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Phytoplankton turns sea in Thessaloniki green (video)

The sea surface along in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, turned green on Tuesday, due to excessive concentration of phytoplankton in the area. The phenomenon is not rare in summer when high temperatures prevail together with southern winds. In addition to the green slime of phytoplankton, various garbage floats …

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Flyover, construction works of expressway in Thessaloniki, to be suspended per court order

The Council of State, Greece’s top court, ruled on Tuesday that all construction works on the Flyover, expressway in Thessaloniki, are to be suspended. The temporary order of the CoS comes after the appeals filed by several residents associations in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, due to  irreversible damages to the environment, …

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14-year-old boy arrested for distributing child pornography; victim attempted suicide

Police in Thessaloniki has arrested a 14-year-old boy for distributing naked photos and videos of a 13-year-old girl. The victim attempted suicide after she found out that the material has been shared online. Following a complain to police by the victim and her mother, the boy was arrested in his …

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Police bans ultra-conservatives’ film protest rally in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki has banned public gatherings on Tuesday amid concerns about a rally organized by ultra-conservatives to protest “Aδέσποτα Σώματα” – Stray Bodies – a documentary to be screening tonight in Thessaloniki. “Αδέσποτα Σώματα” – “Stray Bodies”  in English – is a documentary by Elina Psykou that explores the …

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Investigation into verbal attack against SYRIZA leader, Stefanos Kasselakis

Supreme Court Prosecutor on Monday instructed the Thessaloniki First-Instance Court prosecutors’ department to conduct an investigation to find those responsible for a verbal attack on main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance President Stefanos Kasselakis and the physical attack and injury of a police officer at the entrance of Olympion cinema.on Sunday night. …

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Grill customer argues about pork freshness, stabs the cook

Α customer in a grill diner in Thessaloniki stabbed the cook because he was not satisfied with his meal. The alleged drunken man in his early 50’s had argued with the cook over the freshness of pork roasted on spit (kontosouvli). He fled on his motorbike on Sunday afternoon. “He …

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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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Bomb in office of Appeals President in Thessaloniki courthouse

A suspicious package in the courthouse of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, prompting its evacuation early Monday afternoon. The package contained a bomb that was neutralized on the spot. The envelope was found in the office of the President of the Appeals judges. who also evaluated the package as suspicious and alerted …

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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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