Geography of Greece

Hellenic Train restarts freighter train services

Almost a month after a deadly collision between a passenger and a freighter train in northern Greece that killed 57 people, Hellenic Train announced on Wednesday it would restart freighter train services later today.

The decision followed marathon consultations with state-run OSE, the company responsible for rail infrastructure.

Antiquities being repositioned at Thessaloniki metro station

Antiquities found during the construction of the metro system in the northern port city of Thessaloniki are being put back into place following their controversial extraction for the needs of the much-delayed project about a year ago. Among these is part of the Decumanus Maximus, the central east-west avenue of late Roman/early Byzantine Thessaloniki.

Report finds only half of students finish university

For every 100 students enrolled at Greek universities each year, just 52 graduate, according to the latest report by the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) for 2022, which also saw graduation rates dropping steadily through the economic crisis, from 10% in 2013 to 8.6% in 2020, against a European Union average of 23.2%.

President to attend silent march for Thessaloniki Holocaust victims

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will attend the annual silent memorial march for Holocaust victims in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Sunday. 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first train conveying Jewish inhabitants of Thessaloniki to Nazi execution camps, where an estimated 50,000 Thessaloniki Jews were slaughtered.