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Eurowings, a German low-cost airline, will begin a new flight from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, to Kavala, Greece, on April 30, 2016. Düsseldorf is the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Flights from Dusseldorf to Kavala will depart every Saturday at 04:00 p.m., according to an announcement. The flight from Kavala to Düsseldorf will depart at 10:30 p.m. In addition, Eurowings will launch four new routes this spring. The German airline will fly from Cologne/Bonn to Brindisi, in the Italian province of Puglia. Flights from Dusseldorf to Bastia, Las Palmas, and Cheres de la Frontera will supplement Eurowings’ new destinations. Eurowings is…

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A Syrian refugee says that the reason migrants choose Greece as an entryway to Europe is because it is a country where illegal border crossing is not considered a crime. Ali Kadir, a doctor in Syria is among the 800 refugees who are accommodated in Kavala, northern Greece. “I left Aleppo, Syria, and our group met in Turkey, on the coast. Then we moved to Mytilene and from there to Kavala, to find ourselves here,” he told the Athens Macedonia News Agency. Regarding the cost of the sea journey to Greece, Ali Kadir said the Turkish traffickers asked for 700…

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The Airotel Group of Companies extended its sponsorship agreement with Union Kavala BC, a Greek professional basketball club, based in Kavala, in late November. As previously announced, the hotel chain’s logo will appear on the jerseys of the Kavala team in the 2015-2016 A1 Basketball League season. The new jerseys were unveiled at a ceremony at the Airotel Galaxy Hotel in Kavala, which was attended by hotel management and the basketball team. “The extension of this collaboration is an honor for both parties,” Airotel said in a statement. The Airotel Group is a hotel chain that was founded in 1984.…

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Seventeen-year-old, Konstantina Angel, from Kavala, Greece, topped the Beat100 Music Video Chart last weekend with her original track, “Just Your Touch.” Konstantina’s Beat100 entry received a Bronze Video Award and Silver Song Award, along with just fewer than 4,000 votes and over 16,000 views, thanks to her supportive friends and fans both on and off of the Beat100 Social & Music Video Network. “Beat100 has been a really enjoyable experience and people are so supportive,” says Konstantina. “I think Beat100 has made a big achievement in creating such a beautiful page, in which people can show their talents without any…

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The workshop and inauguration of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association’s (HELMEPA) exhibition entitled “Awareness on Marine Environment, Shipping, and Sciences,” at the fifth stop of the campaign, was a great success, thanks to the extensive participation of citizens and the obvious support of local stakeholders in Kavala. This is a HELMEPA initiative that will be implemented over three years in 12 Greek cities and their surrounding areas with the generous support of The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust*, a UK-based independent charity (The LRET). Representatives from the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the Municipalities of Kavala and Thassos, the…

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After a complete renovation, Kavala’s Galaxy Hotel (Airotel Group) reopened in June. Pictured: Yiorgos Skliris, Galaxy’s hotel manager; Christos Gavrielides, Airotel’s revenue manager; Despina Chalatsi, Airotel’s banquet and marketing manager; Evgenios Vassilikos, Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel manager; Dimitra Tsorpidou, Galaxy’s reservations and banquet department; Spyros Georgiou, Airotel’s commercial director; Evgenia Babali; Airotel’s reservations manager; and Eleni Vasilopoulou, Airotel’s groups and incentives manager. “By investing in Kavala and reviving the city’s most historic hotel, Airotel group creates long-term expectations that are much-needed during these times in the city and the country,” Airotel CEO Alexandros Vassilikos told the media last month during…

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A jobless couple set a tent on the main square of Kavala and started a hunger strike. The aim of their desperate action? To get a job! Lazaros Papadopoulos, 60, and his wife Frideriki Toka, 40, saw no other solution to raise attention to their problem. They have been without a job since a couple of years. They reached the tip of their hopelessness iceberg when their landlord threatened them with eviction shouldn’t they be able to pay due rents of seven months. Papadopoulos, a driver, concluded his last temporary work contract in December 2009. Toga, a cook’s assistant, has…

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After being extradited from Turkey, where he had fled with a gunshot wound in November, a northern Greek businessman suspected of masterminding four (4) Mafia-style executions and a twin bank heist in Macedonia was charged in Kavala yesterday with attempted murder and inciting robbery. Andreas Chtenas, 45, of Kavala, was taken under heavy security measures from Thessaloniki to the eastern Macedonian town, where he was flown after his extradition from Istanbul on the basis of an international arrest warrant. According to police, Chtenas accidentally shot himself in the leg during a gunfight with officers outside two (2) banks in Eleftheroupolis,…

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A Greek appeals court lowered a Kavala seaman’s life sentence for the murder and mutilation of his American fiancée to 23 years in jail on Tuesday. George Skiadopoulos was convicted three (3) years ago in the death of 31-year-old former model Julie Scully of Mansfield, NJ on January 08, 1999. Scully’s body was discovered charred and beheaded. Because of the reduced term, Skiadopoulos, 28, may be eligible for early release in as short as five (5) years. Skiadopoulos claimed his acts were motivated by “jealous rage” because Scully intended to leave him. Scully, a former legal secretary, was well-known in…

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The Greek sailor, who slaughtered a New Jersey model, told cops he threw her severed head into the sea so “I can always be with her.” Prosecutors in the northern Greek city of Kavala accused George Skiadopoulos, 24, with murder in the brutal slaying of Julie Scully, 31, of Mansfield, NJ, yesterday. Skiadopoulos, who had been engaged to Scully, confessed to killing her and hacksawing off her skull when she threatened to flee the country. He told cops he buried her body in a swamp but decided to bury her skull at sea so he would always think of her…

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