Northern Greece

Compensation claims for livestock farmers to start on Thursday

Livestock farmers affected by last summer's wildfires and September's Storm Daniel in Thessaly, Fthiotida and Evros, will be able to claim compensation starting this week, Rural Development and Food Minister Lefteris Avgenakis said on Monday.

The application period starts on March 7 and runs until April 30, with the government having earmarked a budget of €45 million.

Former Thessaly governor stays mum at Tempe accident inquiry

A former Thessaly regional governor, Kostas Agorastos, invoked his right to remain silent on Thursday at the parliamentary investigative committee tasked with probing the fatal train accident in Tempe, central Greece, on February 2023, citing his status as a defendant in the ongoing case. 

This is the palace where Alexander the Great was made king more than 2,300 years ago

It was the largest building of classical Greece: the palace where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king before he launched a conquest that took him as far as modern-day Afghanistan.

The Palace of Aigai in northern Greece was fully reopened Friday following a 16-year renovation that cost more than 20 million euros and included financial support from the European Union.

PM hails Macedonia’s ‘timeless Greek identity’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (third from left) stressed on Friday that the Palace of Aigai in northern Greece is testimony to the "timeless Greek identity of Macedonia through the ages." Attending the inauguration of the recently restored Palace of Aigai, Mitsotakis noted the "great honor" he feels as prime minister to associate his name and that of his government with the emblematic rest