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Greece Wants Victory of Samothrace Back

As officials of the Louvre in Paris seek to raise another one million euros to renovate the famed sculpture Winged Victory of Samothrace that was stolen off that Greek island by a Frenchman in the 19th Century, Greece has...

After 25 Years, Alexandroupoli Wines Again

The revival of the Wine Festival took place with  success in the city of Alexandroupoli, the capital of the Evros regional unit in Thrace. According to first estimations, more than 25,000 people visited the site where the events took...

Mother, 32, Hangs Herself in Xanthi

The local community of Chrysa, the western quarter of Xanthi, in northern Greece, is devastated after learning the tragic news that a  32-year-old mother of two underage children committed suicide by hanging herself from a beam.  The woman was...

Bulgarian Map Claims Thrace

Bulgarian officials presented an outrageous map according to which Thrace belongs to Bulgaria. The Greek Ministry of Defense reacted strongly. Air Marshal Evaggelos Tournas sent a protest letter to his Bulgarian counterpart, Air Vice Marshal Constantin Popov after the inaccurate...

Soufli Still Produces Silk for Europe

The silk production in the Greek city of Soufli has a long history dating from Byzantium ages. The families of Soufli which were involved with the silk industry could not even imagine that this "noble" raw material would be...

Turkey Bars Greeks from Buying Real Estate

Turkey expects a lot of foreign interest in its estate market, but is imposing restrictions on investments from neighboring countries, including Greece. According to recently announced reciprocity regulation, Greek citizens are prohibited from buying estate on the coastal provinces...

Silk Museum of Soufli Earns Universal Distinction

The Soufli Silk Museum belongs to the museum network of the Piraeus Bank Cultural Institution. For the very first time, the commission Europa Nostra awarded a Greek museum, in the category of "Special Services." Europa Nostra is a European organization which...

Branch of Russian Bank Established in Thrace

A new bank branch of the Russian SISC CB "KEDR" is about to open in Alexandroupolis, Greece as announced by the Chairman of the bank Sitro Kirill when he visited the city of Thrace. He also met and discussed with the bank manager...

One Day Visas Waived for Turks Visiting to Greece

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Dollis, the Greek government has decided to remove one-day visas for Turks visiting Western Thrace, where a large Turkish population lives. After several requests by deputies in Thrace, the government is expected...