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Cruise season opens in Thessaloniki earlier

The cruise season for the city of  Thessaloniki opened earlier this year with the arrival of “Celebrity Infinity” in February. The ship docked at the port of Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning, where it will for 28 hours before departing for Kuşadası, Turkey. The cruise sector shows strong growth the current …

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“Athens: The worst city for digital nomads”, survey finds

Athens, Thessalonki and Patras are not attractive to digital nomads. A recent survey showed these three Greek cities collected the lowest score among other European cities, with capital Athens to top the list of the “top ten worst European cities for remote working”. Technology supplier Brother UK has identified the …

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Norwegian man arrested for killing police officer charged with murder, attempted murder

The 44-year-old Norwegian national arrested for the fatal stabbing of a 32-year-old off-duty police officer in a bar fight, as well as for injuring a second man with a knife, appeared before a Thessaloniki public prosecutor on Friday. He was charged with one count of murder with intent and one …

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Norwegian national stabs to death police officer in Thessaloniki

A Norwegian national stabbed to death a police officer in a bar in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, early Thursday morning. The victim died on the spot. According to state broadcaster ERT, the 32-year-old officer was stabbed to death with a knife after he reprimanded the Norwegian man over his rowdy behavior. …

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Metro station in Thessaloniki opened to public for sightseeing only

One metro station in Thessaloniki was opened to public for sightseeing tours only on Sunday, as the metro in Greece’s second biggest city is not expected to be in operation before the end of 2024. Hundreds of locals visited the brand new and unused “Agia Sofia” metro station, went up …

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Historic destroyer VELOS, a floating museum, extensively damaged by bad weather

The historic Hellenic Navy destroyer “Velos”, which now operates as a floating museum and had been docked at the waterfront in Thessaloniki since 2019, has been extensively damaged and faced the risk of sinking due to gale force winds and very rough sea. The symbol for anti-dictatorship struggle AT Velos …

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US Embassy in Athens alerts US citizens about demonstrations

The US Embassy in Greece has alerted American citizens about the planned demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki on November 17, 2023 Demonstrations in the two above mentioned cities as well as in other cities and towns across the country take place in order to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic University studenta’ …

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Passenger’s aggressive behavior force airplane to land in Greece

An airplane flying from Scotland to Turkey had to make an emergency landing at the Thessaloniki international airport on Sunday night due to a passenger’s aggressive behavior. The plane on the Glasgow-Antalya route landed at 22.30 at the Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia” due to a passenger’s aggressive behaviour. The passenger, …

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Half ton of cocaine branded with Nazi symbol seized in Thessaloniki

Swastika-branded cocaine were seized in Thessaloniki and seven people were arrested as members of a criminal gang that smuggled 585 kilograms of cocaine from Latin America. The alleged ringleader of the gang, which had been under police surveillance, is a 50-year-old Albanian national and the gang included his wife, his …

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Passenger injured when roof part of public bus falls on her head

A passenger on a public bus in Thessaloniki was injured when a part of the vehicle roof detached and fell on the head of the young woman. The roof part was not particularly small if one sees the released pictures. According to state broadcaster ERT, an ambulance was called to …

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Child with disabilities forgotten for hours in school bus

An incredible incident occurred in Thessaloniki, when a 9-year-old child with mobility and autism disabilities was left alone for hours inside a school bus. Two arrests. The case was revealed in an area of Thessaloniki, following a complaint by a relative of the minor. The child was going to attend …

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Thessaloniki: Delivery worker punches pedestrian to death

A 50-year-old man died after a 27-year-old delivery worker punched him in the head beginning of the week. The brutal incident took place on a pedestrian street in downtown Thessaloniki, where the delivery worker was moving with his motorcycle despite the fact that this is forbidden. The victim reportedly confronted …

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Thessaloniki: Patients, staff evacuated after fire in private clinic (videos)

Some 40 patients, among them a woman in labor and a patient on a surgery table,  as well as staff members were evacuated when a fire broke out in a private clinic in Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. The Fire Service responded immediately and ambulances rushed to the clinic to transfer …

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Twelve young hooligans found guilty of murdering Alkis Kambanos in Thessaloniki

Twelve young hooligans were found unanimously guilty of murdering a 19-year-old football fan and injuring two of his friends, by a mixed jury court of Thessaloniki on Thursday. The victim Alkis Kambanos was murdered in the northern city in February 2022 following a football game involving the team the defendants …

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