Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Macedonia. Greeks consider it like συμπρωτεύουσα (the associated-capital) of the Northern Greece. Indeed, Thessaloniki was already the largest city of the Byzantine Empire after Constantinople.

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Country: Greece Population: 385 406

Istanbul, Thessaloniki to be on Bodrum Cup’s route in 2023

The route of the Bodrum Cup will be Istanbul-Thessaloniki-Bodrum next year, the event's organizer has announced.

"We are proud to have provided benefits to our country and society with all the events, projects, studies and valuable collaborations we have established," Süleyman Uysal said.

Greek demographics: An aging and over-the-hill population

Mainland Greece is aging alarmingly - faster than even the most dire predictions of demographers. One in three residents of the Prefectures of Arta and Evrytania is currently over 65 years old, a percentage that was expected in 2050, while in eleven prefectures of the country with a total population of 828,000 people one in four is elderly.

US tourist arrivals in Greece spiked in 2022

The increase in regular flights offered by US airlines to Athens and Thessaloniki has helped to greatly boost tourist flows from the USA, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) for the region of Greece said in a statement on Friday.

The Greek chapter of ASTA was awarded for the second year as the fastest growing internationally.

Ferry services between İzmir, Thessaloniki to start in September

Ferry services between Türkiye's Aegean province of İzmir and the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, a project on the table since 2011, will begin in September, a Greece-based ferry company has announced.

Athens-based company Levanta Ferries declared that a ferry named "Smyrna di Levante" would hold service once a week between the two sides of the Aegean.

TRAINOSE: Memorandum of cooperation with Greek-Italian Chamber of Commerce

The President of the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce of Athens, Mr. Ioannis Tsamichas and the CEO of TRAINOSE SA, Mr. Maurizio Capotorto signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, on June 16, 2022, in order for TRAINOSE to offer even richer experiences for its passengers.

Leon Saltiel: Glimmers of hope in battling Greek antisemitism

By George Gilson

When 44-year-old Leon Saltiel was growing up in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest, the Jewish community, which once constituted the majority group, remained introverted and did not talk about their Jewishness, even 40 years after the city's Jews were deported and 95 percent of them were exterminated in Auschwitz.

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