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

Ex-Thessaloniki mayor to appeal embezzlement sentence at Supreme Court

The former mayor of Thessaloniki, Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, says he will take his appeal against a jail sentence for embezzlement to the Supreme Court.

“I think everyone realizes that my name has been unjustly blackened,” the ex-public official said in a statement. “The verdict against me was a matter of expediency. I was a scapegoat. My only hope is the Supreme Court.”

Six face prosecutor for bank robberies, terrorist activity

Six people detained in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday in connection to bank robberies and possible terrorist activity faced a prosecutor on Thursday.

The suspects, four Greek men, aged 23, 26 and 30, a Greek woman aged 25 and a 30-year-old Albanian national were detained following police searches of their homes.

Four Bulgarians Busted in Greece for Fake Money Distribution

The police in the Greek city of Thessaloniki nabbed four Bulgarians in an attempt to put EUR 6 thousand fake banknotes in circulation.

One of the Bulgarians has been under investigation for being part of a counterfeit money trade channel which has led the police to the other three persons involved in the scheme.

Greek commuters have relatively long wait

Commuters in Athens and Thessaloniki wait for buses, trains and trams an average of 39 minutes a day though their counterparts in traffic-congested Rome have an even longer daily wait, according to a survey by Moovit, a mobile GPS application for public transport information and navigation, which found that travelers in Barcelona, Milan and Paris enjoy the most efficient transport services.