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An excavation team from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTH) made a stunning discovery in Philippi, a major Greek city northwest of the nearby island of Thasos. According to a press release issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, excavation continued this year on the eastern side of one of the city’s main streets, which at this point meets another main axis that passes further north. The intersection of the two streets is marked by a widening (a square) dominated by a lavishly decorated building, most likely a fountain. The structure had a unique architectural decoration, fragments of…

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On Friday, September 23, 2022, a 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder of a 52-year-old marble factory worker in Kavala. According to sources, the suspect, who used to work in the same factory, allegedly told police that the victim had bullied him in the past and was responsible for his dismissal. On September 16, 2022, shortly after 05:30 a.m., the alleged perpetrator opened fire with a hunting rifle at the victim as he arrived for work in the Chrysoupoli area. The 52-year-old man died as a result of his injuries. The perpetrator, after shooting and killing the…

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Enjoy the scenic aerial views of Fidonisi Island, located in a close proximity to Nea Iraklitsa, not far from Kavala. https://youtu.be/wMTCIZ6nqnw The island is privately owned and located opposite to Nea Iraklitsa beach, one of the largest and prettiest in eastern Macedonia, a well-known summer destination for tourists from near and far. The island’s road distance from Kavala (and the city’s in ternational airport) is only 2 km and from Thessaloniki 150 km. The surface of the island is 165,000 square meters. Near the coast there are marine areas with shallow and deep water, easily accessible, with interesting and vibrant…

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According to airport operator Fraport Greece, traffic through 14 regional airports in Greece surpassed pre-pandemic 2019 levels by 9.4 percent in August, reaching 5.99 million passengers compared to 5.48 million in the same month in 2019. In particular, traffic through the country’s 14 regional airports, which include three mainland gateways in Greece (Thessaloniki, Aktion, and Kavala) and 11 Greek islands (Chania on Crete, Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, and Zakynthos), increased by 3.3 percent in June, 11.1 percent in July, and 9.4 percent in August. Passenger traffic increased by 2.2 percent in the first eight months…

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In an official Patriarchal Letter to His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom Charles III, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expresses to the new Monarch, and through him to the Royal Family, the British people, and the Commonwealth states, the Ecumenical Throne’s and his personal condolences on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The late Monarch served her duties and the Crown with exemplary dedication for the benefit of the United Kingdom throughout her seventy-year reign, leaving her personal mark by her overall attitude at a time of great political and social changes for her country and challenges for the…

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Vasilios Melandinidis, born May 23, 1951 in Kavala, Greece, entered into rest on September 09, 2022 in Buffalo, NY, USA. Beloved husband of 43 years to Linda (nee Docherty) Melandinidis; devoted father of Rozana (Omoniyi Michael) Ayanbadejo and Genevieve (Eric) Dolney; adored Papou of Michael and Everett; dear brother of Rozana (Pafsanias) Galanis of Thessaloniki, Greece and the late Ioannis (Vicki) Melandinidis; also survived by other loving relatives and friends in the US and in Greece. Vasilios had a passion for family, friends, cooking and entertaining. He was the chef and owner of Yianni’s Restaurant on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo,…

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The city of Kavala in Northern Greece, which rises up from the sea like an amphitheater, is a hidden gem with a rich history and stunning surroundings. This coastal city and its vicinity, which have a population of around 70,000 people, serves as the eastern gateway to Macedonia, earning it the moniker “Thermopyles of Macedonia.” Kavala, divided into the Palia Poli (Old Town) and the Nea Poli (New Town), is located on the Bay of Kavala, across from the island of Thassos, and on the Egnatia motorway, about an hour and a half east of Thessaloniki. In antiquity, the city…

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), beloved the world over, has an inimitable legacy with a reign spanning over seventy years. Among the great patrons of the arts, the Queen was also inspiration to many of the leading artists of our time, not least Lucian Freud. Her Majesty is pictured here sitting for Freud at St. James’s Palace in 2001, for a painting considered “The Finest Royal Portrait for 150 years” – captured in time by Freud’s studio assistant and fellow artist, David Dawson. Image © David Dawson.

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A work meeting with tourism business operators took place on Wednesday, September 07, 2022, at the Kavala Chamber, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Sofia Zaharakis. The Deputy Minister was welcomed by the president of the Chamber, Markos Dembas, while the members of the Administrative Committee of the Kavala Chamber, Panagiotis Angelidis (vice president), Maria Karabournioti (financial supervisor), Eleftherios Koukoutinis (business information manager) and Ioannis Koutras were present at the meeting (responsible for shipping). Also present were Anastasios Billias (president of the Tourism Department of the Chamber), the president and the General Secretary of the Association of…

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