Veria

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust. One by one, the 40 descendants of the...

Forgotten Sculpture of Alexander the Great Found in Greek Museum's Storage

An ancient sculpture of Alexander the Great was recently discovered in a Greek museum's storage room, a leading archaeologist revealed recently on Facebook. Angeliki Kottaridi said the sculptural portrait of the Macedonian king had been forgotten for years in the...

The Spectacular Flowering Peach Groves of Imathia, Greece

Everyone on Earth has seen the splendor of the flowering cherry trees of Japan, which give such delicate beauty to the landscape every Spring there. But the huge carpets of pink blossoms from peach orchards, which transform the Imathia region...

A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek region of Macedonia, to the Panagia Soumela Monastery in present-day Turkey, near the city of...

Discover Centuries of Greek History in Veria

Built at the foot of Mount Vermion, the city of Veria was the second most-important town, after Aigai, in the ancient Macedonian era. It was also the third most-important city of the Byzantine empire, from the 11th to the 14th...

First Conviction for Spreading False News on the Web in Greece

The First Misdemeanor Court of Veria convicted a website owner for spreading false news on the internet, making this the first court conviction regarding an internet hoax. The perpetrator received a six-month jail sentence, a three-year suspension and a 500-euro...

Locals Throw Pigs' Heads at Migrant Camp Gate in Greece

Locals threw pigs' heads at the gates of a new migrant camp near Veria in northern Greece, protesting the arrival of six buses full of refugees. On Saturday night, the first six buses carrying refugees and migrants arrived at the army camp...

British Police Return to Greece in Search of Missing Toddler

Police in the UK have agreed to travel to Greece in order to search for missing Ben Needham, a child that went missing in 1991 on the Greek island of Kos. On July 24, 1991, British toddler Ben Needham was 21...

Mother of Missing Toddler Requests Investigation in Greek Village

On July 24, 1991, British toddler Ben Needham went missing on the Greek island of Kos. Now, 24 years later, witnesses believe that they saw Ben on the Greek mainland. Ben was 21 months old when he went missing. He...

The Best Public Library in Greece

The Veria Public Library in northern Greece is a model library that serves 61% of the city's population and shows what can be done when the staff love their jobs. Aspasia Tasiopoulou, the library's public relations manager, says the Veria...