Thrace muftis condemn Paris attacks

Muftis in Thrace, in northern Greece, have condemned the recent killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris. In a statement Friday, the muftis of Komotini, Xanthi and Didimoticho condemned the ?dissemination of fear and blind violence, whatever their origin, and, in particular, when it comes from fanatics who invoke Islam, vulgarly insulting the holy name of God.?

Traces of Thracean tastes

A couple of years back; I was attending an International Traditional Foods Symposium in the Thracian city of Tekirdağ, which turned out to be a very interesting discovery for me. During the closing reception, a stocky guy walked directly toward me and introduced himself. He was a professor at Namık Kemal University. He somehow had spotted my journalism background and wanted to talk to me.

Trainose discounts for students

European Youth Card holders will continue to benefit from 12-euro train tickets on the Athens-Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli and Athens-Kalabaka routes, it was announced on Monday.

The deal, signed between Trainose and the General Secretariat for Youth, foresees 3,000 tickets sold per month to card holders on certain intercity services.

Code Orange For Torrential Rains Declared

Code orange for torrential rains is declared for 8 regions in Bulgaria, reports the BNT public broadcaster. 

In the regions of Burgas, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kurdzhali, Plovdiv and Pazardzhik the rains are expected to be most intense.

In the afternoon the rains would most likely abate, but the situation would remain unstable.

Price Cuts at Bulgaria’s Black Sea Resorts Reach 50% in September

Tourists can spend their holidays at Bulgarian southern Black Sea coast at prices up to 50% lower, due to the traditional September discounts.

September is the month preferred for vacation mostly by Bulgarians and Western European pensioners, Bulgarian National Radio notes.

Sozopol Hosts 30-th Edition of Apollonia Art Festival

The 30-th anniversary edition of the Apollonia Art Festival will take place in Bulgaria's seaside town of Sozopol between August 28 and September 6.

The festival has established itself as a gathering point of artists, musicians, writers, poets, actors and architects and has become one of the major points in the summer art programme in Bulgaria.