Thessaloniki makes preparations to receive refugees


Preparations are under way in Thessaloniki so the northern city will be in a position to house refugees who will find it more difficult to cross Greece’s northern borders while heading to Central Europe in the winter.

Kathimerini understands that around 120 prefabricated structures, similar to those used to house refugees at the Elaionas camp in Athens, have been moved to the city and are to be installed on land belonging to the Hellenic Railways Organization.

Tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees have passed through northern Greece this summer as they head to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary on their way to Germany and other European countries further north.