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.

Country: Greece Population: 385 406

Scooters removed from Thessaloniki seafront

Municipal police in the northern port city of Thessaloniki conducted an operation on Wednesday to remove electric scooters from several parts of the seafront which are not allowed to circulate, as part of the measures introduced to battle the coronavirus.

The city police collected 59 scooters belonging to a private rental company.

Greek police arrest 2 smugglers who smuggled 9 migrants

Greek authorities on Sunday detained two foreigners for suspected human trafficking.

Two Pakistani citizens, aged 25 and 29 years old, were detained on the Egnatia Odos highway near the port city of Thessaloniki for trafficking nine migrants from Syria.

Three of the migrants were found inside the trunk of the car.

Wintry weather comes storming back

Seagulls fish in the surf beneath an overcast sky at sunset in Faliro Bay, on Athens' southern coast, on Thursday. A storm earlier flooded streets and created bottlenecks on many main roads of the Greek capital, while other regions reported damage from hailstorms as a wet weather front swept across the country.