Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

West Macedonia

The City of Florina: Northern Greece’s Hidden Winter Fairyland

Florina, Greece's northwesternmost city, is known for its stunning architecture and beautiful views that make it the perfect destination for Winter vacations. The city has a population of approximately 20,000 people who live in the town itself and 15,000 more...

Freezing Temperatures Ahead as Siberian Cold Expected to Sweep Across Europe

The currently unseasonably warm and sunny weather prevailing across Greece is expected to be followed by extremely cold temperatures which will make thermometers nosedive down to 18°C in the space of a few hours, beginning on Tuesday night. According to the...

Rita Wilson Thanks Greece for Granting Tom Hanks Honorary Greek Citizenship

American actress and singer Rita Wilson thanked Greece on Friday for granting honorary citizenship to her husband Tom Hanks, earlier in December 2019. Wilson expressed her gratitude to the country of her ancestors in a post on Instagram, saying ''Thank...

Two Bicyclists Dead, four Injured in Ptolemaida Car Crash

Two people who were riding bikes died on Sunday after a car hit them near the city of Ptolemaida in Greece's West Macedonia region. The car hit a total of six bikers on the road that connects the city of...

Magnitude 5.3 and 4.9 Earthquakes Shake Greek-Albanian Border

Two major earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.3 and 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Greek-Albanian border at 07:26  and 10:00 local time on Saturday morning (05:26, 08:00 GMT+1). Many smaller quakes have also been recorded. The epicenters of...

Fairy Tale Scenes of Snow-Covered Florina Go Viral

This year, the winter seemed to rush to visit Greece. In the last few days, the country saw temperatures well below the freezing point, and mountainous towns and villages, as well as the lowlands of the northern Greece, saw...

Eurostat: Northern Greece Youth Unemployment Worst in Europe

Northern Greece has the highest rates of unemployment in continental Europe, according to a new report from Eurostat on unemployment, with university qualification making little difference to job prospects. According to Euronews website, seven out of ten young people in West Macedonia...

West Macedonia First in 2012 EU Youth Unemployment

The European Statistic System Eurostat brought to light data concerning unemployment in the EU regions for the year 2012, on May 22. According to Eurostat, the region of West Macedonia is the fifth region in the EU with the highest...

Anti-Golden Dawn Cleric Gets Death Threats

A Greek Orthodox Church leader said he has been receiving threatening phone calls after speaking out against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that is on a rampage against immigrants, gays, Leftists, Capitalists and those it considers blasphemers. The party rose...