic island, with crystal clear warm waters and no winds all year round.