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Canadian Embassy Joins Thousands at the White Tower for Thessaloniki Pride Parade on Saturday (photos)

Thousands of people gathered at the White Tower in Thessaloniki; the starting point for the Thessaloniki Pride Parade 2018, which took place on Saturday, 23 June. The Canadian Embassy was represented by the Honorary Consul, Pantelis Petmezas, who added Canada's...

Asylum Seekers Form Symbol of Peace on White Tower of Thessaloniki

The symbol of peace was formed by a group of asylum seekers on the roof of the White Tower, the symbolic feature in Thessaloniki. The gesture to commemorate Thursday’s World Peace Day was organized by the UN High Commission for...

Tango Night Under the White Tower of Thessaloniki [video]

A special night filled with music and dance was organized in the center of Thessaloniki on Thursday night, which brought together all the tango aficionados. In the paved street of the beach of Thessaloniki, right under the iconic monument of...

What to Do When Visiting the Greek City of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city, is located in northern Greece, in the administrative region of Central Macedonia and is commonly known among Greeks as the country's co-capital. It is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center,...

3D Representation of Thessaloniki's Byzantine Fortifications

An impressive 3D representation of the coastal wall that once protected Thessaloniki – based on Byzantine descriptions and illustrations of the fortification before it was demolished by invading Turks – has been recently uploaded to YouTube. According to Ioannis Artopoulos, the man...

White Tower Sets New Record of Visitors

The White Tower, the trademark of the northern port city of Thessaloniki in Greece, is not only a meeting point for the residents of the city, but also an important sightseeing spot for thousands of tourists. According to the Greek...

Armed Forces Officers Rally in Thessaloniki

On September 6, representatives of the Hellenic Police, the Fire Brigade and Coast Guard hosted a rally in the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece, shouting slogans, to express their opposition to wage and pension cuts. At...

Thessaloniki to Replace "White Tower" Landmark With "Mermaid Thessalonike'

The Thessaloniki Association of Professionals and Traders (OEETH) launched a new initiative aiming at presenting the Mermaid Thessalonike as the new emblem of the Northern Greek city abroad. Stressing that the original historic symbol of the city of Thessaloniki is...

Thessaloniki Rediscovers its Byzantine Walls

In a recent survey held in Thessaloniki seven out of 10 interviewed responded that the White Tower[...]